Javier Tolcachier

Javier Tolcachier

Javier Tolcachier is a researcher from the World Centre of Humanist Studies, an organism of the Humanist Movement.

30.09.2017

“Intelligent” weapons: The need to outlaw a lethal oxymoron

“Intelligent” weapons: The need to outlaw a lethal oxymoron

Within the framework of the “Dialogues for a Citizen Internet”, a series of conferences that discussed the current monopoly orientation of the Internet, Javier Tolcachier, a researcher at the Centre for Humanist Studies, developed the subject of “cyber weapons”.  The conference, organized by Latin American communication collectives (… »

14.08.2017

Working towards a new type of relationship between nations: The diplomacy of Active Nonviolence

Working towards a new type of relationship between nations: The diplomacy of Active Nonviolence

In her recent participation in the “Peace Building” round table organised by the Ministry of Foreign Relations and Human Mobility in Ecuador, Nelsy Lizarazo, President of the international news agency Pressenza, said, “The hallmark of Ecuador’s diplomacy is based on how it has developed and advanced towards the diplomacy… »

21.09.2015

Sustainable development: disarmament must be priority number one on the world’s agenda

Sustainable development: disarmament must be priority number one on the world’s agenda

From the 25th to the 27th of September this year the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 will take place in New York. The event will cover the new agenda to replace the 8 Millennium Development Goals designed to be reached by 2015. The working document carries the title “Transforming… »

16.09.2015

Silo’s revolutionary opus

Silo’s revolutionary opus

Pressenza marks five years since Silo, the Argentinean author, nonviolent revolutionary and spiritual guide, passed away on the 16th of September 2010 at his home in Mendoza, Argentina, with this tribute by our columnist, Javier Tolcachier. Asked by a journalist back in 1994, “What would you like to appear… »

23.01.2015

I’m always too late…

I’m always too late…

When I reach the point of putting pen to paper, i.e. to give shape to a point of view about something relevant, other events happen to occupy everyone’s attention. So today I’m going to get ahead of the game, going to the other extreme with an identical sense of bad… »

29.09.2014

A Nonviolent World is possible

A Nonviolent World is possible

Exactly thirty-three years ago today, Silo, in front of an attentive and joyful gathering in the Pabellon de Deportes in Madrid, said: “Without inner faith, there is fear; fear produces suffering; suffering produces violence; violence produces destruction. Therefore, inner faith prevents destruction.” In homage to the birth of Mahatma Gandhi… »

11.07.2014

The real conflict

The real conflict

Four teenagers have died. One of them Palestinian. The other three Israelis. All belonging to the same generation, in the dawn of their lives. We know their faces. Thousands are no longer there, in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Cambodia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Vietnam, Algeria, Rwanda, Poland, Germany and Liberia. Faces gone… »

06.02.2014

Conflicting Intentions

  Freedom of access to information is sometimes almost as overwhelming as the censorship, limitations to expression or deformation and silencing by the powers that be to which we are accustomed. Or the power of certain media. When I say, “almost as overwhelming”, you probably already know why. And if… »

30.05.2012

Syria and the Middle East: Peace will not result from a violent approach to violence

“To which faction would you have given your support? Whether on the side of the pure or the wicked, you would only have increased your folly”. Silo, "Humanize the Earth" (Collected Works), Latitude Press, US. We publish this opinion article about the conflict in Syria and more broadly in relation to the regional conflict in the Middle East. »

30.08.2011

The real root causes of crime

Far from being keen on the obituary sections covering most of the communicative space in the media sphere, I think it is essential to throw light on the root causes from which most criminal activities come from today. This is precisely what the following note, published here in full, is dealing with. »

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