Olivier Turquet

Olivier Turquet

Takes care of writing to tell the reality for about 40 years. He has worked with paper publications, radio and electronic He founded the electronic news agency humanist Good News. He was press secretary to various events such as: the International Humanist, Florence Play, the World March for Peace and Nonviolence. Currently coordinates the Italian team of Pressenza. olivierturquet.wordpress.com

20.10.2019

Guido Dalla Casa: we need to go beyond the way of living of industrial civilization

Guido Dalla Casa: we need to go beyond the way of living of industrial civilization

Guido Dalla Casa is an Italian scholar and essayist active in the ecologist movement promoting a radical critique of the current system. What are the main points of your critique and your proposals… »

05.01.2019

What is the Humanist Movement today?

What is the Humanist Movement today?

On January 4, 1998, 21 years ago, at the Palacio de Deportes de “Obras Sanitarias” in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Silo concluded his final report to the first Public Assembly of the Structure of the Humanist Movement with these few words: “…What is the humanist movement today? Is… »

19.08.2018

Legal and Illegal Immigration: A Winning Hand for Trump?

Legal and Illegal Immigration: A Winning Hand for Trump?

“You bring one person in, and you end up with 32 people.” With these words, Donald Trump condemned as “chain migration” the branch of American immigration law which in reality reunites families. Even Michael Wildes, the lawyer who helped Viktor and Amalija Knavs, Melania Trump’s parents, to become American citizens,… »

03.04.2018

Paul Larudee: Only Syrians can create Syrian solutions

Paul Larudee: Only Syrians can create Syrian solutions

Paul Larudee is a Californian academic and human rights organizer who has always been involved in the causes of the Middle East. He is part of the Syria Solidarity Movement. What people and organizations are in the Syria Solidarity Movement? The Syria Solidarity Movement has a diverse membership from Syria,… »

25.03.2018

Palestine becomes the sixth country to ratify the Treaty on the Probibition of Nuclear Weapons

Palestine becomes the sixth country to ratify the Treaty on the Probibition of Nuclear Weapons

According to the Palestine Press office in Italy, and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), on the 23rd of March Palestine became the 6th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, approved last year on the 7th of July at the UN. The Treaty… »

31.01.2018

Nuclear disarmament: an avalanche of local authority motions for Italy to reconsider

Nuclear disarmament: an avalanche of local authority motions for Italy to reconsider

We spoke with Lisa Clark, an Italian pacifist with a great track record, among many other things co-president of the International Peace Bureau; we interviewed her as Italian coordinator for Mayors for Peace, one of the international organizations that are a part of ICAN. As Pressenza is also in ICAN,… »

02.01.2015

We, the unheard

We, the unheard

We have just concluded an intense year for us all at Pressenza: a year of great change, growth and learning. And, as at the end of every year, we take the opportunity to analyse, reflect and project. My eyes have landed on the text of a chat by Silo –… »

19.08.2014

Overshoot day 2014: Interview with Mathis Wackernagel

Overshoot day 2014: Interview with Mathis Wackernagel

Mathis Wackernagel is the founder and president of Global Footprint Network, which every year organizes the overshoot day which this year falls today, August 19th. Mathis, can you explain this idea and its origin? Earth Overshoot Daymarks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given… »

14.06.2014

In the hands of God

In the hands of God

The invocation for peace by the Pope in the Vatican gardens that was celebrated in the presence of the Presidents of Israel and Palestine recently has created a big splash in the media. This noise in the press has been so great that nobody has really taken care to speak… »

03.06.2014

Politics, where are you now? Europe, where are you going?

Politics, where are you now? Europe, where are you going?

In these last few days we have heard (and published on Pressenza) a number of points of view formulated around the results of the European elections: Here we shall endeavour to make a further analysis, bearing in mind some of the themes, i.e. peace, humanism, nonviolence, human rights, and non-descrimination… »

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