Pía Figueroa

Pía Figueroa

Co-Director of Pressenza, life-long humanist, author of several monographs and books.

10.10.2018

Neoliberalism has become a way of life, much more than an ideology or an economic policy”, Pierre Dardot.

Neoliberalism has become a way of life, much more than an ideology or an economic policy”, Pierre Dardot.

We spoke at length with the French philosopher Pierre Dardot, who maintains that if one does not understand how Neoliberalism works, one cannot resist it or overcome it. That it is necessary to recognize it by permeating the different human activities, influencing far beyond the economic systems that reduce the… »

24.09.2018

“Return the Occupied Territories!” Tomas Hirsch on the Israel-Palestine conflict

“Return the Occupied Territories!” Tomas Hirsch on the Israel-Palestine conflict

We interviewed the humanist Deputy [to the Chilean National Congress] of the Frente Amplio [Broad Front], Tomás Hirsch, given his recent visit to Israel and Palestine, asking him first of all in what context and why this trip to the area took place. Tomás Hirsch: I belong – although I… »

26.07.2018

Thomas Hirsch, moving towards a less violent society

Thomas Hirsch, moving towards a less violent society

We interviewed Tomás Hirsch, humanist deputy of the Frente Amplio, to consult him on the new bill that has recently been presented to Congress, which sanctions incitement to violence, hatred and denial. Pressenza: Who presented it? Tomás Hirsch: The seven opposition parliamentarians of the Human Rights Commission, plus… »

25.03.2018

Tomás Hirsch participates in the march for Memory, Truth and Justice in Buenos Aires

Tomás Hirsch participates in the march for Memory, Truth and Justice in Buenos Aires

After meeting yesterday at Instituto Patria, in Buenos Aires, with Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, where they had the opportunity to exchange views on the political, economic and social moment and to listen to her analysis of the type of state that should be generated in the future and the dangerous… »

13.03.2018

Chile: Commitment to the people assumed by Frente Amplio (Broad Front) parliamentarians

Chile: Commitment to the people assumed by Frente Amplio (Broad Front) parliamentarians

After concluding the official ceremonies of change of command of the authorities of the Legislative and Executive Power in the Hall of Honour of the National Congress, the members of Frente Amplio attended the Plaza de la Victoria, located in the heart of Valparaíso, where they proceeded to assume its… »

05.02.2018

The nonviolent revolution is beginning to become a value

The nonviolent revolution is beginning to become a value

We found very interesting an article published in the section of Science, Education and Technology by El País, written by José L. Álvarez Cedena which highlights the initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, better known as MIT, and specifically its Media Lab, to establish the Disobedience Award. Alvarez gives… »

20.01.2018

Tomas Hirsch: “Valuing diversity is what makes convergence possible”

Tomas Hirsch: “Valuing diversity is what makes convergence possible”

We interviewed Tomás Hirsch, a humanist Deputy from Frente Amplio (Broad Front), a conglomerate that was formed just a year ago in Chile. However, long before this different attempts of convergence between progressive political forces of this country were made. Pressenza: Can you make a brief summary of this process,… »

23.12.2017

The era is decisive

The era is decisive

Historical moments are a kind of great ship on which we travel without even realizing it sometimes. They have a decisive direction that it is pointless to try to modify from within the small cabins in which we find ourselves. A forceful impulse is needed, often an external shock, an… »

02.03.2017

Paola Parra: daring simplicity

Paola Parra: daring simplicity

Economist, trained in Germany, tremendously capable in her area, Paola chose the option of taking roots among the most humble, in the Chilean countryside of the Province of Curicó. This gave rise to one of the first Fair Trade agricultural cooperatives of production, especially gathering female temporary workers, dignifying their… »

06.12.2016

‘Don’t Put Refugees in the Hands of Those Wishing to Turn Them into Scapegoats’

‘Don’t Put Refugees in the Hands of Those Wishing to Turn Them into Scapegoats’

The United Nations refugee agency on 5 December 2016 proposed far-reaching reforms of Europe’s management of refugees, including the asylum system, recalling that scenes of chaos at borders last year led to a breakdown in the public’s trust in the capacity of governments to manage the refugee challenge… »

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