Pía Figueroa

Pía Figueroa

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

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… »

26.08.2016

Peace Boat to Visit New York City: October 20-21

Peace Boat to Visit New York City: October 20-21

This fall, the world’s largest passenger ship sailing around the world for peace, sustainability and innovation is coming to New York City for two days as part of Peace Boat’s 92nd Global Voyage for Peace. An award-winning international non-profit organization, Peace Boat is currently developing an “Ecoship”- the world’s first… »

17.01.2015

We all have something sacred

We all have something sacred

For some it’s their God, for others Democracy. There are those for whom human rights are inalienable and for several others the most Sacred is found within human beings. That thing that cannot be conceded, or sold, or forgotten, something that gives Meaning to life and projects it beyond one’s… »

17.12.2014

The Nobel Laureates Summit: Mairead Maguire interview

The Nobel Laureates Summit: Mairead Maguire interview

Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Irish Nobel Peace Laureate in 1976, engaged for years in nonviolent conflict resolution, talks about the current situation on the issues of peace, nonviolence and disarmament; about nonviolent movements which are known and maintained in the Middle East and the steps to follow to reach a world… »

16.08.2014

A World without Violence is possible: October 2nd #nonviolenceday

A World without Violence is possible: October 2nd #nonviolenceday

We interviewed Mariana Uzielli and Pia Argimón about the campaign on October 2 #nonviolenceday launched into the social networks by the initiative “Building nonviolent spaces.” (translation of article in Spanish) 1.-What is the initiative “Building nonviolent spaces” and since when does it exist, and where? It is a project… »

18.07.2014

The Political Objective and Strategic Goal of Nonviolent Actions

The Political Objective and Strategic Goal of Nonviolent Actions

By Robert J. Burrowes*.- All nonviolent struggles are conducted simultaneously in the political and strategic spheres, and these spheres, which are distinct, interact throughout. I have discussed this at length elsewhere: see ‘The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense: A Gandhian Approach’ http://www.sunypress.edu/p-2176-the-strategy-of-nonviolent-defe.aspx Despite this,… »

28.03.2014

UN Human Rights Experts Denounce Land-grabbing, Forced Evictions in Viet Nam

UN Human Rights Experts Denounce Land-grabbing, Forced Evictions in Viet Nam

A group of United Nations independent human rights experts on 26 March 2014 called on the Vietnamese Government to “intervene urgently” in a case of forced eviction of the last remaining residents of Con Dau, a small village located on the outskirts of Da Nang city in the centre of… »

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