Pía Figueroa

Pía Figueroa

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

20.06.2011

Human rights are completely emptied of meaning when they are used as an argument to justify the bombing of countries.

Speaking at the 4th Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany, this year focusing on the role of the media in the defense of human rights, Pia Figueroa, Director of Pressenza attacked multinational media corporation for their selective approach to defending human rights and spoke about the role of the media in attacks on human rights in Latin America. »

12.06.2011

Julia Bacha’s story

We present a short amazing video of a conference recently held by Julia Bacha regarding the stories that can change the so called "confirmation bias" (or previous believes) that we all have, and help us open our minds and have a new cognitive resonance or comprehension of a fact that usually we tend to look with some prejudice. Such is the case of non-violence in Palestine. »

31.05.2011

First International Uranium Film Festival Rio de Janeiro

Costa Rican production: The documentary URANIUM 238 - The Pentagon´s Dirty Pool, produced by Pablo Ortega, wins the prize for best short film category of the First International Uranium Film Festival which ended last Saturday night (28th of May 2011) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. URANIO 238 had also won an award as best documentary in Costa Rican Movie and Video Festival in 2009. »

27.05.2011

Gaddafi should go

Say leaders today at the G8 summit in France. They have issued a joint call - including the Russians, which have criticized Nato's campaign in Libya - for the embattled leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to step down and leave the government of the country. "He has lost all legitimacy and has failed to fulfill his responsibility to protect the Libyan population", they said. »

18.05.2011

Von Baer privatises quinoa

The privatisation of Chilean seed has become a scandal and paves the way for the arrival of genetically modified products. After the realisation that, as well as the North American company Monsanto, the patents for Chilean crops are in the hands of people linked to the government who will now benefit from the privatisation of seed, as in the case of Ena Von Baer’s father. »

18.04.2011

Marta Lucas has left these spaces

Quickly and unexpectedly, Marta Lucas, humanist sculptor and ceramicist has gone into the Light. A victim of meningitis, "the sculptor of fire" as she was known in the artistic circles of the city of Mendoza where she lived, died last night. A wake took place in the Small Hall of Silo’s Message located in Don Bosco and Primitivo de la Reta. »

25.03.2011

Three humanists killed in Ivory Coast

According to information received by European Humanists Peter Noordendorp and Benoit Mangin, the situation in Ivory Coast has become increasingly violent: at least three Humanist non-violent activists are amongst those who have been killed. Ceremonies of Well-being (from Silo’s Message) for those involved in the non-violent struggle will be held throughout Europe and beyond. »

17.03.2011

Gift to Obama: Silo’s Words and the book of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence

In the occasion of the visit of Barack Obama to Chile, he was sent today, via Miss Angie Quackenbush, the person responsible for protocol at the U.S. Embassy, a gift in reference to his being a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, along with wishes for inspiration in using his influence in the construction of a new and better world. »

19.01.2011

The US Blocks Bolivia’s Request to Eliminate U.N. Ban on Coca Leaf Chewing

Colombia, Egypt and Macedonia have withdrawn their objection to Bolivia's request to end the prohibition of coca-chewing. US continues to support the racist ban on coca chewing. The pressure is now to make sure they are alone and particularly that the following nations: Russia, Japan, France, UK, Germany, Italy, Sweden don't support the US and that they are left isolated. »

18.01.2011

Liberated Tunisia faces an uncertain future

Tunisia is in its way now that the dictator has been driven out and the country is looking to a new future. But Tunisians are skeptical regarding a new regime, focusing on the fact that key posts in the new national unity government remain in the hands of the old government party, the RCD. The opposition parties will need to play an important role in the new Tunisia. »

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