Silvia Swinden

Silvia Swinden - Author of “From Monkey Sapiens to Homo Intentional: The Phenomenology of the Nonviolent Revolution” – Adonis & Abbey, London 2006. Pressenza London Editor

14.02.2020

The 2nd World March in Latin America with its message of Peace and Nonviolence

The 2nd World March in Latin America with its message of Peace and Nonviolence

Whilst the world has been bursting with bad news (Trump’s failed impeachment, Bolsonaro’s assault on Brazil’s human rights and the Amazon, pipelines, climate change and failure of climate discussions in Madrid, Australian fires, the Brexit debacle, Bolivia coup and descent into tyranny, the coronavirus, etc) the Second World March for… »

19.01.2020

The secret of Homo sapiens evolution? Migration, diversity, mixing – and meaning

The secret of Homo sapiens evolution? Migration, diversity, mixing – and meaning

In tandem with attempts to resist the waves of migration produced by wars, poverty and climate change humanity has been on a quest to find the first, unique modern human, a “mitochondrial Eve” from which we are all descendants. But the big surprise has been that although there is little… »

26.12.2019

An Economics Nobel Prize view of neoliberalism and Argentina’s future

An Economics Nobel Prize view of neoliberalism and Argentina’s future

Joseph Stiglitz is an American economist who received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001. He is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank. In recent years he has been a harsh critic of globalised neoliberalism, which he calls “free market fundamentalism”, and of international… »

08.12.2019

Labour Party spending plans supported by 163 leading economists

Labour Party spending plans supported by 163 leading economists

During the UK election campaign the incumbent Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been criticised for repeatedly telling lies, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for presenting an unrealistic set of economic policies. The latter criticism has now been debunked by a letter written to the Financial Times by 163 prominent economists who… »

15.11.2019

Studies refute OAS claims of irregularities in Bolivian elections

Studies refute OAS claims of irregularities in Bolivian elections

Evo Morales has been credited with turning his country around. From being the most impoverished in South America he managed to raise living standards, giving priority to education, health, pensions, the rights of the indigenous population and creating mouth watering growth indicators that were applauded even by the most neoliberal… »

26.10.2019

People taking to the streets in all continents demanding a humanised system

People taking to the streets in all continents demanding a humanised system

We are witnessing a moment of widespread social mobilisation in many cities around the world that seems to be gathering pace as the numbers swell and the demands become clearer, even if they begin with a very particular response to a specific act of government (increases in fuel or transport… »

20.10.2019

A million anti-Brexit protesters march on London streets demanding a People’s Vote

A million anti-Brexit protesters march on London streets demanding a People’s Vote

“More than a million protesters crammed into the streets of central London to fight for a second EU referendum as Boris Johnsonsuffered another humiliating defeat, say organisers. Aerial footage showed extraordinary scenes as throngs of people marched from Park Lane to Parliament Square in… »

12.10.2019

The 2nd World March: two journeys in one for the nonviolent revolution 

The 2nd World March: two journeys in one for the nonviolent revolution 

At the launch of the 2nd Wold March for Peace and Nonviolence in Madrid, on October 2nd, International Nonviolence Day that commemorates Gandhi’s birth, Rafael de la Rubia said: “It should be said that this is not just a peripheral journey through the surface of the planet, through the… »

10.10.2019

Trump throws Rojava’s Kurds under Turkey’s bus

Trump throws Rojava’s Kurds under Turkey’s bus

As reported by The Guardian “Turkish troops have advanced into north-eastern Syria, following airstrikes and artillery barrages aimed at US-backed Kurdish forces who control the region. ”The Turkish military confirmed on Wednesday it had “launched the land operation into the east of the Euphrates river” and later said it… »

07.10.2019

“Unprecedented’ rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

“Unprecedented’ rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

Science Daily reports “New study, published in BMJ Open, links a rise in infant mortality in England to poverty.” The research was carried out because “Infant mortality rate (IMR) has risen for the last four years in England, yet the role of increasing levels of child poverty in explaining… »

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