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

13.08.2019

Economic Scorched Earth punishment for Argentina’s rejection of neoliberal order

Economic Scorched Earth punishment for Argentina’s rejection of neoliberal order

“This Sunday the primary elections have just taken place in Argentina, which although they only defined the candidates of each force for next October’s elections, had a relevant importance to evaluate the advance of the opposition to Macri’s government; and the result has been conclusive: the opposition formula of the… »

07.07.2019

London Pride 2019. Still a lot of work to do

London Pride 2019. Still a lot of work to do

Yesterday was a great party of colour and human rights for the LGBT community and everyone else working for freedom and the celebration of diversity. Seeing the great atmosphere may give a mistaken impression that all is well with sexual diversity but the reality of discrimination and violence has not… »

29.06.2019

Asterix and the Myth of Money: the Trump-Kushner peace plan for the Middle East

Asterix and the Myth of Money: the Trump-Kushner peace plan for the Middle East

In 1976 René Goscinny wrote a script for his instalment of Asterix “Obelix and Co.” which turned out to be one of the best studies of neoliberal capitalism and the reasons for its failure. In short, tired of getting defeated by the pugnacious magic potion drinking Gauls who refuse to… »

14.06.2019

Botswana decriminalises homosexuality

Botswana decriminalises homosexuality

“Botswana judges rule laws criminalising gay sex are unconstitutional”: “High court judges in Botswana have ruled that laws criminalising same-sex relations are unconstitutional and should be struck down, in a major victory for gay rights campaigners in Africa. Jubilant activists in the packed courtroom cheered the unanimous… »

09.06.2019

Spirit, consciousness and vision: the great human leap

Spirit, consciousness and vision: the great human leap

We published a couple of days ago two articles apparently unrelated. The first one: “Spiritual science: how a new perspective on consciousness could help us understand ourselves” The author uses the word consciousness as synonymous with awareness but puzzles over the capacity for altruism and finds in a more… »

04.06.2019

Antibiotics resistance and rivers contamination

Antibiotics resistance and rivers contamination

“The threat of antibiotic resistance is as great as that from climate change, said Dame Sally Davies, [UK Chief Medical Officer] and should be given as much attention from politicians and the public… ”…Davies said efforts to combat the problem of common illnesses becoming untreatable by antibiotic medicines should… »

03.06.2019

Trump UK visit: with friends like these…

Trump UK visit: with friends like these…

Massive demos preparing to express people’s horror at Trump’s visit to the UK. It’s an official State visit so the Queen and the Royal Family will provide the photo opportunities to give some polish to the most racist, misogynistic liar ever to serve as President of the US. And to… »

27.05.2019

An oasis of progressive thinking in the midst of the Syrian war

An oasis of progressive thinking in the midst of the Syrian war

Have you ever heard of Rojava, the semiautonomous Kurdish region in North West Syria? Probably not, or you may have seen a recent article/letter in The Guardian from relatives of British people who went to join the US-backed Kurdish effort to fight ISIL (several died) and now are treated… »

25.05.2019

UK Prime Minister leaving, but she did the job she was brought in to do

UK Prime Minister leaving, but she did the job she was brought in to do

Theresa May tearful resignation has produced a number of conflicting reactions. There is the “poor May” faction, claiming she was given an impossible job: to deliver Brexit in a country and political parties split down the middle, and throwing in a little admiration for her resilience (where others saw stubbornness),… »

24.05.2019

For the Climate Crisis kids the future is now – and Nonviolence works

For the Climate Crisis kids the future is now – and Nonviolence works

On Friday, 24 May 2019, Jenny Tuazon – 350.org <350@350.org> wrote: Hi Friend, As a second massive global School Strike unfolds today in 120 countries, I’m forwarding you this powerful call to action published today by Greta Thunberg and other young climate strike organisers.Young people everywhere have… »

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