Silvia Swinden

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

24.06.2017

Trump(lack of)care. Red alert for the UK Health System

Trump(lack of)care. Red alert for the UK Health System

If anybody had any doubts about the need to refund, reinstate, protect and develop the UK Health Service the process taking place across the Atlantic is providing us with all the reasons. US Senator Elizabeth Warren explains after reading the Trumpcare Bill: ‘This Is Blood Money’. “Senator has read Republican’s… »

23.06.2017

Several neoliberal mantras go up in smoke

Several neoliberal mantras go up in smoke

Obsession with privatisation, fiscal austerity, deregulation, free trade, and reductions in government spending in order to increase the role of the private sector in the economy and society have been the neoliberal agenda pervading the world economic system since the 70s’ after Friedrich Hayek was given the Nobel Prize in… »

10.06.2017

UK elections: Mrs May’s new embarrassing bedfellows

UK elections: Mrs May’s new embarrassing bedfellows

Having lost her majority the UK Prime Minister went out to clutch at some straws in order to attain “stability”. Who did she find? The DUP, the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland. So, who are the DUP? openDemocracy The Democratic Unionist Party is the anti-abortion pro Brexit… »

09.06.2017

The Corbyn and team Revolution Part 2: UK hung Parliament

The Corbyn and team Revolution Part 2: UK hung Parliament

In spite of the Media onslaught, in spite of the back stabbing from his own Party, in spite of the crazy electoral system, Jeremy Corbyn continues going from strength to strength. He may not have won the election but he has started a process that shows to people there is… »

08.06.2017

Not just Climate. Trump’s exit from Paris agreement has important Health consequences

Not just Climate. Trump’s exit from Paris agreement has important Health consequences

Trump has announced that he is pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, following through with a campaign promise to support the coal and oil sector. The Paris Agreement, signed by 195 nations in December 2015, set the global goal to keep the planet from warming… »

02.06.2017

UK elections: Jeremy Corbyn feeling “the Bern”

UK elections: Jeremy Corbyn feeling “the Bern”

‘There’s a real similarity’: Corbyn gets rousing support from Bernie Sanders. US senator praises Labour leader’s effort to transform politics and take on establishment, seeing parallels with his own campaign’ The Guardian. In spite of not officially endorsing Corbyn or anybody else as that would be inappropriate, Bernie Sanders… »

27.05.2017

Terrorism in Manchester

Terrorism in Manchester

Nothing happens in isolation. Everything happens in a context. Difficult as it may be – since what we know about it changes day by day – an analysis of the Manchester suicide bombing has to be carried out within the various aspects of the situation that surrounded it. Nothing can be… »

11.05.2017

What do Jeremy Corbyn and Richard III have in common? Both are victims of bad press

What do Jeremy Corbyn and Richard III have in common? Both are victims of bad press

Nobody should be surprised by many Labour supporters saying they are disillusioned with Jeremy Corbyn MP, the Labour leader that has led to his party becoming the largest in UK history. We hear the new trends of “post truth” and “fake news” as if they have been invented today, but… »

06.05.2017

The combined Media onslaught and self-sabotage in the Labour Party pays off

The combined Media onslaught and self-sabotage in the Labour Party pays off

The results of the Local Elections in Britain are in, and it is not good for Labour. Of course its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, will be blamed, of course the right wingers within the party will shout ‘I told you so’, of course the Media, which has been carrying out an… »

19.03.2017

The roots

The roots

We see Trump and all the other representatives of the destructive tendencies of the populist right moving through the world as the problem, but like with many illnesses people are fighting the symptoms and not the causes. One of the principles of Valid Action (1) says: ‘you will make your… »

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