Silvia Swinden

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

20.02.2018

Brexit between the lines: plot to ditch EU safety standards on food and drugs

Brexit between the lines: plot to ditch EU safety standards on food and drugs

A document uncovered by Greenpeace’s investigative unit (published accidentally by the Initiative for Free Trade) has revealed “a drive to lobby ministers to ditch strict EU safety standards in order to secure a US trade deal is being drawn up by a transatlantic group of conservative thinktanks”. The report according to the… »

20.02.2018

China reiterates non-first-use principle of nuclear weapons

China reiterates non-first-use principle of nuclear weapons

According to a report on CGTN (China Global Television Network), Fu Ying, a veteran diplomat and now chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC)  “reiterated on Saturday China’s commitment to the principle of non-first-use of nuclear weapons, expressing concerns about the dangers of nuclear… »

16.02.2018

71 Dead. And still no arrests? How come? Grenfell still burning

71 Dead. And still no arrests? How come? Grenfell still burning

On 15/2/18 three billboards were paraded through central London . Inspired by the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the protest took the three lorries around London, making significant stops by the Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s Cathedral. Background “The Grenfell Tower fire broke out on 14 June 2017 at the… »

09.02.2018

Not guilty verdict for 4 campaigners against the London Arms Fair Sep 2017

Not guilty verdict for 4 campaigners against the London Arms Fair Sep 2017

According to the Newham Recorder four anti-DSEI (Arms Fair) campaigners have been found not guilty by a Magistrates Court. The newspaper article states that “District Judge Hamilton today dismissed the case against the three women and one man accused of wilfully obstructing the highway ahead of the Defence and… »

08.02.2018

Trump attack on the UK NHS: mudding the waters for profit

Trump attack on the UK NHS: mudding the waters for profit

Trump has used a demo that has just taken place in London demanding proper NHS funding to campaign against universal health coverage in the US. He tweeted “The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke… »

05.02.2018

Women’s vote: 100 years and a long way to go

Women’s vote: 100 years and a long way to go

The UK celebrates on Feb 6th 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918 gave the vote to (some) women in Britain, those over the age of 30 and meeting certain property qualifications. It also gave the right to vote to all men over 21. In 1928 suffrage was… »

18.01.2018

Jeremy Corbyn calls on Carillion directors to hand back their bonuses

Jeremy Corbyn calls on Carillion directors to hand back their bonuses

“Labour leader says failed firm’s executives ‘should not be paid anything at the present time because they have run the company in such a way that all these jobs are at risk’. Jeremy Corbyn has called on the directors of failed construction firm Carillion to give back their multi-million pound bonuses. The… »

13.01.2018

Frankenfacebook does it again

Frankenfacebook does it again

“Mark Zuckerberg sets toughest new year’s goal yet: fixing Facebook: CEO reveals this year’s ‘personal challenge’ as site faces relentless criticism over spreading of misinformation and damage to users’ mental health… this “personal challenge” for 2018 will be “to focus on fixing these important issues”…The past year has seen the social… »

31.12.2017

Film review (sort of) Star Wars, the Last Jedi

Film review (sort of) Star Wars, the Last Jedi

Continuing with the discussion of cultural objects that may influence large parts of the population, in spite of being presented as ‘light entertainment’, instalment VIII of the Star Wars series presents some interesting points. As an (intended or not) allegory of the times we live in, in which the ‘baddies’… »

22.12.2017

Stephen Hawking joins lawsuit aimed at foiling UK’s government NHS shake-up

Stephen Hawking joins lawsuit aimed at foiling UK’s government NHS shake-up

Stephen Hawking is joining a legal action aimed at questioning yet another set of changes in the NHS [the UK’s National Health Service] which like most previous ones it is feared will lead to greater privatisation and rationing of resources. The introduction of ACOs modelled on US healthcare structures, is… »

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