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

06.10.2016

Youth and military recruitment: child soldiers?

Youth and military recruitment: child soldiers?

The Creeping Militarisation of our Society A lively workshop run by youngsters involved in MAW (Movement for the Abolition of War) took place during the Berlin IPB Conference. The theme was the way the military attract children to participate in “fun” activities that involve guns, other weapons and… »

03.10.2016

“Idiotes” in Ancient Greece and today. The Colombia debacle

“Idiotes” in Ancient Greece and today. The Colombia debacle

Idiotes was the word used in Athenian democracy to describe those only preoccupied with their own, selfish interests, concerned almost exclusively with private, as opposed to public, affairs. They declined to take part in public life, such as democratic government and voting in the Citizens Assembly. They were also seen,… »

29.09.2016

Silo, Nobel Peace Summit: “A nonviolent world”

Silo, Nobel Peace Summit: “A nonviolent world”

As we approach Oct 2nd International Nonviolence Day which will be celebrated in Berlin at the IPB Conference with living Peace and Nonviolence signs, we reproduce here an abstract of the 2009 speech by Silo publishe by New Humanist US http://newhumanist.us/?p=708 “November 11, 2009 Silo, the founder of Universalist Humanism and… »

23.09.2016

Colombia Peace Process in London

Colombia Peace Process in London

Peace Sign to support the Colombian Peace process, Burgess Park, London The Colombian community in London met on 18/9/16 to reaffirm its commitment to the peace process and for a video link with Colombia to receive information from Taylor Valbuena, Adviser to the Office of the High Commissioner for… »

20.09.2016

Risk of another Chernobyl or Fukushima type accident plausible, experts say

Risk of another Chernobyl or Fukushima type accident plausible, experts say

This is the title of a report on Science News that should make us think twice about the construction of Hinckley point C, apart from issues of cost and nuclear waste. “A team of risk experts who have carried out the biggest-ever analysis of nuclear accidents warn that… »

16.09.2016

Two white elephants trampling over a Health Service and other British delights, but also hope

Two white elephants trampling over a Health Service and other British delights, but also hope

The overpriced, uncertain, risky and technologically obsolete by the time it’s finished Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station and the useless, unaffordable, immoral and probably illegal Trident Nuclear Weapons System about to be renewed will take out of the British money pot around £120bn.(about 1/6th of the… »

15.09.2016

UK Nuclear Power: for a moment it looked like sanity might prevail

UK Nuclear Power: for a moment it looked like sanity might prevail

But, Alas! It has not. We reported in Pressenza “Hinkley Point C: UK’s nuclear (rogue) white elephant” how this overpriced and, from just about every point of view, daft scheme should be scrapped altogether rather than just delayed for review, as the new Prime Minister Theresa May announced a… »

09.09.2016

Discrimination can seriously damage your health (both ways)

Discrimination can seriously damage your health (both ways)

It is not surprising that communities that suffer discrimination are at a disadvantage in many aspects or their lives, including health. New research published in Science Daily and conducted at the  University of California – Berkeley by J. B. Leitner, E. Hehman, O. Ayduk, R. Mendoza-Denton. »

25.08.2016

Jeremy Corbyn’s vision for Britain, as the voting for the Labour Party leadership begins

Jeremy Corbyn’s vision for Britain, as the voting for the Labour Party leadership begins

The Economy “Austerity is a political choice not an economic necessity”, he has stated. Former adviser to Bank of England among signatories to letter dismissing criticism of economic plans, saying they are ‘not extreme’. Jeremy Corbyn’s economic policies have received the backing of more than 40 leading economists. »

23.08.2016

Hinkley Point C: UK’s nuclear (rogue) white elephant

Hinkley Point C: UK’s nuclear (rogue) white elephant

Hinkley Point C nuclear power station has been on the cards for more than 15 years to be built in Somerset, England by French state run EDF with the addition of Chinese capital. The cost has been spiralling up and it stands now at around £29.7 billion. EDF has negotiated a… »

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