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

17.08.2016

A Duke dies, an anachronistic system lives on

A Duke dies, an anachronistic system lives on

The Duke of Westminster has died at the age of 64 a few days ago. It was widely reported in the Media, obviously, one of the richest men in the UK, a member of the aristocracy, as close to the Royal Family as anybody can be. It also reminded us… »

11.08.2016

Henry Kissinger encouraged mass killings in Argentina

Henry Kissinger encouraged mass killings in Argentina

Tom Lehrer, comedian and humorist said it all: “Satire died when Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize”. Once called “the most controversial to date”, the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Henry Kissinger in 1973 was fraught with debate. We knew already his involvement as US Secretary of… »

01.08.2016

Open Source in Drug research: there is still hope

Open Source in Drug research: there is still hope

Open-source research, which began as open source science and rapidly became a counterculture movement in the software industry in the last two decades, has given birth to well known products such as Linux, a credible alternative to Microsoft’s Windows. The collaborative approach of open source science has been proposed now… »

28.07.2016

Corbyn survives another attack, this time through the Courts

Corbyn survives another attack, this time through the Courts

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn came again under fire after a Labour donor took to Court the decision of the National Executive Committee to accept him in the ballot paper for the leadership contest without nominations from his fellow MPs. According to the Court’s ruling he does not need… »

21.07.2016

Jeremy Corbyn launches Labour Party leadership campaign

Jeremy Corbyn launches Labour Party leadership campaign

“I’m launching my Labour leadership campaign. “In my campaign I want to confront the injustices holding people and communities back – inequality, neglect, insecurity, prejudice and discrimination. “We will set out some of the measures the next Labour government will take to overcome them. A government under my leadership will… »

15.07.2016

Oxymorons take Power in the UK

Oxymorons take Power in the UK

The Brexit vote caught just about everybody unprepared, and the domino pieces are still falling, creating a crisis that saw a seemingly Teflon-like government collapse. David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister and the search for his replacement looked more like a Shakespearian farce than a political process. Boris Johnson was… »

14.07.2016

Imaginary Interviews: Percy and Mary Shelley

Imaginary Interviews: Percy and Mary Shelley

Today we meet Percy and Mary Shelly, a young English couple who spend a lot of time in Europe – it is rumoured that he is struggling with debts to the Inland Revenue or other creditors – and therefore they may have some interesting views on Brexit and other political… »

10.07.2016

Jane Elliot does it again. Lessons on anti-discrimination

Jane Elliot does it again. Lessons on anti-discrimination

It came with the usual pile of FB rubbish, just a video, without a name. But I recognised her immediately because we have been using her in our Education for Active Nonviolence courses. It’s Jane Elliot and here she is again, not pontificating intellectually against racism and all forms… »

07.07.2016

Petrodollars v. Petroeuros. Not in Chilcot? It should be. We want a Conscientious Objector No War Tax Law

Petrodollars v. Petroeuros. Not in Chilcot? It should be. We want a Conscientious Objector No War Tax Law

“We reported in Pressenza, in 2011 and 2014 the role that Saddam Hussein’s Oil-for-Euros may have played in the Iraq War… As it happened, some years back Saddam had moved his oil transactions to the Euro, [he had agreed after Iraq War #1 with the UN on an Oil… »

05.07.2016

The rats abandon the Brexit ship…to go make more money. Reconciliation anyone?

The rats abandon the Brexit ship…to go make more money. Reconciliation anyone?

The main architects of the Brexit disaster have resigned, pretending to do so with “a heavy heart”. In reality once this new episode of Naomi Klein’s well described Disaster Capitalism was in full flight Tories Boris Johnson and Michel Gove (for leaving) and PM David Cameron (for remaining), as well… »

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