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

01.07.2018

Big Demo to defend 70 yr old UK national treasure: its Health Service

Big Demo to defend 70 yr old UK national treasure: its Health Service

“Cuts leave scars” The UK NHS (National Health Service) is 70 years old. In spite of the onslaught it is suffering in the form of austerity and privatisation it continues to provide one of the best services in the world in spite of spending less than similar economies, although some… »

23.06.2018

Anti-Brexit protest: 100,000, perhaps many more, demand a say

Anti-Brexit protest: 100,000, perhaps many more, demand a say

The People’s Vote demonstration in London culminated with speeches in Parliament Square.  On the second anniversary of the EU referendum and following public awareness of lies, manipulation and interference from economic and political interests via social media during the pro-Brexit campaign,… »

17.06.2018

Study finds less corruption in countries where more women are in government

Study finds less corruption in countries where more women are in government

A recent report in Science Daily describes an inverse relationship between women’s participation in politics and corruption: “A greater representation of women in the government is bad news for corruption, according to a new study published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization by researchers Chandan… »

06.06.2018

An Indian initiative to fight gender discrimination: a nonviolence demonstration effect

An Indian initiative to fight gender discrimination: a nonviolence demonstration effect

The news form India about rape, murder-rape, abortion of female foetuses and killing of baby girls at birth have dominated the media with horror stories and western outrage. But there is much less about the efforts being made by different sectors of society to bring about an end to gender… »

28.05.2018

Humans hard wired for empathy and compassion, but still optional: New study

Humans hard wired for empathy and compassion, but still optional: New study

Since Zoroaster humanity has been struggling with the good vs evil dichotomy. What is “natural”, what is learnt, what belongs to the individual, what to society, what to the gods… Confronted with the realities of a cruel dehumanising system the “noble savage” (apparently mis-attributed to Rousseau but already present in ancient… »

27.05.2018

The Brexit likely side effects they did not tell you about

The Brexit likely side effects they did not tell you about

In the post-truth/fake news era nobody gets surprised that a dirty tricks campaign for Brexit resulted in a number of threats now facing the UK´s new trade deals. Here are just some of them: Revealed: rightwing groups plot to ditch EU safety standards on food and drugs ‘Ideal’ UK-US… »

20.05.2018

UK: The Magic Money forest

UK: The Magic Money forest

The Prime Minister Theresa May and the austerity crowd keep telling us there is no money to support the NHS and other essential services, but the Rich List shows the increasing concentration of money at the top. The poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer is true… »

06.05.2018

The Active Nonviolence toolkit, proposals for the European Humanist Forum

The Active Nonviolence toolkit, proposals for the European Humanist Forum

In May 1969 Silo gave a speech, The Healing of Suffering in a remote outpost of the Argentinian Andes which today could be seen as the launch of an Active Nonviolence Manifesto. He referred then to violence being not just physical but also economic, racial, religious, psychological and moral. »

20.04.2018

Cui bono#2. Syria missile attack conflict of interests for Prime Minister May’s husband

Cui bono#2. Syria missile attack conflict of interests for Prime Minister May’s husband

We published already in Pressenza  an article about who benefits from the missile attack to Syria by Trump, Macron and May (in short, they benefit, not the Syrian people). Later it emerged that Philip May, husband of PM Theresa May may have a conflict of interests in matters related… »

17.04.2018

“The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack”

“The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack”

The Independent newspaper has published an investigation by journalist Robert Fisk (*) who visited the Syria clinic at the centre of a global chemical weapons crisis. We reproduce here some of his findings which cast serious doubts about the claim of a chemical attack in Douma. “Before we go any further,… »

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