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

26.12.2011

Argentina’s Government encourages measures to broaden connectivity and new technologies

We reproduce here a Report by Telam, National News Agency of Argentina. The boost to the manufacturing of laptops in the productive pole of Tierra del Fuego province, the programme My PC and the rise of the national production of software paved the way for an increase in the connectivity access to almost 60 percent of the inhabitants of the country. »

20.12.2011

Legal proceedings to evict the Occupy London Stock Exchange and Bank of Ideas begin with a public (well, almost) hearing

A tiny courtroom was yesterday the scene of the first of a four day hearing to decide if the City of London can evict the Occupy LSX campsite by St Paul’s Cathedral. At the same time a breather was given to the protesters as the Judge dealing with UBS (which used to mean Union Bank of Switzerland) request to vacate the Bank of Ideas postponed the case till January. »

08.12.2011

Rioters, protesters and terrorists. Semantic violence at its most provocative

We are used to working out in our minds which side is speaking when politicians or the media talk about "guerrillas" or "freedom fighters". The simplicity of the bipolar Cold War is no more. A study carried out by the Guardian and the LSE showed that in some cases the recent UK riots was a protest of sorts, whilst the police qualify the Occupy protesters as terrorists. »

30.11.2011

US Senate debating law to censor Internet, effectively, at world level. Avaaz Campaign.

Unlike Internet censorship in China or Iran - which the US denounces vociferously - the fact that the US is such a hub of servers for the whole world means that any censorship to its cyberspace has worldwide repercussions. We report here on a campaign by Avaaz to resist new censorship legislation at present being debated in the Senate. »

28.11.2011

Occupy London calls for an end to tax havens, for lobbying transparency and personal accountability for executives

Press Release Posted on November 28, 2011 by OccupyLSX (Occupy the London Stock Exchange). Initial statement of Corporations Policy Group ratified by Occupy London’s General Assembly. Occupy London asks corporations to engage in dialogue working together to create a socially responsible and sustainable economic system. »

28.11.2011

Britain heading for another recession but £2 billion for nuclear weapons, in spite of pledge to wait till the next election

According to the [Nuclear Information Service](http://nuclearinfo.org/view/nuclear_weapons/Trident/a2161) the Ministry of Defence has pledged at least £2 billion of spending on new developments at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), according to new information released in response to a Parliamentary Question from Caroline Lucas MP. »

23.11.2011

The City versus the tented city of Occupy London – trial date set for 19 December

"While the City focuses on little piece of land, Occupy is concerned with creating a more just society". We publish here a Press Release from Occupy London. Ronan McNern, supporter of Occupy London commented: "This is a positive result for Occupy London. Today the Corporation was trying to push for an unreasonable timeframe for court proceedings." »

22.11.2011

Occupy Harvard. Students Protest Class by Economics Professor by Staging Walkout

The Occupy movement continues to expand its influence and develop awareness in different fronts. Harvard Economics students decide to raise the issue of what kind of models are taught and what has been the influence of such models in the creation of the present international crisis. Professor teaches "Neo-Kensyan"(!?) doctrine but students describe it as neo-liberal »

18.11.2011

Arundhati Roy speaks in New York in support of the Occupy movement

Impassioned critic of neo-imperialism, military occupations, and violent models of economic ‘development’, Arundhati Roy speaks at the People’s University in Washington Square, New York during the Student Week of Action in support of #Occupy. As this young movement continues to inspire the inspiring more voices converge from all corners of the world demanding change »

16.11.2011

The Empire Strikes Back. Moves to evict #Occupations begin in several countries

New York, London, Zurich… Not a glamorous multinational but a seemingly coordinated action to evict protesters from campsites. “Health and Safety” reasons. Too many “vulnerable” people. Concerns from local businesses. Public Highway legislation… Why is it not spelt out? Occupations are drawing undue attention to the corrupt and dehumanising practices of the Financial Sector. »

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