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

05.05.2019

New escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel: Cui Bono

New escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel: Cui Bono

According to the BBC “Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip have stepped up their attacks on each other, in some of the most intense exchanges in recent years. Palestinian militants have fired more than 450 rockets into Israeli territory since Saturday. Israel says many were intercepted but… »

05.05.2019

Fracking: Earthquakes are triggered well beyond fluid injection zones

Fracking: Earthquakes are triggered well beyond fluid injection zones

Science Daily reports that: “Using data from field experiments and modeling of ground faults, researchers at Tufts University have discovered that the practice of subsurface fluid injection used in ‘fracking’ and wastewater disposal for oil and gas exploration could cause significant, rapidly spreading earthquake activity beyond the… »

03.05.2019

May 3, World Press Freedom Day: The Assange case

May 3, World Press Freedom Day: The Assange case

“Press freedom is the cornerstone of democratic societies. All States, all nations, are strengthened by information, debate and the exchange of opinions. At a time of growing discourse of mistrust and delegitimization of the press and journalism, it is essential that we guarantee freedom of opinion through the free exchange… »

27.04.2019

Yazidi women raped by IS allowed to return to their homes in Iraq with their babies

Yazidi women raped by IS allowed to return to their homes in Iraq with their babies

“Yazidi survivors groups have embraced a decision by the community’s elders to allow children who are the result of rape by members of Islamic State to return with their Yazidi mothers to their homelands in Iraq. “The landmark ruling by the Yazidi Supreme Spiritual Council has cleared the way for… »

14.04.2019

Israel elections: another Catastrophe for Palestinians – and for Israel

Israel elections: another Catastrophe for Palestinians – and for Israel

The international community must support the real efforts of genuine organisations working for peace and reconciliation as the only way to change the Israel/Palestine political landscape. Following the elections Netanyahu is now making his deals with other ultra-right and ultra-religious groups to form his fifth government after failure from his… »

11.04.2019

Julian Assange arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy

Julian Assange arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy

“Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder was granted refuge in 2012 while on bail in the UK over sexual assault allegations against him in Sweden. “At the time, Assange claimed that if he was extradited to Sweden he might be arrested… »

10.04.2019

Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture for tackling climate change

Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture for tackling climate change

A report published by Science Daily states that “Solar panels and wind turbines coupled with energy storage offer a better hope for tackling climate change than trying to capture carbon from fossil fuel power stations, according to new research. New research shows that resources that would be spent on developing… »

01.04.2019

Oddest bedfellows Natanyaju and Hamas continue their Orwellian death dance.

Oddest bedfellows Natanyaju and Hamas continue their Orwellian death dance.

Apparently they are the worst enemies. They speak of one another in the most horrid and dehumanising epithets. But as it often happens, which was so well described by George Orwell, the enemy without is used to keep control of and power over the population within.  There is no… »

31.03.2019

Brunei’s Islam and US Christian radicals: not a good day for LGBT human rights

Brunei’s Islam and US Christian radicals: not a good day for LGBT human rights

Brunei and Sharia Law George Clooney, and now Elton John (is this the beginning of #MeToo 2.0?) have called for a boycott on hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei. This is due to a new application of Sharia Law documented by Amnesty International in the following Press Release: “Brunei:… »

30.03.2019

Measles: should vaccinations be compulsory?

Measles: should vaccinations be compulsory?

Tom Solomon, University of Liverpool for The Conversation Following a measles outbreak in Rockland County in New York State, authorities there have declared a state of emergency, with unvaccinated children barred from public spaces, raising important questions about the responsibilities of the state and of individuals when… »

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