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

14.09.2018

Kleptocracies love migrants

Kleptocracies love migrants

Contrary to their stated manifestos, the most neoliberal right wing governments take advantage of the massive migrations that their own policies on wars and promotion of poverty in developing countries produce. The concentration of wealth continues unabated increasing inequality and social unrest but the way this trend is connected to… »

01.09.2018

Happy birthday missed opportunity. Welcome new window

Happy birthday missed opportunity. Welcome new window

“Capitalism’s near-death experience with the banking crisis was a golden opportunity for progressives. But they blew it.  “…preparations are well under way for protests to mark next month’s 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers – the pivotal moment in the global financial crisis. “Make no mistake, the fact… »

09.08.2018

Women vow to continue campaign for safe abortion in Argentina…

Women vow to continue campaign for safe abortion in Argentina…

…in spite of negative vote from the Senate, with a little help from the Pope. Disappointing news for activists demanding safe and free termination of pregnancy (as opposed to back street, often lethal, abortions in particular for the less well off) in Argentina and supported by similar campaigns in many… »

03.08.2018

Ethics and Art UK. Artists remove their work for Arms Dealer funded exhibition

Ethics and Art UK. Artists remove their work for Arms Dealer funded exhibition

According to an article written by Javier Pes, for Artnet August 2, 2018,  “Artists Dramatically Remove Their Work From London’s Design Museum to Protest Its Decision to Host an Arms Dealer “Artist are harshly criticizing the London museum’s response to the uproar over its decision to host… »

02.08.2018

The Vatican roulette just got an upgrade, but the app may just be another baby factory

The Vatican roulette just got an upgrade, but the app may just be another baby factory

Many years ago (in the BC era, that is, before computers, mobile phones and apps) religious women used to count the days between periods to determine when it was safe to have sex, away from ovulation (which imprecisely happens around the middle of the cycle) in order to avoid pregnancy. »

28.07.2018

Argentina: return of military repression by president’s decree

Argentina: return of military repression by president’s decree

Never again! chanted human rights activists when the military responsible for the 70’s dirty war in Argentina were replaced by a democratically elected government, leaving behind over 30.ooo people dead or “disappeared” and hundreds of stolen children taken from the tortured to death mothers and given to military-sympathetic families. Never… »

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… »

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