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

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…

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…

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…

More than a million people march in London to stop Brexit

News in Pictures. Photographs by Anna Swinden for Pressenza. Prime Minister Theresa May is under fire for the debacle and chaos created by her inability to establish effective Brexit negotiations, alienating in the process Parliament and a great part of…

Chilean Parliamentarian Tomas Hirsch criticises Bolsonaro visit to Chile

Ominous presence of the Brazilian President in Chile raises prospect of Laitn American falling into the hand of far right, homophobic, misogynistic, pro guns and violent populist governments. According to The Guardian Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s visit to Chile has been strongly denounced…

The kids got it right: Climate Change, pollution and the system

Somehow for years vested interests had managed to keep a split between the two most damaging effects of burning fossil fuels: climate change leading to disaster in particular to the poorest areas of the planet and the millions of deaths…

Holocaust, genocides: never again! But how?

“International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jews,…

British Tax Havens resist regulation with threats of independence

“British overseas territories win reprieve after threatening legal action or secession”. The Guardian reports that “The government has been accused of defying parliament by delaying plans to require British tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands to bring in public registers…

Fascism and jihad: the hatechildren of neoliberalism and war. Compassion to the rescue!

What is the best way to prevent a catastrophe? So many people have a sense of foreboding that we are heading towards disaster that proposals are not discussed calmly and amicably but rather everybody is trying to impose their preferred…

Thanks Mr Trump for showing what a Brexit “shutdown” would look like

Weeks into Trump’s border wall tantrum “talks were due but as the nation digested the president’s rambling, contradictory and combative remarks at a White House press conference on Friday, potentially devastating effects of the shutdown were coming into focus. The Supplemental…

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