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

Worse than the “worst” oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico: 14 years and counting

When talking about fossil fuels disasters we are running out of superlatives. The Deepwater Horizon operated by BP discharged an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. After several failed efforts to contain the flow, the well was…

Drone shuts down UK airport and Trump shuts down US Government

Gatwick drones Between 120,000 and 350,000 people (depending on which paper you read) had their Christmas plans disrupted by the closure of Gatwick airport south of London over a 36+ hours period due to drones flying illegally and creating chaos.…

Harmful, unfounded myths about migration and health have become accepted, used to justify policies of exclusion

According to research published in The Lancet and reported by ScienceDaily “Stereotypes that migrants are disease carriers who present a risk to public health and are a burden on services are some of the most prevalent and harmful myths about…

Too scared of Corbyn to run the country or produce a coherent Brexit

After being defeated three times in Parliament on issues related to Brexit many are asking themselves why is Mrs May, the British Prime Minister, not resigning. Many members of her own party are dismayed at the mess negotiated by her…

More evidence: Fossil fuels cause both climate change and serious health problems. The Lancet

We have already pointed out that failure to connect the diverse consequences of fossil fuels use misses the opportunity to strengthen the case for an urgent switch to renewables: “Failing to connect the fossil fuel dots of climate change and health”…

UN criticises UK austerity induced poverty…so…mission accomplished?

“The UK government has inflicted “great misery” on its people with “punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous” austerity policies driven by a political desire to undertake social re-engineering rather than economic necessity, the United Nations poverty envoy has found. “Philip Alston,…

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Resolution 54/134). The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject…

The international news agency for Peace and Nonviolence Pressenza celebrates its 10th anniversary

We live in the midst of a violent system that privileges money over human beings. That concentrates power in a few hands, preventing equal opportunities for development. A system that promotes a cruel individualism, determined to suffocate any collective project.…

Failing to connect the fossil fuel dots of climate change and health

The world is facing two serious emergencies that share the same roots and yet there seems to be a blind spot for those dealing with Climate Change and loss of biodiversity in relation to the millions of deaths caused by…

NATO and armamentism

by Silvia Swinden NATO’s roots go back to the fateful day when the US dropped its A-bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In order to neutralise the opinions of people like Eisenhower, who knew that the Japanese were looking for ways…

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