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

14.04.2018

Cui bono in Syria’s missile attack?

Cui bono in Syria’s missile attack?

Cui bono?, literally “to whom is it a benefit?”, is a Latin phrase related to the identification of crime suspects, expressing a utilitarian view that the perpetrator of a crime may be found among those who have something to gain, chiefly with an eye toward financial gain. The party which… »

02.04.2018

The second World March for Peace and Nonviolence, building the power of compassion

The second World March for Peace and Nonviolence, building the power of compassion

Rafael de la Rubia, founder of World without Wars and Violence, is visiting different countries and organisations to make the second World March for Peace and Nonviolence a massive event in order to create non-violent consciousness throughout the world. In his visit to India he was interviewed by ‘The… »

17.03.2018

Jeremy Corbyn and other voices of reason over the UK nerve gas incident

Jeremy Corbyn and other voices of reason over the UK nerve gas incident

A Russian father, former double spy convicted in Russia and exchanged by Britain for other spies, and his daughter were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury. Preliminary assessment suggests a nerve gas agent. The government has jumped to accuse Russia and in particular Putin of ordering this assassination attempt. »

11.03.2018

What happened on International Women’s Day 2018?

What happened on International Women’s Day 2018?

This happened! Around the world      … »

08.03.2018

Celebrating the work of women on International Women’s Day

Celebrating the work of women on International Women’s Day

It would be impossible to write an article about all the contributions made by women throughout history. And in the present climate of #MeToo and Time’s Up what better point to reflect on than some of those contributions to inspire more appreciation of women? Some of them were part of… »

03.03.2018

When international institutions get it oh so wrong we must wake up

When international institutions get it oh so wrong we must wake up

When the Nobel panel in charge of choosing the Peace Laureate gave the prize to Henry Kissinger, architect of repression and death and regime change in various continents, the comedian Tom Lehrer declared political satire dead. Then Barack Obama got the same prize as “encouragement” for peace policies. It did… »

25.02.2018

Smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn: apologies, he’s not a spy

Smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn: apologies, he’s not a spy

Both The Sun and The Daily Mail published articles claiming Jeremy Corbyn was a paid informant of the Czech secret police in the 80s at the height of the Cold War, as reported by former Communist spy Jan Sarkocy . Mr Corbyn met Sarkocy (who was later expelled for being a… »

20.02.2018

Brexit between the lines: plot to ditch EU safety standards on food and drugs

Brexit between the lines: plot to ditch EU safety standards on food and drugs

A document uncovered by Greenpeace’s investigative unit (published accidentally by the Initiative for Free Trade) has revealed “a drive to lobby ministers to ditch strict EU safety standards in order to secure a US trade deal is being drawn up by a transatlantic group of conservative thinktanks”. The report according to the… »

20.02.2018

China reiterates non-first-use principle of nuclear weapons

China reiterates non-first-use principle of nuclear weapons

According to a report on CGTN (China Global Television Network), Fu Ying, a veteran diplomat and now chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC)  “reiterated on Saturday China’s commitment to the principle of non-first-use of nuclear weapons, expressing concerns about the dangers of nuclear… »

16.02.2018

71 Dead. And still no arrests? How come? Grenfell still burning

71 Dead. And still no arrests? How come? Grenfell still burning

On 15/2/18 three billboards were paraded through central London . Inspired by the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the protest took the three lorries around London, making significant stops by the Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s Cathedral. Background “The Grenfell Tower fire broke out on 14 June 2017 at the… »

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