Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson, Humanist Movement activist, member of DiEM25, coordinating committee member of Abolition 2000, co-director of Pressenza and author of the book "Coffee with Silo and the quest for meaning in life".

10.10.2017

Goodbye Left vs Right; Hello Humanism vs Anti-humanism!

Goodbye Left vs Right; Hello Humanism vs Anti-humanism!

Today’s political landscape is confusing, to say the least.  The old framework of left and right seems to be crumbling before our eyes.  In the USA, the suffering working class voted overwhelmingly for a multi-billionaire dedicated to cutting taxes for the rich and cutting medical cover for the poor.  In… »

13.09.2017

A nuclear bomb on New York can kill 6 million people in one go. Time to sign the Ban Treaty

A nuclear bomb on New York can kill 6 million people in one go.  Time to sign the Ban Treaty

Last week I had the great pleasure to interview Beatrice Fihn from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and towards the end of that interview Beatrice said quite matter-of-factly that no one would ever consider building bridges to Nazism and create a consensus in which… »

07.09.2017

Beatrice Fihn, ICAN: Either you’re OK with mass murdering civilians with nuclear weapons or you’re not. Why would we build bridges to that?

Beatrice Fihn, ICAN: Either you’re OK with mass murdering civilians with nuclear weapons or you’re not. Why would we build bridges to that?

At the “Health Through Peace” conference organised by Medact, the UK affiliate organisation of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Beatrice Fihn, the Executive Director of ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), was invited to the opening plenary session to speak about… »

07.09.2017

John Loretz, IPPNW: Strengthening the message about the consequences of nuclear weapons

John Loretz, IPPNW: Strengthening the message about the consequences of nuclear weapons

Pressenza is in York, in the north of England, to cover the Health through Peace conference organised by MedAct, the UK affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.  IPPNW are also here in force to hold their world congress. Despite his intense schedule,… »

04.09.2017

Nuclear weapons transferred from New York to Old York for medical treatment

Nuclear weapons transferred from New York to Old York for medical treatment

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize winning organisation, gathered around 400 delegates from around the world today, 4th of September, in the old city of York in the United Kingdom, to consider strategy and the way forward in the light of the Earth-moving… »

02.09.2017

Doctors tackle nuclear weapons as nations prepare to ban them

Doctors tackle nuclear weapons as nations prepare to ban them

The launch this week of SIPRI’s annual nuclear forces data highlights the growing trend towards massive investment in nuclear weapons modernisation programmes by all 9 nuclear weapons States, despite a reported 3% reduction of 460 weapons in the year. The USA and… »

15.08.2017

Kenya shows itself capable of holding a transparent election

Kenya shows itself capable of holding a transparent election

Finally, after decades of post-independence dictatorships, the shameful rigging of presidential elections, and post-election violence in 2007 that led to 1200 people slaughtered and hundreds of thousands of internally displaced refugees, Kenya can hold its head high and say it now knows how to run a transparent election. Let’s be… »

14.08.2017

Kenya: Women’s nonviolent protest attacked with stones as post-election tension increases

Kenya: Women’s nonviolent protest attacked with stones as post-election tension increases

Today women and disabled people in Kenya’s largest slum, Kibera in Nairobi were attacked by stone-throwing hooligans as they peacefully protested against the police violence that they are facing.  “When the police come, we cannot flee!” they complain. Tension has been growing in Kibera since Friday when the election results… »

10.08.2017

Kenyans take democracy into their own hands to prove free and fair elections

Kenyans take democracy into their own hands to prove free and fair elections

Twenty-four hours after Kenyans woke up to learn that Uhuru Kenyatta, son of the country’s first post-independence president, Jomo Kenyatta, had regained power and will continue as president until 2022, Kenya is still in a sense of heightened tension. Some violent incidents have been reported with two people killed in… »

09.08.2017

Kenya votes to keep Uhuru Kenyatta in power; opposition disputes the results

Kenya votes to keep Uhuru Kenyatta in power; opposition disputes the results

With 92% of provisional results received, incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta looks on course to be returned to  power with a 55% share of the vote, with opposition leader Raila Odinga trailing on 45%. Turn out has been high with over 70% of registered voters taking part. Although the election has… »

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