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".

09.12.2017

Three more countries sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Three more countries sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Yesterday, Friday 8th of December, three more countries formally signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in a ceremony at the UN in New York. Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Namibia join 53 other countries as signatories.  Three countries have ratified the Treaty and deposited their… »

01.12.2017

Mexico becomes 4th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Mexico becomes 4th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On the 28th of November, Mexico became the 4th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, after the Holy Sea, Thailand and Guyana. With a vote of 78 senators in favour with zero abstentions and zero against, the measure passed its final hurdle in the… »

01.12.2017

Nuclear weapons states to boycott Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

Nuclear weapons states to boycott Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

AFP have reported that ambassadors of nuclear weapons states, with the exception of Russia and Israel, will boycott the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, due to take place in Oslo, Norway, on the 10th of December in which ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) will formally… »

24.11.2017

An evening with Mario Aguilar, President of the Chilean Teachers’ Association

An evening with Mario Aguilar, President of the Chilean Teachers’ Association

While a small team of Pressenza editors is in Santiago to cover the Chilean elections, we had the chance to meet Mario Aguilar, the President of the Chilean Teachers’ Association, the largest trade union in Chile. Mario, whose background is as a teacher of Physical Education, was first an activist… »

20.11.2017

Chile: The Humanist Party returns to congress after 25 years in the wilderness

Chile: The Humanist Party returns to congress after 25 years in the wilderness

This week I have been closely following the experiences of Tomás Hirsch, the Humanist Party candidate for Congress Deputy in the 11th district of Chile because his wife and my good friend, Juanita Vergara, invited me back in May to come down to Santiago for the elections, already sensing six… »

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… »

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