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03.04.2018

Nonviolence or Nonexistence? The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Nonviolence or Nonexistence? The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Fifty years ago, on 4 April 1968, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated The night before he died, King gave another of his many evocative speeches; this one at the packed Mason Temple in Memphis. The speech included these words: ‘Men for years now have been talking about… »

31.12.2017

Film review (sort of) Star Wars, the Last Jedi

Film review (sort of) Star Wars, the Last Jedi

Continuing with the discussion of cultural objects that may influence large parts of the population, in spite of being presented as ‘light entertainment’, instalment VIII of the Star Wars series presents some interesting points. As an (intended or not) allegory of the times we live in, in which the ‘baddies’… »

07.12.2017

Respecting Personal and Cultural Diversity National Talent Competition 2017

Respecting Personal and Cultural Diversity National Talent Competition 2017

How do we deal with the diversity? When we do not respect diversity, we tend to claim that ‘ours’ is superior to ‘theirs’. This stand fosters division among us and promotes bitterness. Each country, each culture, each family and even each individual is unique.  We can choose to view diversity in… »

25.09.2017

October 2, 2017: International Day of Nonviolence

October 2, 2017: International Day of Nonviolence

“To become aware of, learn and produce concrete actions based on the Methodology of Nonviolence is the only way to banish violence from the World” In 2007, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) established the 2nd of October, the day of… »

18.09.2017

Meaning and happiness

Meaning and happiness

An interesting exercise about what constitutes happiness consists of first remembering a bad moment, and see how was the communication with others, how we saw the future and how much faith we had in ourselves and others and then remembering a good moment and observe the same parameters. It turns… »

05.09.2017

Solidarity rather than ‘Lord of the flies’ is the default reaction

Solidarity rather than ‘Lord of the flies’ is the default reaction

Paranoia-mongers and arms manufacturers surely love the post-apocalyptic films and TV series about people and towns fighting one another with deadly weapons in order to gain or defend their resources. Whether the scene is set in the present or a distant future, after a nuclear war, an invasion by zombies… »

24.06.2017

Trump(lack of)care. Red alert for the UK Health System

Trump(lack of)care. Red alert for the UK Health System

If anybody had any doubts about the need to refund, reinstate, protect and develop the UK Health Service the process taking place across the Atlantic is providing us with all the reasons. US Senator Elizabeth Warren explains after reading the Trumpcare Bill: ‘This Is Blood Money’. “Senator has read Republican’s… »

09.05.2017

Celebration. May 4th, Day of testimony.

Celebration. May 4th, Day of testimony.

Note by Ernesto H de Casas. May 2017. As usual this month, we celebrate the Day of the Testimony, referring to that May 4, 1969 in which Silo gave his first public speech, where he explicitly laid the foundations of his philosophy, his proposal and contribution. He did so… »

16.04.2017

On Wings of Intent – Interview with Trudi Lee Richards

On Wings of Intent – Interview with Trudi Lee Richards

It took Trudi Lee Richards 12 years to finish writing about Silo, the pen name of Mario Rodriguez Cobos. This remarkable man born in Argentina was a brilliant thinker, prolific writer, champion gymnast, and charismatic speaker who attracted a following in the 1960s for his revolutionary approach to nonviolent social… »

17.10.2016

Either we build the Universal Human Nation or oblivion awaits

Either we build the Universal Human Nation or oblivion awaits

This is the choice that humanity faces.  It might sound a bit strange as a title because the first concept isn’t one that circulates widely in the public consciousness and the second concept is rather frightening; but this is the choice facing humanity. Today’s world is not sustainable and is… »

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