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07.10.2016

Food of War, an art collective with plenty of food for thought

Food of War, an art collective with plenty of food for thought

Pressenza met at the IPB Berlin International Peace Conference with Omar, Quintina, Hernán and Simone, from the Arts Collective Food of War http://www.foodofwar.org/ Their idea grew out of plastic arts as an artistic medium regarding war and food after travelling to Israel, where they saw that food in Palestine passes… »

04.10.2016

George Monbiot: why I wrote an album of anthems for all the lonely people

George Monbiot: why I wrote an album of anthems for all the lonely people

There’s a loneliness epidemic, says George Monbiot, and it’s killing as many people as smoking or obesity. That’s why he’s going on tour – to bring people together with his stirring songs, then a party in the pub. By Geroge Monbiot for The Guardian Two years ago,… »

28.09.2016

Interview with Luz Jahnen, producer of the documentary film, “Beyond Revenge”

Interview with Luz Jahnen, producer of the documentary film, “Beyond Revenge”

Luz Jahnen is German and the producer of this film, a humanist, a researcher and a defender of the need to surpass this violence-based system. Pressenza: you published a monograph “Revenge, violence and reconciliation” and subsequently you have given and continue to give, workshops on the subject in different countries,… »

28.09.2016

Interview with Álvaro Orus, director of the film “Beyond Revenge”

Interview with Álvaro Orus, director of the film “Beyond Revenge”

This documentary film, whose premiere will take place in the World Congress of the International Peace Bureau, 2016 in Berlin, will without a doubt contribute a fundamental and new meaning for “Disarm! For a climate of Peace”, the slogan of this world congress. We interview the Spanish director, Álvaro Orus. … »

26.09.2016

The World premier of “Beyond Revenge” to take place in Berlin on the 2nd of October

The World premier of “Beyond Revenge” to take place in Berlin on the 2nd of October

On Saturday, October the 2nd, coinciding with the International Day of Nonviolence, the premier of the documentary film Beyond Revenge will be screened within the programme of the world congress of the International Peace Bureau, whose slogan this year is “Disarm! For a Climate of Peace”.  It will take… »

22.09.2016

France: Outdated principles and exclusionary politics, time for a rethink?

France: Outdated principles and exclusionary politics, time for a rethink?

By Ana Carvallo-Phillips Often absent from the fear-driven media frenzy surrounding the Islamic State and France’s recent terror attacks in Nice and Paris the less acknowledged reasons may be found behind the augmenting violence in France and the rest of Europe. Aside from a reckless foreign policy, including… »

22.09.2016

2016 Right Livelihood Awards Uphold Fundamental Human Rights and Values in the Face of War and Repression

2016 Right Livelihood Awards Uphold Fundamental Human Rights and Values in the Face of War and Repression

The Laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely referred to as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, have been announced today in Stockholm, Sweden. This years’ Laureates are: Syria Civil Defence (The White Helmets), ‘for their outstanding bravery, compassion and humanitarian engagement in rescuing civilians from the destruction of the Syrian… »

15.09.2016

Children’s literature: new book series on human rights

Children’s literature: new book series on human rights

Educating children to respect the Other and understand human rights through targeted readings. This is the aim of the new book series, lisolachecé, that was announced a few days ago by Multimage – a humanist nonprofit publishing association based in Florence – on its profile Facebook and… »

09.09.2016

The Trumpillary war machine is bad news

The Trumpillary war machine is bad news

By David Swanson I was fortunate enough to view a screening of the new Snowden movie Wednesday evening with some of the whistleblowers who have cameos in it and with its director Oliver Stone. I’m not allowed to review it until Saturday night, but it is a truly great… »

31.08.2016

Reclaiming ritual

Reclaiming ritual

Traditionally the preserve of religion and state, ritual is being used as a means to connect with others and reshape the future. By Lucy Purdy 31 August 2016 for openDemocracy Thousands of people holding lanterns stretch in procession along the beach. The lights… »

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