Nonviolence

05.07.2016

The rats abandon the Brexit ship…to go make more money. Reconciliation anyone?

The rats abandon the Brexit ship…to go make more money. Reconciliation anyone?

The main architects of the Brexit disaster have resigned, pretending to do so with “a heavy heart”. In reality once this new episode of Naomi Klein’s well described Disaster Capitalism was in full flight Tories Boris Johnson and Michel Gove (for leaving) and PM David Cameron (for remaining), as well… »

05.07.2016

No End of War

No End of War

My mind is always bubbling these days with these heart pinching and soul scraping questions where hardly anything is solved about these puzzles that are types of open-ended questions. All answers are in the forms of scraps, bits and pieces, vague, and obscure under layers of contradictions and even lies. »

04.07.2016

LGBTI Pride March in Quito, Ecuador

LGBTI Pride March in Quito, Ecuador

On Saturday, the 2nd of July, at 2.30pm, hundreds of people met in the centre of Quito to celebrate the LGBTI Pride March.  Men and women of all ages and sexual orientations marched to the sound of singing, music and chants  celebrating the respect for diversity. The rainy afternoon couldn’t… »

25.06.2016

The struggle against FGM CESIE from Italy

The struggle against FGM  CESIE from Italy

The following is my interview with Soad Ibrahim of the Italian association CESIE which is engaged in opposing the brutal phenomenon of FGM. Milena Rampoldi: Which are the best strategies for opposing and ending FGM? Soad Ibrahim: It is difficult to generalise about which would be the best strategies to… »

24.06.2016

Brexit won. Now for the real stuff

Brexit won. Now for the real stuff

We woke up today to news of the British Exit (Brexit) from the European Union. Sigh The Chinese have a curse: “may you live in interesting times”… The Comic Book Store guy from the Simpsons once said: “there is no emoticon that can describe how I feel right now!” A… »

24.06.2016

A welcome Democratic stand on guns, but are these the bills we’re looking for?

A welcome Democratic stand on guns, but are these the bills we’re looking for?

The historic sit-in in the House is impressive to behold, but the two proposals the Democrats are demanding a vote on are very problematic by Phyllis Bennie for Common Dreams It was almost midnight when I found myself glued to the live video of scores of Democratic congressmembers then… »

16.06.2016

Group hug in rejection of homophobic deaths

Group hug in rejection of homophobic deaths

At an event today in Quito, Ecuador, “A group hug in rejection of homophobic deaths,” our editor, Tony Robinson was asked to speak from a point of view of nonviolence. Sunday’s event in which LGBTI people are killed is nothing new.  They have been murdering us for centuries.  Every day… »

15.06.2016

Orlando

Orlando

A decade ago, Michael Moore’s film Bowling for Columbine highlighted the issue of guns in the US in the most precise and documented way. With clever camerawork and extensive reporting, by examining factors such as poverty and unemployment, by documenting how easily a child today can have access to… »

12.06.2016

Nepal humanists welcome new Community committee

Nepal humanists welcome new Community committee

Humanist Movement member of Nepal Tulsi Sigdel  tells Pressenza that: “We successfully completed our 2nd Annual General Meeting at Suryabinayak; thanks to all participants and congratulations to all of the newly selected board members of the Community for Human Development (Manavtabadi Abhiyan). Peace, Force and Joy The Community for Human Development… »

06.06.2016

Global Media Forum 2016: Media, Freedom, Values

Global Media Forum 2016: Media, Freedom, Values

On the 13th of June the Global Media Forum, organised by Deutsche Welle will start in Bonn, Germany for the ninth time with the theme of “Media, Freedom, Values”. Over three days the conference will attract more than 2000 experts in the fields of journalism, digital media, politics,… »

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