Silvia Swinden

Silvia Swinden - Author of “From Monkey Sapiens to Homo Intentional: The Phenomenology of the Nonviolent Revolution” – Adonis & Abbey, London 2006

27.10.2016

Nobel committee losing patience with Bob Dylan. They should have read his lyrics more carefully

Nobel committee losing patience with Bob Dylan. They should have read his lyrics more carefully

Alfred Nobel invented dynamite and other explosives, so perhaps he felt responsible for their military use. But dynamite also opens roads through mountains and gave access to people who were not communicated. So he cannot really be blamed for inventing something with the potential to be weaponised. As usual it’s… »

18.10.2016

Closure of Russia Today bank accounts in Britain

Closure of Russia Today bank accounts in Britain

Russia is accusing Britain of closing Russia Today’s NatWest bank account which is described as a move against freedom of speech. According to The Guardian “Long live freedom of speech!”, RT’s editor-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan, tweeted sarcastically. “Simonyan said she had received a letter out of the blue from NatWest… »

09.10.2016

Mixed responses to the Nobel Peace Prize given to Colombian President

Mixed responses to the Nobel Peace Prize given to Colombian President

Many are outraged that this year’s Nobel Peace Price went to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Others thought it is a good idea that will support the continuation of the Peace process in spite of the NO vote. Here are some of the arguments for and against. Nobel Committee Gets… »

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… »

06.10.2016

Youth and military recruitment: child soldiers?

Youth and military recruitment: child soldiers?

The Creeping Militarisation of our Society A lively workshop run by youngsters involved in MAW (Movement for the Abolition of War) took place during the Berlin IPB Conference. The theme was the way the military attract children to participate in “fun” activities that involve guns, other weapons and… »

03.10.2016

“Idiotes” in Ancient Greece and today. The Colombia debacle

“Idiotes” in Ancient Greece and today. The Colombia debacle

Idiotes was the word used in Athenian democracy to describe those only preoccupied with their own, selfish interests, concerned almost exclusively with private, as opposed to public, affairs. They declined to take part in public life, such as democratic government and voting in the Citizens Assembly. They were also seen,… »

29.09.2016

Silo, Nobel Peace Summit: “A nonviolent world”

Silo, Nobel Peace Summit: “A nonviolent world”

As we approach Oct 2nd International Nonviolence Day which will be celebrated in Berlin at the IPB Conference with living Peace and Nonviolence signs, we reproduce here an abstract of the 2009 speech by Silo publishe by New Humanist US http://newhumanist.us/?p=708 “November 11, 2009 Silo, the founder of Universalist Humanism and… »

23.09.2016

Colombia Peace Process in London

Colombia Peace Process in London

Peace Sign to support the Colombian Peace process, Burgess Park, London The Colombian community in London met on 18/9/16 to reaffirm its commitment to the peace process and for a video link with Colombia to receive information from Taylor Valbuena, Adviser to the Office of the High Commissioner for… »

20.09.2016

Risk of another Chernobyl or Fukushima type accident plausible, experts say

Risk of another Chernobyl or Fukushima type accident plausible, experts say

This is the title of a report on Science News that should make us think twice about the construction of Hinckley point C, apart from issues of cost and nuclear waste. “A team of risk experts who have carried out the biggest-ever analysis of nuclear accidents warn that… »

16.09.2016

Two white elephants trampling over a Health Service and other British delights, but also hope

Two white elephants trampling over a Health Service and other British delights, but also hope

The overpriced, uncertain, risky and technologically obsolete by the time it’s finished Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station and the useless, unaffordable, immoral and probably illegal Trident Nuclear Weapons System about to be renewed will take out of the British money pot around £120bn.(about 1/6th of the… »

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