Anita McKone has been a nonviolent activist, educator and researcher since 1993. She has been arrested and imprisoned on a number of occasions for her activism. She has written many articles on different aspects of nonviolent activism, psychology and philosophy.
Robert Burrowes has been a geopolitical analyst (including studying and critiquing the Global Elite) since 1971. He has done extensive research since 1966 to understand the cause of human violence and has been a nonviolent activist and educator since 1981; he has been arrested for nonviolent acts of conscience about 30 times. He has also done extensive research on the strategy of nonviolent campaigns and liberation struggles.
Henna Maria Vermeulen is an activist, speaker, writer and practitioner of ancestral healing arts, which she learnt apprenticing with the Shipibo tribe in the Amazon rainforest. She is also a student of Natural Law and the Essene Way. In 2019 Henna founded Dawn of Peace, a creative community and peace organisation. Her activism focuses on educating people about the spiritual reality of life, human and animal rights, medical freedom and self-sovereignty. In 2021, Henna founded the international movement Police for Freedom – educating police and civilians about our natural rights in order to rehumanise our societies and restore trust between the security forces and the people.
Nigel Utton passionately supports the values and nonviolent approach of We Are Human, We Are Free. Even as a teenager he was reading Gandhi, Krishnamurti and studying the works of Martin Luther King Jnr. As a survivor of early sexual abuse, he learned not to trust those in authority and knew that better human relations are possible.
Nigel has always taken a keen interest in politics. He has stood for election as a Labour and Green councillor – winning a seat on Norwich City Council (England) in 2018. He became disillusioned with the apocalyptic stance of the Green Party and left in 2020 continuing to represent his constituents as an independent.
His 2020 June speech, in the first council meeting since March, resulted in a lot of publicity exposing the Government’s lies around Covid-19 and the damage caused by the political decisions made. Since then he has become a founder member of the World Freedom Alliance and has traveled around Europe speaking at rallies and conferences raising the issues of the devastating economic and social effects of the over-reaction to Covid-19.
He resigned from his position on the council following the deliberate destruction of his business as a direct result of the lockdown policies. He deeply feels the pain of small businesses at this time and wants to restore them to being central in building the economy.
For his first degree Nigel read Russian, French and psycholinguistics at the University of East Anglia (England). He studied in the Soviet Union and in France. He also studied Welsh at Swansea University passing the Mynediad course in 2018. Nigel obtained a first-class masters in Osteopathy from Swansea University (Wales) in 2018. He was a teacher for 23 years, of which ten as a highly inclusive Headteacher and five as Teacher in Charge of provision for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. He has been interviewed; given many talks; made videos and written many articles on inclusive education.
Nigel has a passion for education. He was President of Hampshire National Union of Teachers and served on national committees. He was the first Chair of Kent Association of Headteachers in 2012 having first led Kent Association of Primary Schools. He now co-ordinates the Education Pillar of the World Freedom Alliance which has written an amazing Education Charter for the world – putting the learner back in the sovereign position in their own learning.