activism

 
Being a mensch first, Edwin-style
Being a mensch first, Edwin-style
I think Edwin fancies his gaydar as being pretty accurate. He is also a master at not openly displaying any private assumptions he might be holding...
Underground railroad carries women and children
Underground railroad carries women and children
Have you ever heard about the Underground Railroad? It was not an actual railroad, but a secret network of people in the United States who ...
Rights violated ahead of poll in Mozambique
Rights violated ahead of poll in Mozambique
Mozambicans will go to the polls in October to elect their next leaders. Provincial governors will be elected rather than being appointed by the...
Slice of life: I was inspired to be an activist
Slice of life: I was inspired to be an activist
I wanted to be an activist since I was 11. That’s when I started attending community meetings. The first community meeting was about this water...
Through upheaval and instability, we always had Oliver Mtukudzi
Through upheaval and instability, we always had Oliver Mtukudzi
It’s hard to pick a favourite Oliver Mtukudzi song. After all, for an artist who produced over 60 albums and countless classics, singling out a...
Activist poets on the frontline
Activist poets on the frontline
Nakuru — It is a chilly Sunday afternoon at the Agora Centre in Nakuru, Kenya. The stage is lit up as if for a music...
The restriction of basic freedoms has become the global norm
The restriction of basic freedoms has become the global norm
Imagine inviting your ten closest friends to dinner but only four of them show up. The other six can’t make it because they’ve either been...
A quiet partner in revolution
A quiet partner in revolution
In her brief testimony to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission about the treatment of her husband in prison, Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe highlighted the toll it took on her children. There were the strip searches that became part of their Robben Island visits, the night-time police...
World Wildlife Fund uses fake Singapore ivory store in awareness campaign
World Wildlife Fund uses fake Singapore ivory store in awareness campaign
An apparent online ivory store which caused a furore in Singapore has been exposed as a hoax set up by environmental group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to highlight perceived shortcomings in local laws....
Environmental activism is not a whites-only issue
Environmental activism is not a whites-only issue
During a conference last year, I enthusiastically attended all the sessions, from good governance to peace and reconciliation, and human rights....
US civil rights activist Erica Garner dies at 27
US civil rights activist Erica Garner dies at 27
Erica Garner, a prominent activist against police brutality whose father's death at the hands of US officers spurred mass protests, has died after...

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