This week we saw the state run SABC trying unsuccessfully to block a Democratic Alliance (DA) TV advert from airing on national television. Well, predictably the “Streisand Effect” has now kicked in and the video has gone viral on YouTube. Oops. “Ayisafani” means “It’s not the same” in Zulu.
Mandela’s “15 Pearls of Wisdom” is delivered by the most politically gifted individual ever and the most admired in history. He helped engineer the first peaceful, non-violent revolution in history
On Thursday this week a nationwide class action lawsuit was settled. The historic Keepseagle settlement agreement requires the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to pay $680 million in damages to thousands of Native Americans and to forgive up to $80 million in outstanding farm loan debt. The Indians filed the Keepseagle class action lawsuit […]
Gene Sharp is relatively unknown to the American public. Around the world he is held in high esteem by activists and is regarded with fear and animosity by many authoritarian leaders. This humble, shy 83-year-old intellectual, through his practical writings on non-violent revolution, has had a broad influence on international events for two decades. Though […]
Tonight as I write this a revolution of change is sweeping the Arab countries of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Yemen. The revolution was started in Tunisia by Mohamed Bouazizi (26), a humble vegetable vendor. He set himself alight in December as a sign of protest. Mohamed had endured police […]
In October 2010 nearly 400,000 Iraq war log documents were released to the media. This was the largest leak of information in history. Julian Assange and his organization, WikiLeaks, have changed the world again, as 911 did. Things will never be the same again. The leak of information continues. An avalanche of embarrassing secrets, of […]