Democracy

Beyond hope to action

Beyond hope to action

The Zimbabwean opposition MDC party, in its original form, once attempted a “savanna spring” way before the much more popular and effective Arab spring.  I showed up at Africa Unity Square with a human rights lawyer who was involved with transparency international, his wife a human rights activist in her own right and a friend more…

Why the West has a Moral Obligation to take Immigrants

Why the West has a Moral Obligation to take Immigrants

Americans have been mourning the passing of Mario Cuomo, former three-term Governor of New York. His parents were immigrants. Immigrants have been in the news lately with boat loads of hundreds of immigrants abandoned by ship crew and left to their fate in the Mediterranean Sea. William Swing, Director General for the International Organisation for more…

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