Monthly Archives: January 2015

Support Rainbow House in Kyrgyzstan

I rarely link through fundraising requests from indiegogo or kickstarter; however, in this case I will even urge people to donate if they can. A group of activists in Kyrgyzstan are aiming to open a “Rainbow House”, which will serve … Continue reading

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who pays for your hypocrisy

Originally posted on AFRIcTRANs:
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ”  Mahatma Gandhi I had never really understood what Mahatma Gandhi meant when he said i’lld be a christian if it…

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Compounding a Nobel Peace Prize travesty

Originally posted on Terry Bell Writes:
Once again, there is a furore about plans to name a major Cape Town street after former apartheid president FW de Klerk. As well there should be, although there is considerable support for the…

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New Year’s Resolutions for White South Africa

Originally posted on privateschooldarkie:
I will concede that I’m in no way shape or form some sort of race relations expert, nor will I ever pretend to be one. I haven’t written well-researched highly cited studies on the subject nor…

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Why I am not Charlie

Originally posted on a paper bird:
There is no “but” about what happened at Charlie Hebdo yesterday. Some people published some cartoons, and some other people killed them for it.  Words and pictures can be beautiful or vile, pleasing or enraging, inspiring or offensive;…

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Originally posted on AL JAVIEERA:
I. It’s surprising to have to spell out these notions, but here goes… One can condemn violence and at the same time sustain a critical stance against Charlie Hebdo. One can condemn the “asymmetric warfare” of masked gunmen…

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But is it racism?

Originally posted on Rumbi Writes:
? beautiful brutal city of mine By Rumbi Another year, another viral story about Cape Town’s insidious racism. This time the story came from a young woman who was visiting the city with her family…

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