Human Rights campaigns and disturbing shortcuts: Amnesty International Case

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Dead end military solutions – market hegemony over the state

A number of years ago, I was invited to an international conference on war and peace. Participants were academics from different parts of the world. Next to me was sitting a colleague from the University of Arizona who happened to be Jewish and he and I saw ‘eye to eye’ on issues covered at the [...]

UJ’s Curious Israel Boycott

I’m afraid I do not get the rationale behind the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) recent decision to sever ties with Israel’s Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Of all of the boycotts to conduct, deciding to target the very institutions where some of the most vibrant dissent against Israeli policy is likely to occur seems counterproductive. [...]

Thoughts on moving Zimbabwe beyond the prejudices and hatred of tribe, race and ethnicity

I am really appalled and disturbed by the tribalism, hate, racism and prejudice that I see between Shonas and Ndebeles and white Zimbabweans. This prejudice, racism and tribalism though latent offline, it is so openly expressed online on various platforms that I have come across. We must move past racism, prejudice, hate and tribalism if [...]

I condemn the illegal arrest of Mthwakazi Liberation Front Leaders and the false charges of treason laid on Paul Siwela

Meanwhile, I fully and firmly condemn and denounce the illegal arrest of the Mthwakazi Liberation Front Leaders by the Mugabe regime. And as one great French Philosopher and Enlightenment thinker, Voltaire, would say, “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it”. So [...]

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