It’s been one year since the release of Kony2012. Thank you for engaging with thoughtful advocacy and voices for peace, and standing against the demands for further militarization in Africa. As Margaret Mead says: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
We remember the late Hugo Chavez as someone who represented a conscious practice of human rights as he warned against the outside exploitation of Africa.
Venezuela’s Ties with Africa - Pravda
“Hugo Chávez also warned African leaders that more military interventions by the ex-imperialists and neo-colonialists will very likely occur, pointing out the fate of the Jamahiriya and Mali.
President Chávez wrote that the malicious exploiters want to enrich themselves at the cost of Africans by taking away their natural resources and waging wars on those that are not willing to comply. He urged African leaders to speed up the process of unification and to reject all interventionist activities by NATO.”
Respond with Good
As we honor Martin Luther King Jr., let’s make sure to also honor and remember his message of non violence.
MLK: Message for a Violent Society- Huffington Post
”When you are treated with evil, find a way to respond with good - to open new possibilities, not to follow in the terror of the old possibilities.”