Skip to main content

Obama faces protest in South Africa, is unlikely to meet with ailing Mandela

Public Radio International (PRI) -At the U.S. embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday, hundreds of protestors organized a peaceful protest of President Barack Obama who they say has not delivered on the promises made after his 2008 election.

The protestors were demonstrating against U.S. policy on Cuba, the war in Afghanistan, global warming and human rights violations including the continued use of the Guantanamo Bay prison.  Read more.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Comcast and NBC's Real Diversity Issues

The Huffington Post - At last month's house hearing on the proposed Comcast-NBC takeover, execs from both companies shamefully acknowledged their diversity problems. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts sheepishly divulged that his company's board of directors includes only one woman and one person of color, and NBC's Jeff Zucker confessed that the network has no Black programming. Read more.

The Makings of a More Human Economy

There's a point in every struggle when momentum shifts behind you. Optimism becomes ambition.
I recall those moments in our resistance to overcome our dictator in Uganda. I felt a perseverant optimism, as a young refugee, that got me through customs at Heathrow Airport. In Beijing in 1995, I saw hope surge globally for women's rights.  Read more.