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My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine by Desmond Tutu

desmondThe past weeks have witnessed unprecedented action by members of civil society across the world against the injustice of Israel’s disproportionately brutal response to the firing of missiles from Palestine.

If you add together all the people who gathered over the past weekend to demand justice in Israel and Palestine – in Cape Town, Washington, D.C., New York, New Delhi, London, Dublin and Sydney, and all the other cities – this was arguably the largest active outcry by citizens around a single cause ever in the history of the world.

A quarter of a century ago, I participated in some well-attended demonstrations against apartheid. I never imagined we’d see demonstrations of that size again, but last Saturday’s turnout in Cape Town was as big if not bigger. Participants included young and old, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, agnostics, atheists, blacks, whites, reds and greens … as one would expect from a vibrant, tolerant, multicultural nation. Continue reading My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine by Desmond Tutu

#PAUSIBILTY: THIS HOLOCAUST AND THE REST OF US by Adebayo Coker

kaadIt took me a while before I finally decided to write my column for this weekend, as I had decided to leave it unattended to for this week and the next, in order to have a proper holiday that I deserve. I see this as an escape from the societal angst and madness being promoted and perpetrated by our insane politicians/ ruling class.  But what fun do I stand to have when daily I am forced to watch pools of human blood and pieces of human flesh everywhere I turn to. What celebration?

I had promised my wife that I was going to switch off my phones and that I wasn’t going to put my hands on any gadget, let alone adding or editing any manuscript, but on Monday, I broke that promise as I was passionately provoked to reply a guy on one of the social media platforms when he ridiculously asked: What is Oby Ezekwesili’s pedigree for her not to be questioned by the DSS? I jokingly told my friend that I will only answer his question if he would mention someone in his lineage that could rival her record. Did I say too much? Continue reading #PAUSIBILTY: THIS HOLOCAUST AND THE REST OF US by Adebayo Coker

Innocent children as victims in the Gaza crisis. Na where we dey walka go?

I dey wonder why Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) [you fit call am IMF sef – Israeli Military Forces] and Palestinian Militant Forces (PMF) dey war against each other and little children be immediate victims.

 

I wonder more why nobody fit do anything to stop the children, at least, from being victims.

Money?

United States Government?

The United Nations?

Individual influential persons?

Why the thing dey difficult to stop?

Even prayers?

 

And this war na religious war, against the most, or supposedly the most, religious persons in the world?

 

lAkUnLeScReWs dey cross em fingers…