Subversive Thought for December 13, 2013: “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
? Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
We’ll speak with scholar Vijay Prashad on the radical legacy of Nelson Mandela. And, Blase Bonpane discusses whether Pope Francis is truly a reformist or not. Plus, Greg Laemmle on the 75th anniversary of his family’s local theater chain. …
Acclaimed Afghan human rights activist and author, Malalai Joya, returns to the US this fall for a national tour coinciding with the 12th anniversary of the start of the US war in Afghanistan. Joya’s tour is sponsored by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) and Afghan Women’s Mission (AWM).
During her tour Joya will address the following questions:
• Why are Afghan women more vulnerable than ever?
• What is the impact of US drones, bombs, and raids?
• What does the end of ……