Thursday, 16 May 2013

JSO Maina Kiai interview

Part 1

Peaceful protest is a human right, and part of our constitution.

Part 2

Mambo ni yale yale

John challenges Maina saying that activism is a livelihood doomed to failure. Maina Kiai puts him right by saying that activism is not about livelihood for him, but about belief. Activism has changed the world. If it were not for activism, things would not have changed in Tunisia,Egypt or South Africa. Activism is not just taking to the streets. It is about writing,research,investigation, voter empowerment, civic education. We would not have a new constitution without activism.

 We can't forget or dismiss activism.

If activists like Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, did not take to the streets, where would Black America be today.

If the late Wangari Maathai was not an activist, would any changes have been made to the Green belt movement in Kenya?

Did they see this as their livelihood?

Related article: Diplomatic diversions

No comments: