Remembering the late Prof. Carmen Nathan on her Birthday

 Prof. Carmen Nathan  passed away at age 56, way too young and so accomplished: “A Mother and a friend to all, whose selfless commitment to justice has imparted a legacy abundant in love, compassion and wisdom.”  by Melanie Nathan, November 20, 2012. My mother was born Carmen Keile Miller, in 1934, to Rose Shamis and … More Remembering the late Prof. Carmen Nathan on her Birthday

Watch Shocking South African Police Massacre of Miners 34 Dead

Watch Video: Caution Extremely Violent By Melanie Nathan, August 17, 2012. Tragedy struck at a Marikana mine in South Africa this week. No it did not cave in and no miners were not trapped underground. The miners were protesting. Singing and chanting, armed with machetes and sticks in war dance fashion.  The South African police … More Watch Shocking South African Police Massacre of Miners 34 Dead

Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

August 30 is International Day of the Disappeared. Only thirteen countries have ratified the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance; twenty are needed to bring it into force.  Among those which have not yet signed are the United States and the United Kingdom. I picked up the Blog of a South … More Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Precursor to Future Obama Visit to South Africa

Post Apartheid South Africa where -the poverty is apalling; the crime is outrageous, the suffering is disgusting, the corruption is voluminous, Unemployment forty percent – HIV-AIDS – one in five!   Jacob Zuma what now?    asks Melanie Nathan. The  protest poster says “AWB was better than ANC”  and appeared in The Star Newspaper, Johannesburg, South Africa, “A strong … More Precursor to Future Obama Visit to South Africa