First President of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist
Ep. 106 (Part 1 of 2) | Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, global thought leader, author, medical doctor, scholar, anti-apartheid activist, and co-founder of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa has lived her extraordinary life guided by the knowing that every one of us is part of an inextricably linked system, and to live life as an authentic human being means assuming responsibility for oneself, others, and the whole web of life. Here, she connects the dots for us in so many ways, telling the remarkable story of how the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa was born with the realization that accepting a second-class identity was only perpetuating apartheid, internally and externally, and right away, the group became aware they needed to bring forth practical manifestations of this new consciousness. Mamphela has worked to do exactly that—bring the values of expanded consciousness into being—her whole life, first as an anti-apartheid activist and doctor, in bimonthly meetings with Nelson Mandela when he was in prison, writing books on social-economic issues in South Africa, and later, working to manifest the values of compassion, dignity, and social justice on a global level as a managing director of the World Bank, co-president of The Club of Rome, and more.When asked what hurts, Mamphela describes the terrible conditions in South Africa, which she explains could have been averted if post-apartheid leaders had chosen to act for the wellbeing of all rather than getting enmeshed in party politics. And what gives Mamphela hope? The hope she sees in the eyes of young people (and old), and the transformations already underway in small communities. As she says, “the world has lost its way…it's all about having more rather than being more,” but Mamphela believes real change will happen in the next couple of decades, when our personal, professional, and political lives become framed by the same value system—the values of ubuntu, the traditional, indigenous wisdom values of Africa, which are not only Africa's heritage but all of ours. Inspiring and enlightening, this conversation is a transmission from a vibrant elder who fully understands and puts into practice what it means to live an authentic, compassionate life, with courage, humor, integrity, and wisdom. Recorded November 9, 2023.“The majority of white people [in apartheid South Africa] were petrified of losing their privileges—in the same way we continue with business as usual today, in the face of climate change.”(For Apple Podcast users, click here to view the complete show notes on the episode page.)Topics & Time Stamps – Part 1Introducing Mamphela Ramphele, physician, scholar, anti-apartheid activist, author, and global thought leader (01:32)Growing up in a family of educators with encyclopedias & books all over the place, asking, as a young child, what makes my country so different? (03:42)The day the penny dropped: as long as we call ourselves non-whites, we're perpetuating the rule of the oppressors (06:00)First came a sense of power—we can change things—then the purpose: make a world where no one is identified as a “non-something” (08:52)This also liberates white people from their superiority complex, which is a burden (10:51)The system itself funded the first meeting of South African students, the founding organization of the Black Consciousness Movement (12:32)The evolution of the Black Consciousness Movement: freeing mind, heart & body from...
Lewis Pugh was never afraid to take the plunge. Now ocean advocate for the United Nations Environment Programme, the record-breaking cold-water swimmer has completed long distance swims at both of the earth's Poles, in the Red Sea, and along the length of the Hudson River, to spread a message of habitat renewal and conservation. “The first thing that happens is I can't breathe and I'm gasping for air. And the cold just grips its way around you. And you just got to try and control your mind, because there's a moment when you feel like panicking because there's nothing like this.” Healthy oceans, seas and rivers are essential to supporting life on Earth - providing food, medicine, and acting as the world's largest carbon sink. In this episode, Lewis Pugh reflects on his love for the water, on his breathtaking swims, and on breaking the diplomatic ice to create the world's largest marine park.
Biden's vexing political calculus on Israel-Palestine ... Israel-Palestine compared to Russia-Ukraine ... If Israel eliminates Hamas, what happens next? ... Can anything good come out of the present crisis? ... The meaning of “From the river to the sea…” ... Why the 2000 Camp David Summit failed ... Where is Palestine's Nelson Mandela? ... Assessing US media coverage of the Gaza war ...
Biden's vexing political calculus on Israel-Palestine ... Israel-Palestine compared to Russia-Ukraine ... If Israel eliminates Hamas, what happens next? ... Can anything good come out of the present crisis? ... The meaning of “From the river to the sea…” ... Why the 2000 Camp David Summit failed ... Where is Palestine's Nelson Mandela? ... Assessing US media coverage of the Gaza war ...
Your Destiny CallsThis week, McKay invites listeners to join him in exploring the concept of destiny, and how it is a precious gift available to each and every one of us. Seizing this opportunity here today, our learned host encourages us all to believe in our destiny as a powerful catalyst for transformation that offers a pathway to a more purpose-driven and fulfilling existence.McKay begins by delving deeply into the life of James Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, examining how destiny played a pivotal role in his remarkable story, and goes on to explore themes of resilience, self-belief, and the profound impact of embracing one's destiny. From a life-altering accident to finding purpose and success, this episode demonstrates that recognizing and embracing your destiny can rewrite the script of your life. The episode also underscores that age is no barrier to realizing your destiny, citing inspiring stories of such notable individuals as Tiger Woods, Julie Andrews, and Nelson Mandela, who discovered their destinies at various stages in life. As McKay urges, do not let your opportunity pass you by—know that your destiny is well within your reach, understand that it might just be the driving force you need to transform your life, and take steps today to make it a reality.Episode Highlights:The concept of destiny and how it shapes our livesSome examples of the role destiny has played in people's livesThe power of believing in one's destiny and the potential for transformationDestiny unveiled in the midst of adversityThe power of words in shaping destinyAge is no barrier to destinyYour destiny awaitsQuotes:"Providence only could have saved my life,' he wrote years later, struggling to understand all that had happened to him in the intervening years. ‘Providence, therefore, thinks I am worth saving.'""When you give yourself to that feeling, to that destiny, you will find you. It will enrich and bring more meaning into your life.""But every day, in every walk of life, ordinary people do extraordinary things. You have a destiny, and you are extraordinary.""Regardless of our poor choices or mistakes or our past, we can change and choose the path that leads to our destiny.""There are men and women who make the world better just by being the kind of people they are.""Don't say, ‘I'm too old.' Don't say, ‘I'm too young.' You're not too young, too old, too far behind, too late, or too early to take your steps towards your destiny.""For I know what you have done, and I have opened a door for you that no one can shut." - "Destiny can manifest in the everyday lives of ordinary people who make a positive impact through their kindness, courage, loyalty, and integrity.""In a world full of uncertainty and challenges, this episode reminds us that destiny is within reach for everyone.""Your destiny is a journey worth taking, and it begins with believing in yourself."Links:https://www.mckaychristensen.org/
What does it mean to be part of the democracy of frequency?We all get to choose, in any moment, what frequency we are holding: rage or despair, joy or peace; fear or irritation, love or inspiration, discontent or gratitude. As we can learn from wise voices such as recent Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nargess Mohammadi, or others such as Nelson Mandela, Elie Wiesel, and Immaculee Ilibagiza, even when we are imprisoned in dire circumstances, we have a choice about what our internal energetic and emotional state is, and what we are then able to offer to the world. Tune in to hear how:Choosing our energetic state may be our highest contribution to healing our planet and harmonizing the human-Earth relationship. This is because life on Earth operates as a democracy of interconnected lives, or a grand symbiotic system in which countless lives are intertwined, continually influencing one another via their frequency, decisions, and actions.Each of us gets to choose whether we are emitting muddy or dim light, or bright, vibrant, light that brings greater beauty and regenerative creativity to the world.You can curate your frequency and contributions through a 4-step process.This can be easy at times, and an uphill climb at others, yet it's not spiritual bypassing. I offer examples.The democracy of frequency and the options it offers you are likely going to be make or break in what happens here on Earth. Those who believe there's still plenty of hope for humanity and the Earth are the ones who are opening pathway after pathway for us to live in harmony with one another and the Earth. Thanks for listening! Kindly leave us a review so more people can discover the show.Find Humans & Earth on Instagram at @schoolhumansearth https://www.instagram.com/schoolhumansearth/ Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SchoolHumansEarth You're welcome to email your thoughts to email@example.com
From Inglewood to Ojai who is Vinnie Jae? Standby Painter to the Stars! Quentin Tarantino, Michael Mann, and Nelson Mandela have all known Vinnie Jae. When Edward Norton stomped the guy's teeth in American History X, Vinnie Jae was there. On Jurassic World dinosaurs loved him. He has paid the passion tax. And remember... read the room.
Melanie Joy, PhD, is a Harvard-educated psychologist specializing in relationships, communication, and social transformation. She is the award-winning author of six books, including the new How to End Injustice Everywhere and the bestselling Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows and Getting Relationships Right: How to Build Resilience and Thrive in Life, Love, and Work. Melanie is also an internationally recognized speaker and trainer who's presented her work in fifty countries across six continents. Melanie is best known for her groundbreaking theories on the psychology of violence and nonviolence and building healthy relationships. Her work has been featured by media outlets around the world, including the New York Times, BBC, NPR, and ABC Australia. She is the eighth recipient of the Ahimsa Award—previously given to the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela—for her work on global nonviolence; and she also received both the Peter Singer Prize and the Empty Cages Prize for her work developing strategies to reduce the suffering of non-human animals. Melanie is the founding president of the international organization, Beyond Carnism. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what's real?” & “who matters?” Sentientism is "evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings." The video of our conversation is here on YouTube. 00:00 Clips! 01:04 Welcome 02:51 Melanie's Intro - The psychology of violence and #nonviolence , oppression and social transformation - The psychology of eating animals and the work of @BeyondCarnism 04:05 What's Real? - #catholic father, #protestant mother, neither particularly religious - Attending #presbyterian #Christian church (occasionally) and nursery school - Later, father re-discovered Catholic roots and became very religious. Jewish step-mother converted to Catholicism - Mother joined #unitarianuniversalism church - "I was never religious myself but I was very interested in religion... my first major was comparative religious ethics... fascinated by all things spiritual... the occult..." - Very interested in #Judaism for a while - "Always asking about meaning and what's true and what's real... sort of the way my brain was wired" - Partially raised by #Quaker uncle and aunt "very progressive and socially engaged... very strong #socialjustice orientation" while father and step-mother were increasingly conservative - "Everybody else in my family... is very progressive... my grandfather was even a #communist or at very least a #socialist " - Quakerism and UU: "Integrating this sort of spiritual orientation which wasn't believing in a god, but believing in something more... that has to be very socially engaged... that was very attractive to me." - "I'm not a Buddhist... but I have been guided by the principles of #buddhism " - "My understanding of the world has been very much informed by witnessing and observing my family and the way they understood their own traditions and practices" - "Liking to be in churches and liking to be in synagogues and wanting to be in temples... I felt very drawn" 26:43 What Matters?38:46 Who Matters?44:34 A Better World?55:45 Follow Melanie - How to End Injustice Everywhere - Beyond Carnism - Infighting.org - MelanieJoy.org - @DrMelanieJoy - Melanie on Insta - Melanie on FaceBook ...and much more. Full show notes at Sentientism.info. Sentientism is “Evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings.” More at Sentientism.info. Join our "I'm a Sentientist" wall via this simple form. Everyone, Sentientist or not, is welcome in our groups. The biggest so far is here on FaceBook. Come join us there! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sentientism/message
With the dominance of silence and choosing to remain unbothered with the ugly environment, be the catalyst to break the silence. Initiating power and standing your ground to what is right starts from within. Today, let's discuss overcoming mistreatment and difficulties as Shalon shares the experiences that have shaped who she is. She talks about the status of her family since she was a child that eventually affected her life going forward. She also talks about how she was abused physically and sexually at a young age and in her previous relationships. Shalon consequently felt alone and found it difficult to make friends, especially after she was physically and psychologically harassed by mostly male students. Despite all of this, she was able to survive through prayer, faith, hope, and compassion for her abusers. She also shares Nelson Mandela as one of their heroes who inspired her to have hope amidst anything. Shalon reflects on missed opportunities due to fear, adding the changed perspective on sex and relationships. She also discusses being involved in illegal activities orchestrated by their manager. They eventually got caught and arrested, but with their attorney's support, she was proven innocent, which became her turning point of reclaiming her power. Learn the importance of reclaiming one's power, standing up for oneself, and pursuing one's passions in Shalon's motivational testimony. Visit www.let'sbreakthesilence.com/challenge to join this transformative journey. Let's break the silence and rise above shame together! Topics Discussed: Power of Social media and the importance of sharing stories as one way of healing Shalon experiences during her childhood including the sexual abuses and bullying from men Shalon's journey on coping with trauma and the uneasy process of healing The importance of healing from trauma and acknowledging the emotions that comes with it Process of healing and how to overcome pains from the past JOIN THE MISSION: HEALING & THRIVING CHALLENGE Give me 4-days to teach you my DV Signature Blueprint to create healing & empowerment in your new life free from Domestic Violence! Elevate your life NOW! JOIN THE "LET'S BREAK THE SILENCE" PROGRAM Join today to begin receiving 1:1 customized support for your journey from victim to VICTOR! Take the next step! Book a call here Listen to these related episodes: Season 3, Episode 39: We have a Voice: Let's Break the Silence about the events in Iran with Naz Meknat Season 3, Episode 13: Compelling and Inspiring story of survival, triumph and resilience from Childhood Abuse , Trauma, and Domestic Violence NEW PODCAST EPISODE 24 Live conversation about Rediscovering yourself and getting un-stuck from a Toxic Relationship Let's Break the Silence Podcast If you are a woman who is afraid to speak out and share your story about domestic abuse, then this podcast is just for you. In each episode I share my personal journey about surviving domestic violence and the steps I took to transform myself from victim to victor to full-time successful entrepreneur. Guess What? YOU CAN, TOO! Out of my pain was born my passion for inspiring, educating and helping women, just like you, who are ready to live their authentic lives free from fear and despair. CONNECT WITH ME: Anchor.fm Podcast | anchor.fm/angeline-mitchell // Website | https://letsbreakthesilence.com/ Facebook | www.facebook.com/angeline.constantinou/ Instagram | @lets_breakthesilence YouTube | www.youtube.com/channel/UCGle7MlB-Fz9pWGXVhTiLBg TikTok | @breakthesilence_angeline LinkedIn | Angeline Constantinou
TICKETS FOR SOME LAUGH LIVE AT THE PAVILION GLASGOW ON SUNDAY 31ST MARCH ARE ON SALE NOW: https://www.paviliontheatre.co.uk/shows/some-laugh-live-at-glasgow-international-comedy-festival/The three boays get back together this week as Steve reveals his beard dandruff problem, Marc unloads his hotel iron problems, and they discuss the various ways old age (aka just being in their thirties) has crept up on them. Stuart and Marc compare their contrasting holidays, and Steve recounts being scammed on his previous solo trip to Vietnam. Plus chat of graduation ceremonies, dissertations, Steve and Marc's prank-show pilot, Nelson Mandela, Marvin Andrews, Shakespeare and the Sistene Chapel.A video version of this podcast is available on YouTube, where you can subscribe for all future episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxeugCQL5zyVhd7pCEAi9GAWe're now on Patreon! Sign up for exclusive access for as little as £3 per month for an extra episode every two weeks plus footage from our previous live shows and first dibs on tickets to upcoming ones:https://www.patreon.com/somelaughYou can follow Some Laugh on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok - and please remember to leave a 5 star review!Support the show
Do something you love and opportunities will continue to open up”. Inspired by Nelson Mandela's Presidency in South Africa and his Nation's historic Rugby World Cup victory which unified South Africa in 1995 (popularized beyond rugby circles via the movie: Invictus), Dallen Stanford's energy was directed towards positive impact from that point on. From playing international rugby as a team mate, to coaching kids and college students, to broadcasting - now at the pinnacle of rugby commentary on a World stage - Dallen puts smiles and infuses positivity into people's lives at scale. This episode is grounded in positive values, positive energy, positive intent and possibility. If you want some takeaways from someone who followed their passions to make their dream a reality- this one is for you! Additional Resources: Connect with Dallen on LinkedIn Learn more about PurposeFused Learn more about PeopleForward Network
George W Bush on board Air Force One touched down in Bagdad this time 20 years ago to surprise the troops with a message from home and stayed for Thanksgiving dinner. From one muppet to another Kami from South Africa's sesame street is appointed the UN mascot for juvenile AIDS victims. Kami made headlines in 2002 when she was introduced as the worlds first HIV positive muppet!In sporting news Australian cricket legend Steve Waugh retires from the international game. In music Outkast are back in the charts with a second single of Speakerboxx/THe Love Below, while Beyonce continues to dominate the number one spot... but for how long?In the UK Westlife cover Manilow's 'Mandy' and we've got new albums from Missy Elliot, the East Side Boyz and Enrique Iglesias. We also discuss how Anna Kournikova ended up on Joe's toilet floor. In music news Nelson Mandela's 46664 Aids benefit concert was held in Capetwon with a massive lineup including Bono, Beyonce and Queen. PLUS we've got a break down of Oprah Winfrey's 2003 'Favourite Things' episode.Hang with us on socials to chat more noughties nostalgia - Facebook (@tminus20) or Instagram (tminus20podcast). You can also contact us there if you want to be a part of the show.
‘n Verslag oor die toestand van kinders in die buurland het aan die lig gebring 4,8 miljoen Suid-Afrikaanse kinders ly honger. Die studie, wat deur die Nelson Mandela-stigting in samewerking met Deloitte Africa gedoen is, toon die hoogste koerse van multi-dimensionele armoede is in Limpopo, Gauteng en die Wes-Kaap. Die Nelson Mandela Kinderfonds se uitvoerende hoof, Linda Ncube-Nkomo, sê huishoudings met swart Afrikane aan die hoof en dié wat deur vroue gelei word, ervaar meer armoede. Ncube-Nkomo beklemtoon hoe belangrik dit is om billike toegang tot onderwys en werksgeleenthede te verseker om hierdie uitdagings te takel.
Kencan Dengan Tuhan - Senin, 20 November 2023 Bacaan: Sambil berlutut ia berseru dengan suara nyaring: "Tuhan, janganlah tanggungkan dosa ini kepada mereka!" Dan dengan perkataan itu meninggallah ia. (Kisah Para Rasul 7:60) Renungan: Nelson Mandela adalah seorang pejuang persamaan hak warga kulit hitam di Afrika Selatan yang diperlakukan secara brutal selama 20 tahun di dalam penjara. Pada akhirnya ia bisa mendapatkan hadiah Nobel Perdamaian serta menjadi presiden Afrika Selatan yang dikenal di seluruh dunia. Sekalipun Mandela diperlakukan secara kejam oleh para penguasa pada saat itu, ia tidak pernah menaruh dendam kepada mereka. Ia tidak berusaha membalas perbuatan mereka, sekalipun ada kesempatan untuk itu, yaitu ketika ia menjabat sebagai pemimpin tertinggi di Afrika Selatan. Sebaliknya, ia mengampuni orang- orang yang melakukan kejahatan kepadanya dan mengadakan rekonsiliasi dengan mereka. Nelson Mandela jelas adalah seorang pengampun. Konon, kebesaran jiwa seseorang dapat terlihat dari cara ia memperlakukan orang- orang yang telah menyakitinya. Apakah ia dapat mengampuni musuh-musuhnya ataukah ia berusaha membalas dendam kepada mereka. Hal ini berlaku untuk semua orang, apakah ia seorang pegikut Yesus atau bukan. Orang yang berjiwa besar tentu adalah orang yang bisa mengampuni orang-orang yang telah berbuat jahat kepadanya. Demikian juga dalam konteks pengikut Yesus, kedewasaan rohani seseorang terlihat dari caranya memperlakukan musuh-musuhnya. Ia akan tergolong orang yang dewasa rohani manakala ia bisa mengampuni orang-orang yang telah menyakitinya. Orang seperti ini bisa mengampuni orang lain karena ia sadar bahwa Tuhan sendiri telah terlebih dahulu mengampuni dosa-dosanya. Stefanus adalah contoh orang yang berjiwa besar dan yang punya kedewasaan rohani. Ketika Stefanus akan meninggal, ia masih sempat berdoa untuk orang-orang Yahudi yang melemparinya dengan batu. Stefanus tidak benci kepada mereka, dan dia tidak berdoa agar Tuhan menghukum mereka. Tetapi ia berdoa agar Tuhan mengampuni perbuatan mereka tersebut, sementara mereka terus melemparinya dengan batu! Hal seperti inilah yang dahulu dilakukan oleh Tuhan Yesus, yaitu ketika la meminta pengampunan bagi orang-orang yang menyalibkan-Nya. Saat kita diperlakukan buruk dan tidak adil oleh orang lain, jangan ditanggapi. Sebaliknya, belajarlah untuk memaafkan mereka dan menyerahkan segalanya kepada Tuhan. Tuhan Yesus mengajarkan kita untuk mengampuni orang yang berbuat jahat kepada kita dan mendoakan mereka, seperti yang pernah Dia sendiri lakukan. Memang memaafkan orang lain yang telah menyakiti kita bukanlah hal yang mudah. Itu sebabnya kita perlu memohon kekuatan dari Tuhan agar kita bisa mengampuni orang tersebut. Tuhan Yesus memberkati. Doa: Tuhan Yesus, ajarilah aku untuk mengampuni mereka yang telah menyakitiku, agar sukacitaku kembali penuh di hatiku. Amin. (Dod).
Today we present a fun and rollicking chat with Gareth Liddiard, frontman of Tropical Fuck Storm and the Drones and master anecdotalist. Gareth joins me to bring some sunshine to a brilliant and under-appreciated record by Spencer P Jones, the legendary guitarist and singer/songwriter originally from NZ who made Australia his home for most of his career. The twist is that Gareth played lead guitar on this record, Spencer P Jones and the Nothing Butts and has the inside story on the album's creation, how the songs came into being and the one of a kind mind of Spencer P Jones. From standing in the crowd in Perth while his sister throws a beer bottle that narrowly misses Spencer to meeting him at an early Drones gig in Melbourne to become friends, frequent tour mates and collaborators in the studio, Gareth opens up about his relationship with Spencer and shares some hilarious stories about one rock'n'roll's true eccentrics, involving earthquakes, scorpions, blood spattered amps, Nelson Mandela and Joe Satriani.
In bustling Covent Garden in London, Paul van Zyl, originally from South Africa and former Executive Secretary of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and his co-founders, have established The Conduit. This private members' club is dedicated to uniting the world's brightest minds in a social enterprise committed to changing the world. In an interview with Biznews, Van Zyl discusses his journey from the TRC, led by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to co-founding The Conduit. He describes how he embraces the philosophy of Ubuntu and his efforts to introduce this concept to entrepreneurs. Van Zyl explains that The Conduit merges elements of private members' clubs like Soho House with ideas festivals and business incubators, hosting 200 talks annually on global issues with a solutions-oriented approach. The Conduit boasts a diverse community of 3000 members, including philanthropists, CEOs, activists, and entrepreneurs. Speakers have included Nobel Prize winners and other influential global figures like Malala. The Conduit also operates a sister business functioning as a business incubator. Van Zyl reveals that the Conduit has expanded to Oslo and has plans for New York, Geneva, Copenhagen, and Singapore. They also plan to launch an academy to deliver recorded talks to a wider audience. He comments on the global leadership deficit in addressing the world's challenges and reflects on his time with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. I try to live up to the optimism and leadership principles embodied by Archbishop Tutu, and Nelson Mandela, he says. They demonstrated “a kind of leadership that rises above pettiness and partisanship and thinks above the horizon, not on the things that are immediately in front of them.”
Mothers understand each other. In this episode of the ALPS In Brief Podcast, Attorney Abigail Benjamin talks with ALPS Account Manager Meg Ratzburg and Underwriting Manager Leah Gooley about the hardships and triumphs of being both a mother and an attorney — and how legal culture shifts like ALPS' new Parental Leave coverage help to better accommodate women who want to bring their best to both worlds (and not have to leave law practice). — Transcript: Leah Gooley: Well, hello and welcome to another episode of ALPS In Brief, the podcast that comes to you from the historic Florence Building in downtown Missoula, Montana. I'm Leah Gooley and I'm the underwriting manager here at ALPS. And I'm here with Meg. Meg Ratzburg: Meg Ratzburg. I'm the account manager for the states of Georgia and West Virginia for our ALPS insured. Leah Gooley: And Meg is here, both of us are here to introduce Abigail Benjamin. She is an experienced West Virginia attorney and one of our insureds and is here to share an amazing story with us. So with that, we'd just like to turn it over to Abigail to tell us a little bit about your experience, starting with how you began in a solo practice of law. Abigail Benjamin: Yeah. Oh, okay. You guys just see me. This is kind of an eclectic story, so you just let me know if I'm going too much in the weeds, but I'm almost 50. This practice has been going on for seven years and I sort of did the traditional college law school graduate at 25, found what I thought was my dream job in public interest law, and then had two kids and I ran into that barrier, I think we're going to talk to later about being a female attorney with young kids. And I want to say it wasn't just a time crunch. It was wanting to show up for my family and my kids in a way that I wasn't just exhausted and overwhelmed. So I didn't get that support and I just chose my kids. And at age 40, I had made what I thought was a very happy life, not practicing law. I had six kids, ages 13 to 1. I was growing kale in my backyard. I was writing fiction, I was following politics and on the news, living in a corner of my home state of West Virginia, about 70 miles from DC and God bless anyone from dc but there's a lot of lawyers in DC and there's a lot of unhappy lawyers in DC. So I was very comfortable not practicing law. And The practice came out when I was 41 on a base of a very ethereal idea and some very good, wise people giving me thoughtful advice. And so the first start was in my faith tradition, Pope Francis is our head, and he really encouraged us Catholics to lean into this idea of environmental justice. And I had been a nonprofit lawyer. I was very keen to economic issues and worries about justice with the poor, but I hadn't really, really thought about economic justice issues and how that impacts both poor Appalachians and people of color around the United States. So I just had this thought, but again, raising kale, homeschooling six kids, I took a one-shot volunteer opportunity, limited, limited, and I volunteered at an environmental film festival called the American Conservation Film Festival. And I saw this film that just blew... It knocked my socks off. It just really opened up my eyes. It was about a water crisis event we had in West Virginia. It was the Elk River Crisis. And this was the interesting part about art and film. I definitely was somebody that was educated in the audience. I knew what my state's problems were. I read the news. But seeing this timeline, as a lawyer, I was just like, oh my gosh, this was not an inevitable catastrophe. What happened is we have these giant chemical plants storing chemicals, very dangerous stuff, right on the waters that we all drink from. And it was two rust holes the size of quarters that dumped all that toxic stuff and one half of my state's population lost their drinking water. And it wasn't the regular boil advisory where it was an inconvenience. You put the pot on the stove for 30 minutes and you have drinking water. You could not bathe in this water, you could not wash your clothes. The smell coming out of the taps was making people sick, skin rashes. And all of the environmental protocols were followed. They called the spill line, they did this stuff, but it was these local small businesses in Charleston. It was an ice cream shop, Ellen's Ice Cream, that was making their ice cream for the day. And this terrible smell came in and they were like, "This is not good." And they called the public health coordinator. And that's what started this looking at this environmental issue. So I was amazed at that film and the discussion around it and I was very interested as a lawyer that this catastrophe, people had known for about seven years that this firm was not following protocols. And they were calling in complaints, like nuisance and complaints about smells and spills, but they didn't file a lawsuit. I mean, it was just sort of stacking up and stacking up. And so, as somebody who was a lawyer, I was like, "Man, I wonder if encouraging lawyers to take these small cases and looking at environmental protection, not as, I mean God bless them, Sierra Club or these kind of large swaths, but that individual boots on the ground thing." That's what really got me excited. So I called up my property law professor who I had not talked to in 10 years, at the University of Wisconsin, and he's super cool, and let me know if I'm going on too long in the weeds. Leah Gooley: This is amazing. [inaudible 00:06:08]. Abigail Benjamin: He's actually South African. It's so weird. But he's South African. His name was Heinz Klug and he worked with Nelson Mandela. He helped to do the South African Constitution. And he actually ended up being my law professor now 20 years ago because his work against Apartheid was so dangerous there was a price on his head. So he had to come to America to save his life and ended up falling in love with an American girl who taught sociology law. And so he just found himself in Madison, Wisconsin and was my property law professor. So I called him and, again, just supposed to be a one-shot deal. I'm like, I have this amazing film about my home state of West Virginia, and I think it'll really jazz up the 1L's in your class, and I want to come share it. And we had this amazing meeting of the minds, and that's what happens with business, I think, it's this synchronicity. And he was like, "Abigail, I get you." He's like, "This is just in Africa." And honestly, I was kind of offended as an American. I was like, "No, no, no, no. I know West Virginia's weird, but we're 70 miles from Washington DC. You have your problems over in Africa, but it's not that bad over here." And he's like, "This systemic problem, the way that justice can fail to get implemented on the ground, this is systemic, this is worldwide, and I think you should come." And so again, retired lawyer for over 10 years, I had never been on an airplane. And he sent me an airplane ticket and a really nice hotel room to come to my law school to give this presentation. And I was really humbled because my friends who had stayed on that linear path, I mean they were partners at law firms in Milwaukee and Chicago. And here I was getting the red carpet rolled out to come back to my law and speak. And so the idea of my practice, it really came from my South African professor, a visiting law professor from India, and then one of the environmental law professors who just happened... They were a little younger than me, but grew up in Tennessee and really understood the thing that I was seeing. And so that kind of weekend conversation about this idea I had for a practice, and I initially didn't think I had the resources, the time or the money to start my own practice. So I was like, I need to fundraise. I have a great idea for a practice. And the idea for the practice was not somebody that came in from the top down like Sierra Club or Natural Resources, not that they're not doing great work, but in West Virginia, there's a very much stiff resistance against outsiders telling us what to do. Leah Gooley: Sure, sure. Yeah, that's common, I'm sure. Abigail Benjamin: There's real pushback against like, "What's this Clean Water Act?" And so I thought having a native child that's in the community, that is going to rotary meetings, and I do a lot of acting, so is on community theater. And when I go and do my presentations in court, which are some environmental, but quite honestly are a lot of basic property rights, I don't get dismissed as the outsider. I'm really representing how these harms are hurting us as a community. And so I thought I had six kids, that disqualified me. I was trying to find a new grad and I was like, "Hey, I think you could do this for $60,000. I'll fundraise. I'll call my friends and we'll put this together." And God bless that person from Tennessee because he kept saying, "This sounds like a you project. I don't have a student at 25 I can just fling into this Appalachia to try to make a change. This sounds like a you project." And I'm like, "Well," I'm like, "I'm too busy. I've got these six kids." And so just that idea of not "I can't," but shifting a question to "Could I do that?" And I'm really lucky. My husband was really supportive, my kids were supportive. I had a group of community people that I was working with on the heroin issue, because Appalachia, we got a lot of stuff wrong, but one of the things was the opiate epidemic. And they really just held my hand through that nervousness phase of I'm going to sit down and retake the bar exam in West Virginia for the first time at 41, and I'm going to show up. And I ended up taking the bar exam in a hotel that overlooked that river, that inspired me to do the thing. And so within a couple of days after I passed the bar exam, I had an opportunity because there's not a lot of pro bono lawyers out here floating around in West Virginia. So I got a call from an environmental group to join an action against a state gas company that was doing a monopoly. They were trying to build a natural gas line over geography that we thought was unsafe. And I just went in to do a speech in front of a group of people, and one guy just literally took off his hat and passed it around, and they threw in $800, enough money for me, because I didn't need money for me, but I had to pay the court reporter. And so we got a deposition from a really good scientist about damage to the Potomac River, which is the drinking water for not just us in West Virginia, but for all those poor people in DC. Leah Gooley: Talk about grassroots. That's amazing. Meg Ratzburg: It's like they needed you and you needed them. I love that. Abigail Benjamin: Thing, Well, again, I jumped into this lawsuit. I was number 17. I was the 17th lawyer in this lawsuit, the only one who was living in the area. Everybody else was down south in Charleston. And the only one representing what I feel is the people. And I was so poor I didn't have a working printer. So I went to Kinko's and they were my law office, and I would print out the 19 copies I needed and stapled it and sent it off, but it ended up working and we got an environmental concession and I got to get on TV. And so just that type of feedback, I think of having an idea, having really solid people encouraging you to go to that untraditional idea and then having that success. Anyway, that's how I got started. Leah Gooley: That is an amazing story. Meg Ratzburg: I love that. Abigail Benjamin: It's very weird. Yes, it's very- Leah Gooley: Not focused. Meg Ratzburg: I love it. Leah Gooley: The fact that you provided a local solution from a local person with community support, as Meg noted, in a non-linear [inaudible 00:13:20]. Abigail Benjamin: And supported by that international perspective. I mean, who would've thought about that? But that's the beauty of it. Meg Ratzburg: It was universal, yeah. Abigail Benjamin: I think, lawyers, the analysis we can carry to something, we can be from very different backgrounds, but we can be working on the same solutions. And that's just so exciting to me. Leah Gooley: And not for a shameless plug for ALPS, but our focus is solos and small firms, and that's the value that those solo firms you can provide in that capacity with this organic idea that you put together. And that's really, we're very proud to be able to support attorneys in that position with the pieces that we have, the risk management, the affordable policies. That's really awesome to see that, especially in your local community. That's so exciting. Abigail Benjamin: Yeah, yeah. And I would just say the importance of my work with environmentalism is it's really important to be a solo because I would be conflicted out of all of these interesting cases if I was in a larger firm. And also just for me, personally, trying to balance having kids and having a practice, I'm the boss, so I don't need to ask permission to move back a meeting to take care of my kids. That's just built into the practice that I have. Again, we'll talk about how ALPS is really special to this story, but it's nice to have those big firm tools and expertise, but still preserving for me the passion and the interest that really drives me to be a good lawyer. Leah Gooley: That brought you out of retirement. Abigail Benjamin: Yes, yes, yes. Leah Gooley: Well then this feels like an excellent time to talk about your experience as a female attorney and more specifically your experience as a mom and that piece of the story. Abigail Benjamin: Again, I had started this dream of a practice thinking basically that my having kids was finished. And about 10 months after I had started going back all jazzed up about environmental issues, my husband decided to take a job as an academic. He's an art professor, and so it was really great for him to switch out of being a long distance commuter to DC and teach, his love, but he lost half of his income. And so suddenly this project that for me was just sort of, oh, interesting, volunteering and pro bono, I suddenly had to literally get the grocery money for the kids. And so I transitioned. Thank goodness ALP started me on that little first flights program. And then I moved in organically. And then two weeks after I signed my commercial lease to move back to my hometown and open up a more standard solo practice, I found out that I was surprisingly pregnant with my seventh child. And it was really awesome, but it was really scary because suddenly I had this commercial lease and I had run into trouble earlier in my career balancing, I felt like, kids and law. And now suddenly I was by myself and having to do that. And, Luke, who's awesome, but I had a high-risk medical pregnancy with him. And I ended up on bedrest in a hospital, really trying to run my law practice, brand new law practice, with a locked file cabinet in my hospital room and some phones. And I was able to do it, but I didn't have that sizable kind of war chest, that backup. Again, just like daily bills I was paying, but I didn't have enough to pay my ALPS insurance premium. And so that was so beautiful. Luke was born and he was premature, and he and I were here but still shaken up by the experience. And I reached out to Meg and I just told her my situation and I said I was a new mom and I had this premature baby and that I wasn't going to be able to meet that deadline. And she reached back out to me and said, and this was the line that was like... She said, "I remember those days. I remember those days and I'm going to look..." And she worked out the payment plan for me. But getting that affirmation, I think, from the corporate identity of a malpractice insurance, having them have that caring central thing about caring for me as a person and willing to bet that this was just a temporary hiccup for me and I was going to be a great client moving forward. It just meant the world to me. And I actually, I don't know if I shared this with you, Meg, but I used the confidence from our exchange to go talk to a local banker who was also a woman in my town, and I got a better line of credit. So it really affirmed to me that the practice of law was valuable for me as a young mother, and it was okay to ask for accommodation so that I could stay mentally healthy, be there for my kid, and also serve my clients. It was a fragile time for me, and I really just appreciated that vote of confidence. Leah Gooley: That's so awesome. Meg Ratzburg: I love that. That just touches my heart. Even when you sent me the email I cried through the whole office. I'm kind of a crier. Abigail Benjamin: So the backstory is I sent a thank you note to Meg when my little son, Luke, who was the premature baby five years ago, when he celebrated his fifth birthday, and he's super healthy and happy, and I was just like, "Thank you, because I have this healthy baby, but I also have a healthy law practice and thanks for not making me have to choose one or the other." Meg Ratzburg: I love that. Women and mothers understand each other and can support each other. I love that. Leah Gooley: Everybody take a minute. In the backdrop of law that you mentioned earlier where that can just be a conflict, trying to show up for your kids and your family in a real way as you also balance some pretty heavy expectations in the larger law firm space can be so overwhelming, especially to women who have the mantra of doing it all and some of that context that it's hard to mentally work your way through. Clearly you said, "Well, at some point I'm not going to do that. I'm going to step away." And that's not what the law profession needs. And we see that in that women are a majority now of law school students, but after five years start to drop out of the professions for a lot of the same reasons that you've talked... So very interested to hear more about your thoughts on what some of those challenges are for women in law and where we or the law community might be able to meet some of those challenges. Abigail Benjamin: I'm so glad you asked that question because this was exactly my story. I had gone from a really small town in West Virginia, 5,000. I went to a women's college, Smith College out of Massachusetts, and I went to a really good public interest law group in University of Wisconsin. And I had gotten the plum job. I worked as legal service attorney. I worked with a lot of women, and everything seemed to really fall into place, from being 25 to 29 for four and a half years. But when I got pregnant with my second child, I felt exhausted. And one of the things that makes me upset is we, as attorneys, we are expert at managing expectations and delivering conflicting things. We're experts at crisis management. I mean, at least my practice, but I think a lot of other people, it kind of feels like an ER doctor. You plan to work on one thing and a client called and they have an emergency, and so you're going to shuffle your day around. And those are exactly the skills that you need for balance in terms of having a lot of kids or just having a creative life. I mean, I got to do Wizard of Oz this summer with my kids, and let me tell you, those two weeks that we were in tech rehearsal, not a lot of law was getting done. But those kind of shifts, that's really normal as a lawyer. And when I look back, I'm upset at myself at 30 because I felt inferior, that my child needing me or being pregnant or asking Meg for an extension because I had a premature baby and had been working for three months, that's life. And that's a healthy, well-rounded life. And it's just amazing that right now in my stage of life, I had a mom that died of cancer after two years of treatment, and my elderly dad needs some help. And it's weird, judges and other lawyers are so much more calm about giving me elder law care, flexibility, than they were about me giving birth and having kids. And I don't know how much is my uncomfortability asking for that, but once I started as a solo, I really had this idea that my husband and my kids were my first eight clients and they got the top eight slots of my day. But that also means I can handle about 30, so there's a whole bunch of work that I can do for the community, and occasionally somebody has a deposition or I've got a hearing, those clients bump up and they trump my five-year-old. But most of the time my family gets the top billing and I'm really comfortable handling the rest of the time. And so the issue then, honestly, right now at 50 isn't so much balancing my being a mom versus being an attorney. It's really making sure that I'm being healthy for me, because I tend not to put myself in the mix. So trying to be healthy and sustainable, keeping up my exercise program, eating right, those kinds of things, I struggle with much more than telling a client to pause for a minute while I talk to my kids. And I would also say, when I was growing up, I thought having kids meant you had a career disruption, very small, when they were little, like zero to three. But my teenagers, I swear, need me way more than my five-year-old. And it's like the teenager is fine until my 20-year-old's in college, and then suddenly I'm at the door for work and you've got to stop and take that moment and connect with them. But that's where being a solo or a small firm is perfect because it's very, very rare that I have to be in my law office at 9:00 in the morning. I can take those moments to connect with them when they're ready. And I still feel like a great lawyer if I've spent 30 minutes with my teen and show up at 9:30 instead of 9:00, and so- Meg Ratzburg: You're probably a better lawyer, because you're taking care of what you need- Abigail Benjamin: Exactly. Meg Ratzburg: ... so you're present for your client because your life's taken care of. Leah Gooley: Yeah yeah. Meg Ratzburg: Yeah, yeah. Exactly. Exactly. Leah Gooley: Abigail- Abigail Benjamin: So I would say... Oh, go ahead. Leah Gooley: Oh, just asking what advice would you give to a 25-year-old, 30-year-old attorney in that position, male or female, facing the crux of kids versus work? What advice would you give them? Abigail Benjamin: I would say try your best not to see it as kids versus work, but what makes you a healthy human being and how can you practice law in a way that's healthy? I made the mistake of, I had female role models when I was 25 just starting off in law, and they were awesome attorneys. Their lives with their families did not look anything like how I wanted to be. I had really amazing managing attorneys, but they either had the swap where the husband was the kind of 1950s spouse that did everything, and they were in the office for 80 to 100 hours a week, or they outsourced. The nanny came and picked the kid up in the morning at 5:00 AM and then had them until 7:00 and fed them every meal and stuff. And not that that's bad, but the idea of a lawyer sitting in the office for 100 hours a week, and I would say 85-plus was very normal for me in an 85-person public-interest law job. I don't think that makes for healthy people. That's unsustainable, I think, when you have a tiny newborn that's waking you up. But I wasn't living a healthy life when I was newly married, but it didn't hit me as bad as when I had this little one-year-old who, even when I saw them, I was so obsessed with worrying about my cases and how tired I was from this stuff. So male or woman, just really try to find lawyers that are healthy, that are energetic, that are doing awesome in the courtroom, but you want to, A, have time to take you out for a beer or a coffee, and then are interesting to talk to over a beer or a coffee. It's more than just can you practice law well in the courtroom? That's what I feel like. So it's finding a sustainable practice. Leah Gooley: That is such great advice. And so, for the current atmosphere, right in the profession, being able to talk to attorneys in general to say, be a whole person, have a well-rounded life. Meg Ratzburg: A whole person. Leah Gooley: The attorney wellness right now is a moderate crisis. People are in a tough spot. And so being able to have that message to folks is so important right now, reinforced from folks within the community, people who have made those difficult journeys. Yours is so inspiring in that way. The weaving and being able to be back into a position where you're providing value, you're providing value to your family and yourself, and you're- Abigail Benjamin: And everything's Meaningful. And Meg was saying the time with my kids and my teens, that's making me a better attorney because I'm a more fully engaged human. Yeah. Leah Gooley: Yep. Abigail Benjamin: Yeah. Leah Gooley: Beautiful. That's so great. Let's see. Those are the questions in general we had wanted to wrestle with. Is there anything else that you wanted to add just in your experience in this, again, really inspiring journey to attorneys now or just in general to the community? Abigail Benjamin: Well, I just want to give a shout-out. My bar association has free Zoom meeting. It's for mental wellness. It's really about health and it's run by a therapist. I was initially kind of nervous to join, but it has been amazing. And one of the nicest thing is we have a judge on there, which was kind of very nervous. You're not used to seeing the guys in the robe as you're like, "Yeah, I'm struggling with my teen today," or whatever. But it was really humanizing to see people of different ages, different backgrounds, vastly different sections of law. I mean, I think I'm a little guilty of really talking mostly to other attorneys that are in my same skillset, but it's so amazing to see people struggling with this idea of how can I practice law, do good to my clients, but also in a way that's sustainable, that's healthy for me? And I would say 90% of all lawyers that I practice with, and COVID has really helped. I think we're pretty human. We're in a small state. I think people are pretty gracious about giving extensions or helping a client really find a good fit between... I might have somebody that has a case, but I'm not the right lawyer for them, so I'm going to reach out and find a referral to them, kind of that humanness. But I would say there is 10% that is kind of jerks and that has that sort of adverse priority relationship even when we're not in court. But this wellness group has helped me have confidence where I'm like, "Dude, you're just not on my team." I'm going to keep my armor up in the velvet glove and the professionalism. But it's allowed me, I think, to feel more confident, again, as that human being. The other thing I would say, again, just call-out to ALPS. It's amazing as a solo to put a team together. So even though I'm alone, I have Meg and ALPS. And ALPS is great because, for me, I have ADHD, ALPS is like, "Get your records together, girl." I mean, there's these firm, always write the engagement letter, always say when you're off the case. And these kind of, it's almost like a managing attorney role, so that helps me. My interest is obviously talking to people and solving the law. It's not necessarily administration, but ALPS is that person that's helping me make sure that I hit the things I need to do to stay protected and it gives me confidence. Leah Gooley: Awesome to hear that. Abigail Benjamin: And I have a team. I have financial advisors, really helpful with therapists. I have a lot of friends that are therapists because a lot of what we're doing in law, it's very emotional. I might know what to do, but trying to handle those clients that are... I mean, they come in with property law issues and I mean, they're crying. I mean, it can be really traumatic. And so that's what I like. I might be alone, but I have a team of people that I can look to for my clients, but also I can look to for myself. And I'm always interested in learning how to do things better. The one thing I would say for attorneys that I think I found because I took this little detour, I think it's very, very important to stay intellectually curious and not just go to CLEs, but watch PBS documentaries and go to theater plays and act. My husband and I right now, we're taking an adult tap class on Wednesday nights, and our kids are dancers and we suck. I mean, we are like [inaudible 00:32:54]. But we're out there learning the shuffle step and doing our little things. And I mean, it is so healthy. I'm almost 49, he's 51. It is so healthy to be in something that is not your skill level. And I think attorneys, we're interested, curious bunches, and it's sad if we get burnt out or tired or always having to be the leader, the one with the answer. Again, I think mental health is important. Exercise, diet is important, but keeping that curious, playful kid, the person you were before you sat through contracts law as a 1L, keep that person alive because that's really who people respond to. And then I think they trust me in my community to have answers for complex things because they see me as a human being and I'm out in the community, so that's my- Leah Gooley: Awesome. Abigail Benjamin: [inaudible 00:33:59]. Meg Ratzburg: Great. Leah Gooley: Well, to wrap things up, we have a couple of lightning round type questions, if you're game. Abigail Benjamin: Okay. Leah Gooley: Are you a dog or a cat person? Abigail Benjamin: Cats. I'm a cat person. Yes. Leah Gooley: A cat person. And what are you reading right now? Abigail Benjamin: Oh gosh, so much. Actually, with all my different interests, we have a family bookstore that's kind of like our family farm, but this is a West Virginia, I swear I didn't know this question was coming. This is just on my... I use books like I use law. I have my other stuff too. But Pearl S. Buck is a West Virginian who actually wrote very sympathetically about the Chinese, and The Exile is actually a portrait about her mother. I lost my mom. My mom died after a two-year battle with cancer in January. And it's been really helpful not just to take time off my practice to go to grief group. That's good, too. But it's been really helpful for me to read a lot of books where people are reflecting about their mom. I feel a lot more connected just hearing about other people's stories. Leah Gooley: That's beautiful. Thank you. Abigail Benjamin: Thanks. Leah Gooley: Last question. Do you see any of your seven kids going to law school? Abigail Benjamin: Here's the thing. My husband is a digital artist and art professor. And so they really had no... I mean, Mom's job was boring compared to Dad's job of making animation and stuff. But my 16-year-old has just really fallen in love with history, and it was like the first time she told me she had opinions about President Andrew Jackson. I was like, "What?" Leah Gooley: What you doing, girl? Abigail Benjamin: Yeah, yeah. And her... they're all ballet dancers. It turns out that one of her good friends is really excited to become a criminal defense attorney, AKA Perry Mason. So that has been adorable. So she secretly, I think after I joke that her ballet career, either when she's 40 and she retires from ballet or she gets injured, she's in line now to take over my firm, so that was okay. Leah Gooley: Succession planing, starting early. Okay. Abigail Benjamin: [inaudible 00:36:27]. I love it. Leah Gooley: Well, I couldn't be more grateful for your time with us today- Abigail Benjamin: Oh, thank you. Leah Gooley: ... for sharing your stories and such great advice. Wonderful to talk with you today. Just a huge thank you to you. Meg Ratzburg: Yeah, such a delight, Abigail. Abigail Benjamin: Oh, thank you. Meg Ratzburg: Thank you. Thank you very much. And good luck to everyone out there. Leah Gooley: Great, thank you. I'll just say to our listeners, just if you have any questions for ALPS, if you're insured with us, please reach out to your account manager, like Meg. Meg Ratzburg: West Virginia or Georgia. Leah Gooley: Absolutely. I'm happy to answer any questions. As Abigail had mentioned, there are some serious risk management, How to Run a Solo Practice resources on our website. It's alpsinsurance.com. There's some great blog posts, videos, articles written by our claims attorneys who are on staff to handle claims that come in from our insureds. So really great resources. If you have any questions or want to know more, please check that out at alpsinsurance.com. Thank you again from beautiful, cold Missoula, and we will see you next time. Meg Ratzburg: Thanks. Thanks, Abigail. Leah Gooley: Thanks, Abigail. Abigail Benjamin: Thank you, guys. Bye-bye. Leah Gooley: Bye.
Accent of Women broadcasts a speech by Angela Davis from 2013 – 10 years ago. This talk is called Justice for Palestine and the Stop G4S campaign. I broadcast this speech, at this point in time, to remind us all that this current bombardment did not start on October 7 and did not start with Hamas' defensive attack on Israel. This speech was given in memorium of Nelson Mandela's death only a few weeks earlier, and Angela Davis here draws the links between South African and Israeli Apartheid.
Welcome to the Self Reflection Podcast with your host, Lira Ndifon. In this extraordinary episode, Lira steps out into the fresh outdoors for a unique conversation with Ulysses, a semiology student with a diverse and multicultural background. Join them as they explore the fascinating realms of language, semiotics, and the global perspectives that shape our understanding.Ulysses takes us on a journey through his life as a military child, living in various corners of the world—from Charleston to Guam to Okinawa, Japan. His rich cultural experiences have not only shaped his worldview but also inspired his passion for linguistics and semiotics, bringing him to the prestigious UC Berkeley.Diving into the heart of the conversation, Ulysses unravels the intricate world of semiotics, describing it as the study of signs. The discussion revolves around the nuanced meanings embedded in everyday signs, such as the universally recognized stop sign. Ulysses prompts us to question whether a sign carries the same meaning across different cultural contexts, inviting us to reflect on the essence of communication.The episode flows seamlessly, exploring the power of language through Nelson Mandela's profound quote: "Talk to a man in a language he understands; that goes to his head. Talk to him in his language; that goes to his heart." Ulysses emphasizes the transformative impact of language on connecting with others on a deep, emotional level.Join Lira and Ulysses in this intellectually stimulating conversation that goes beyond the conventional. This episode is not just about signs and symbols; it's about the threads of culture that weave our shared human experience. Prepare to broaden your horizons and gain fresh insights into the fascinating world of language.Please tune in for an episode that promises to challenge your perceptions and leave you with a renewed appreciation for the profound impact of language on our interconnected world.Shop ProLon https://prolonfast.com/products/gofast?rfsn=7553594.01507e9&utm_source=refersion&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=7553594.01507e9Use discount Code: SELF10 for 20% off@lira_ndifon #SelfReflectionPodcast #HealingJourney #MenHealToo #PersonalGrowth #Transformation
Le nom de Nelson Mandela est passé à la postérité comme l'un des symboles du combat pour l'égalité entre les hommes. En effet, celui qui devait devenir, en 1994, le premier Président noir d'Afrique du Sud, s'était engagé, dès le début des années 1940, dans la lutte contre l'Apartheid. C'est à la même époque que les gouvernements d'Afrique du Sud ont en effet imposé un régime fondé sur la discrimination raciale à l'encontre des Noirs. Toute une série de lois rigides restreignent leurs libertés dans tous les domaines. Des activistes noirs fondent très tôt des mouvements, comme le Congrès national africain (ANC), pour dénoncer cette situation. Dès le début des années 1960, Nelson Mandela prend la tête de la branche armée de ce parti. Elle se livre notamment à des actions de sabotage. Un procès historique Recherché activement par la police, Nelson Mandela est finalement arrêté en août 1962. D'autres militants de l'ANC seront appréhendés l'année suivante. Accusé de sabotages et de complot contre l'État, Mandela risque la peine de mort. C'est en effet la peine que, depuis une loi de juillet 1962, toute personne convaincue d'avoir fomenté un sabotage risque de se voir appliquer. Nelson Mandela et ses co-accusés comparaissent donc en justice, à partir du 9 octobre 1963. Le procès de Rivonia, qui devait durer jusqu'au 12 juin 1964, venait de commencer. Il devait passer à la postérité. Avocat de formation, Mandela se sert en effet de ce prétoire comme d'une tribune. Dans un long discours en forme de plaidoirie, il explique, à la barre, les raisons de son combat et son rêve d'une société égalitaire, où tous les habitants, quelle que soit leur race, auraient les mêmes droits. Le procès soulève l'émotion du monde entier. Le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU demande au tribunal de ne pas prononcer de peines capitales pour les accusés. Le 12 juin 1964, Nelson Mandela est condamné à la prison à perpétuité. Il devait y rester 27 ans, et retrouver la liberté en 1991, l'année même de l'abolition de l'Apartheid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Communicating what we want to say for maximum impact is far from easy. It's also not something many people work on. But Ros Atkins, creator of the hugely successful viral BBC videos 'Ros Atkins on...' is truly a master of the craft, and in this episode he shares some of the key techniques and outlooks that make him stand out. Ros has identified the ten elements of what makes a good explanation as well as the seven steps you need to take to communicate what you want to say with clarity and impact, and we dissect them in this conversation.Ros has written an outstanding new book, called The Art of Explanation: How to Communicate with Clarity and Confidence – which is highly recommended for anyone wanting to sharpen up their communication skills in any area of life and learn from the best in the business.Ros has hosted coverage of many major stories around the world for BBC News, including the death of Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama's first election victory and inauguration as well as the football World Cups in Germany and South Africa. He created and hosted Outside Source live from the BBC newsroom, covering all the biggest international stories in a highly original and innovative way. He is now the BBC's Analysis Editor, and continues to make his outstanding viral videos for the BBC.His book is here: https://geni.us/TAOEBOOKHe is @BBCRosAtkins on twitterMy YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Sign up to my newsletter: simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Les journalistes et experts de RFI répondent également aux questions des auditeurs sur le militant palestinien Marwan Barghouti, sur le discours d'Hassan Nasrallah et sur le déploiement de la SADC en République démocratique du Congo. Sénégal : Macky Sall a limogé les membres de la Commission électorale À quatre mois de l'élection présidentielle, Macky Sall a remplacé par décret tous les membres de la Commission électorale nationale autonome. Comment justifie-t-il cette décision ? Que reproche l'expert électoral qui a engagé un recours contre le décret présidentiel ? Avec Léa-Lisa Westerhoff, envoyée spéciale permanente de RFI à Dakar. Israël/Hamas : qui est Marwan Barghouti, le « Nelson Mandela palestinien »Ces derniers jours, on entend beaucoup parler du dirigeant palestinien Marwan Barghouti comme un« « faiseur de paix ». Pourquoi émerge-t-il aujourd'hui ? Quel rôle pourrait-il jouer dans la résolution du conflit ? Détenu par Israël depuis près de 20 ans, pourquoi a-t-il été condamné ? Avec Guilhem Delteil, envoyé spécial en Israël.Liban : le Hezbollah menace Israël sans déclarer la guerre Pour la première fois depuis le début de la guerre Israël-Hamas, le chef du Hezbollah libanais, Hassan Nasrallah, s'est exprimé publiquement. Pour quelles raisons le leader chiite est-il sorti de son silence aussi tardivement ? Pourquoi n'a-t-il pas déclaré une guerre ouverte contre Israël ? Avec Karim El-Mufti, enseignant en Sciences politiques et droit international à Sciences Po Paris. RDC : vers un déploiement des troupes de la SADC Les chefs d'États des pays membres de la communauté d'Afrique australe se sont réunis à Luanda, en Angola, pour discuter du déploiement de leurs soldats dans l'est de la RDC. En quoi cette nouvelle force pourrait faire la différence par rapport aux troupes de la communauté d'Afrique est-africaine ? Sait-on comment ce déploiement va-t-il s'opérer ? Avec Paulina Zidi, journaliste au service Afrique de RFI.
Anne Franks Tagebuch sei unsterblich, sagt Thomas Sparr – wegen seiner literarischen Qualität. Seine Buchbiografie "Ich will fortleben, auch nach meinem Tod" spielt am Broadway ebenso wie im Zimmer junger Japanerinnen und im Gefängnis Nelson Mandelas.Sparr, Thomaswww.deutschlandfunkkultur.de, LesartDirekter Link zur Audiodatei
2023.11.08 Mandela y hablar de último El líder es el último en hablar y el primero en actuar Esta semana estamos compartiendo cinco historias de Simon Sinek que encierran profundas lecciones. Escucha esta cápsula y descubre por qué Nelson Mandela hablaba de último. #cápsulasgerenciales #capsulasgerenciales #desarrollopersonalholistico #mejorcadadia #inspiracionyexito
This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Pendulum, Mitopure, and Thrive Market.The world is facing several big challenges today—the climate crisis, food insecurity, racial injustice, the rise of AI, and insufficient access to healthcare, to name just a few. Today on The Doctor's Farmacy, I am excited to talk to Dr. Rajiv Shah about how large-scale change really happens, the success and lessons he has learned throughout his career, and why we need big bets—large, bold actions—in order to solve the world's greatest challenges.Dr. Rajiv Shah serves as president of the Rockefeller Foundation, a global institution with a mission to promote the well-being of humanity around the world. With a century-long track record of leveraging science, technology, and innovation, The Foundation is pioneering new ways to enable individuals, families, and communities to flourish. Dr. Shah is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the Wharton School. He has received several honorary degrees, the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award, and the US Global Leadership Award. He is married to Shivam Mallick Shah, and they have three children.This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Pendulum, Mitopure, and Thrive Market.Access more than 3,000 specialty lab tests with Rupa Health. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com today.Get 20% off your first month of your Pendulum subscription with code HYMAN. Head to Pendulumlife.com to check it out.Support the growth of new, healthy mitochondria and get 10% off of Mitopure. Head to timelinenutrition.com/drhyman and use code DRHYMAN10 at checkout.Head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman today to receive 30% off your first order and a free gift of up to $60.Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):How Rajiv was inspired by Nelson Mandela in his youth (5:25 / 3:41)The first crisis Rajiv dealt with as the head of USAID (9:05 / 7:21)Tackling the chronic disease epidemic with food as medicine (14:54 / 13:09)Addressing rising obesity rates in America (32:31 / 27:52)The importance of believing change is possible (42:33 / 37:54)What makes the standard American diet so unhealthy? (48:42 / Investing in weight-loss drugs vs quality food (49:26 / 44:03)The importance of finding the right partners to make meaningful change (52:13 / 47:35)Finding happiness through service to others (56:02 / 51:25)Rajiv's next big bets (1:04:14 / 59:40)Get a copy of Big Bets: How Large-Scale Change Really Happens. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Anne Franks Tagebuch sei unsterblich, sagt Thomas Sparr – wegen seiner literarischen Qualität. Seine Buchbiografie "Ich will fortleben, auch nach meinem Tod" spielt am Broadway ebenso wie im Zimmer junger Japanerinnen und im Gefängnis Nelson Mandelas.Sparr, Thomaswww.deutschlandfunkkultur.de, LesartDirekter Link zur Audiodatei
In this week's episode, we dive into a transformative journey where entrepreneurship meets personal growth. Our guest, Peter Sage, a seasoned serial entrepreneur, brings a wealth of experience to the table, making this episode essential for anyone interested in navigating the ever-changing world of personal branding and entrepreneurship.If that is you, this episode is exactly the leadership and inspiration you were looking for.Connect with Peter SagePeter is a globally renowned serial entrepreneur with expertise in human behavior and self-mastery. His distinct perspective has earned him recognition as an exceptional individual with the Brand Laureate Award, joining past honorees such as Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, and Cristiano Ronaldo. Peter has spoken at six TEDx events. His books have reached #1 on bestseller lists, selling over 150,000 copies in multiple languages. As the founder of several 8-figure companies, Peter has raised more than $1 million for charitable causes. Notably, he has been recognized as a top motivational guru by Global Gurus. He has been honored by the Two Comma Club Awards for his remarkable entrepreneurial achievements. Peter is passionate about sharing his vast knowledge and experience to empower others to lead extraordinary lives that are not only successful but also purposeful.Website: petersage.comConnect with EileenIf you'd like to learn how to do 6 & 7 figure DAYS selling your high ticket offer at virtual events, head on over to https://acceleratemyrevenue.com/ and apply for our free 5-day challenge.
Say It Skillfully® is a show that helps you to benefit from Molly Tschang's expert guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. Episode 202 is the 40th monthly feature of “Our Voices,” intended to accelerate social change that levels the playing field—helping everyone live to their full potential. The aim is for you to see a bit of yourself in these journeys, and embrace—we're more similar than not. In this episode, Molly is joined by Nozipho Tshabalala, a conversation strategist and global moderator. Nozi reflects on growing up in South Africa under Nelson Mandela, and how she inherited her parents' strident work ethic. Their dedication to her education helped Nozi always set the highest bar for herself, fueled by “failing was not an option for me.” You'll be surprised by how she picked her major! Her inner confidence stems from what her parents instilled: “I am smart, but I am capable, and I'm teachable.” Hear Nozi's unlikely foray into one of the world's biggest conglomerates, Tata Group (from none other than its chairman)! This led to unexpectedly shooting a documentary for CNBC Africa. She was on screen for only 15 seconds, but those 15 seconds changed her life. Only two weeks after the documentary aired, she was offered a news anchor position with CNBC Africa, covering development and finance (compelling her to delve into topics she knew zero about). Nozi knew the first time she moderated live that it was her calling. “Conversations are the birthplace of action, and in the absence of conversation, we absolutely get nothing done.” Today, family reigns supreme for Nozi. She has an intellectual match in her husband and a gift of a son. With her hard-earned stability, she paid for her mother to return to and graduate college as a newly certified teacher. Balancing motherhood on top of her constant travel for business is one of Nozi's self-described top accomplishments. Don't miss this inspiring episode. Nozi empowers us all to aim high and land high. Learn more at: http://www.theconversationstrategist.com/ and follow @therealnozi Molly's thought for the week – a lyric that inspires Nozi, from Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey: “We were moving mountains long before we knew could.” P.S. Nozi leads to her full potential by communication to influence and inspire! To help you do the same, Molly created a 1st LinkedIn Learning course, “Leadership Communication in the Flow of Work.” Here's the link for free 24-hour access bit.ly/3sETIgg
This November, as we remember our beloved dead and our liturgy begins to contemplate the end times, the stark reality of war is even more pronounced. In times, like these, “sometimes, the best thing you can do,” says Bruce Botha, S.J., “is acknowledge someone else's pain and say, ‘I can't imagine how you're feeling.'” Father Botha, a priest of the Southern Africa province of the Jesuits, has been in parish ministry for the last 15 years. He serves as the pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and chaplain for two universities in Johannesburg, South Africa. Previously, he worked at St. Martin de Porres, a Jesuit-run parish in Soweto, “a historic township,“ he says, which was “the epicenter of a lot of the anti-apartheid struggle.” The parish is a stone's throw from the world-famous Vilakazi Street, which he reminds, has “the homes of two Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in it: Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.” On “Preach” this week, host Ricardo da Silva, S.J., engages Bruce on the challenges of preaching in fearful, uncertain times of COVID and war, and at intimate moments of personal grief, like funerals. Read the full text of this week's homily and Scripture readings. Get daily Scripture reflections and support "Preach" by becoming a digital subscriber to America Magazine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today's guest believes “that flowers speak for themselves.” Rob Van Helden discusses what he means by "perfect simplicity”; starting a business out of the back of a car with his sister Patrice; how, through word of mouth, they were able to grow; and much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz! Rob is the owner of Rob Van Helden Floral Design Limited out of London. His previous clientele includes Nelson Mandela, Joe Malone, Elton John, the Beckham's World Cup party, Alfred Dunhill and James Bond film premieres, and Royal weddings and events including Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, and Princess Margaret's 70th birthday. Rob shares how instrumental props are in the design and setting the theme, and he shares his process when he works with clients. He also speaks about taking his clients to the flower market with him so they can see firsthand what he has in mind for the design and experience their responses. Listen as Rob describes the flower arrangements he designed for his own wedding and some of the biggest challenges he has faced at an event. He shares how he is handling the pandemic personally and professionally and how success to him is simply having happy clients. Andy is so happy to bring you this revisit of this wonderful and engaging conversation with Rob, and he would really appreciate it if you were to share the podcast with a few friends or colleagues who might enjoy it. Be sure to also leave a top review wherever you listen because that really helps him and the show out, and don't forget to subscribe to the podcast so that you never miss a new episode! Have you heard about Stop and Smell the Roses with Preston Bailey on The Wedding Biz Network? Listen as Preston shares the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to create a theatrical environment out of any space. Also, don't forget about Sean Low's podcast The Business of Being Creative, where Sean discusses the power of being niched, pricing strategies, metrics of success, and so much more. You can find both shows on The Wedding Biz Network. SUPPORTING THE WEDDING BIZ Become a patron and support Andy and the show! If you are so inspired, contribute! Time Stamps [01:01] - Today's episode is a revisit of Andy's interview with Rob Van Helden! [02:46] - Rob shares growing up in a small village in Holland and his journey to where he is now. [06:09] - Rob speaks about finding out that he had a knack for floral design. [06:50] - Rob discusses starting a business with his sister Patrice in the back of a car. [08:49] - What does Rob mean by “perfect simplicity”? [09:24] - Learn why Rob likes to work with a lot of one type of flower. [10:29] - Rob discusses why he believes props are instrumental in the design and setting of the theme. [13:29] - Rob has natural conversations with his clients, sends them a proposal, and takes them on a trip to the flower market to show them what he has in mind. [16:51] - What are some of the biggest challenges Rob has had during weddings? [17:50] - Rob describes what he designed for his own wedding in 2007. [20:27] - Rob shares some Royal weddings and events for which he has designed flowers. [22:56] - What events has Rob done for Sir Elton John over the years? [23:48] - Rob discusses how he creates the right display for hotels and their venues. [24:39] - What does success mean to Rob? [25:59 - Andy gives us Rob's contact information. LINKS AND RESOURCES Find Rob: Rob Van Helden Floral Design Limited @rvhfloraldesign Instagram | Facebook | X / Twitter RVH Prop Hire @rvhprophire Instagram | Facebook @rvhhome Instagram | HayKo.TV Follow The Wedding Biz on Social: The Wedding Biz The Wedding Biz on Instagram: @theweddingbiz The Wedding Biz on Facebook: @theweddingbiz The Wedding Biz Network The Music Makers Support The Wedding Biz by clicking here. Title Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Kushner Entertainment.
Luke Beling and Paul Cardall delve into an incredible journey as indie artists, tracing back to Luke's upbringing in South Africa during the tumultuous era of apartheid—a system entrenched in racial segregation. LISTEN TO LUKE BELINGhttps://lukebeling.com/APPLE MUSICSPOTIFYAMAZONINSTAGRAMFACEBOOKYOUTUBE MORE ABOUT THIS EPISODELuke Beling and Paul Cardall delve into an incredible journey as indie artists, tracing back to Luke's upbringing in South Africa during the tumultuous era of apartheid—a system entrenched in racial segregation. The conversation unfolds as they explore Luke's unique background as a privileged youth who navigated complex dynamics of prejudice and friendship with individuals of diverse backgrounds, all set against the backdrop of Nelson Mandela's struggle for equality. Luke's childhood weekends were graced with a musical education from his father, immersing him in the soul-stirring melodies of legendary artists like the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, and Cat Stevens. It was within these harmonies and the subtle, submissive lyrics of Paul Simon's "Graceland" that Luke began to perceive the world through a different lens. The resonance of these artists' words ignited a fire within him to seek compassion and understanding, propelling him toward a path of societal change through his own artistic expression. Amidst being a promising tennis player, Luke's journey unfolded further as he secured a scholarship to Campbellsville in Kentucky. Here, he found himself in the midst of a musical community that would catalyze his transformation into a songwriter. Paul and Luke engage in an exploration of Luke's creative process, unveiling the intricate art of crafting stories through music, likening it to a vigorous workout at the gym—shaping narratives that resonate with the soul. Luke's profound connection to his roots in Africa emerges in his poignant musical compositions, touching on the realities of a nation ravaged by AIDS, juxtaposed against the breathtaking beauty of the landscape. They contemplate the tragic paradox of such stunning places marred by a history of suffering. Intriguingly, the conversation shifts to Luke's creative focus on Lesotho—a landlocked haven in Southern Africa, boasting towering mountains and serene valleys, steeped in a rich history of political autonomy. The narrative takes a twist as they delve into Luke's transition to Hawaii, where he now resides with his family. The discussion culminates in a reflection on his song "Pacific," encapsulating the irresistible pull he experienced, drawing him across the vast expanse of the Pacific to find solace and purpose on an island—a journey that mirrors the rhythm of his life and art. ABOUT THE HOST & PIANISThttp://www.paulcardall.comhttps://www.facebook.com/PaulCardallMusic/https://www.instagram.com/paulcardall/ LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC:SPOTIFYAPPLE MUSICAMAZON
Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” talks about Elon Musk shocking Joe Rogan with his brutally honest assessment of George Soros' political motives; the Biden administration removing Greg Abbott's Texas border fence; “The Late Show's” Stephen Colbert agreeing with Donald Trump comparing himself to Nelson Mandela; teen Alford Lasean Lewis becoming a symbol for violent, directionless youth; the melting down of the controversial Confederate Robert E. Lee statue; Scotland's Anas Sarwar being ignorant of Scotland's demographics; Free Palestine protesters getting into a brawl with the NYPD; Libs of TikTok ticking off AOC by asking her some questions about Hamas; the massive London Palestine protest; Ayaan Hirsi Ali sharing how the ideas of Western civilization can be saved for the next generation; Jordan Peterson's amazing closing speech from the ARC conference; a tale of two Halloweens; and much more. WATCH the MEMBER-EXCLUSIVE segment of the show here: https://rubinreport.locals.com/ Check out the NEW RUBIN REPORT MERCH here: https://daverubin.store/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Justice Malala, is one of South Africa's foremost political commentators and commentators and the author of the bestseller We Have Now Begun Our Decent: How to stop south Africa losing its way. He has been a columnist for the Times in SA, and written for the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian and the Financial Times. He now lives in New York.Jonny Steinberg is the author of several books about everyday life in the wake of South Africa's transition to democracy. He is a two-time winner of the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award, South Africa's premier literary prize, and an inaugural winner of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes. Until 2020, he was professor of African studies at Oxford University. He currently teaches part-time at the Council on African Studies at Yale University's MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies and is visiting professor at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) in Johannesburg. Alex Waters is the technical producer, audio editor and engineer for the Short Fuse Podcast. He is a music producer and a student at Berklee College of Music. He has written and produced music and edited for podcasts including The Faith and Chai Podcast and Con Confianza. He writes, produces and records music for independent artists, including The Living. He lives in Brooklyn can can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
In this episode, Elleke Boehmer introduces the world-renowned figure of Nelson Mandela and looks critically at his legacy. A PDF transcript for this episode can be found here: https://oxfordacademic.blubrry.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/VSI-Ep-74-Nelson-Mandela-transcript.pdf Learn more about Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/nelson-mandela-a-very-short-introduction-9780192803016 Elleke Boehmer is Professor of World English at the University of Oxford and Director of … Continue reading Nelson Mandela – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 74 →
Today we're exploring how both the New Zealand All Blacks and South African Rugby team have created an emotional competitive advantage over their rivals. They've both harnessed their unique heritage, culture and a higher purpose to galvanise their teams. With the spotlight on World Cup winners the Springboks, we'll hear about how Siya Kolisi and their players are living the philosophy of Ubuntu. We hear about the adversity faced by Denis Goldberg, who was imprisoned alongside Nelson Mandela for over 20 years. He and his comrades used this same inspirational purpose to endure unthinkable challenges and eventually overthrow the apartheid regime. Siya Kolisi and his team have given South Africa hope and we'll explore the power of purpose in sport and life. As a listener to the show, use the code PODCAST100 to get 1 free month on Sporting Edge Membership here, which includes 24/7 access to over 900 insights and high-performance strategies. Linked mentioned:Episode 8: From Mandela To Mars
Queremos saber sua opinião sobre o Face Oculta: https://sitebp.la/opiniao-face-oculta __________ Assine a Brasil Paralelo: https://sitebp.la/bp-face-oculta ___________ Por trás de aclamadas personalidades há um lado obscuro que ninguém está olhando. Neste programa documental e cheio de mistérios, abordaremos a face oculta das principais personalidades e instituições. Nesta edição: Nelson Mandela __________ Fontes: African National Congress Documents. Submit or Fight: 30 Years of Umkhonto we Sizwe. 1991 Ellis, S. The Genesis of the ANC's Struggle in South Africa, 1948-1961. 2011 Kamalakaran, A. How the Soviet Union helped Nelson Mandela. The Telegraph. 2013 Le Roux, C. Umkhonto we Sizwe, it's role in the ANC's onslaught against white domination in South Africa. 1992 Lusher, A. Winnie Mandela: the turbulent life of the woman who went from 'Mother of the Nation' to 'mugger'. The Independent. 2018 Mandela, N. I am Prepared to Die. 1964 Mhlaba, R. Personal Memoirs. 2001 Onselen, G. Yes, he was a communist, say ANC, SACP. Sunday Tumes. 2013 Sampson, A. Mandela: a Biografia Autorizada. 1999 Shubin, V. ANC: A View from Moscow. 1999 Slovo, J. The Sabotage Campaign. 1986 South Africa Communist Party. The New Year: Some Tasks and Perspectives. 1961 The Black Struggle for Political Power: Major Forces in the Conflict. Human Rights Watch. 1991 Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa Report. 2009 Turok, B. Nothing but the Truth. 2003 Umkhonto we Sizwe – timeline. Anc.org.za. 2013 Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. South African History Online. 2011 ___________ Precisa de ajuda para assinar? Fale com nossa equipe comercial: https://sitebp.la/yt-equipe-de-vendas Já é assinante e gostaria de fazer o upgrade? Aperte aqui: https://sitebp.la/yt-equipe-upgrade __________ Siga a #BrasilParalelo: Site: https://bit.ly/portal-bp Instagram: / brasilparalelo Facebook: / brasilparalelo Twitter: / brasilparalelo Produtos oficiais: https://loja.brasilparalelo.com.br/ ___________ Sobre a Brasil Paralelo: Somos uma empresa de entretenimento e educação fundada em 2016. Produzimos documentários, filmes, séries, trilogias, cursos, podcasts e muito mais. Nosso foco é o conteúdo informativo e educativo relacionado ao contexto social, político e econômico brasileiro.
There's too much fame everywhere, a false fluorescent stain on every face. In this Earth Riot, we recall those who earned good fame. And we badly need a new public figure for our self-induced apocalypse. Consumerized fame, the monetizing of reputations - isn't just a distraction. Commercial fame isn't just lots of celebrities - manufactured flesh products. Fame is one product, one forever chemical, like CO2 burning and flooding the last of the living. The well-known people who appear in our half hour are Muhammad Ali, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Judy Collins, Victor Jara, Stephen Sondheim, John F. Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Greta Thunberg, Maya Lin, Rodney King.
What would it feel like to go back to the year 1990, a time of iconic music, classic movies, and unforgettable events? Come join us on a captivating journey back to the era of vibrant mixtapes and chunky VHS tapes. We're dusting off our denim jackets and rewinding our memories to the rhythm of Morrissey's anthems at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and the entrancing sounds of the Australian band, Church. We dive headfirst into the legend of Sinead Connor and the haunting notes of 'Nothing Compares to You', penned by the enigmatic Prince. The infamous Blonde Ambition Tour of Madonna, the star-studded tribute concert for Nelson Mandela, and Janet Jackson's twinkle on the Hollywood Walk of Fame are among the notable events we re-examine. Join us for some trivia too, from Eric Clapton's marathon concert series at the Royal Albert Hall to the debut broadcast of MTV Unplugged. Bringing a balance of charitable spirit and flavor to your lives, we introduce the HERD Foundation, a not-for-profit guiding veterans to work with horses, and their delicious range of barbecue and hot sauces. Then, shifting gears to the world of cinema, we critique the best of 1990, from Goodfellas to Dances with Wolves. Lastly, we express our gratitude to our dedicated listeners and hint at our exciting plans for future shows. So kick back, tune in, and get ready to be transported back to a year that truly rocked our world.
Trump compares himself to Nelson Mandela. A USC student was arrested for a crime he didn't commit, cleared of charges but his school won't reverse his suspension. Two Florida moms fight on a school bus and much more.Host: Dr. Rashad Richey (@IndisputableTYT)Guest Host: Jackson White***SUBSCRIBE on YOUTUBE: ☞ https://www.youtube.com/IndisputableTYTFACEBOOK: ☞ https://www.facebook.com/IndisputableTYTTWITTER: ☞ https://www.twitter.com/IndisputableTYTINSTAGRAM: ☞ https://www.instagram.com/IndisputableTYT Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Radical Curiosity: Exploring the Future of Aging with Dr. Ken Dychtwald The Not Old Better Show, Author Interview Series Hello and welcome to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast, the go-to place for insights on living well at any age. I'm Paul Vogelzang, and today's show is brought to you by GoldCo and TalkSpace. Today we have a guest who has been a transformative force in how we understand aging, longevity, and the human potential. Dr. Ken Dychtwald is a psychologist, gerontologist, and a visionary who has been shaping conversations about aging for nearly five decades. He's the author of 19 books, a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, and has shared platforms with global leaders like Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton. Today, we have the privilege of not only speaking with Dr. Dychtwald but also hearing him read from his latest book, 'Radical Curiosity: My Life on the Age Wave.' This isn't just a memoir; it's a call to action for rethinking aging in a society where longevity is becoming the norm. We'll be diving into key questions about his book, his groundbreaking work, and what it means for all of us as we age. We'll explore how curiosity has fueled his career, the legacy he hopes to leave, and his vision for the future as more Americans live past 50. We'll also discuss the unique roles that those 60 and older can play in society and how technology can be a game-changer for quality of life in older age. So, whether you're just starting your career or contemplating retirement, this episode promises to offer insights that could change how you think about aging and life's possibilities. So sit back, relax, and get ready for a transformative conversation and an exclusive reading from 'Radical Curiosity.' You won't want to miss this as Ken Dychtwald tells a touching story about him and his father following an intense family argument. That, of course, is our guest today, Dr. Ken Dychtwald, reading from his new book, Radical Curiousity My thanks to GoldCo and TalkSpace for sponsoring today's show. Please check out our show notes today for more information about our sponsors…please support each as they support the show. My thanks to Dr. Ken Dychtwald, author of the new book, Radical Curiousity thanks for reading today, too, Ken. My thanks to you my wonderful audience here on radio and podcast…Please be well, be safe and let's talk about better…The ot Old Better Show on radio and podcast. Thanks everybody and we'll see you next week.
Remember, you can watch the Superpowers for Good show on e360tv. To watch the episode, download the #e360tv channel app to your streaming device–Roku, AppleTV or AmazonFireTV–or your mobile device. You can even watch it on the web.When you purchase an item after clicking a link here, we may earn a commission. It's an easy way to support our work.Devin: What do you see as your superpower?Jade: My biggest superpower is that I see big people. I see people about 10 to 100 times larger than they see themselves. I believe that I have a special ability to help them see that for themselves and finally leap and do the big thing that they feel called to do.“I believe that purpose is our greatest superpower,” says author and concert pianist Jade Simmons. “One of the things that I've been lamenting is that we've given the idea of big purpose or meaningful purpose or important purpose over to the superheroes. We begin to see ourselves as the extras.”Inspired by the reaction of audiences to her spoken message about finding purpose, she felt compelled to expand her ideas in a book, Purpose the Remix.“It can be hard sometimes to see these historical figures like Nelson Mandela or Mother Teresa and think, well, if I'm not doing that kind of work, then whatever else I'm doing is smaller.”Jade defines your purpose as people's reaction to you when you show up fully, revealing who you are. She says:The goal of the book was first to help us believe that we have purpose. The most important thing we can do is figure out, look back and see what the effect is we've always been having, and then decide into the future to be more intentional about delivering that effect on purpose.Finally, I say in the book, we've got to learn to protect that purpose once we uncover it because it is designed not only to fuel us, but I believe it's also designed to unleash others. Operating in purpose has dual importance. Uncovering it will unleash many of the solutions that we still find ourselves looking for in this world.Jade is walking her talk. She leverages her superpower–seeing big people–to perform her work, helping others find and realize their full potential through purpose.AI Episode Summary* Devin Thorpe introduces Jade Simmons, CEO of Jade Media Global and the author of Purpose The Remix, during the "Superpowers for Good" show.* Simmons talks about how her idea of purpose being the effect on others, rather than the task itself, garnered a strong reaction from people and inspired her to write a book on the concept.* She believes that purpose is our greatest superpower and laments that people often see themselves as lesser in comparison to historical figures who have made significant impacts.* Simmons aims to encourage people to embrace their purpose and the effect they have on others, which can lead to powerful change.* She discusses her use of music, particularly the piano, as a powerful tool to inspire and unleash audiences.* Simmons explains that she discovered her purpose through a period of difficulty in her early career as a pianist, which led her to incorporate storytelling and engagement with the audience into her performances.* She took purpose-based risks by infusing different genres of music into her concerts and breaking the traditional format, which differentiated her and led to her being known as classical music's number-one maverick.* Simmons shares that her purpose is to activate people into being bigger and bolder versions of themselves, and she sees big potential in others, helping them see it for themselves.* She talks about her experience running for president in 2020 and how she had to constantly remind herself of her qualifications and vision despite being new to the world of politics.* Simmons offers tips for uncovering and embracing purpose, including looking back at behavior patterns, being intentional, and pressing through challenges and obligations. She encourages saying yes to purpose and no to things that don't align with it.* She invites viewers to visit her website, jadesimmons.com, to learn more about her work, including her book, her shows, and her consulting services. Additionally, purposetheremix.com offers resources for uncovering purpose.How to Develop Seeing Big People As a SuperpowerSeeing other people and their potential has helped Jade see her own power. In 2020, I probably did the wildest thing I've ever done, if you're looking from the outside, which is that I actually ran for president of the United States. To make it worse, as an independent candidate, I didn't join up with either party. I'd been courted by both parties in the past for political opportunities, but for reasons that we don't have time to get into, I felt led to do that in 2020.The biggest challenge was not in bolstering my own belief that I had vision to offer and capability to offer. It was suddenly having to translate the fact that I'd never been in the world of politics to this world of leadership. Suddenly, I was in a position to have to prove myself where even the unicorn status that had established me in other industries was presenting as a detriment in this one. I remember constantly having to remind myself of why I was doing it, what the vision was behind it, and I had to constantly reassess what winning would mean. The challenge of that is when we dare to put ourselves out there, when we take those big risks to offer ourselves up for the leadership that we crave, we're putting ourselves in the spotlight. You can definitely face fraud factor, and you can start to discount all the value of the things that you've done before that point. I was constantly having to remind myself of why I was qualified to lead. And I think when you're in leadership, you don't think you're going to have to prove that again. And I had to prove it on a very major level.The most rewarding thing was to find out that when you were listening to people, and they were telling you what they wanted in their leaders. If you listen carefully, you could hear yourself in their answer. And that was the most wonderful validation possible.Jade offers some advice for seeing yourself the way she sees you. “When you're finally putting yourself out there, remember why you're doing it and why the life you have led up to this point qualifies you for the brave move that you're making.”She offers a few tactical tips, too:* I don't believe purpose was designed to be a struggle. I do believe it gets to be an exciting investigation.* Talk to people who know and love you. Ask them what it is they've come to expect from you.* Once you've uncovered that you've been having an effect, let's decide now to have it on purpose.By following Jade's example and advice, you can learn to see others–and yourself–at your full potential. With practice, you can make it a superpower that enables you to do more good in the world.Guest ProfileJade Simmons (she/her):Founder & CEO, Jade Media GlobalAbout Jade Media Global: Electrifying, transformative experiences are the essence of the Jade Media Global brand.From speaking on world stages, performing cutting-edge concerts to content creation and so much more, we strive for “impactful disruption” to keep individuals and organizations buzzing long past our interaction. We are a purpose-centered, transformation-obsessed organization that values the growth of its employees and its audiences alike.Website: https://jadesimmons.com/Twitter Handle: https://twitter.com/jadesimmonsCompany Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JadeMediaOther URL: https://jadesimmons.com/purpose-book/Biographical Information: Jade Simmons is an internationally acclaimed creator of mind-blowing, transformational experiences and one-of-a-kind, inspirational adventures designed to activate audiences into becoming the biggest, boldest version of themselves. The world-class concert artist has been called a “musical force of nature” with an “uncanny ability to connect with the sounds of today.” Jade is the CEO of Jade Media Global, which is a revolutionary, live experience and global content distribution company specializing in 360o personal development and strategic transformation.Twitter Handle: @jadesimmonsLinkedin: linkedin.com/in/jade-simmons-pianistceo/Instagram Handle: @officialjadesimmons/Superpowers for Good is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to Superpowers for Good at www.superpowers4good.com/subscribe
Ex-presidenten i knipa när viktiga allierade vänder honom ryggen. Lyssna på alla avsnitt i Sveriges Radio Play. USA:s tidigare president skapade rubriker i samband med att han skrev in sig för primärval i New Hampshire. Under ett långt tal framför sina supportrar jämförde han sig själv med Nelson Mandela.Samtidigt rör det på sig i rättsprocesserna mot honom. I åtalet som rör valpåverkan i delstaten Georgia har flera av Trumps tidigare advokater erkänt brott. Det kommer också uppgifter om att hans tidigare stabschef Mark Meadows samarbetar med åklagaren Jack Smith i ett av de andra fallen mot honom.Vi pratar också om det fortsatta talmanskaoset i Representanthuset. Falangstriden inom republikanerna fortsätter och nu är partiet inne på sin fjärde kandidat: Mike Johnson från Louisiana.Mike Johnson beskrivs som en moralkonservativ republikan lång ut till höger och en nära allierad till Donald Trump. Kommer han att lyckas ena partiet?Medverkande: Ginna Lindberg och Roger Wilson, Sveriges Radios USA-korrespondenterProgramledare: Sara StenholmProducent: Viktor MattssonTekniker: Jocke Persson
It's News Tuesday! But first, Emma speaks with Jacob Sugarman, lifestyle editor at the Buenos Aires Herald, to discuss the recent results in the Argentinian presidential race, which is now heading into a runoff. First, Emma runs through updates on the growing death toll in Gaza, the release of Hamas' hostages, Donald Trump's legal and electoral woes, UAW labor action, the impeachment of Joe Biden, the first publicly funded religious charter school, and Bob Menendez's complete lack of guilt, before parsing through recent statement from both State Department martyr Josh Paul and AOC on the US' failure to hold Israel to account with the Leahy law. Jacob Sugarman then joins, parsing through the lukewarm good news coming out of Argentina, with the center-left's Sergio Massa beating out far-right dark horse candidate Javier Milei and pushing the presidential election to a runoff, before stepping back to analyze what so particular about Milei's brand of “anti-establishment” politics, anarcho-capitalism, and general bigotry, and why it has won him his base of young Argentinian men. After contextualizing Milei's rise within the ongoing economic crisis facing Argentinians today, which has seen years of skyrocketing poverty, debt, and inflation, Sugarman walks Emma through the alternatives to Milei's anarcho-capitalism, namely Sergio Massa, before wrapping up with the dangers of historical revisionism among the far-right and their junta connections. Emma also touches on the myth of a crimewave, the House GOP's Speakership chaos, and dances on the grave of an enemy. And in the Fun Half: Emma watches Fox & Friends go crazy for a ground invasion of Gaza, before parsing through the Times of Israel's own assessment of such an operation, also talking with Ross from North Carolina on gameplan toward funding Ukraine, and watching Cenk Uygur the moral case for Palestinians on Piers Morgan. Timor from Ontario dives into the chaos in Canadian politics over Israel-Palestine divides, and the MR Crew watches speeches by Donald Trump on being Nelson Mandela, and Nelson Mandela on terrorism and Israel, plus, your calls and IMs! Check out Jacob's writing in The Nation: https://www.thenation.com/article/world/javier-milei-argentina-presidential-election/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the ESVN YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/esvnshow Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here: https://am-quickie.ghost.io/ Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Get the free Majority Report App!: http://majority.fm/app Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder Check out Ava Raiza's music here! https://avaraiza.bandcamp.com/ The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/
SEASON 2 EPISODE 59: COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN A-Block (1:44) SPECIAL COMMENT: The cheese slid COMPLETELY off Trump's cracker yesterday in Derry New Hampshire. The first time I ever posited in public that his brain doesn't work right was in a piece and video I did for Vanity Fair in 2016 called Could Trump Pass A Sanity Test and I do NOT know what the next step DOWN is mentally or psychologically or intellectually from “no he could NOT pass a sanity test” but Trump has now reached it: one speech, five statements that in a previous century would have been examined as signs of possible tertiary syphilis. At Derry, New Hampshire he a) showed he believed he was the first person to ever realize the letters U and S could spell "us" AND "U.S;" b) revealed he didn't know why FDR "sat" while he spoke nor what the thing he sat in was called; c) confused Turkey's Erdogan and Hungary's Orban; d) claimed he was Nelson Mandela; and e) told his voters not to bother to vote. Trump is crazy. Those who opposed him shied away from this in 2016 and 2020. It needs to be mentioned hourly, because it's not only true and an existential danger - it's also perfect politics - the ideal answer to the slanders about Biden's age and acuity. Also: Judge Michael Luttig is back with another Constitutional answer to a Trump lie. If you don't know about the Presidential Vesting Clause in Article 2, it's why Trump does NOT have "absolute immunity" for trying to overturn an election while president. Luttig and 23 other former Republican officeholders filed a brief with the court saying this was a threat to the integrity of all future elections. Trump continues to dare a judge to jail him for violating his various gag orders; he's caught in a bald-faced lie about whether or not Sidney Powell ever worked for him; the essence of the Jack Smith case against him is proved by Kenneth Chesebro taking a plea deal; and is the Republican Civil War over the Speaker of the House (now extended to Trump pretending he's not trying to sabotage Tom Emmer) enough to send five Republicans to form their own third party and get one of their group elected by the Democrats as the new Speaker? Is the GOP about to re-enact what destroyed the Whig Party in 1852? B-Block (24:04) POSTSCRIPTS TO THE NEWS: Have you ever heard of the poll that indicated a third of all Trump supporters favor building a wall along the Atlantic Ocean to keep Muslims out? (32:27) THE WORST PERSONS IN THE WORLD: Tom Cruise's agent discovers what "genocide" actually means. A Stanford neurobiologist concludes there is no free will. A Jim Jordan colleague says the naysayers got all those death threats because they deserved them. And why, yes that WAS a picture of Hitler on Michigan State's football stadium scoreboard. Why do you ask? C-Block (38:30) THINGS I PROMISED NOT TO TELL: The anniversary was Sunday, and the story continues to unfold 23 years later. The night in the 2000 World Series when Mike Piazza's bat shattered and Roger Clemens picked up the barrel and threw it near (or at, if you were a Mets fan) Piazza. And I thought Clemens was throwing it at me. And then Piazza announced he was suing me. And then it turned out he'd threatened others. It's an amazing saga within a saga.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
La finale del Mondiale di rugby sarà tra Nuova Zelanda e Sudafrica: il precedente del 1995 nel segno di Nelson Mandela ispirò il film Invictus. In Serie A, l'Inter ringrazia la Juve, sorpassa il Milan e torna in testa al campionato.