Hurray! It’s a new year. Congratulations to you all. I’m grateful to you all for putting up with my rantings last year. Grateful to the commenters and to the silent readers. Grateful to those who dared to disagree; you egged me on. Last year, we had our share of challenges and victories; it’s all due to you all. Thank you.
This year, its a year of active engagement. It’s a year of uniting our forces. It’s a year of sharing experiences, it’s a year of presenting a united front. In our quest to change society, we must not relent but press on.
It’s in light of this that more contributors have joined the blog:
1. Wale Salami, Nigeria: Fondly called Comrade Don, he’s former Public Relations Officer of the United Action for Democracy (UAD), an organisation that has led struggles against the military in Nigeria in the past and still leads protest against injustice in Nigeria. Comrade Don is a firebrand revolutionary who speaks and writes with so much wisdom. His contribution will definitely raise things. A member of the Amilcar Cabral Ideological School (ACIS).
2. David Van Wyk, South Africa: David is a revolutionary. A communist. Travels around engaging and enlightening people. He is passionate about what he does and he will definitely be bequeathing his wealth of wisdom to us.
3. Jaye Gaskia, Nigeria: Former UAD Convener. Firebrand revolutionary and marxist. Active leader and participant in struggles and fierce writer. Writes with much wisdom and revolutionary experience.
4. Opanin Kwabena Antwi Sarpong, Ghana: Opanin is a young Ghanaian undergraduate. A pan-africanist. A writer and a fierce campaigner for social change who believes in the unification of Africa. He’s the leader of Black Heritage Plc.
5. Adekunle Ajayi, Nigeria: Fondly called Wizeman. President of Socialist Youth League. Marxist and active engager. Revolutionary poet and a wordsmith. Will definitely bring much to the blog.
6. Ogundowole Oluwatobi, Nigeria: Writes as Dowole Tobbie. He is a revolutionary writer whose writeups always end up with calls to action. He says he wants to “…ensure that Nigerian youths arise to the colossal responsibility of salvaging Nigerians from the hands of recycled leaders, reinforcing the message of the real heroes of Nigerian democracy and promoting a just cause whereby an egalitarian society can exist.” He writes with much clarity and a deep understanding of issues.
These are those that will be introduced now. Others are still in the process of joining. And we still expect more contributors to surface. Also, more contributors are needed from other countries. Let me know if you are interested in being a contributor. Lets unite our struggles and make way forward.
Once again, Happy New Year.