In the midst of our putting this issue together, we received the first statement of the Mandela World Liberation Front (MWLF). We were surprised, intrigued, and delighted … in that order. After Mandela’s passing, we had decided to let the foreseeable wave of tributes to him pass, then dedicate our newsletter to post-Apartheid South Africa—in the context of southern Africa, of Africa, and of the world at large. But most of all, to reflections on how take up the values he handed down and make of them a driving force in this critical moment for the planet and humankind. The MWLF’s request added fuel to our approach because we are convinced that world governance needs commitment from the greatest number of people for its foundations to be solid. The force and the spirit of the MWLF allows Mandela’s force and spirit to be projected into the twenty-first century and into the world in order to help us make our much-needed world governance a reality. We therefore specially urge you today to take part in the debate proposed by “Rediscovering Mandela” and by the the MWLF’s first statement. What are your thoughts on these positions? Come and discuss them and feel free to spread the word! Click on the corresponding links and respond on line.
“It always seems impossible, until it’s done.”
_ — N. Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, 1995