A letter in today’s Guardian, signed by someone called Paul Brannen, touched a chord. Brannen commented that it was difficut to find anyone today who did not, apparently, support Mandela’s release from Robben Island. Putting that in perspective, he noted that UK membership of the anti-apartheid movement in the 1980s averaged only 8,500.
Brannen concludes his letter by saying:
what better way to mark Mandela’s passing than joining one of the many organisations intent on making the world a better place. You choose – there are certainly plenty of them, but don’t leave it to someone else and then kid yourself in the future that you were part of the struggle.
To which I say, hear, hear. Pick one before Christmas.