I am an activist as a way of living. I participate in struggles to bring about change now; to promote a sharing of the earth’s wealth; to promote freedom so that people can live in harmony with each other, our planet and the larger universe; and to oppose all forms of oppression and exploitation whether economic or social. I have been part of the black student and community movement of the 1970's and the trade union movement of the 1980-90's. These were rebellions against race rule in South Africa. I am currently involved in movements that support Southern African communities living near mines in their resistance against the destructive actions of mining corporations. I have a personal reflective practice of contemplation, learning to be quiet and listen to self and to connect with the beautiful energy of other people and the planet I live in. All of this is so that my activism arises from love and not fear; that my intentions do not slip into a hopeless struggle for personal survival and power over life.