Author: Fernando Moncada Rivera
Born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras in 1993, Fernando left when he was six and has lived in Namibia, Belgium, and the UK since. Currently based in London, he has a degree in Business Management with a focus on Marketing and contributes to The Unapologists on US, Latin American and free expression issues.

Honduran Activism and the Lead Veil of Secrecy

honduras

In an environment where everyone knows but no one speaks, volume is a measure of courage.

 

Berta Cáceres had a loud voice, and even louder actions.

 

The all too familiar arc of prominent activists in Central America sadly mirrors that of Icarus; too much ambition, or worse, success, in making your society a better one will likely result in the proverbial sun cutting short your journey. Read more...

Petition – European Governments : Give the people the comprehensive list of things they are allowed to say.

Speech legislation

Through painstaking labour and diligently passed hate-speech legislation, we (the people of Europe) have come to recognise, and accept, that the status of an individual as a member of the civilian population inherently prevents them from rising past their intellectual infancy and commanding adequate use of their critical faculties, collective or otherwise. Read more...

Corrupt Democracy: Why elections should be publicly funded

Corrupt Democracy

Disclaimer: While this piece is based on the United States, the principle applies anywhere.

 

Nothing in this piece is new information.  The debate over campaign finance comes around every election cycle, and during relevant legal challenges.  What never ceases to surprise or disappoint, however, is how quickly the issue dies down after each time the spotlight is placed on it. Read more...