Opinion, by Alnoor Ladha
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The ancient Mayan civilization's Long Count calendar ends in December 2012. This fact has sparked debate in recent years about whether our generation was the one that would experience humanity’s final days.
Whatever your reading of that debate, you certainly don't need to look far today for evidence that the human race is in serious trouble. But amidst all the grim realities, there are also significant signs of hope: signs pointing to new opportunities for positive, lasting social change.
In recent years we saw dictatorships toppled across North Africa . . .