Alaa Al Aswany is watching as the political parties vie for power in Egypt - and, as always, he’s speaking his mind. Alaa is an Egyptian novelistand was a vocal critic of the Mubarak government. And he continues to confront those in power, challenging the old guard.
In the 1960s, Hollis Watkins helped convince blacks in Mississippi that registering to vote was worth the risk. Now, he says he is concerned this year’s Supreme Court decision striking down part of the voting rights act will keep people from going to the polls.