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Democracy Now! 2013-12-06 Friday

Democracy Now (English) - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2013-12-06 Friday
  • Headlines for December 06, 2013
  • Remembering Nelson Mandela: From Freedom Fighter to Political Prisoner to South African President
  • Randall Robinson on Nelson Mandela, U.S. Backing of Apartheid Regime & Success of Sanctions Movement
  • Soweto Activist: While Mandela Helped Build "The New South Africa," Struggle Continues for Many
  • Filmmaker Danny Schechter: The Anti-Apartheid Movement Behind Mandela Can't Be Forgotten

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Nelson Mandela: some thoughts

Libcom - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:02

Some brief reflections on Nelson Mandela, his politics, and legacy.

I must admit to having a lump in my throat when I found out that Nelson Mandela had died (although not sure why) Whatever my thoughts are on him as a person, the ANC, or his legacy, the passing of such a towering international figure deserves honest reflection.

Nelson Mandela himself – who left prison penniless – has a fortune that his family are now fighting over like vultures. Clearly a far cry from the lives of the average South African who generally do not have a pot to piss in!

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