- 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
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!