Tag Archive: Nelson Mandela

Dec 10 2013

Remembering Mandela, His Victories and Failures

Mandela Embodied the Victories and Failures of the South African Liberation Struggle

Glen Ford: Were the compromises made to avoid bloodshed responsible for the poverty and suffering that continues today?

Mandela Led Fight Against Apartheid, But Not Against Extreme Inequality

Patrick Bond: Mandela deserves great credit for ending racial apartheid in South Africa, but his legacy includes the continuation of mass poverty

Dec 08 2013

Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Left Unity – The New Party that Could by NY Brit Expat

LEFT UNITY HAS BEEN CREATED! Yes, this is the new political party, not necessarily the reality of “Left Unity” itself. Like all births, it is never easy. But it has the possibility of actually changing electoral politics in Britain. And like all births, it should be recorded.

Tonight’s piece covers a piece of news, some coverage of the student occupations in Britain including two petitions in response to the actions of the universities to these occupations, and a short homage to Nelson Mandela and the endless hypocrisy of our mainstream politicians.

While, of course, the justifications for permanent austerity under the Tories and the pensionable age being shifted to 70 and tax breaks for married people whose earnings were over a certain level, while somehow continuing impoverishment of the majority were sort of glossed over (really if impoverishment of the majority is required for your system, wouldn’t you start to raise the obvious point that the system is NOT worth it?) were found all over the BBC following the Autumn Statement of Minister of the Exchequer, George Osborne, many things that should have been said never quite made it to the news of the BBC. Given that they have a 24-7 news channel; surely a few moments could have been spared from their extensive scheduling.

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Dec 05 2013

In Memoriam: Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013

South African leader and icon, Nelson Mandela died today at his home in Johannesburg surrounded by his family and friends.

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Madiba is gone from this earth but not from the hearts of the world.

Blessed Be. The Wheel Turns