Tag Archives: Mandela

Richard Falk: Nelson Mandela’s Inspiration

Nelson Mandela’s Inspiration (Revised) By Richard Falk  9 DEC  Global Justice in the 21st Century Editor’s Note:  Of interest because of Mandela’s comments shifting the responsibility for violence from the oppressed to the oppressor.  Not only in the case of Israel/Palestine.  We have seen this double standard in the U.S. with Occupy, a basically nonviolent movement […]

Eugene Robinson: Nelson Mandela, the Conscience of the World

South Africa’s apartheid government had been brutally repressive for nearly five decades, and the country’s black majority was justifiably full of anger. Mandela led his people in channeling that anger—not suppressing it but using it in constructive ways. By Eugene Robinson  Posted on Dec 6, 2013  Washington Post via Truthdig.com “Our nation has lost its greatest son,” South African […]

Aviva Shen: Six Things Nelson Mandela Believed that Most People Won’t Talk About

 As the world remembers Mandela, here are some of the things he believed that many will gloss over Aviva Shen  Published: Sunday 8 December 2013 NationofChange.org . In the desire to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life — an iconic figure who triumphed over South Africa’s brutal apartheid regime — it’s tempting to homogenize his views into […]

[Video] His Day is Done – A Tribute Poem for Nelson Mandela by Dr. Maya Angelou

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