Tag Archives: Nelson Mandela

Miriam Makeba | “Click” and “Soweto Blues” (Music Video)

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil-rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. [Wikipedia]   Soweto Blues—Miriam Makeba ( GRACELAND […]

John Pilger | Palestine Remains ‘the Greatest Moral Issue of Our Time’

For Palestinians, these will be familiar stories. The question is: Why are they not familiar in London and Washington, Brussels and Sydney?

Ann Wright: Renowned World Leaders and Activists Say “Don’t Give Up!”

“If you take action, you can be a greater peace with yourself and your own conscience”  — Archbishop Desmond Tutu By Ann Wright (about the author)  OpEdNews.com  September 5, 2014   The Elders  (image by Ann Wright) The Elders are a group of leaders who were brought together in 2007 by Nelson Mandela to use their […]

Sonali Kolhatkar: South Africa’s Apartheid, Israeli Occupation Will End—It Is Only a Matter of Time

 “Many have drawn comparisons between Israeli occupation and South African apartheid. Such comparisons are instructive, not only as a moral gauge but in terms of offering solutions to the current crisis.”  By Sonali Kolhatkar  truthdig.com  August 14, 2014  A Palestinian boy holds an umbrella as he rests in front of the damaged Nada Towers in […]

Noam Chomsky: No Wonder the World Is Terrified of America — We’re the Biggest Threat

Author, historian and political commentator Noam Chomsky. (photo: Ben Rusk/flickr)   By Noam Chomsky  AlterNet  06 February 14 Reader Supported News s the year 2013 drew to an end, the BBC reported on the results of the WIN/Gallup International poll on the question: “Which country do you think is the greatest threat to peace in […]

▶ Cornel West speaks at Drone Summit, “Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance”

Dr. Cornel West and Q and A with Medea and Dr. West Cornel West was a featured speaker at a summit on drones, “Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance.” He talked about the relationship between the military and Wall Street.  codepinkaction  Published on Nov 25, 2013 View Full Event (3 Programs) Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise […]

Rebecca Solnit: The Arc of Justice and the Long Run Hope, History, and Unpredictability

Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, The Future Needs Us By Rebecca Solnit  December 22, 2013  TomDispatch.com North American cicada nymphs live underground for 17 years before they emerge as adults. Many seeds stay dormant far longer than that before some disturbance makes them germinate. Some trees bear fruit long after the people who have planted them have died, […]

▶ Coleen Rowley: FBI whistleblower, Moscow trip and freedom endangered by surveillance state

Coleen Rowley, former FBI agent and 2011 whistleblower recently returned from Moscow where she traveled with three other Americans to present Edward Snowden the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence. She accompanied by, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, former NSA executive Thomas Andrews Drake, Jesselyn Radack of the Government Accountability Project, and Sarah Harrison […]

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 […]

▶ Democracy Now! The Secret History of How Cuba Helped End Apartheid in South Africa

Published on Dec 11, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – As the world focuses on Tuesday’s historic handshake between President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro, we look back at the pivotal role Cuba played in ending apartheid and why Castro was one of only five world leaders invited to speak at Nelson Mandela’s memorial. In the words of Mandela, […]

▶ Mandela standing up to Ted Koppel’s “journalistic” pressure

   Published on Jun 13, 2013     Here is a 1990 video from my collections. I got this tape from ABC in a VHS in 1990, I recently transferred it to a DVD format so I can share with all. It is a 1990 Town Hall meeting with Nelson Mandela of South Africa anchored by […]

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 […]

Clay Bennett: Mandela’s Footsteps

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Noam Chomsky> Presumption of Innocence

Published on Mar 6, 2013 The amazing evolutionary path of Presumption Of Innocence from year 1215 to 2013… and its even more amazing time warp back to Pre-13th century standards, explained by Mr. Chomsky in 12 minutes. This extract is from an interview shot on January 22, 2013, as part of a documentary project Tipping Point […]

Noam Chomsky> Anniversaries From “Unhistory”

Anniversaries From “Unhistory” by: Noam Chomsky   6 February 2012   Truthout | Op-Ed  Flying under radar control with a B-66 Destroyer, Air Force F-105 Thunderchief pilots bomb a military target through low clouds over the southern panhandle of North Vietnam. June 14, 1966. (Photo: Lt. Col. Cecil J. Poss, USAF) George Orwell coined the useful term […]

Hope: The Care and Feeding Of, by Rebecca Solnit

WAMMToday is now on Facebook! Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, Hope Posted by Rebecca Solnit at 5:28pm, July 31, 2011     TomDispatch.com If someone asked you, last July, to lay odds on the possibility that in 365 days, popular protests in the Middle […]