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Mandela and Gaddafi: The Myth of the Saint and the Mad Dog

By Linda Housman “Question. Why was Mandela’s life celebrated by the world while Gaddafi after everything he did for Africa was gunned down like a dog?”, a Twitter user wondered days after Nelson Mandela’s passing. This question becomes even more … Continue reading

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Nixing Mandela Funeral as Too Costly, Bibi Shows World What He’s Truly Made of

In his eleventh-hour decision against attending the funeral of Nelson Mandela, Benjamin Netanyahu proved that he is not the smug, petty, vindictive, waffling, in-your-face insulting man he seems. He’s something worse. The problem is not so much that the prime … Continue reading

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John Pilger: Apartheid Did Not Die

“Apartheid Did Not Die” is a 1998 Carlton Television documentary, written and presented by John Pilger, which provides analysis of South Africa’s then new, democratic government. African National Congress (ANC): The Freedom Charter

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Mandela in 2002: ‘America is a Threat to World Peace’

Nelson Mandela, 84, may be the world’s most respected statesman. Sentenced to life in prison on desolate Robben Island in 1964 for advocating armed resistance to apartheid in South Africa, the African National Congress leader emerged in 1990 to lead … Continue reading

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