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Nelson Mandela vs. his hagiography

By Benjamin Fogel In the course of his lifetime, Nelson Mandela saw his elevation in the West from terrorist to secular sainthood. The world’s media continues churning out headline after headline on his life and legacy, remembering him as one … Continue reading

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Six Things Nelson Mandela Believed That Most People Won’t Talk About

By Aviva Shen and Judd Legum 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 something everyone can support. This is not, … Continue reading

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Mandela’s radicalism often ignored by Western admirers

By Simon Hooper Nelson Mandela will be celebrated primarily for the dignity with which he emerged onto the world stage after decades in prison and for the forgiveness that he displayed toward his former enemies in forging a democratic, multiracial … Continue reading

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After Zimmerman Verdict, Activists Face A New, Tougher Fight

By Gene Demby Phillip Agnew was blindsided by the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. The decision came down late on a Saturday night. Agnew was expecting the neighborhood watchman who killed Trayvon Martin to be found guilty. Agnew, 28, leads … Continue reading

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The Seeds of Rebellion Are Taking Root, and Protests Against Injustices Are Blooming Across the Country

By Kevin Zeese & Margaret Flowers Stephen Shapiro describes Occupy as a “dandelion moment” in which the movement successfully dispersed seeds to float and root, thereby growing into a bigger movement. We would not limit the seeds to the US … Continue reading

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The Reinvention of the Rev. Al Sharpton

Excellent article about the Rev. Al Sharpton in Newsweek by Allison Samuels and Jerry Adler. The Reinvention of the Rev. Al Sharpton – Newsweek.

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Public Enemy-Don’t Believe the Hype

I’m feeling that we all need this song. We need to clear the clouds (the Hype) that is surrounding all the events of the world today. This was prescient and great when it originally was made and even more so … Continue reading

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