Nelson Mandela passed away on Dec. 5, 2013 in Johannesburg at the age of 95. Earlier this year, during Mandela’s illness, Eve Fairbanks prepared this assesment of his life and legacy.
If we turn the late South African leader into a nonthreatening moral icon, we’ll forget a key lesson from his life: America isn’t always a force for freedom.
Flags were being flown at half mast in several Caribbean countries as the region continues to mourn the death of the first black South African president and anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, who died at his home on Thursday night following a prolonged illness. He was 95.
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
Are establishment black “civil rights organizations” like the NAACP, the National Action Network and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund really opposed to mass incarceration and the prison state?
Fast-food workers are walking off the job in about 100 cities today in what organizers call their largest action to date.
By MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT
Mr. President, The Lion of Wealth Doesn’t Want to Share Food With the Sheep of Need. It Wants to Eat Them.