Mandela Articles

By February 8, 2014 February 15th, 2014 News & Current Affairs

Please check out “Life Beyond Icons: Two Things We Should Remember About Mandela and Seeger” here:

http://www.newclearvision.com/2014/02/14/life-beyond-icons/

Also, an earlier piece – “4 Corrections for a Teachable Moment” on the recent movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – was published by Waging Nonviolence, here:

http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/mandela-4-corrections-teachable-moment/

 

New Clear Vision published my original articles immediately following Mandela’s passing:

 

“Becoming Mandela: Media and the Making of Future Madibas” here:

http://www.newclearvision.com/2013/12/31/becoming-mandela/ and

 

“Memories of Mandela: Let’s Not Mourn a Myth” here:

http://www.newclearvision.com/2013/12/10/memories-of-mandela/

 

Open Democracy, as part of a special series on Civil Resistance edited by Jack Duvall, ran my piece on “New Movements in South Africa?” here:

http://www.opendemocracy.net/civilresistance/matt-meyer/new-movements-in-south-africa

 

Finally, as part of the preparation for a major Pan-African nonviolence gathering and War Resisters International conference on the “continuum of nonviolence” to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, 4-8 July 2014, I outlined some of the history in “African Groundings,” a piece for a special issue of The Broken Rifle dedicated to African unarmed resistance, here:

http://wri-irg.org/node/22754

 

Preliminary registration and information on the conference can be found here:

http://wri-irg.org/southafrica2014

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