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Mandela Articles

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

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

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:


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


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


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


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:


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:


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


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