[Marxism] Reminiscences of Nelson Mandela and the US anti-apartheid movement | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Sun Dec 29 15:56:10 MST 2013
By *Ike Nahem*
/Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is
man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings./ --
December 29, 2013 -- The outpouring of emotion and dignified
appreciation that met the passing of Nelson Mandela on December 5, 2013,
flowed like a raging river from every nation and people on the planet.
It was a grief tempered by a jubilation and wonderment at the life of
this great and humble human being.
While it is certainly true that Mandela's death resonated most
powerfully with the South African people and particularly with oppressed
and exploited working people worldwide, it is also the case that Mandela
was admired and loved by countless millions from all social classes and
walks of life with any democratic and anti-racist principles, who were
sincerely touched and inspired by his amazing life, his example and his
I had the unforgettable experience -- and the thrill of a lifetime -- to
meet, shake hands and exchange a few words with Nelson Mandela.
Full article at http://links.org.au/node/3647
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