[Marxism] Reminiscences of Nelson Mandela and the US anti-apartheid movement | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

glparramatta 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./ --
        Nelson Mandela

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

* * *
Subscribe free to Links - International Journal of Socialist Renewal - 
at http://www.feedblitz.com/f/?Sub=343373

You can also follow Links on Twitter at 
http://twitter.com/LinksSocialism or on Facebook at 

Visit and bookmark http://links.org.au and add it to your RSS feed 
(http://links.org.au/rss.xml). If you would like us to consider an 
article, please send it to linkssocialism at gmail.com

*Please pass on to anybody you think will be interested in Links.

*Comments welcome on all articles

*Return daily for new articles

More information about the Marxism mailing list