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‘Tell Them About the Dream’: US Civil Rights Campaign

September 13, 2013 11:28 am1 comment
‘Tell Them About the Dream’: US Civil Rights Campaign

“If you’re black, you better not show up on the street, ‘less you wanna draw the heat” (Bob Dylan, ‘Hurricane’) And sometimes you might ‘draw the heat’ using public transport, as Rosa Parks found out on a cold winter’s evening in Montgomery, Alabama back in 1955. Alabama, like all the other former […]

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South Africa at the Crossroads?

August 30, 2012 6:00 pm1 comment
South Africa at the Crossroads?

They were scenes reminiscent of the infamous ‘Sharpeville Massacre’ at the height of the racist apartheid regime. The police murders of 34 striking miners, at the Lonmin platinum mining company at Marakan, revealed the true nature of the present South African government. The promise of the historic ending of apartheid in 1994 lies in tatters. […]

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