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  • UN to mark Mandela's 100th birthday with a peace summit

    12/24/2017 12:20:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 22, 2017 10:18 PM EST
    The U.N. General Assembly has decided to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth by holding a high-level meeting focusing on world peace ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders in September 2018. […] In 2009, the General Assembly established “Nelson Mandela International Day” on July 18, the date he was born in 1981. The U.N. asks people around the world to mark the day by making a difference in their communities. …

    08/19/2017 3:29:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 88 replies
    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has said that people who murdered white farmers during a government-sanctioned purge in the 2000s will never be prosecuted. The 93-year-old president addressed a rally in Harare on Monday to mark Heroes’ Day, which commemorates soldiers who have fought for the country, particularly in its independence war against British colonizers. Zimbabwe implemented a controversial land reform program in 2000 that saw squatters invade and seize hundreds of white-owned farms around the country. The violent seizures resulted in the murder of several white farmers, with many more displaced, and close associates of Mugabe given large chunks of...
  • Obama's response to Charlottesville becomes most-liked tweet ever

    08/15/2017 8:37:22 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 64 replies
    The Week ^ | August 15, 2017 | Catherine Garcia
    In the hours after Saturday's violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, former President Barack Obama tweeted a Nelson Mandela quote decrying racism and hatred, and on Tuesday night, it became the most-liked tweet in Twitter history.
  • A Trump Dimension? I Have No Words... (video only)(language warning)

    02/23/2017 8:21:55 AM PST · by servo1969 ^ | 2-23-2017 | Computing Forever
    A few choice comments by Dave Cullen. Today's subject: CNBC - "Physicists assure us that we're not living in an alternate reality where Trump is president"
  • Let Africa Sink

    06/07/2003 2:58:41 AM PDT · by dennisw · 60 replies · 1,899+ views
    Kim du Toit ^ | May 26, 2002 | Kim du Toit
    Let Africa Sink Kim du Toit May 26, 2002 When it comes to any analysis of the problems facing Africa, Western society, and particularly people from the United States, encounter a logical disconnect that makes clear analysis impossible. That disconnect is the way life is regarded in the West (it's precious, must be protected at all costs etc.), compared to the way life, and death, are regarded in Africa. Let me try to quantify this statement. In Africa, life is cheap. There are so many ways to die in Africa that death is far more commonplace than in the West....
  • How the CIA Sold Out Nelson Mandela

    05/17/2016 6:56:40 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 38 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 16 May, 2016 | FICKLE FINGER
    He spent nearly three decades in prison. Known the world over as a freedom fighter and an ambassador of social justice, today Nelson Mandela is an icon whose death in 2013 at age 95 sparked mourning around the globe. President Barack Obama and a high-profile official delegation that included former presidents Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton attended the memorial service, televised everywhere on the planet. But—if a former State Department official and reported Central Intelligence Agency operative can be believed—the U.S. government aided in Mandela’s 1962 capture and thus bears some responsibility for the 27 years he...
  • Statue of Nelson Mandela unveiled in West Bank

    04/26/2016 12:04:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2016 1:04 PM EDT
    A 6-meter-high (20-foot) bronze statue of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled in the West Bank city of Ramallah. […] … (Ramallah’s Mayor Mussa) Hadid says the statue reflects the “special relationship between South Africa and Palestine.” It was erected in a new square named after Mandela. …
  • Grandson of Nelson Mandela charged with rape

    08/18/2015 8:16:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 12:51 PM | Meg Wagner
    Nelson Mandela’s grandson has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl inside a South African bar bathroom. Mbuso Mandela, 24, appeared in a Johannesburg court Monday. He will stay in police custody until at least Friday, when he is given a formal bail hearing, South Africa’s Star newspaper reported. …
  • Get real, white South Africa

    07/25/2015 5:39:30 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 36 replies
    South Africa Times ^ | July 17, 2015 | Milisuthando Bongela
    Our country is good at reinventing itself, at trying on new clothes, as if an outfit changes the qualities and personality of the wearer. We did it in 1910 when the Union of South Africa was birthed by the British. We did it in 1948 when our new apartheid laws turned us into the most unethically dressed nation in Africa. We did it again in 1961 when the National Party declared South Africa a republic, free from the British Commonwealth. Our newest outfit, the dress from our historic Autumn/Winter 1994 collection, is now 21 years old, and evidently in tatters....
  • BBC compares jihad preacher Anjem Choudary to Gandhi and Mandela

    05/15/2015 3:29:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | May 15,2015 | Pamela Geller
    “BBC under fire after Home Affairs Editor Mark Easton ‘compares extremist preacher Anjem Choudary to Gandhi and Mandela,’” by Steph Cockroft, MailOnline, 14 May 2015: The BBC is under fire after the Home Affairs Editor appeared to compare notorious hate preacher Anjem Choudary to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.
  • Why South African Students Say The Statue Of Rhodes Must Fall

    03/29/2015 11:11:37 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | MARCH 28, 2015
    more than two weeks, public debate in South Africa has been dominated by a statue. Students at the University of Cape Town have been demonstrating to have the bronze figure of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes removed from its central position on campus. Rhodes bequeathed the land on which the university was built, but he also slaughtered Africans by the thousands in colonial conquest and helped lay the foundations of apartheid in South Africa.
  • Obama Gave Al Sharpton Memento From Mandela Funeral

    02/08/2015 4:55:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 2/08/15
    A report by The Wall Street Journal reveals that when Al Sharpton was unable to attend the funeral of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama brought him a memento, a copy of the funeral program, signed in the president’s hand, “To Reverend Sharpton. A fellow warrior for justice!” According to The Wall Street Journal, the copy hangs on the wall in Sharpton’s Manhattan office. The conservative website, the Blaze, comments that the memento is a “testament to cozy bonds” between Obama and Sharpton.
  • Flowers at Madiba’s grave dying: report

    01/27/2015 12:00:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    News 24 (South Africa) ^ | 2015-01-27 09:11
    Boreholes and a reservoir on former president Nelson Mandela’s farm in Qunu in the Eastern Cape have reportedly run dry, affecting livestock and the watering of plants at the family gravesite. The Daily Dispatch spoke to two sources who claimed Mandela’s farm has been without water since early January. Two cows have died in the last two months, and the gardens are no longer tended, including Mandela’s gravesite. There is no water for the plants and flowers next to his grave and these are dying, the sources stated. However, Mandela’s eldest grandson Mandla Mandela denied this, telling the Daily Dispatch...
  • Madonna Compares Herself to Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Sparks Outrage on Instagram

    01/02/2015 5:35:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 84 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 1/02/15 | Sierra Marquina
    Bold move. Madonna’s been busy on Instagram promoting her upcoming 13th studio album Rebel Hearts by Photoshopping her cover art look onto famous heads like Marilyn Monroe and Homer Simpson. The iconic singer, however, upset fans when she took it a step further and began altering the famous faces of world leaders like civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela. “This #rebelheart had a dream!” the “Like a Virgin” songstress captioned a Photoshopped image of MLK Jr. on Friday, Jan. 2, replicating her album cover, which features her face tied with black...
  • Warnings Grow Over Communism and Genocide in South Africa

    12/23/2014 7:16:53 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 12/11/2014 | Alex Newman
    ( Nelson Mandela (right) and F.W. de Klerk) As South Africa descends into what its radical rulers refer to as the “Second Phase” of their communist revolution, warnings about an approaching genocide and full-blown communist tyranny are growing progressively louder. In a statement released last week, the organization Genocide Watch again sounded the alarm surrounding the ongoing, regime-linked preparations to exterminate minority Afrikaner farmers. South Africa’s credit rating, meanwhile, was downgraded again last month to barely above “junk” status. Parliament recently descended into a brawl after a politician called the president a "criminal and a thief." As the warning signs...
  • 47% of white SA believe apartheid wasn't a crime against humanity

    12/03/2014 8:09:17 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    News 24 ^ | Dec 03, 2014
    A 2014 South African Reconciliation Barometer released today revealed that Whites are less likely to remember the oppressive nature of apartheid than other citizens. According to the report, 53 percent of whites who took part in the survey agreed with the statement that apartheid was a crime against humanity. This was compared to 80 percent of blacks, 77 percent of Indians, and 70 percent of coloured citizens who agreed with the statement. Whites were half as likely as black South Africans to agree with redressing the injustice of the past. The barometer looked at 10 years of data collected between...
  • Google It! Find Out Who's Communist's, Terrorist's Birthday It is Today

    07/17/2014 9:28:15 PM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Google ^ | July 18, 2014 | Google
    Google has a penchant for honoring left wing ideologues, facilitators, criminals by including them in their Google Search icon, symbolic of the high regard they have for left wing, liberal scum. Today is no different. July 18, 1918 is the birthday of the man who became the symbol of the African National Congress, served in many positions within the organization.
  • Google Doodle goes nuts over Nelson Mandela

    07/18/2014 9:56:55 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 9 replies
    The communist, America haters at Google are at it again. They have a Google Doodle for Nelson Mandela's 96th birthday, but not just a clickthrough to the Wikipedia. They have an entire sequence of Kumbaya images that basically tells white to go you-know-what themselves. Another reason to use as your search engine. (Side note: I wonder if Google keeps an eye on who clicks the image, and more frighteningly, who DOESN'T click the image?) LINK TO COMMIE GOOGLE SITE
  • Desmond Tutu: I support assisted dying

    07/13/2014 3:06:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:06AM BST 13 Jul 2014 | Miranda Prynne
    Desmond Tutu has supported calls for a rethink on the Church of England’s stance on assisted dying claiming life should not be preserved “at any cost”. The retired Anglican archbishop said laws to stop people being allowed help to end their lives removed their “human right to dignity”. Tutu branded the treatment of Nelson Mandela, who was kept alive through a long and painful illness which saw him wheeled in and out of hospital and forced to take part in PR-driven photo shoots, an “affront to Madiba’s dignity”. He claimed he did not want his own life to be “prolonged...
  • South Africa’s ruling party poised for win

    05/06/2014 11:24:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2014 1:10 PM EDT | Bram Janssen and Christopher Torchia
    Phakisho Mojaplo, 20, belongs to a new generation of South Africans who never experienced firsthand the harsh system of white minority rule that ended in 1994, and will vote in national elections for the first time on Wednesday. She is deeply dissatisfied with what she describes as a growing culture of elitism and corruption in her country despite its new freedoms and other advances during her lifetime. Chief among Mojaplo’s grievances is her sense that the ruling African National Congress, which is expected to win re-election with a possibly reduced majority, has betrayed the commitments to clean governance and basic...