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Tidbits - May 7, 2020 - Reader Comments: Trump's Armed Right Militias; Failed State; Ahmaud Arbery Murdered; Trump-GOP Fascism; COVID-19; Planet of the Humans, Bill McKibben, Michael Moore; Denis Goldberg; Frida Kahlo; Puerto Rico food crisis; more

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Reader Comments: Trump's Armed Right Militias; Failed State; Ahmaud Arbery Murdered; Trump-GOP Fascism; COVID-19, Capitalism, Socialism; Planet of the Humans, Bill McKibben, Michael Moore; Denis Goldberg R.I.P.; Frida Kahlo; Puerto Rico food crisis

South Africa: Nelson Mandela Ally Denis Goldberg Dies

Al Jazeera
A member of the ANC's military wing, Denis Goldberg was sentenced with Mandela and spent 22 years in a whites-only prison - the only white member of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), to be arrested and sentenced for armed resistance to white-minority rule.

Global Left Midweek - January 8, 2020

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Largest General Strike Ever! Worldwide Responses to Trump’s Murderous Air Strikes, Fascist Violence on Campus in India, France's Long Strike, and More

Global Left Midweek - May 22, 2019

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Elections: India, Philippines, South Africa, EU * Europe's Social Democrats * Gay Marriage in Taiwan * Brazil vs Bolisaro * Iran's Working Class

Remembering a South African Freedom Fighter Called ‘Yahabibi’

Jeff Klein Mondoweiss
During the the famous series of battles around Cuito Canavale in Southern Angola in 1987-8, Wiseman, with his ability to monitor the South African communications, worked as a radio operator with the Cuban and Angolan forces defending the city.

Securing Ramaphosa’s Presidency – At What Cost?

Raymond Suttner Polity (South Africa)
People cherished many expectations for Cyril Ramaphosa's presidency. Many of these were not necessarily realistic and may have derived from a sense of relief in the departure of Jacob Zuma, rather than what may have been possible for Ramaphosa to do.

On Whom Do We Rely For Our Democratic Future? (South Africa)

Raymond Suttner Polity and Daily Maverick (South Africa)
The ANC is in crisis as the “new dawn” stalls. But are other parties ready to drive the democratic project? The DA has lapsed into continued internal conflict. The EFF is not interested in debate. That, too, is unconducive to democratic life.
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