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Tidbits - June 20, 2019 - Reader Comments: Bernie Sanders; Elizabeth Warren: Impeachment; Iran war; Healthcare; Cuba Travel; How Well Are We Doing?; Religion and Gay Rights; Resources: South Africa; Gay Pride; New York Rent Laws; more...

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Reader Comments: Bernie Sanders; Elizabeth Warren: Impeachment; Iran war threat; Healthcare; Cuba Travel; How Well Are We Doing - Who You Asking; United Methodist Church and Gay Rights; Resources: South Africa; Gay Pride; New York Rent Laws; more...

Apartheid Road: ‘the Borders of Our Own Bantustans’

Michele Giorgio il manifesto
‘This new road is a curse.’ The construction of Route 4370 is part of the ‘Greater Jerusalem’ project that aims to integrate the city with some colonies in the surrounding area, turning them into Jerusalem’s suburbs. But it’s also isolating Palesti

The New Is Not Yet Born - Remembering Nelson Mandela

Nomboniso Gasa News 24 City Press (South Africa)
It is time for Ramaphosa to take decisive steps. He does not have sufficient time left. The early months in office set the tone. He has taken important decisions. But this administration needs to develop a strong vision and communicate it.

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BDS Versus Settler-Colonialism

Alan Wald Against the Current
Two books posit the BDS movement fighting Israeli aggression against Palestinians as the worthy extension of more than a century of opposition to white supremacy, colonialism, and the kindred pariah status Jews suffered under European fascism.

Remembering Hugh Masekela, South African Jazz Musician and Anti-Apartheid Activist

Robin Denselow The Guardian
Hugh Masekela - trumpeter and singer-songwriter was a pioneer of jazz in South Africa and a campaigner against apartheid in exile. The "Father of South African jazz," Masekela died in Johannesburg Tuesday. Masekela was one of those rare artists who succeeded in fusing politics with music, making his songs and performances compelling and timeless.

Peace and Justice in Palestine

Dina Heisler and Susan Nobel Portside
All people around the world and across time crave similar things. They want the chance to raise their families within a peaceful and fair environment. Also, one that affords a decent quality of life without fear of one’s fellow man. This was the main take away from our voyage into another world: Middle Eastern, Muslim, working class, rural and “occupied.” (If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?" ~ Hillel)

Sabotaging Apartheid

Marcus Barnett, Ronnie Kasrils Jacobin
Ronnie Kasrils, head of intelligence during South Africa’s struggle against apartheid, on his revolutionary life and the prospects for the country’s left.

Sabotaging Apartheid

Jacobin
An interview with Ronnie Kasrils Ronnie Kasrils, head of intelligence during South Africa's struggle against apartheid, on his revolutionary life and the prospects for the country's left.

Remembering Chief Albert Luthuli on the 50th Anniversary of his Death

Raymond Suttner Polity (South Africa)
One of the reasons why we need to recall Luthuli's life in this time of shameful and shameless greed is that he consciously emphasised what he called the "gospel of service". Even if the ANC chooses to neglect the memory and legacies of Luthuli we, the citizens of South Africa need to draw on these. Luthuli was the first non-racial leader in South Africa, the first African to have a following amongst whites.
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