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January 11 2014

Apartheid is a crime against humanity. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality. It has systematically incarcerated and tortured thousands of Palestinians, contrary to the rules of international law. It has, in particular, waged a war against a civilian population, in particular children.
— Nelson Mandela (via Ⓐnarcho Queer)
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December 11 2013

The Dalai Lama will not join other world leaders at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa. A spokesman did not provide specific details, only saying ‘logistically it’s impossible at this time.’ However, it is known that the Buddhist leader has twice failed to obtain a visa in recent years. The Dalai Lama traveled to visit his fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 1996 when Mandela was South Africa’s first black president. He also tried to visit Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2011 but a South African court later revealed that China pressured the country to delay the visa process until the Dalai Lama withdrew his application.
Dalai Lama will miss Mandela service due to ‘logistical’ problems (RT News, Dec. 11 2013)

theimeu.tumblr.com (Dec. 10 2013):

Several Israeli officials, including President Shimon Peres, have joined the chorus of world leaders who publicly expressed their condolences over the death of Nelson Mandela. Yet during the South African apartheid regime, Peres (pictured with then South African Prime Minister John Vorster) facilitated hundreds of millions of dollars in military trade agreements. Over the course of two decades, Israel’s arms trade with South Africa exceeded $10 billion.

Both Peres and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled plans to travel to South Africa to attend Mandela’s funeral, instead sending a delegation of Knesset members.

Read more:

NBC News: "Israeli leader who mourned Mandela’s death helped white regime get missiles"

[Amazon.com:] "The Unspoken Alliance: Israel’s Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa," by Sasha Polakow-Suransky

December 09 2013


December 08 2013


Obama, Bush, Clinton to attend Mandela’s funeral (RT News, Dec. 8 2013)

“President Obama will fly to South Africa to attend the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, the White House announced. Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, will join the Obama family. Former President Bill Clinton will also attend the service along with his wife and children.”


fotojournalismus.tumblr.com (Dec. 6 2013):

Today in Palestine

1. A Palestinian demonstrator holds portraits of late South African Leader Nelson Mandela and late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as he stands in front of Israeli soldier during the weekly demonstration against Israel’s separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah on Dec. 6, 2013. (Majdi Mohammed/AP)

2. A placard depicting former South African President Nelson Mandela hangs on a barbed wire as a Palestinian protester reacts to tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes at a weekly demonstration against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah on Dec. 6, 2013. (Mohamad Torokman/Reuters)

December 07 2013


Mandela’s sharp statements rarely cited in mainstream media — RT News

As the world remembers Nelson Mandela’s legacy as South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon, he was also deeply skeptical of American power, the Iraq invasion, and was a key supporter of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.

Here are seven quotes from the leader that are less likely to be published as his life is honored and his death commemorated in the mainstream media. ...

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“Prior to the US invasion of Iraq, Mandela slammed the actions of the US at a speech made at the International Women’s Forum in Johannesburg, declaring that former President George W. Bush’s primary motive was ‘oil’, while adding that Bush was undermining the UN.

‘If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings,’ Mandela said.

Mandela did not hold back from making hard-hitting statements against the US, and repeatedly spoke out against the prospect of the country invading Iraq. As the US prepared its mass-action in 2002, Mandela told Newsweek:

‘If you look at those matters, you will come to the conclusion that the attitude of the United States of America is a threat to world peace.’”

Mandela’s sharp statements rarely cited in mainstream media (RT News, Dec. 6 2013)

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It is never my custom to use words lightly. If twenty-seven years in prison have done anything to us, it was to use the silence of solitude to make us understand how precious words are and how real speech is in its impact on the way people live and die.
— Nelson Mandela (via Booklover)
We know too well that our freedeom is imcomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.
— Nelson Mandela (via In-Allah-We-Believe)

fuckyeahtibet.tumblr.com (Dec. 5 2013):

"Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished." - Nelson Mandela

This photo is from the meeting between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela in 2004. Earlier this year, when the ailing Mandela was hospitalized, the Dalai Lama expressed remorse at not being able to visit South Africa to see him for a last time due to his Visa being denied by the government officials.

Now it is with deep sadness that we had to see this day, this passing of one of the greatest men whose struggles and sacrifices shaped not just a nation, but our whole world.

Rest in peace, Madiba. Your legacy will live on.

December 06 2013

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Dead at 95, Nelson Mandela

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
— Nelson Mandela (via travelingcolors)
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