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Anti Apartheid Movement

Mandela's Utilitarianism and the Struggle for Liberation

Stephen Zunes | Posted 02.17.2014 | World
Stephen Zunes

In the weeks since his death at age 95, Nelson Mandela's thinking on the strategic direction of the liberation struggle in South Africa has been oversimplified by proponents of nonviolent and armed resistance alike.

Nelson Mandela Reached Me

Susan Henking | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Susan Henking

Nelson Mandela has died. We extend our condolences to his family and his nation well. And, we stop and reflect on what he has taught us both as a person and as a part of a social movement.

What's the Best Way to Remember Nelson Mandela?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Nelson Mandela wasn't a "personality" politician. He was the leader of a movement and a model for the world. We'll be learning from his example long after the eulogies have ended.

To Nelson Mandela, My Favorite College Professor

Mark Santow | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Mark Santow

A political prisoner changed my life. That man, now free -- always free, really -- wore number 466 at Robben Island prison in South Africa. Today, he died. I know Nelson Mandela won't have the opportunity to read this. But I do need to write it.

Obama Embraces the Divestment Movement: From Apartheid to Climate Change

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The word "divest" was like a dog whistle to campus activists who've been pushing their colleges and universities to rid their endowments of stock in companies that are part of the fossil fuel industry.