Shows featuring Dennis Brutus

  • Dennis Brutus (1924-2009): South African Poet and Activist Dies in Cape Town Brutusweb
    Renowned South African poet and activist Dennis Brutus died in his sleep Saturday in Cape Town. He was eighty-five years old. Brutus was a leading opponent of the apartheid state and was imprisoned with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island. We hear highlights of an interview with Brutus on Democracy Now! and speak with his close friend...
    December 28, 2009 | Story
  • Following Factional Dispute Within ANC , Thabo Mbeki Resigns as South African President Mbekiresignsweb
    In South Africa, the deputy leader of the African National Congress has been chosen to serve as interim president following the resignation of Thabo Mbeki. Mbeki resigned on Sunday over allegations of interference in a corruption case against political rival and current ANC leader Jacob Zuma. We speak to South African poet and activist Dennis Brutus. [includes rush transcript]
    September 23, 2008 | Story
  • Landmark Case Returns to NY Seeking Millions from Corporations that Profited from South African Apartheid Brutusweb
    A landmark case is returning to a New York district court that seeks millions of dollars in reparations from corporations that supported and profited from South African apartheid. The suit is filed on behalf of thousands of apartheid victims under the Alien Tort Claims Act. It seeks damages from the companies for doing business with the apartheid government despite international sanctions and boycotts....
    July 08, 2008 | Story