Monday, August 3, 1998

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  • South African General and ANC Mole

    After 2 years and 21,000 witnesses, South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission ended its probe into the human rights record of apartheid last Friday with grudging testimony from the country’s former chemical warfare chief, dubbed "Doctor Death." Wouter Basson, the architect of the apartheid-era chemical weapons program, has been charged with manufacturing illegal drugs to render blacks infertile, and making secret poisons for murder aimed at Black activists. Basson defended his chemical weapons program as being no different from any other nation’s.

  • "Sense and Censory," a Commentary From Mumia Abu-Jamal

    1n 1995, Mumia Abu-Jamal, was only 10 days away from execution when massive worldwide protest forced the government to grant a temporary stay of execution. In 1982, Abu-Jamal was convicted of the 1981 shooting death of white police officer Daniel Faulkner in a trial many human rights activists called a sham. Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death for the crime.

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