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    More than 160 years ago, the greatest abolitionist in U.S. history, the escaped slave Frederick Douglass, addressed the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society.
    July 04, 2013 | Columns & Articles
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    In this web-only interview, Syracuse University Professor Horace Campbell reflects on the importance of Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid struggle. He also talks about his new book, "Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya." [includes rush transcript]
    June 28, 2013 | Web Exclusive
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    Filmmaker Yoruba Richen describes how the election of Nelson Mandela as president of South Africa inspired some of the six million blacks who were forcefully removed from their land and resettled into so-called "homelands" to try and reclaim their land. [includes rush transcript]
    June 27, 2013 | Web Exclusive
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    Dennis Brutus broke rocks next to Nelson Mandela when they were imprisoned together on notorious Robben Island. His crime, like Mandela’s, was fighting the injustice of racism, challenging South Africa’s apartheid regime. Brutus’ weapons were his words: soaring, searing, poetic.
    December 31, 2009 | Columns & Articles
  • On Friday, former South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela will celebrate his ninetieth birthday. Events marking the milestone have been held across the globe over the past month. We speak with Danny Schechter, who recently returned from South Africa, where he helped make the new documentary Viva Madiba: A Hero for All Seasons. [includes rush transcript]
    July 17, 2008 | Story
  • After billions tuned into this weekend’s Live 8 concerts and hundreds of thousands protested in the streets for debt relief, increased aid, and trade justice, leaders of the world’s richest nations will begin a three-day summit in Gleneagles, Scotland on Wednesday. We speak with veteran reporter John Chiahemen, chief Southern Africa correspondent for Reuters and we go to Scotland to speak with sociology professor David Miller....
    July 05, 2005 | Story
  • Former South African president Nelson Mandela speaking just moments before this broadcast at the closing ceremony of the fourteenth international AIDS conference in Barcelona, Spain. He and President Clinton closed out the week’s summit with Clinton apologizing for not having put more resources into needle exchange. John Riley of Pacifica radio station WBAI is at the Barcelona conference with a quick wrap-up.
    July 12, 2002 | Story
  • In 1990, three months after the release of Nelson Mandela, the De Klerk Government sent Father Michael Lapsley aparcel containing two magazines. Inside one of them was a highly sophisticated bomb. When Lapsley opened themagazine, the explosion brought down ceilings in the house and blew a hole in the floors and shattered windows. Italso blew off both of the priest’s hands, ruined one eye and burned him severely.
    April 03, 2001 | Story
  • Today we wrap up our coverage of the 13th International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. We turn to a major address by former South African President Nelson Mandela. He spoke just a few hours ago
    July 14, 2000 | Story
  • President Clinton recently announced that he will visit South Africa in March. President Mandela, meanwhile, has postponed a visit to Russia and is reportedly recuperating from exhaustion after a trip to Uganda.
    January 29, 1998 | Story