Statement of the South African Communist Party on Nelson Mandela

By December 6, 2013
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“The true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.” Last night, the millions of the people of South Africa, majority of whom the working class and poor, and the billions of the rest of the people the world over, lost a true revolutionary, President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Tata Madiba. The South African Communist Party [...]

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Cuban 5 tribute to Mandela

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Just after an extended period of time in lockdown, one of the Cuban Five political prisoners inside the U.S., Hero of the Republic of Cuba Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, dedicated this short message to the memory of Nelson Mandela. Those who dedicated unlimited resources to erase and rewrite the history of Nelson Mandela, those who had [...]

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Tribute from the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) to Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela at Galeshewe Stadium near Kimberly, South Africa, 1994.

Dec. 5 — The Congress of South African Trade Unions joins all South Africans, and millions more all over the world, in mourning the sad loss today, 5 December 2013, of the greatest ever South African and most inspirational leader in our struggle for liberty and democracy, our beloved Comrade, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Comrade Madiba [...]

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Tributes to South African hero, Nelson Mandela

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Dec. 6 — We in Workers World join the billions who are grieving for Nelson Mandela, who died on Dec. 5 in Johannesburg, South Africa. We reprint below an article we published last July when Mandela was hospitalized. Former Republic of South Africa President Nelson Mandela turned 95 while being treated at a hospital near [...]

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What’s at stake with the Iran nuclear treaty?

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The six-month nuclear agreement among Iran and the “5+1” countries has been described as a breakthrough, a departure, a disaster or a betrayal, depending on the speaker. Much of the language of the agreement reached in Geneva on Nov. 24 reeks of imperialist arrogance. Whatever one’s attitude toward the agreement, however, it is essential first [...]

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Truckers strike Oakland, Calif., port

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Truckers and supporters, Nov. 27.Photo: Daniel Arauz

Oakland, Calif. — Truckers held a work stoppage at the Port of Oakland the morning of Nov. 27. About 200 local truckers and their supporters picketed four gates at the SSA Terminal. The truckers haven’t had a pay increase in 10 years. After several fruitless meetings with Mayor Jean Quan, Port Executive Director Chris Lytle [...]

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Protest at Georgia detention center

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Lumpkin, Ga. — For the seventh year, hundreds of protesters gathered Nov. 22 in Lumpkin, Ga., to march to the Stewart Detention Center, a for-profit prison operated by the Corrections Corporation of America. Named as one of the 10 worst immigration detention facilities in the U.S., it holds close to 2,000 men who are in [...]

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Thousands protest SOA

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Fort Benning, Ga. — Following the 1989 murders of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her 16-year-old daughter in El Salvador by soldiers trained at the School of the Americas, a yearly protest has been held at the gates of Fort Benning, Ga. Over the decades of its existence, thousands of Central and South American [...]

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The Dallas 6 case and solitary confinement

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The case of the Dallas 6 goes to court in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Dec. 9. The six men will not only fight new charges brought against them but will use their time in court to expose the brutal treatment they and other prisoners suffer in the solitary confinement unit at the State Correctional Institution at [...]

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As Egypt’s generals widen crackdown, new protest law stirs resistance

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A military-appointed, 50-member committee approved a draft of amendments to the Egyptian constitution on Dec. 1. The draft was to be submitted on Dec. 3 to “interim” President Adly Mansour, who will decide whether presidential or parliamentary elections will be held first in Egypt’s so-called political “roadmap.” The committee, known as a “constituent assembly,” has [...]

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