Views for 2013-12-06

Friday, December 6, 2013
Derrick O'Keefe, Jahanzeb Hussain
Mandela, A Life of Struggle: The History Most Mainstream Obits Omit
Nearly 50 years ago, in 1964, Nelson Mandela — along with many other comrades in the struggle for the liberation of South Africa from racist white domination under apartheid — was sentenced to life...
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Howard Friel
Bjorn Lomborg and the Climate Change Catastrophe at the New York Times
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Brendan Fischer
ALEC Stands Its Ground, but Stumbles
"I'm proud to stand with ALEC today," declared Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday, as he addressed the American Legislative Exchange Council in Washington D.C.
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Roni Krouzman
Fierceness and Forgiveness: Mandela's Greatest Legacy
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Musa Okwonga
Dear Revisionists, Mandela Will Never Be Your Minstrel
Dear revisionists, Mandela will never, ever be your minstrel.
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Pratap Chatterjee
Hollywood Without the Happy Ending: How the CIA Bungled the War on Terror
Call it the Jason Bourne strategy.
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Greg Kaufmann
While Obama Talks Poverty, Stabenow Agrees to $8 Billion More in SNAP Cuts
On the same day that President Obama eloquently described his vision of an economy defined by economic mobility and opportunity for all, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow was...
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Bobby Peek
Honoring Mandela: No Saint, But a Human Champion of Dignity and Justice
The environmental justice movement, and indeed my own environmental justice activism is grounded by the experience of working with Madiba to ensure that South Africans achieve the promise of a life...
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César Chelala
Nelson Mandela: Death of a Giant
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s death signals not only the passing away of a gifted politician. It is the death of one of the most significant figures of the XX century. It is not only the death of a man...
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Desmond Tutu
On Mandela: 'Prison Became a Crucible'
For 27 years, I knew Nelson Mandela by reputation only. I had seen him once, in the early 1950s, when he came to my teacher-training college to judge a debating contest. The next time I saw him was...
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Kumi Naidoo
Hamba Kahle, Nelson Mandela: With Our Deepest Gratitude
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