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Nelson Mandela’s Death and Legacy, Day 5

– “How Right-Wingers Attempted to Defame Nelson Mandela As A Terrorist

– Nelson Mandela, feminist

Legacy of reproductive justice for women in South Africa under Mandela

– “The Other Mandela

– “The right’s new litmus test: “Do you hate Mandela enough?”

– His daughter gives his final hours for those interested

– Palestinian Mandela demonstrations and tributes attacked by Israeli military

– “Nelson Mandela’s office becomes a place of pilgrimage

– “Don’t Blame Mandela for Our Failure

– Dave Zirin: “Mandela’s Uses of Sports: Resistance, Reconciliation and Rebranding

– Shameful to see the elite do this. “A delegation of the many of the most powerful and well-known figures in American politics is travelling to South Africa to pay respects to Nelson Mandela and, some may calculate, to be seen rubbing shoulders with the world’s elite during a global televised spectacle.

International Developments


– Pew: 43 percent of Americans disapprove of the Iranian deal compared to 32 percent who approve

– Seymour Hersh: Obama administration nearly lied to get into Syria. Full article here as both the New Yorker and the Washington Post passed on publishing it.

– “Switzerland’s private banks have until today to declare whether they will sign up to a US transparency agreement which would see them divulge client information.

– Syria to U.N.: Stop Saudi support for extremists

– “Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to the Mideast for more peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians and then will travel on to Vietnam and the Philippines.

– U.N. to Iraq: Please find the seven Iran dissidents who were abducted

– “Libya’s “excessive” political polarisation will be resolved only though national dialogue, the UN Envoy in Libya, Tarek Mitri, told the Security Council in New York today.

– “The United States and British governments are creating a task force to target online child sexual exploitation.” [cont’d.]

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