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Nelson Mandela’s Death and Legacy, Day 6

– Speakers like Barack Obama, Raul Castro, Dilma Rousseff and more were at Mandela’s funeral

– Juan Cole: “Can Mandela’s Truth and Reconciliation Heal the Middle East?

– Also: “After Mandela: Can Massacred South African Mine Workers get Justice?

– Mandela and the issue of Palestine

– “My Misdemeanors for Mandela

– “Mandela: the Man Who Kept the Darkness at Bay

– Understanding the media and Mandela

What was Canada’s role when apartheid occurred in South Africa?

Obama, Mandela and Palestine

– Stephen Colbert on Nelson Mandela

– Katrina vanden Heuvel: “Nelson Mandela and His Cause Weren’t Always Revered in the US

– “South African president booed at Mandela memorial

International Developments


– Ian cites progress with P5+1 over international agreement

– “A diplomatic spat has erupted between Israel and Romania after Bucharest reportedly refused to allow Romanian construction workers to be employed in West Bank settlements, Israel’s military radio said Tuesday.

– “The United Nations’ first relief airlift to Syria from Iraq will deliver food and winter supplies to the mostly Kurdish north-east this week with the permission of both governments, the UNHCR refugee agency has said.

– “Weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize

– “Two U.N. special investigators say they fear an Algerian man recently sent home from Guantanamo Bay against his will is in danger.

– “A United Nations official says plans are being made to restart major offensives in parts of Somalia held by the militant group al-Shabab.

– Croatia is interested in destroying Syrian chemical weapons only if public isn’t opposed

– “The United States and Russia are marking the end of a 20-year program to convert highly enriched uranium from dismantled Russian nuclear weapons into fuel for U.S. power plants.”

– “Grace and the Cycle of Abuse

– “Organizers are considering moving the opening of January’s Syria peace conference to the other end of Lake Geneva because of a luxury watch fair.” [cont’d.]

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