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Politicians who opposed Nelson Mandela and supported apartheid

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Everyone is loving Nelson Mandela in death. But, much like Martin Luther King in America, Mandela had a score of powerful detractors and enemies while he was alive — and more particularly when he was fighting and imprisoned trying to obliterate the unjust South African apartheid system.

Some who opposed Mandela have, of course, amended their stance on the former ANC leader in the years following his release from prison and his election as the first black president of the country. Other detractors of Mandela, however, remain unrepentant of the stance they took the stance they did.

Who were some of Mandela’s most powerful enemies in America and the Western world? Take a look.

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  1. Darold Cuba on December 9, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    You guys wrote this with very soft, felt-tipped white gloves, there are MANY others, more powerful who opposed Madiba in life & supported the violently racist apartheid system of invading Neanderthal terrorists. Israel, Hilary Clinton (you BARELY mentioned her husband, who’s TWO termed presidency left Mandela on his terrorist list, and many more. As a black publication you shouldn’t be MORE revisionist/scared of truth-telling than white outlets. Shame on you! Who funds you?

    Unsubscribing Now

  2. Donella on December 9, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    It gave me great joy that Mandela outlived both Maggie Thatcher and Ronald Reagan and since Dick Cheney is only half-alive and half-sane, that counts as well.

  3. 7734real on December 23, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    No surprise here.

  4. JoseMLopezSierra on December 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Dear Partners,

    President Obama said in his speech at Nelson Mandela’s memorial that we should all ask ourselves how well we are applying Nelson Mandela’s lessons.

    The facts that the United States government has not liberated Puerto Rico’s political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, and decolonized Puerto Rico prove that President Obama obviously is not applying them at all! How easy it is to find fault in
    others, and never see our own. Nevertheless, Nelson Mandela has taught us that together we can make miracles happen!


  5. JoseMLopezSierra on January 23, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Dear Partners,

    Join The First Oscar – Mandela Protest in Puerto Rico on Saturday, March 22, 2014, on the Abolition of Slavery Day, to peacefully protest for the decolonization of Puerto Rico and the release of our political prisoner Oscar López Rivera. It is the perfect day to protest the enslavement of Puerto Rico by the government of the United States.

    We will march from the Roosevelt Avenue Urban Train Station at 2 PM to the United States Court in Puerto Rico on Chardón Street in Hato Rey.

    If you belong to any particular group, feel free to bring your flags and signs to our protest. We want it to be a collective effort involving everyone who believes that colonialism is a crime against humanity and a threat to world peace. We need to have as many people as possible, because those who practice or accept colonialism, don’t believe in justice for all!

    Un abrazo,

  6. JoseMLopezSierra on July 21, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Dear Partner,

    After the approval of the 33rd United Nations’ resolution by consensus on June 23, 2014 asking the United States (US) to immediately decolonize of Puerto Rico, we should work together to force the United States government to comply with it.

    The facts that the United States government has maintained Puerto Rico as its colony for 116 years, has had Oscar López Rivera in prison for 33 years for fighting for Puerto Rico decolonization, and has ignored 33 UN resolutions to decolonize Puerto Rico, confirm that the US government has no intentions of ever decolonizing Puerto Rico.
    Therefore, we need to form a tsunami of people to force the US to comply with the 33 resolutions.

    We should peacefully protest at least 3 times a year until we achieve our goal. The first one will be a march up to the US Courthouse in Puerto Rico on the Abolition of
    Slavery Day on March 22. The second will be another march in Puerto Rico on a day before the UN’s Puerto Rico decolonization hearing. The third one will be a protest in New York City on the same day the UN holds its Puerto Rico decolonization hearing.

    These 3 protests are indispensable, because those who have colonies don’t believe in justice for all.

    José M López Sierra
    [email protected]
    Comité Timón del Pueblo
    United Partners for the Decolonization of Puerto Rico