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Politicians who opposed Nelson Mandela and supported apartheid

nelson, richard nixonRichard Nixon

Nixon is best known for the Watergate scandal and also for losing to one Kennedy (John) and nearly losing to another Kennedy (Robert) in the presidential elections.

What is not well known is the fact that Nixon was like a lot of conservative American politicians, in that the African National Congress was a political football that could be played in their fight against the Soviets during the Cold War. In their efforts to defeat the Russians, who threw support behind the ANC, there was little interest in helping to defeat the white minority regime in South Africa.

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6 Comments

  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?

    Sincerely,
    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!

    José
    http://www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com

  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,
    José
    http://www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com

  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.

    Sincerely,
    José M López Sierra
    [email protected]
    Comité Timón del Pueblo
    United Partners for the Decolonization of Puerto Rico
    http://www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com