Archive for December 6th, 2013

The Wrong Side of History: Republicans and Nelson Mandela
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The Wrong Side of History: Republicans and Nelson Mandela

On the occasion of Nelson Mandela’s death, many politicians and world leaders are lining up to express condolences and to voice their support for the anti-apartheid leader, activist, and yes, revolutionary. But many in the United States government didn’t always view that revolution as a fight for freedom. Sure, they considered the proto-Taliban fighting the Russians in the […]

Emperor Haile Selassie Gave Nelson Mandala a ‘Good Luck’ Gun That Is Still Hidden
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Emperor Haile Selassie Gave Nelson Mandala a ‘Good Luck’ Gun That Is Still Hidden

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie reportedly gave Nelson Mandala a ‘Good Luck’ Makarov pistol. The gun was a symbol, given with the instructions to bring down the apartheid regime. The Ethiopian ruler gave Mandela as passport under the name David Motsamayi in 1962. Once in Ethiopia, Mandela was given further military training by the Ethiopian military. The […]

Police In Thailand Lay Down Vests and Barricades In Solidarity With Protestors
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Police In Thailand Lay Down Vests and Barricades In Solidarity With Protestors

In a stunning turn of events today in Thailand, riot police yielded to the peaceful protesters they were ordered to harass and block. They police removed barricades and their helmets as a sign of solidarity. The protesters explain that their goal is to destroy the political machine of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who is […]