Cuban assistance played a key role in bringing about an end to apartheid. In Angola, the country had military instructors that helped train the military wing of the African National Congress, which Mandela co-founded, called Umkhonto we Sizwe or Spear of the Nation (MK). Cuba provided support for those organizing against the regime, who were in exile, as well.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday December 10, 2013 10:09 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday December 9, 2013 2:23 pm|
A Pakistani political party chaired by Imran Khan has vowed to continue protests against US drone strikes, despite a warning from the United States that aid could be cut off if they are not brought to a halt. Protests spearheaded by the political party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), have been blockading a NATO supply route to [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday December 7, 2013 12:01 pm|
Mandela’s true lesson for people of the world lies in all that he did prior to becoming president and negotiating with de Klerk. It comes from the courage and spirit he showed in his work with the ANC, during his imprisonment and then when he emerged from prison as an anti-apartheid icon. He was willing to fight and die for an idea if necessary. Under attack from his own government, he was able to mobilize others to fight and die for this idea too.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday November 30, 2013 10:40 am|
Protests planned by current and former Walmart Associates and a coalition anchored by the United Food & Commercial Workers (UCFW) were held at various Walmart locations across the United States. Over 110 arrested were arrested while engaging in civil disobedience.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday November 25, 2013 6:30 pm|
President Barack Obama gave a speech at an immigration reform rally in San Francisco. During the speech, he was interrupted by a young man who called Obama’s attention to the immigrant families being separated by deportations.
The young man may have been an immigration rights or DREAM activist, but thus far most media are referring to him as the “heckler,” a label that should be considered downright insulting.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Thursday November 7, 2013 8:15 pm|
Today marks Nadya’s 24th birthday.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday November 6, 2013 8:15 pm|
The president of Brown University has announced the establishment of a committee to investigate what happened on October 29, when NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly faced protest at a speaking event. The university may even choose to hold certain individuals or organization responsible for violating the “Code of Student Conduct.”
|By: Brian Sonenstein Sunday October 27, 2013 1:20 pm|
On Saturday, October 26th, protesters gathered in Washington DC to speak out against the NSA’s illegal dragnet surveillance tactics. StopWatching.Us organizers estimated 2,000 people attended the DC rally alone, with several rallies taking place across the world from San Francisco to Germany.
FDL journalist Kevin Gosztola and I attended the rally.
|By: fairleft Wednesday October 23, 2013 7:10 pm|
Are we willing to learn from the Bangladeshis? Our ‘middle-class’ American scene is crashing, but we don’t yet know how to protest .
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday October 8, 2013 4:00 pm|
Individuals who engaged in civil disobedience during “Moral Monday” protests are on trial in North Carolina. During the first trial of one of the protesters arrested, it came out in testimony that police for the state’s legislature conducted undercover surveillance and collected intelligence on “anarchists.”