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 December 7, 2013 12:01 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday September 17, 2012 1:05 pm|
The police wanted someone they could take away and hold responsible for this act of dissent. However, there was no leader and there would be no leader.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday August 9, 2011 4:40 pm|
Riots have gripped London for the past three nights and, as communities move to clean up, there is increased tension and the possibility of more property damage.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday August 8, 2011 4:10 pm|
What continues to unfold in Syria is a massive crime against humanity. The UN Security Council has unanimously condemned the violations against human rights and use force against civilians by President Bashar al Assad’s regime. But sending a US envoy to open lines of communication with the Syrian people and the Syrian government could further aggravate the situation in Syria.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday August 2, 2011 7:25 pm|
There are many initiatives going on in the country. Protests are happening every day and the people are coming out to show their leaders they are angry and outraged.
Kevin Zeese: “People are all reaching the same conclusion together. There is a groups consciousness that is developing that the dysfunctional government that’s corrupted by corporate dollars is not acceptable anymore.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday July 22, 2011 4:31 pm|
More than three weeks later and after building up great support from activists, academics, celebrities and others in the US and around the world, the leaders of the prison hunger strike in the Pelican Bay supermax prison have brought an end to their strike and have begun to eat again. They emphasize that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has given them a few good-faith token gestures and that the end of this strike is entirely conditioned on achieving the long-term policy changes that they have demanded.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday July 20, 2011 2:45 pm|
Susan Sarandon, Mark Ruffalo, Gloria Steinem, Nawal El Saadawi, David Straithairn and Edward Asner speak out on behalf of the Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday July 20, 2011 9:35 am|
Widely reported yesterday was the arrest of sixteen individuals alleged to be members of the hacktivist group Anonymous, known engaging in cyber operations for political and social reasons. The Justice Department claimed fourteen of the individuals had been part of the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on PayPal back in December 2010, when PayPal suspended WikiLeaks’ accounts making it impossible for the organization to receive donations via PayPal.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday July 16, 2011 5:36 pm|
Organizers now say supporters have a challenge to “match the courage of the hunger strikers” and “effectively pressure the CDCR to immediately negotiate on the standards any negotiation should follow: with the prisoners in good faith, addressing all of the demands, and with the prisoner-approved outside mediation team.”