Tag Archives: Nelson Mandela

SOUTH AFRICA: Winnie Mandela Dies At Age 81

The BBC reports: South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant says. Winnie Madikizela Mandela was the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela. The couple – famously pictured hand-in-hand as Mr Mandela walked free from prison after 27 years – were a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle for nearly three decades. ...

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Obama Now Owns The Most-Liked Tweet In History

People reports: Barack Obama continues to inspire — and breaks records while doing it. The former U.S. president took to Twitter on Saturday in the aftermath of the violent Charlottesville rally that took the lives of three people, writing a Nelson Mandela quote: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background ...

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Strangest. Spokesman. Choice. Ever.

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YouTube Comment Reconstruction #5

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Headline Of The Day

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SOUTH AFRICA: “Fake” Sign Language Interpreter At Mandela Memorial

Deaf people around the world took to social media yesterday to declare that the sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial was speaking gibberish. Many wondered if the man was using a sign language unique to South Africa, but that was not the case. Paul Breckell, chief executive of the U.K.-based charity Action on Hearing Loss, said: “We are shocked ...

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Obama Snaps Selfie At Mandela Funeral

At today’s funeral for Nelson Mandela, President Obama posed for a selfie with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt. This landed the president on the mocking Tumblr, Selfies At Funerals, and has spawned the usual ridicule across Teabagistan.

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President Obama Alludes To LGBT Rights During Speech At Mandela’s Funeral

The funeral is continuing at this writing, see the live video below this post. The Washington Post published the president’s remarks, which included a reference to LGBT rights. It is a question I ask myself – as a man and as a President. We know that like South Africa, the United States had to overcome centuries of racial subjugation. As ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Nelson Mandela’s Funeral

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Westboro: We’ll Picket Mandela Funeral

Yeah, let’s see if THIS actually happens.

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Empire State Building Honors Mandela

The Empire State Building was lit in the colors of South Africa’s flag in honor of Nelson Mandela and the Tea Things are very upset about this.

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WND Polls Readers On Nelson Mandela

Top response: “He was a violent communist revolutionary who never should have been released from prison.” (Tipped by JMG reader Jake)

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Cruz Praises Mandela, Teabaggers Pounce

“Nelson Mandela will live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe. He stood firm for decades on the principle that until all South Africans enjoyed equal liberties he would not leave prison himself, declaring in his autobiography, ‘Freedom is indivisible; the chains on any one of my people were the chains on all of them, ...

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O’Reilly: Mandela Was A Communist

RELATED: Perhaps unsurprisingly, Nelson Mandela’s death yesterday was actually celebrated by the commenters on right wing sites such as Free Republic and Breitbart.

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Next Week’s New Yorker

The image is by Kadir Nelson.

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LGBT Groups React To Mandela’s Death

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Nelson Mandela was an inspiration to the millions of people who yearn for freedom across the world. With great personal sacrifice, he fought Apartheid and state-sanctioned racism. His principled approach, his willingness to reach out to former enemies, led to the introduction of multi-party democracy and real change in South Africa. Indeed, South Africa’s ...

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Nelson Mandela Dead At Age 95

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TRAILER: Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

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