Фильм охватил период с 1985 по 2008 год, заканчиваясь на выборах Медведева. Робин Хессман записывала рассказы пяти семей о том, как они прошли этот путь, такой сложный в жизни нашей страны и каждого её жителя в отдельности. Фильм сопровождается кучей документальных кадров тех лет (тут и выступления Горбачёва, и Кашпировский). Все семьи объединены тем, что кто-то из их членов когда-то учились в одном классе. Русские любят поболтать, особенно когда выпьют, так что как рассказала сама Робин Хессман, это не выглядело как журналистское интервью, а скорее просто как живое общение. Именно этим фильм и интересен.\n\nРейтинг фильма IMDB: 7.9
(My Perestroika) 2011
fuck ayn rand
Petition for David Cameron to be eaten by a shark.
(12/3/13): Still one of my favorite videos on the internet. Also still dreaming of the day I finally see them live.
Patrick Bond on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela
A Brief, Critical Retrospective of Nelson Mandela’s Revolutionary Legacy and Piero Gleijeses’ Havana’s Policy in Africa, 1959-76: New Evidence from Cuban Archives
Piero Gleijeses: Havana’s Policy in Africa, 1959-76: New Evidence from Cuban Archives — .PDF
- Karen Wald: Mandela thanks Cuba for its solidarity (1991)
- Nicole Sarmiento: Cuba and the South African anti-apartheid struggle
- Cuito Cuanavale: How Cuba fought for Africa’s freedom
- Carlos Martinez: Cuito Cuanavale 25 Years On: Revolutionary Internationalism and the Struggle Against Colonialism and Apartheid
- Nelson Mandela ‘proven’ to be a member of the Communist Party after decades of denial
- Nelson Mandela: An ideal for which I am prepared to die (Mandela made this statement from the dock at the opening of his trial on charges of sabotage, Supreme Court of South Africa, Pretoria, April 20, 1964)
- Mike Kuhlenbeck: Obama’s hypocrisy regarding Nelson Mandela
- John Millington: Liberals Cannot Claim Nelson Mandela
- Brian Becker: It was the CIA that helped jail Nelson Mandela
- Vishwas Satgar: Reclaiming the South African Dream: Analysis of Post-Apartheid South Africa 17 Years On
- Jerome Roos: South Africa’s untold tragedy of neoliberal apartheid
- Peter Murray: Unfinished Revolution — Post-Apartheid South Africa shows the need to take on capitalism at its roots
- Charlie Kimber: Brief Retrospective of Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013
- Louis Proyect on Dear Mandela: An oustanding 2011 documentary on current-day struggles in South Africa
- A brief look at 2011 documentary, Dear Mandela
- Patrick Bond: South Africa — Public sector strike highlights post-apartheid’s contradictions
- Inequality in post-apartheid South Africa
- Visions of Freedom: New Documents from the Closed Cuban Archives
Iceland made history this week, but not in a good way. For the first time since the nation became an independent republic, armed police shot and killed a man, startling a population accustomed to peace.
"The nation does not want its police force to carry weapons because it’s dangerous, it’s threatening," Arnorsdottir says. "It’s a part of the culture. Guns are used to go hunting as a sport, but you never see a gun."
In fact, Iceland isn’t anti-gun. In terms of per-capita gun ownership, Iceland ranks 15th in the world. Still, this incident was so rare that neighbors of the man shot were comparing the shooting to a scene from an American film.
The Icelandic police department said officers involved will go through grief counseling. And the police department has already apologized to the family of the man who died — though not necessarily because they did anything wrong.
"I think it’s respectful," Arnorsdottir says, “because no one wants to take another person’s life. “
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The armed revolutionaries of the African National Congress
Anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg is now 80 years old. But for him, the struggle for social justice in South Africa has just begun.
Nelson Mandela and his party the African National Congress were responsible for the end of the terrible and racist apartheid system in South Afirca.
How fucking dare David Cameron describe Nelson Mandela as "a hero of our time"?
David Cameron was a leader of the Conservative Students who produced “hang Nelson Mandela” propaganda and one of his idols, Margaret Thatcher, repeatedly denounced him as a terrorist. Both the Reagan and Thatcher governments refused to enforce sanctions on the Apartheid Regime.
So Fuck them and their crocodile tears, Fuck Thatcher, Fuck flying the imperialist union jack at half-mast out of “respect”, these people are against everything Mandela stood for. The sort of people who would happily still see Mandela in prison and call Palestinians terrorists cannot be allowed to reinvent his legacy.