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Int’l Pressure Still Needed Against Apartheid South Africa
Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Osaka newsletter
1990

“Welcome to Nelson Mandela Square” declared a long banner near the outside of the South African consulate building in posh Beverly Hills.

The unofficial renaming of the area was made by local anti-apartheid activists after hearing the news Feb. 11 [1990] that Nelson Mandela was finally free. The event was one of many similar anti-apartheid celebrations that took place in major cities across the United States, including Washington D.C., Chicago and New York.

The images of a freed Mandela walking defiantly out of prison and addressing his own people in jammed rallies cannot help but bring a lump to the throat and tears to the eyes of the millions of anti-apartheid activists around the world This is the day we had long hoped for, but realistically thought we’d never see in our lifetimes. It was indeed world history in the making.

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• Index of Past Essays •

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CONCERT WAKES UP KANSAI | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Tokyo newsletter

1989

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Kaffir Boy in America’ | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Tokyo newsletter

1989

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APARTHEID IS HERE TO STAY UNDER DE KLERK’S ‘NEW ERA’ | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Osaka newsletter

1989

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AN INTERVIEW WITH… VUSI KHUMALO | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Osaka newsletter

1990

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MANDELA IN JAPAN | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Osaka newsletter

1990

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AFTER MANDELA | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Osaka newsletter

1991

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1997

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HIGH DRAMA OF INJUSTICE IN KABUTOYAMA CASE  | Asahi Evening News (unpublished)

1998

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SAYONARA, SCHOOL…HELLO, HOME LEARNING | Live & Learn newsletter

1999

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COMPASSION  | Kansai Time Out magazine

2001

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WHO WAS MAKIGUCHI?  | The Education Revolution magazine

2002

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IRAQ WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL HELD IN JAPAN  | Independent Media Center

2004

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IRAQIS TESTIFY AT WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL IN JAPAN  | Independent Media Center

2004

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AN APPEAL FOR ARTICLE 9  | Independent Media Center

2005

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AMERICA’S ‘PEACE SOLDIERS’  | アメリカの市民生活』

2005

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「愛国心」に隠されているもの | 条連ニュース

2006

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憲法9条に向けたアピール | 条連 近畿 10年の歩み』

2006

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THE DAY THE FOREIGNERS LEFT | (unpublished)

2008

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WAR IN IRAQ — ‘We Don’t Do Body Counts’  | Days International (unpublished)

2011

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「空飛ぶ恥」オスプレイ | 条連ニュース

2013

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ONE SIMPLE BREATH ・ 最期のひと息 | A Voice for Animals newsletter

2015

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