Posts Tagged ‘terrorism’

Mandela’s legacy: the Shell House massacre

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by Dan Roodt

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Twenty years ago, on 28 March 1994, the ANC’s militia massacred a crowd of protesting Zulus in downtown Johannesburg, using automatic weapons against men armed only with symbolic “cultural weapons”, such as … Read the rest

Sexwale’s detention signals US terror watch list still active

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Church Street bombing

Church Street bombing

A former black South African government Minister has been detained in New York apparently because his name is on a terrorism watch list.

Tokyo Sexwale became a member of the Black Consciousness Movement in the late 1960s … Read the rest

Stasi Meets Steve Jobs

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snoopingBy Eric Margolis

“Gentlemen do not read other gentlemen’s mail” sniffed US Secretary of State Henry Stimson in 1929 when told that American cryptographers had broken Japan’s naval and diplomatic codes.

Stimson, who later headed the War Department, ordered code-breaking … Read the rest