Nelson Mandela and his team, along with global pressure, may have succeeded in hastening the end of apartheid – but did class ‘apartheid’ replace racial apartheid in one of the most unequal societies in the world?
This was what happened when Komas organised a screening of ‘No Fire Zone’, a documentary about the events leading up to the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka when thousands of people were killed in extra-judicial executions and shelling.
President Hugo Chavez who has passed away reduced poverty and income inequalities in Venezuela, empowered his people through participatory local democracy, and built a bulwark against neoliberalism in Latin America. See below for a video discussion of his legacy.(more…)