Nelson Mandela Statement

On Thursday December 5, former South African president and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, also called Madiba, died at the age of ninety five. In his youth, Mandela was a member of the African National Congress Youth League and would became president in 1994 under the same party. Mandela was the first black president of South Africa after spending twenty seven years in prison for his actions in struggling against apartheid, helping to abolish the apartheid state and establishing multiracial elections and has become a beloved figure and symbol of freedom for many people worldwide.

Students for a Democratic Society Endorse Miami Protest: Close Guantanamo Bay Now!

In November 2001, President George W. Bush authorized the detention of any suspected Al-Qaeda members by newly-created military commissions. Anyone considered “unlawful enemy combatants,” would be captured, tortured, and locked up in prison cells at Guantanamo Bay.

SDS to Host Workshop at the SOA; Students and Youth to Join in Fort Benning to Demand: Shut Down the SOA!

SDS is calling on students, youth, and progressives everywhere to join in Fort Benning, Georgia on the weekend of November 22-24 to demand that the School of Americas/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation be shut down forever. The SOA/WHINSEC is a training facility for Latin American soldiers and dictators. It has been described as “the biggest base for destabilization in Latin America”.

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