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Apartheid is Here to Stay Under De Klerk’s ‘New Era’
こむらどニュース (Comrade News) newsletter
20 October 1989
The big news from South Africa as of late has been the installation of former Education Minister Frederik W. de Klerk as state president. Along with it have come de Klerk’s promises for a “new era” of change in this war-torn nation.

Can de Klerk really be the one to deliver this new era? Will he go down in history as South Africa’s Great White Liberator? The answer to these questions is a resounding NO, and here we take the opportunity to briefly analyze why de Klerk is destined to fail.

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

1990

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MANDELA IN JAPAN (part 1) (part 2) | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Osaka newsletter

1990

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AFTER MANDELA (part 1) (part 2) | Japan Anti-Apartheid Committee - Osaka newsletter

1991

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THE USE OF THE WEB IN INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING (part 1) (part 2) | REALNews webmagazine

1997

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HIGH DRAMA OF INJUSTICE IN KABUTOYAMA CASE  | Asahi Evening News (unpublished)

1998

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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 (part 1) (part 2)  | 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THE DAY THE FOREIGNERS LEFT (part 1) (part 2) | (unpublished)

2008

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「戦争する国」アメリカと、日本の憲法9条日本語(English) | speech text

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