And it was just too moving. Don Mattera: The police were riding around with horses and lances, these very long spears, and they would go for the people in the streets and the people were boycotting. It is a feisty magazine, and a no nonsense one. He was playing with chains and big knives. Suddenly others are more oppressed than others, others are freer than others, others are more meaningful than others, this is not what we fought for. This is not what we fought for.
Florida, South Africa: Morning Star, 2008. In hardly three months it managed to raise a membership of over 60 000 members. This quote represents how insignificant the Africans are perceived to be, by the white people coming to demolish their town. From this we can take that he is writing this as the oppositional discourse, because surely the dominant discourse would deny greed as taking over the world. I hated the badge, I hated them, black or white and there were black cops that paid a protection fee to me for us not to attack them or hurt them. I have had the best, Sweden is my second love after this country.
I was arrested for public violence and murder, fighting in the street in which one of the guys died. He was detained, his house was raided, and he was tortured more than once. Lots of things were happening in our country. I don't want to mention names because these are good people, great journalists among them, but the story is they saw the unfreeness, they saw the deplorable conditions under which their black counterparts worked and they did nothing to change that. The witnesses refused to give evidence against me in 1977 and 1978.
Didn't the Star keep apartheid alive in its newsroom? I smeared it, his spit on my face. Autoplay next video I have seen a white old man and woman turned onto the street, living in cardboard boxes with their small white dog in the new disastrous improved South Africa, I have seen white people taking their own lives when black mine owners robbed them of salaries and there was no job to get, no living to be made and they did this instead of starting to beg. We were all earning R5 000. It describes the difficulties of a traveler who has to choose between two diverging roads. In 1973 we launched the Union of Black Journalists. I am a Muslim by faith.
The struggle began when colonialism began in this country and the aborigines of this country were oppressed. Firstly I was the editor of the business magazine, which was part of the Finance Week. Jag var en mycket tacksam stipendievinnare i Sverige. And I went among them and I got the one in a vice and Joe Frans, who comes from that area, assisted me and I held onto this boy and he spat in my face. He put his grey head on the long table of papers and protocols and he wept.
For the world to end in ice, seems to present the image of a slower, numbing effect. Read in the name of the Lord who created thee from a congealed clot of blood, read. If you'd like them you are more than welcome. When you are moved, you are taken from one disposition to another. However, it just didn't come, it stayed with me in my consciousness, it stayed in my psyche. At the time, he was classified as an Italian.
I went to his face and I wiped it. They want me to give evidence against you. Here were these politicians speaking about the new day, speaking about freedom for all in our lifetime. And it continued, so poetry became a very strong vehicle of the struggle. The 20th and 21st century's have illustrated clearly the deadly potential of power, and not just to the possessor of the power but also to those over whom it is exercised.
Don Mattera: I am now dubbed a poet of the liberation movement and my collection of poems speaks out against the political system. Politically we are free, but the economy is in the hands of the same people and only those people who are members of the ruling elite get what they get. Madi Gray: Did problems crop up? The archbishop chairs the first session by Ingrid De Kok The Truth and Reconciliation Commission. I had been stabbed around 9 times and shot three times and already I had a girl that I loved very much who would give birth in 1957. People thought I was dead. Born in 1935 in Western Native Township now Westbury across the road from Sophiatown, Mattera can lay claim to an intriguingly diverse lineage: his paternal grandfather was Italian, and he has Tswana, Khoi-Khoi and Xhosa blood in his veins. I won't give you his surname.