Would you have freed Mandela?
Prisons are supposed to gather up 'harmful elements,' to keep them separate, just as the wall and the fences and the checkpoints are supposed to keep the Palestinians separate. In this normalization, our freedom is their oppression.
Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years for membership in a terror organization that sowed destruction and was responsible for widespread killing in a struggle against the apartheid regime in South Africa. At the same time Mandela was also one of the leaders of the African National Congress. His period of imprisonment ended suddenly, as we recall, when the leaders of apartheid pleaded with him in 1990 to leave...
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