The cross-dressing South African satirist says he doesn’t tell jokes and can’t remember punchlines. “Sometimes the truth is funnier,” said Pieter-Dirk Uys, who lampooned the leaders of white racist rule decades ago and now pokes fun at South Africa’s politics 20 years after its first all-race elections. Uys, who is 69 years old but said Tuesday that he feels 30 years younger, was on the cutting edge of criticism of South Africa’s white rulers, who more or less tolerated his pointed humor during an era of conflict and censorship. And he’s still around, a monument to reinvention who targets a messy democracy. In a sense, Uys is back where he started. In 1981, when apartheid South Africa was edgy and fearful, he launched a one-man show called “Adapt or Dye” at Johannesburg’s Market Theatre, a crucible for criticism of apartheid despite official curbs on expression. He used to bring a cardboard box with his outfits onstage so he could change under the lights, just in case police were waiting in the wings. Now, on the same (recently renovated) stage, he is opening a four-week run of “Adapt or Fly,” in which he sends up political figures of the past and present. They include P.W. Botha, an apartheid president; Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president; and Julius Malema, a former member of the ruling African National Congress who is now one of its fiercest critics. Uys will play signature character Evita Bezuidenhout, a flamboyant white woman from the Afrikaner minority and stalwart of the apartheid era. Uys has kept the character current Evita is now a member of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, which won re-election this year but has lost some luster because of concerns about corruption and mismanagement. Evita even has her own Twitter account. “It’s really important that she is in the armpit of power because she reflects power,” said Uys, who put on false eyelashes, makeup (including lip gloss, or “portable Botox,” he said), a wig and a wispy garment in the ruling party colors of green, gold and black.
October 1, 2014 Tags: a-even-has, a-four-week-run, a-wispy-garment, afrikaner, botox, evita, false-eyelashes, market-theatre, nelson-mandela, ruling, south, south-africa Posted in: Apartheid Comments Closed
Four Indiana Gems Face Uncertain Futures in the Land of Hoosiers, Soy Beans and Amateur Basketball Wendy Soltz What has become of Indianas historic synagogues? The following four historic synagogues were originally built as synagogues and are still standing in Indiana. This list is not exhaustive and it does not include historic Jewish congregations who worshipped in other types of buildings, such as homes and former churches, or other historic Indiana synagogues that have since been demolished. A CHURCH: 1867 Temple Israel. 17 South 7th St., Lafayette, Indiana. Temple Israel is the oldest synagogue that was built to be a synagogue and is still standing in Indiana. Dedicated by Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, this two-story, round-arch style red brick synagogue humbly displays small windows with smooth stone arches above. Stairs to the left and right of the entrance lead to the sanctuary. For a period of time, the American Red Cross used the building for storage. In 1976, the Unitarian Universalist Church purchased the synagogue and converted the sanctuary to suit their worship style. It is currently Hope Cathedral. In 1982, Temple Israel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. FOR SALE: 1889 Ahavath Sholom. 503 South Main St., Ligonier, Indiana. Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise also dedicated the second oldest synagogue still standing in Indiana. Its Gothic-style red brick architecture boasts stunning stained glass windows depicting scenes of King Davids life, as well as Stars of David, the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant. The original interior light fixtures and ornately carved wooden Aron Kodesh still grace this 1,430-square-foot, one-room synagogue. The last Jewish services were held in 1954 and after that, various church congregations occupied the building until 1984. The Ligonier Public Library has owned the synagogue since 1985; currently, it houses a museum for the Ligonier Historical Society. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 and received an Indiana Historical Marker in 2014. Asking price: $50,000. A GIFTSHOP: 1901 Sons of Israel. 420 S. William St., South Bend, Indiana. This synagogue is a striking example of Romanesque revival red brick architecture. Two square brick tourelles on the front corners of the building are topped with pyramids and metal Star of David finials. Congregation Bnai Israel is carved in Hebrew letters in limestone above the entrance. The synagogue was the former home of an Eastern European Orthodox congregation; the last Jewish services were held in the building in 1990, after which it was donated to Indiana Landmarks Foundation. It remained vacant until 2012, when Andrew Berlin, owner of the South Bend Silver Hawks team, bought and renovated it to the tune of $1 million. Now part of the baseball stadium, the building operates as the teams gift shop. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013. BEING RESTORED: 1925 Temple Beth El. 3359 North Ruckle St., Indianapolis, Indiana.
September 30, 2014 Tags: baseball, generated, historic, historic-places, indianapolis, ligonier, national, north, placed-on-the, rabbi, sanctuary, silver, south, synagogue, temple-israel Posted in: Jewish American Heritage Month Comments Closed
South Africa Conference: Twenty Years After Apartheid – Panel IV 09-19-2014 The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College hosted a two-day conference marking the 20th anniversary of the end of Apartheid and the establishment of South Africa's constitution… By: Roosevelt House
September 30, 2014 Tags: 20th, a-two-day-conference, house, hunter, hunter-college, marking-the, public, public-policy, roosevelt-house, south, south-africa, twenty-years Posted in: Apartheid Comments Closed
Constituting Women’s Day In Post-Apartheid South Africa – Phindezwa Mnyaka – bluecoffeeandbooks.com – Video
Constituting Women's Day In Post-Apartheid South Africa – Phindezwa Mnyaka – bluecoffeeandbooks.com Book Summary: Constituting Women's Day In Post-Apartheid South Africa – Phindezwa Mnyaka ISBN: 9783846515709 Share the book of your favorite author. See more… By: BlueCoffeeAndBooks
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Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise Babson Professor Marjorie N. Felds new book, Nations Divided: American Jews and the Struggle Over Apartheid, details American Jewish involvement in the battle against racial injustice in South Africa, placing it in within the context of the long historical encounter between American Jews and apartheid. According to Feld, just as many American Jews proudly fought for principles of justice and liberation in the Civil Rights Movement, so too did they give support to the movement for racial equality in South Africa. Today, however, the memory of South African apartheid bedevils the debate over Israel and Palestine: some see in South African history a cautionary tale for the Jewish state, even as others decry the comparison as anti-Semitic. In the years following World War II and the Holocaust, Jewish leaders around the world stressed the need for unity and shared purpose, and while many American Jews saw the fight against apartheid as a natural extension of their Civil Rights activism, others worried that such critiques would threaten Jewish solidarity and diminish Zionist loyalties. Even as the immorality of apartheid grew to be universally accepted, American Jews continued to struggleover Israels relationship to South Africa, and over persistent analogies between South African apartheid and Israels Occupation. As author Marjorie N. Feld shows, confrontations with apartheid tested American Jews commitments to principles of global justice and reflected conflicting definitions of Jewishness itself. These struggles continue even in our own day. Nations Divided is available in hardcover, EBook and paperback. Visit http://bit.ly/1lshmUl About the Author Marjorie N. Feld, Ph. D., is Associate Professor of History and Faculty Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College in Massachusetts, US. She teaches courses on US labor, gender, and social history. Feld is the author of Lillian Wald: A Biography (2008), which won the Saul Viener Book Prize of the American Jewish Historical Society. About Babson College Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and societywhile at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. Visit www.babson.edu
September 30, 2014 Tags: author, civil, comparison, faculty, generated, information, Jewish, massachusetts-, memory-, nations-divided, professor, south, south-africa, women, world Posted in: Apartheid Comments Closed
On April 26, 1913, a thirteen-year-old girl was found assaulted and dead in Atlanta, Georgia. The death of Mary Phagan lit a fire under theunexpressed tensions in the community, and a man, Leo Frank, fell into the hands of the Southern lynch mob. Frank, who was abducted from his prison to face a tragic punishment, was a migrant Jew from Brooklyn, New York. He acted as superintendent of the National Pencil Company, where Mary worked and eventually faced her brutal end. Between Frank and two African-American men, Newt Lee and Jim Conley, the courts indicted and wrongfully convicted Franklargely on circumstantial evidence. The case of “The People vs. Leo Frank” and his subsequent lynching became a hotbed for many social issues troubling America: anti-Semitism, racism, distrust of outsiders and the disparity between the North and South reaching back to the Civil War. Nearly 80 years later, the story of Leo Frank and the court trial became the subject for Jason Robert Browns and Alfred Uhry’s musical Parade. DePauw Theater and the School of Music, with the support of the Prindle Institute for Ethics, will present Parade October 9-12. Many students have felt disconcerted and even agitated by the media presence of the production, including the posters and display case featuring the Confederate flag and noose. These are symbols of our historic America, whose issues continue to plague our society. The appearance of such strong images strikes our secluded community, but these images are meant to stir up discussion. Over 100 years later, we still challenge the American identity. Parade begs the questions: How do we define our community and ourselves? What does it mean to feel at home? To discuss the intellectual elements and social issues embedded in Parade, a panel discussion will take place on Friday, October 3 at 11:30 a.m. The panel will include Tim Good, Steven Linville, Beth Benedix and Vince Greer. The panel will be open to students, staff, faculty and the community to discuss the issues that troubled the South in 1913 and continue to afflict the country. -Anna Gatulda, Class of 2015
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Protests against Apartheid Black South Africans organized boycotts and protests against apartheid, but the government did little to ease tensions. By: 1985's events
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When dinosaurs strode the Earth millions of years ago, seemingly unaware their end was near, I could imagine the spirit of a smiling Stephen Harper and his merry band of Canadian climate-change deniers hard at work. Not to worry, my little ones, I can hear them saying to any dinosaur that listened. It will all turn out just fine in the end. Fortunately, the rest of us now live in a post-dinosaur frame of mind and are not so sanguine. When the history of this fragile planet is written, I suspect this past week will go down as a hopeful one. If for only a few days, the right-wing political echo chamber of self-serving cynicism and apathy about the perils of climate change was pushed to the background. Instead, through the power of worldwide protests and the surprising legacy of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, we were reminded that people care about the growing threats to their world, and that there is something that can be done about it. Last Sunday, in what was called the Peoples Climate March, hundreds of thousands of people turned out in more than 150 countries and 2,000 separate locations including in Canada to demand urgent action on climate change. Although it received scant media coverage in the U.S., it was regarded as the largest march of its kind in history. In New York City alone, more than 300,000 people participated. The next day, heirs to the fabled Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, announced they would sell their investments in fossil fuels and reinvest in clean energy. The Rockefeller fund said it was joining a coalition of hundreds of other institutions and individuals to rid themselves of more than $50 billion in fossil fuel assets. For the Rockefellers, this included investments in Canadian industries. All of this came as the United Nations on Tuesday prepared for the largest gathering of world leaders ever devoted to climate change, and the first such meeting in five years. More than 100 leaders attended the summit but not Prime Minister Harper, even though he was in New York on Tuesday. It was a prelude to an even more crucial meeting in Paris at the end of next year when the worlds nations need to work out a new international climate-change agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol. The initiative by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund took many by surprise. It was described as an effort to make oil, gas and coal investments as toxic as tobacco stocks became in the 1990s, or investments in apartheid South Africa in the 1980s. Stephen Heintz, the funds president, said the founder of Standard Oil in 1870, if he were alive today, would be leading the charge into renewable energy. It comes at a time when the divestment movement is gaining traction in many companies and on university campuses. In the debate about climate change, the South African apartheid parallels have been cited by many. Can companies today be pressured to stop their investment in fossil fuels like the Rockefellers in the same way that companies in the 1980s were pressured to end their support of apartheid South Africa? In recent months, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been particularly critical of Canadas approach to the development of Albertas tarsands. This is in contrast to how he viewed Canada during the protests against South Africa in the 1980s. I remember when I was part of the CBC news team in 1985-86 covering the state of emergency in South Africa, Tutu in particular told us how important Canadas boycott of apartheid was for their campaign to replace that government.
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By Teresa Wiltz September 22 at 4:32 PM New Yorker Deadra Malloy was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, but she remained healthy for so long that she wasnt completely convinced she was positive. When she started getting sick in 2006, she decided to embrace her ancestral roots and accepted a job down South, where her mother was from. Malloy didnt know that the move, first to North Carolina and then to Columbia, S.C., would make it much more difficult to manage her disease. New York offers free health care, including HIV drugs, to HIV-positive state residents who are uninsured or underinsured, while assistance is harder to come by in North Carolina and South Carolina. A single mother of two at the time of her move, Malloy couldnt afford her medication, which cost upward of $2,500 a month. So she did without it for nearly a year and ended up in an emergency room with a raging case of pneumonia. New York was already way ahead with services for AIDS patients, says Malloy, now 52, who formed P.O.S.I.T.I.V.E. Voices, an advocacy group for women living with HIV/AIDS in South Carolina. There were times I wanted to run back to New York. But I didnt want to see anybody die [in South Carolina] who didnt have to. The original face of AIDS was that of a middle-class, often white, gay man living in New York or San Francisco. That picture has changed over time as people of color have become disproportionately affected by the epidemic. Today, the face of AIDS is black or Latino, poor, often rural and Southern. Southern states now have the highest rates of new HIV diagnoses, the largest percentage of people living with the disease and the most people dying from it, according to Rainey Campbell, executive director of the Southern AIDS Coalition, a nonprofit serving 16 Southern states and the District. Fifty percent of all new HIV cases are in the South. In some Southern states, blacks account for more than 80 percent of new HIV diagnoses among women. States in the South have the least expansive Medicaid programs and the strictest eligibility requirements to qualify for assistance, which prevents people living with HIV/AIDS from getting care, according to a coalition report. In the South, Campbell said, people living with HIV have to reach disability status before they qualify for aid. This is significant, because nationally the vast majority of HIV/AIDS patients rely on Medicaid for their health insurance, according to research conducted by the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. None of the nine Deep South states with the highest rates of new HIV/AIDS diagnoses Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas has opted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Those states also have the highest fatality rates from HIV in the country, according to the coalition. People who dont have Medicaid or other health-care coverage rarely visit primary-care doctors and arent getting tested for HIV, according to Michael Saag, an HIV/AIDS researcher with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Thats a large group of people who have HIV and dont know it. Saag said he recently treated a young man in Montgomery, Ala., who was blinded by cryptococcal meningitis, a disease typically found among HIV-positive people living in sub-Saharan Africa. The young man had been HIV-positive for years but didnt know it. With earlier treatment, doctors might have preserved his sight. Thats a tragedy that shouldnt happen in our country, Saag said. Federal spending policies have added to the problem. Most of the federal money for HIV treatment is distributed through the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act. The original legislation carved out money for heavily impacted large urban areas. Now, however, smaller Southern communities are in need of help, and they are not eligible for those dollars, according to Saag.
More than 150 Beaufort County School District students earned a perfect score on this year's standardized test used to measure South Carolina's academic standards — three of them from the same family.
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South Africa: Overcoming Their Apartheid Past An explanation of South Africa's current attempt to reintegrate he black and whit populations that still remain separated from the time of apartheid. By: Cody Holmes
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a key figure in South Africa's post-apartheid reconciliation, urged Norwegians on Monday to forgive mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, the worst criminal in the nation's recent history.
My "white privilege" was sharing a bedroom with my sister in a South Bronx tenement until I was 15 and she was 11. My parents slept on a bed in the living room.
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Check outA South Africans Opinion of Comparing Israel to the South African Apartheid All the graphics are from the siteVisualizing Palestine, a site dedicated to creating informative and impactful graphics about the occupiedregion. Check out many more of these images on their site 1. The Forced Exile of The Palestinian People 2. Maintenance of the Occupation 3. Continued Displacement and Destruction 4. A Pattern of Violence and Aggression 5. Illegal Detention 6, 7 & 8. Segregation of Resources 9 & 10. Segregation of Travel 11. The Wall Like this article? Check out: 5 Reasons Israel Is An Apartheid State (Video) 7 Ads That Show the Reality of the Israeli Occupation A apartheidgraphicsisreallistspalestinePhoto Journalism
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BARBY ULMER – South African vs. Israeli Apartheid – 9/12/14 – San Jose Peace And Justice Center – Video
BARBY ULMER – South African vs. Israeli Apartheid – 9/12/14 – San Jose Peace And Justice Center Apart from enforcing separate and unequal standards and spaces for different peoples, how do South Africa and Israeli apartheid compare in terms of historica… By: sanjosepeacejustice
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366) South Africa after the Apartheid Video 1 4) Fill in the blanks based on what you listen from the report Worldfocus: Everything about these. supports the notion that white South Africans have in pretty good. This suggests… By: Marcelo Navarro
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New Delhi, Sept 16: Terrorism, piracy, trafficking of drugs and women and children will top the agenda at the conference of Home and Interior Ministers of SAARC countries to be held in Kathmandu on September 19. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who will lead the Indian delegation to the conference, is expected to flag issues like cross-border terrorism and dismantling of terror infrastructure operating from some SAARC nations. Issues like suppression of terrorism, maritime security, piracy, narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, combating corruption, and cyber crimes will be discussed threadbare at the ministerial-level and official-level meetings of the law enforcement authorities of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries. Other issues to be discussed at the conference include mutual assistance in criminal matters, trafficking of women and children and promotion of child welfare in South Asia, an official release said. Before the ministerial-level meeting, immigration authorities of all SAARC nations will meet on September 17, and Secretaries of Interior/Home will meet on September 18. The fifth meeting of the SAARC Secretaries of Interior/ Home was held at Maldives in September 2012. (This article was published on September 16, 2014)
War of the Flea – Hate crimes in South Africa White people are only 6% of the total population in South Africa. A very small minority under a black nationalist regime that do nothing to stem the racial h… By: Henri Le Riche
September 16, 2014 Tags: a-black-nationalist, black-nationalist, flea, generated, minority-under, people-are, racial, riche, south, stem-the, stem-the-racial, the-total, total, very-small Posted in: Hate Crimes Comments Closed
Israel – South Africa Startup Tel Aviv 2014 In 2014 the Israeli Embassy in South Africa ran a competition to find the best startup in South Africa. The prize, 5 incredible days in Israel meeting with the biggest and the best names in… By: Embassy of Israel South Africa
People and Apartheid III – Prison, Torture, Exile This is part 3 of our documentary about the muslim participation in the anti apartheid struggle in South Africa. For more details about the project visit our blog: change-writer.blogspot.com. Peace. By: Changewriter
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