Video: The life and struggles of Nelson Mandela – By Jim Hensman, Coventry Socialist Party

Coventry Socialist Party held a special meeting on Wednesday 11th December to mark the sad passing of Nelson Mandela. Looking at the events & struggles in which he was part of, the  lessons for socialists from it and the current situation developing within South African society today.

Supporters of the CWI in South Africa, 1992, photo by Mark Yate

Supporters of the CWI in South Africa, 1992, photo by Mark Yate

In order to allow as greater access as possible to this important discussion we are posting here the video recording of the lead off to the discussion by Coventry Socialist Party member Jim Hensman.

Jim has been an active member of the Socialist Party (and our predecessor organisation – The Militant) and the trade union and labour movement for over 40 years. In that time, Jim was lucky enough to meet and discuss first hand with many key figures in the anti-apartheid  movement and ANC itself, gaining valuable experience and insight. Crucial for Socialists and working class fighters today.

The video is in 3 parts…

The following link is a full article on Mandela and the current struggles in South Africa from ‘The Socialist’ newspaper.

Interested in coming to one of our meetings?

There are Socialist Party branch meetings around Coventry every week on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights, starting at 7.30.

Please get in contact if you are interested in finding out more, attending branch meetings or joining the Socialist Party.

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