lørdag 5. februar 2011

I am prepared to die

"I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."

Nelson Mandela, opening of his trial on charges of sabotage, Supreme court of South Africa, Pretoria, 20. april 1964.

Tilgjengelig i originalopptak på MP3 hos the Guardian (13 MB, 30 min).

Mandela var en ivrig bokser (tungvekt) som ung.

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