ANC pays tribute to struggle stalwart Ronnie Press
5 November 2009
The African National Congress (ANC) mourns the death of struggle stalwart Ronnie Press, buried today (5 November 2009) in Bristol, England.
Press, who passed away on 28 October 2009, joined the Congress of Democrats in 1953, played an active role in the South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU), the African National Congress (ANC), Umkhonto we Sizwe (ANC military wing) and the South African Communist Party. He also served as Secretary of the Textile Workers' Industrial Union.
Stuart Round, a nice, ordinary 30-something bloke from Nuneaton. But for 15 years he kept a secret - as a youth, he regularly risked his life to smuggle arms to the ANC in South Africa during the apartheid era
The Guardian, Tuesday 13 February 2001
"Nice truck." The South African border guard considered it with almost lascivious interest. The model Bedford of the type once popular in the British army was entering the country on the last leg of a 7,000-mile safari from Nairobi to Cape Town. There were 18 tourists in the back, one tour guide in the front, and a ton of AK-47s hidden under the seats. It was 1986, at the height of the sanctions against apartheid.
Known for his work chronicling the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa since the 1960s, Danny Schechter has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 72.
Schechter got his start as "The News Dissector" in 1970 at WBCN-FM in Boston. He went on to become a prolific television producer who won two Emmys. He was executive editor of MediaChannel.org, co-founder and executive producer of Globalvision production company, and the author of twelve books, including The More You Watch, The Less You Know.