Podcast of Sean Hosey and Steve Marsling on BBC Radio 4, 30 June 2012

On Saturday 30 June 2012, Recruits Sean Hosey and Steve Marsling were interviewed, live, on BBC Radio 4's programme Saturday Live. Sean does a separate interview after the news interval, in which he reveals information about his treatment in prison that he did not reveal in his chapter of the book. Steve and Sean were both members of the Young Communist League. YCL London District Secretary Bob Allen recruited Steve, who in turn recruited Sean. On his second mission, in 1972, Sean was arrested in Durban, tortured, kept in solitary confinement, and jailed for five years under South Africa's Suppression of Communism Act. In this interview, he gives a very moving account of his experiences.

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University of Cape Town

On this website are podcasts from the discussion and book launch held at the Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town on 20 June 2012. Speakers include Aziz Pahad, Ronnie Kasrils, Ken Keable, Danny Schechter, Pallo Jordan and members of the audience.The meeting discussed the book and also wider matters.

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Tour of London - Ronnie Kasrils

During his visit to London in July 2012 for the official launch of the book and other events, Ronnie Kasrils took some of the Recruits on a guided walk through the parts of central London where he had taken many of them from 1967 onwards. In this video, he reveals some of the tricks he used to ensure that they could not afterwards remember where he had taken them.

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The Secret War Against Apartheid - Marxism 2012

Lively discussion with a large audience at the Marxism 2012 Festival, organised by the Socialist Workers' Party, London, 5 July 2012. Speakers: Ronnie Kasrils, John Rose, Bob Newland, George Paizis, Joy Leman (a Recruit only discovered after the book was published), Graeme Whyte, Bob Allen and numerous members of the audience. Ken Keable writes,"I was prevented from attending this terrific event by serious flooding in Somerset, where I live. It is a pity, in my opinion, that no-one challenged the  use of the word "Stalinist" at this meeting, when I am confident that none of the speakers would describe themselves with that term."

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