South Africa: Women in Black

One by one, the angry Deputies of South Africa's dwindling opposition parties rose in Cape Town's Parliament to blast the government's new "death for sabotage" bill, which would give the regime sweeping authoritarian powers

(TIME, May 25). Cried the United Party's J. Hamilton Russell: "This is one of the most evil, most cynical measures that have ever come before this honorable House." But the most eloquent attack on the bill was silent. It came from the rows of solemn women wearing black mourning sashes who last week kept a day and night vigil...

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