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Joe Slovo, Bolshevik
Joe Slovo was one of the original founders of the ANC and one of the most militant. After the imprisonment of Mandela and the rest of the top ANC officers, Slovo decided peaceful process was not possible. He went underground to build the armed wing of the party, an guerrilla army that embarked on a series of daring attacks on apartheid infrastructure that kept the Boer army overextended and off balance.
Slovo was a white man who dedicated his life to the liberation of Africa. He was born in Eastern Europe, moved to SA at 8, joined the SA Communist Party at 18, and eventually became the head strategist of the armed wing of the ANC. The commandant of the Red army, if you will.
The aims of the Communists and those of oppressed Africans were the same, the overthrow of the racist Boer regime. They were both ruthlessly persecuted and jailed by the government. Their alliance was a natural extension of the resistance to apartheid.
Slovo was a typical soft-spoken but hard-nosed Taurus, with a Mars in Aquarius. He was stubborn twice over--nothing would ever change in his beliefs. He was a staunch communist to his death, with no deviation. Not much is known about him—he was a man of few words and direct action.
A dangerous revolutionary combines the mind's intellect and applies it the material world. Like another Taurus revolutionary, Malcolm X, Slovo was an implacable foe of racism in all its forms. And, also like Malcolm in his fully developed ideology, he linked the racist regime to the evils of capitalism. Slovo joined the infant Communist Party of SA and became the most militant part of its leadership, defining revolution as armed rebellion against tyranny.
Under Slovo's direction, the CPSA became the the backbone of the ANC, and his insurrection kept the Boers busy chasing him, while the mass movement was developing. An unassuming hero, Slovo worked behind the scenes to incorporate the ideas of socialism with independence for black Africans. He was appointed minister of housing under the new ANC government, but died of leukemia in 1995.
Comparison of the Zodiac systems
|Aries||Mar 21 - April 20||April 15 - May 15||April 19 - May 13|
|Taurus||April 21 - May 20||May 16 - June 15||May 14 - June 19|
|Gemini||May 21 - June 20||June 16 - July 15||June 20 - July 20|
|Cancer||June 21 - July 21||July 16 - Aug 15||July 21 - Aug 9|
|Leo||July 22 Aug 22||Aug 16 - Sep 15||Aug 10 – Sep 15|
|Virgo||Aug 23 - Sep 22||Sep 16 - Oct 15||Sept 16 – Oct 30|
|Libra||Sep 23 - Oct 22||Oct 16 - Nov 15||Oct 31– Nov 22|
|Scorpio||Oct 23 - Nov 21||Nov 16 - Dec 15||Nov 23 – Nov 29|
|Ophiuchus||NA||NA||Nov 30 – Dec 17|
|Sagittarius||Nov 22 - Dec 21||Dec 16 - Jan 14||Dec 18– Jan 18|
|Capricorn||Dec 22 - Jan 20||Jan 15 - Feb 14||Jan 19 – Feb 15|
|Aquarius||Jan 21 - Feb 19||Feb 15 - Mar 14||Feb 16– Mar 11|
|Pisces||Feb 20 - Mar 20||Mar 15 - April 14||Mar 12 – April 18|