title: "WE CAN BE HEROES" tra La La La La La
soundtrack: "Comic Book Heroes "
by The Capes & Masks
headline 1: "FRENCH STAR SUED FOR HERO COMMENT"
The actress Fanny Ardant sparked a controversy when she told an Italian magazine she considered Renato Curcio
Some Italian politicians claim to be angered by Fanny Ardant for saying that she admired the founder of the Red Brigades
group because he had never abandoned his leftist ideals, and she "considered the Red Brigades phenomenon to be very moving and passionate".
In Italy it is illegal to praise someone who has committed a crime.
headline 2: "BROWN HAILS 'COURAGEOUS' MANDELA"
uk prime minister Gordon Brown has called Nelson Mandela the "greatest and most courageous leader of our generation" as he welcomed him to Downing Street. The former South African president is in London to witness a bronze statue of himself being unveiled in Parliament Square.
the bronze statue, depicts Mr Mandela making a speech
headline 3: "I AM PREPARED TO DIE"
20 April 1964
Nelson Mandela's statement from the dock at the opening of the defence case in the Rivonia Trial Pretoria Supreme Court.
extract: ..... "I, and the others who started the organization, did so for two reasons."
"Firstly, we believed that as a result of Government policy, violence by the African people had become inevitable, and that unless responsible leadership was given to canalize and control the feelings of our people, there would be outbreaks of terrorism which would produce an intensity of bitterness and hostility between the various races of this country which is not produced even by war."
"Secondly, we felt that without violence there would be no way open to the African people to succeed in their struggle against the principle of white supremacy."
"All lawful modes of expressing opposition to this principle had been closed by legislation, and we were placed in a position in which we had either to accept a permanent state of inferiority, or to defy the Government. We chose to defy the law. We first broke the law in a way which avoided any recourse to violence; when this form was legislated against, and then the Government resorted to a show of force to crush opposition to its policies, only then did we decide to answer violence with violence."