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Did Arizona Senate Candidate Jeff Flake Lobby For Apartheid In South Africa? The Audio Recording Says Yes

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Congressman and Arizona Senate candidate testified in support of South Africa's Apartheid government in 1987. Yet...the candidate, Republican Rep. Jeff Flake, who is running for Senate in Arizona, denied this weekend that he had ever supported the Apartheid government in South Africa while a lobbyist for a Namibian uranium mine, but new audio reveals that his denial may not hold water.
In 1987, Flake testified before the Utah State Senate in support of a resolution expressing support for the government of South Africa while racial segregation laws were enforced -- largely to support U.S. mining interests in the region. In testimony flagged by a Democratic source, Flake opposed sanctions on the regime, arguing they only worsened the living conditions for black South Africans. Ooops...here's the audio of his testimony.
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Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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