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This is a very, very poignant one for me because when we were in South
Africa, Svend Robinson was the MP of Vancouver and I worked together, they
put us in groups of twos. And we were in the area where Steve Biko grew up
and where he lived, so we went to visit his mother and sat on the chair
where he would usually sit in his mother’s house, had a conversation with
her, then she—one of his nephews took us to the hospital where his wife
was working and she took us to the gravesite and the grass was as tall as
we are, with bush and everything else and I remember Svend and myself and
the fellow who was driving the car, cleaning Steve Biko’s gravesite, and
that was before the election. Um, so that’s--- and of course everyone
who’s Steve Biko’s struggle against apartheid and the fact that he was