John S. Friedman is the editor of The Secret Histories: Hidden Truths that Challenged the Past and Changed the World (Picador). His most recent documentary film is Stealing the Fire, about the nuclear weapons underground.
Two major lawsuits–filed in the United States against multinational
corporations including GM, IBM and Citigroup for aiding and abetting
apartheid–are at a critical juncture.
On February 26 for the first time a judge will make substantive and
procedural rulings on a probable eight lawsuits that are at the cutting
edge of the movement to compensate African-Americans