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