intifada=shaking off - oppression/silence
Voices from Kolkata to Casablanca
Voices of struggle, Voices for change
Thursday, November 13, 2008 3-4pm PDT
KPFK/Pacifica Radio 90.7 FM, Los Angeles
streaming at kpfk.org and available on audio archive for 90 days
Joining us to discuss these issues are:
John Dugard, renowned South African human rights lawyer, former Special Rapporteur to UN Human Rights Commission and Judge ad hoc to the International Court of Justice;
Alosi Moloi, chair of Africana Studies and professor of literature, California State University, Long Beach. Professor Moloi is a member of the Pan African Congress and has run for South African parliament on the PAC list.
Omar Barghouti, independent political and cultural analyst and a founding member of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Campaign.
and featuring the music of Miriam Makeba
SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa) Collective, KPFK
Separate is Never Equal - Stories of Apartheid national speaking tour will be in Los Angeles on November 18 and 19th, featuring Rev. Eddie Makue and Diana Buttu (see below). They are seeking to educate Americans about the similitarities between life under South Africa’s apartheid regime and life for Israelis and Palestinians living under the Israeli government’s ethnic separation policies.
Weds 11/19, 4-6pm, UCLA Public Affairs Building, Room 1234.
Diana Buttu was raised in Canada and moved to Palestine in 2000 to work for the Negoatians Support Unit of the PLO. Ms. Buttu was also involved in litigation at the International Court of Justice in the Hague, which resulted in their landmark opinion against Israel’s wall.
Rev. Eddie Makue worked with social and political organizations to fight racist poicies throughout the 1980s and worked to prepare his fellow South Africans for truly democratic elections in the 1990s. In 2006, Rev. Makeu was appointed to his current position as General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches.