PRESS ALERT: ANC's Jessie Duarte speaks in Fleurhof on Palestine [Saturday 15 March 2pm]
The African National Congress (ANC) Deputy Secretary General, Jessie Duarte, will deliver a lecture at the Fleurhof Recreational Center (Cnr Malicite & Spinel Drive, Fleurhof near Florida in Johannesburg). All members of the media are invited.
Public Lecture with ANC DSG Jessie Duarte: "Celebrating Palestine, Celebrating Internationalism, Celebrating ANC"
DATE: Saturday, 15 March 2014
VENUE: Fleurhof Recreational Center (Cnr Malicite & Spinel drive), Fleurhof, Johannesburg
CONTACT: 0849843078 / 0842119988
AS PART OF THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK
Jessie Duarte has previously commented (at the book launch of "Why Israel" by Suraya Dadoo and Firoze Osman on the 01st of September 2013) that in her opinion: “The plight of the hundreds of thousands of Palestinian people makes each one of us a Palestinian. The people of Palestine are not merely ‘the Palestinian question’ to be mentioned in speeches in the UN when someone remembers that people are dying to preserve the State of Israel and its military machine. The feeble throwaway and carelessness by which the leaders of the developed world speak of death in Palestine, of hunger, of children not at school, of a wall of steel that locks in land stolen, of segregated roads and detentions without trial - is more than shame. It is the manifestation of humanity having lost its meaning."
"We must do more than lament and carry banners. We must be steadfast in our resolve to deny the State of Israel any formal recognition. We must ensure that our own government makes friends with people who show respect for human life and dignity, we need to shun the Israeli government . The time has come to stop making calls on deaf ears; the time for sanctions against Israel has come and gone. The world has to act. Systematic genocide is still genocide and the State of Israel has long ago lost its right to be considered as a state with any semblance of human rights ethics. Apartheid in Israel is Apartheid and this is a crime against humanity.” - Jessie Duarte, 01 September 2013 at the launch of "Why Israel" by Suraya Dadoo and Firoze Osman.
In Cape Town this morning there will be a lecture by Minsiter Malusi Gigaba and Farid Esack at 11am at the Rockland's Civic Centre in Mitchell's Plain as well as an Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) protest between 10h30 and 14h00 outside Pick 'n Pay in Claremont (Corner Campground and Main Road). The protest will be against the sale of the Israeli product "SodaStream" by Pick N Pay.
In Durban today (Saturday 15 March) there will be an Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) protest between 12:30pm and 2pm at Merebank Lookout (Corner Badulla Drive & Tara Road). Contact 0834251401.