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Anti-Apartheid Tour in the News

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Watch below Eddie Makue's presentation at the Palestine Center in Washington, DC on Nov. 10, 2008.

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Diana Buttu and Eddie Makue were in-studio guests on the Nov. 12, 2008 edition of Democracy Now!

To watch their interview, please click here.

Diana Buttu and Eddie Makue were in-studio guests on the Nov. 12, 2008 edition of Wakeup Call on WBAI 99.5FM in New York City. To listen to their interview, please click here.

Philip Weiss, a columnist for The Nation, wrote about the tour's stops in Brooklyn in his blog Mondoweiss, on Nov. 12 and Nov. 13.

Betsy Yoon wrote about our Columbia University Event for the Morningside Post, the School of International & Public Affairs' blog.  Click here to read the article.

To read an op-ed by Ida Audeh in the Colorado Daily about the tour, please click here.

Eddie Makue and Diana Buttu were in-studio guests on KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles on November 20, 2008.  To listen to their interview, please click here.

Click here to view Eddie Makue and Diana Buttu being itnerviewed on Every Church a Peace Church on November 21st.

On November 23rd, Jaisal Noor interviewed Eddie Makue, Diana Buttu, and South African activist, Breyten Bretenbach, for an article on New York's Indypendent blog.  Click here to read the full interview.

Eddie Makue was the civil society representative to the United Nations' Observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on November 24, 2008.  To watch a video of him speaking at the United Nations, please click here.  His speech begins at approximately 1:41 minutes into the video clip.

Eddie Makue and US Campaign Steering Committee member Phyllis Bennis were guests on Laura Flanders' GritTV on November 25, 2008.  To watch the video, please click the play button below.



To be expected, not all press coverage of the tour was positive.  Here's a selection of news of the tour from apologists for Israeli apartheid.  We post links to these articles just to give everyone a flavor of how desperate and laughable are the arguments of these apologists.

Here's an article on the apartheid tour at George Mason University in Virginia.  The strategy here is to ignore the main point of the speakers and claim "Israel has no structured legal framework to provide racial separation."  To read the article, click here.

A hostile blog posting on the Rocky Mountain News has some audio files of the Diana Buttu and Eddie Makue speaking, along with some interesting comments rebutting the arguments of the blogger.  To listen and read, please click here.  Here's a more friendly commentary on the event in Boulder, also appearing in the Rocky Mountain News.

And, it turns out, apologists of Israeli apartheid were so worried by this tour that they held briefings to strategize on how to counter the message of our speakers, as we learned from an article in the Intermountain Jewish News.  To read the article, click here.


Buttu, a former legal adviser to the Palestinian negotiations team, and Makue, the General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches, are on a two-week, eleven-city speaking tour sponsored by the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.