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US Campaign Steering Committee Member Bill Fletcher, Jr. Addresses UN General Assembly on Israeli Apartheid

On November 30, 2009, in commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People addressed the UN General Assembly. Among the speakers who were invited to present was US Campaign Steering Committee member, trade union activist and anti-apartheid activist, and senior editor of BlackCommentator.com Bill Fletcher, Jr.

Fletcher spoke on behalf of the US Campaign and as a representative of civil society efforts to achieve a just peace in Israel/Palestine. Fletcher's speech to the General Assembly, addressed the connections between racism and apartheid in the United States, South Africa, and Israel/Palestine, noting that the UN has been slow to oppose apartheid in the past.

You can view Fletcher's speech below, and read a full transcript here.

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