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Mon Aug 13 2001
World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa
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Special Coverage: The US and Israel withdrew from the UN World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (UNWCAR) in Durban, South Africa, 8/31-9/7. This marks the third WCAR conference that the US has boycotted. The non-participation by the US in the WCAR is disturbingly telling, as Arab-Americans now face dangerous tides of racism; One man has been murdered in AZ, and Palestinian and Jewish children face taunts and threats in Bay Area schools. Read a summary of the final declaration of the UN World Conference Against Racism, adopted 9/8.

A report from special correspondent Lorenzo Komboa Ervin details why thousands of people took to the streets in an anti-government march during the conference. In Oakland, a rally and march were held in solidarity with protests in South Africa. Speakers from N'COBRA, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and the Nation of Islam spoke truth about white supremacy and racism in the US. Photos: 1 | 2 | 3

Black Radical Congress statement on the UNWCAR
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