A conference held in Greece has considered the question of racism around the world. Speakers?
CU Symbol for Symposium on Racism (SILENT)
CU Dr Alfred Moleah, guest speaker on Israel and South African relations, speaking in English
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: MOLEAH: "One of the crucial areas that the symposium was concerned with was of course South Africa because of their apartheid policies which deny the African people of their human rights. The conference was also very concerned with the issue which is covered up. The facts of that issue seldom comes to the attention of the general public and it is only at the symposium at this time that the issue is able to be aired without any censorship and without any distortion. Questions can be asked the free discussion can be allowed and the public can be generally informed about it. It is one of the unfortunately few opportunities that people are able to discuss issues of this kind simply because the media which is supposed to inform people sometimes is more engaged in distortion and hiding of the truth rather than exposing truth which affects people in a very serious way, and thee is no issue as far as this organisation is concerned more important than the basic issue of human rights and our organisation maintains that the issue of human rights cannot seriously be discussed until one of the major violations of human rights, the question of racism, is fully addressed, and ultimately people are mobilised so that they can fight against racism as a necessary precondition to defending human rights all over the world."
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Background: A conference held in Greece has considered the question of racism around the world. Speakers from several countries addressed the symposium held by the International Organisation for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. White governments in Southern Africa, and Zionism, were singled out for discussion. And news services were accused of clouding the issue of racism.
SYNOPSIS: The main issues were discussed by a South African, now teaching at a United States university, Dr. Alfred Moleah.