Friday, July 31, 2009

Win a Poster Signed by Desmond Tutu--and check out who President Obama is honoring!

At the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, we are extremely proud to have developed a strong connection with South African Nobel Peace Prize-winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. This giant in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa has been a clear and consistent voice of conscience speaking out against Israel’s apartheid policies against Palestinians. Watch a video of Archbishop Tutu endorsing our national anti-apartheid speaking tour, “Separate Is Never Equal: Stories of Apartheid from South Africa and Palestine,” held last year: We would like to send one lucky supporter an autographed copy of this poster. What’s the catch? Click here to find out more about this offer--and do it quick! We will be accepting raffle entries for the autographed Desmond Tutu poster until 9AM Eastern, Monday, August 3. After that, we’ll draw a winning entry and announce the winner in an email later next week. Click here to find out how you can win! On a related note, have you seen the list of honorees to whom President Obama plans to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom? Archbishop Tutu will be honored, as will Mary Robinson, who has been critical of Israeli treatment of the Palestinians and was the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights during the 2001 Durban Conference on Racism, and Stephen Hawking, who gave the following interview to Al Jazeera in January in which he classified Israel's December-January attacks on the Gaza Strip as "out of proportion" and compared the situation in Israel/Palestine to South Africa under apartheid: Are these Medal of Freedom picks a sign that the discourse on Israeli occupation and apartheid is beginning to change in this country? Don't just hope--get engaged!