On September 22 foreign ministers and heads of state attended the Durban III Conference at the United Nation’s headquarters in New York City. It was the third in a series of international events sponsored by the UN whose stated purpose is to combat racism. However, history has shown that the Durban events promote, rather than combat, racism.
The Hudson Institute and Touro College organized an event across the street from the UN at the Millennium Hotel in Manhattan. Their counter conference focused on the perils of racism associated with past and current Durban Conferences. Called “Durban Watch” for short, this event showcases a who’s who of speakers from academia, public policy, journalism, human rights, politics and entertainment.
PJTV has posted videos of most of the counter conference speakers. Roger Simon writes that the counter conference “featured a number of magnificent speakers from Jon Voight to the Sudan’s Simon Deng…. And when I say ‘magnificent’ I am not in this instance being hyperbolic. I am not one who normally enjoys speeches at conferences. I guess I have too much of my own kind of ADD. But these speeches were riveting.”