Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ray McGovern: Gaza and Thoughts of a Starving Ireland

Ray McGovern: Gaza and Thoughts of a Starving Ireland

Rana Baker - Palestinian blogger, Gaza.mov

A word from Soha Kneen #Canada #Gaza much love to all #Flotilla2 and our friend @smithsofia StaySafe #StayHuman

Deleguate on Canadian Gaza Boat...A word from Mary Hughes-Thompson

Un mot d'Asmaa El Mourabiti- video of flotilla activist hopes

video: flotilla 2 SylviaHale-2_20110629.mp4

To Gaza, A Voyage of Solidarity | Common Dreams

To Gaza, A Voyage of Solidarity | Common Dreams

Huwaida Arraf, Gaza Freedom Flotilla Organizer

'The Audacity Of Hope' waits to sail for Gaza - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

'The Audacity Of Hope' waits to sail for Gaza - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

http://is.gd/L2bQ5q FOREIGN EMBASSIES IN GREECE (long list) Call your embassies & demand that they pressure greece to Free #Flotilla2 #Gaza

.:EMBASSIES IN GREECE

.http://is.gd/L2bQ5q FOREIGN EMBASSIES IN GREECE (long list) Call your embassies & demand that they pressure greece to Free #Flotilla2 #Gaza

.:EMBASSIES IN GREECE: "FOREIGN EMBASSIES IN GREECE"

Contacts for embassies in Greece & Greek embassies abroad*Please share -Call & DEMAND #flotilla2 be allowed to leave!

Foreign Embassies in Greece

United States Embassy, Athens: +30 210 721 2951.
British Embassy, Athens: +30 210 727 2600.
Canadian Embassy, Athens: +30 210 727 3400.
Australian Embassy, Athens: +30 210 870 4000.
South African Embassy, Athens: +30 210 610 6645.
Irish Embassy, Athens: +30 210 723 2771.
New Zealand Consulate-General, Athens: +30 210 692 4136.

Greece Embassies

Greek Embassy, Washington DC, United States: +1 202 939 1300.
Greek Embassy, London, United Kingdom: +44 (0)20 7229 3850.
Greek Embassy, Ottawa, Canada: +1 613 238 6271.
Greek Embassy, Canberra, Australia: +61 (0)2 6273 3011.
Greek Embassy, Pretoria, South Africa: +27 (0)12 430 7351.
Greek Embassy, Dublin, Ireland: +353 (0)1 676 7254.
Greek Embassy, Wellington, New Zealand: +64 (0)4 473 7775.

Israel Has to Recognize Palestinian State as We Recognized its Right to Exist

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA - Israel Has to Recognize Palestinian State as We Recognized its Right to Exist: "Israel Has to Recognize Palestinian State as We Recognized its Right to Exist"

Ashrawi:i Palestinians Will not Bargain to Obtain their Rights

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA - Ashrawi: Palestinians Will not Bargain to Obtain their Rights:

Justice delayed for torture victim Khaled Said friends and family - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online

Justice delayed for torture victim Khaled Said friends and family - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online

Damage on Irish boat identical to that of previously sabotaged "Juliano"

Damage on Irish boat identical to that of previously sabotaged "Juliano"

Damage on Irish boat identical to that of previously sabotaged "Juliano"

Damage on Irish boat identical to that of previously sabotaged "Juliano"

Israel continues arrest campaign in Azzun

Maan News Agency: Israel continues arrest campaign in Azzun

Defiant Gaza flotilla activists vow to set sail

Defiant Gaza flotilla activists vow to set sail

Video (w. @smithsofia:0047)PressTV - Canadian aid boat preparing to sail to Gaza

PressTV - Canadian aid boat preparing to sail to Gaza

Abbas urges Israel to reciprocate recognition

Maan News Agency: Abbas urges Israel to reciprocate recognition

Activists claim second Gaza-flotilla sabotage - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Activists claim second Gaza-flotilla sabotage - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Freedom #Flotilla2 Daily

Freedom #Flotilla2 Daily

Libya: Gaddafi Forces Occupy Hospital, Terrify Patients and Staff « Shabab Libya

Libya: Gaddafi Forces Occupy Hospital, Terrify Patients and Staff « Shabab Libya

Ismael Mohamad / United Press International Irish Ship to Gaza release documentation of boat sabotage

http://electronicintifada.net/blog/maureen/irish-ship-gaza-release-documentation-boat-sabotage

er...NO!!!!....Israel entitled to stop Gaza flotilla, Netanyahu says

Israel entitled to stop Gaza flotilla, Netanyahu says - Monsters and Critics

Irish Gaza flotilla ship 'sabotaged' by Israel: organisers

Irish Gaza flotilla ship 'sabotaged' by Israel: organisers - Yahoo! New Zealand News

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23– 29 June 2011) PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Israeli soldiers arrest a human rights defender during a peaceful demonstration against the construction the annexation wall in Nabi Saleh village near Ramallah

 Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Continue Systematic Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)
 

· IOF continued to use force against peaceful protests in the West Bank.
- A Palestinian civilian was wounded.
- IOF arrested two human rights defenders and 6 Palestinian civilians.

· Israeli gunboats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats in the Gaza Strip.
- A fishing boat was damaged, and IOF arrested two fishermen, but released them later.

· IOF conducted 31 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.  
- IOF arrested 21 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children a Member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, a human rights defender and a journalist.

· Israel has continued to impose a total siege on the OPT and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.
- IOF arrested 3 Palestinian civilians, at military checkpoints in the West Bank.
- IOF arrested a physically disabled young man at Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing in the Gaza Strip.

· IOF have continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
- At least 100 graves were bulldozed in a cemetery in East Jerusalem.
- IOF demolished two barnyards and will in Arab al-Rashaida village near Bethlehem.
- IOF confiscated a plot near Hebron to establish an aircraft strip.
- IOF destroyed irrigation networks near Hebron
- IOF uprooted 300 olive trees in Deir Estia village near Salfit. 

Palestinians defy US warning to drop statehood bid

Maan News Agency: Palestinians defy US warning to drop statehood bid

Flotilla to sail 'very soon' despite snags

Maan News Agency: Flotilla to sail 'very soon' despite snags

Haniyeh: Reconciliation is progressing despite delays

Maan News Agency: Haniyeh: Reconciliation is progressing despite delays

Palestinian leader Abbas thanks the Netherlands for support

DutchNews.nl - Palestinian leader Abbas thanks the Netherlands for support

Flotilla organizers: Greece complicit with Israel in delaying departure

Flotilla organizers: Greece complicit with Israel in delaying departure

Video: flotilla2 crew showing damage on the irish ship

IRISH SHIP TO GAZA MV SAOIRSE SABOTAGE PHOTOS AND VIDEO

IRISH SHIP TO GAZA » Blog Archive » MV SAOIRSE SABOTAGE PHOTOS AND VIDEO

LIES .... PM: Flotilla is attempt to smuggle arms to Gaza - Israel News, Ynetnews

PM: Flotilla is attempt to smuggle arms to Gaza - Israel News, Ynetnews

As part of military preparations for Gaza flotilla, two missile boats will feature operating rooms + andre links

Flotilla Hyve - hyves.nl

Video: Tour of The Audacity of Hope, a US Ship Joining the Freedom Flotilla - S...

Palestinian Pundit: Live Update From Jewish Holocaust Survivor on U.S. Ship in Gaza Flotilla

Palestinian Pundit: Live Update From Jewish Holocaust Survivor on U.S. Ship in Gaza Flotilla

Thames boat hails Gaza flotilla | London BDS

Thames boat hails Gaza flotilla | London BDS

Texas Governor Rick Perry Launches Campaign to Prosecute US Flotilla Ships

PNN - Palestine News Network - Texas Governor Rick Perry Launches Campaign to Prosecute US Flotilla Ships

Adams calls for full investigation into allegations of Sabotage of MV Saoirse | Sinn Féin

Adams calls for full investigation into allegations of Sabotage of MV Saoirse | Sinn Féin

SABOTAGE OF M.V. SAOIRSE IN TURKEY 'AN ACT OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM' PRESS RELEASE, 30/6/11

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PRESS RELEASE, 30/6/11
IRISH SHIP TO GAZA CAMPAIGN
SABOTAGE OF M.V. SAOIRSE IN TURKEY 'AN ACT OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM'

The Irish-owned ship, the MV Saoirse, that was meant to take part in Freedom Flotilla 2 has been sabotaged in a dangerous manner in the Turkish coastal town of Göcek, where it had been at berth for the past few weeks. Visual evidence of the undership sabotage, which was carried out by divers, will be presented today at a press conference in Dublin at 11am in Buswell's Hotel. Photographs and video footage of the damage are available from the Irish Ship to Gaza campaign.
Concerns for the boat first emerged on Monday evening following a short trip near the Göcekmarina and an inspection was carried out by divers and by skipper Shane Dillon on Tuesday morning. Evidence was found that the shaft of the starboard propeller has been interfered with and it was decided to take the boat out of the water for a further visual inspection. On Wednesday, the boat was put on land at a local shipyard and the extent of the sabotage was immediately visible.
The propeller shaft had been weakened by saboteurs who cut, gouged or filed a piece off the shaft. This had weakened the integrity of the shaft, causing it to bend badly when put in use. The damage was very similar to that caused to the Juliano, another flotilla ship, in Greece. The consequent damage would have happened gradually as the ship was sailing and would have culminated in a breach of the hull.
The Irish Ship to Gaza campaign believes that Israel has questions to answer and must be viewed as the chief suspect in this professional and very calculating act of sabotage.
Commenting on the attack from Göcek in Turkey, Dr Fintan Lane, national coordinator of Irish Ship to Gaza, who own the vessel, said: "This is an appalling attack and should be condemned by all right-thinking people. It is an act of violence against Irish citizens and could have caused death and injury. If we had not spotted the damage as a result of a short trip in the bay, we would have gone to sea with a dangerously damaged propeller shaft and the boat would have sunk if the hull had been breached. Imagine the scene if this had happened at nighttime."
"Israel is the only party likely to have carried out this reckless action and it is important that the Irish government and the executive in Northern Ireland insist that those who ordered this act of international terrorism be brought to justice. This was carried out in a Turkish town and shows no respect for Turkish sovereignty and international law."
He continued: "One of the most shocking aspects is the delayed nature of the sabotage. It wasn't designed to stop the ship from leaving its berth; instead, it was intended that the fatal damage to the ship would occur while she was at sea and this could have resulted in the deaths of several of those on board. This was a potentially murderous act."
Dr Lane, who was on board Challenger 1 in last year's flotilla, said: "The Freedom Flotilla is a non-violent act of practical and humanitarian solidarity with the people of Gaza, yet Israel continues to use threats and violence to delay its sailing. They attacked us in international waters last year; now they are attacking us in Turkish and Greek ports. There is no line that Israel won't cross."
"We will not be intimidated by attacks like this - it simply highlights the aggression that the Palestinian people of Gaza have to put up with on a daily basis. It strengthens our determination to continue until this illegal and immoral blockade is lifted."
Calling on the government and northern executive to demand safe passage for Freedom Flotilla 2, Dr Lane said: "The Irish government needs to publicly condemn this dangerous act of sabotage but it also should insist on the flotilla being allowed to make it to Gaza unhindered. Israel has no right to interdict the flotilla and even less right to carry out attacks against vessels in Greek and Turkish ports."
"It is important that everybody make their voices heard in solidarity with the people of Gaza and in support of the flotilla. The Israeli embassy should become a focal point for street demonstrations. These saboteurs came very close to killing Irish citizens."
Also speaking from Göcek, the skipper of the MV Saoirse, Shane Dillon, said: "The damage sighted and inspected on the starboard propeller shaft on the MV Saoirse had the potential to cause loss of life to a large number of those aboard. The nature of the attack and malicious damage was such that under normal circumstances the vessel would most likely have sunk at sea. If the ship was operating at high engine revs, the damage done by the saboteurs would have caused the shaft to shear and the most likely outcome would be the rupturing of the hull and the vessel foundering. If, as was intended, the vessel had proceeded to Gaza at reduced revs, the stern tube would have been forced off line and a large and rapid ingress of water would have resulted, sinking the vessel."
Mr Dillon continued: "The shaft was filmed and photographed when the vessel was lifted from the water on Wednesday afternoon in a shipyard in the Turkish coastal village of Göcek. A local marine engineer inspected the shaft and his opinion was that the interference was the work of professional saboteurs intent on disabling the Saoirse. However, the most shocking aspect of the attack was that its intention was to cause failure of the shaft when the vessel was offshore and this shows a total disregard for human life."
He ended: "It is also worth noting that the damage inflicted on the Saoirse was identical to that that caused to the Greek/Swedish ship, the Juliano, which was sabotaged in the Greek port of Piraeus a few days ago."
Pat Fitzgerald, a Sinn Fein member of Waterford County Council and chief engineer on the Saoirse, commented: "We were very lucky to discover this act of sabotage when we did. We felt vibrations from the shaft as we were returning to the berth on Monday evening following a short trip in the bay for refuelling purposes. Close inspection by divers on Tuesday and then on land on Wednesday revealed a large man-made gouge on one side of the propeller shaft. The integrity of the shaft had been compromised and a very serious bend had developed. This could have caused fatalities had we set to sea and almost certainly would have sunk the boat when the engine revs were increased. It was an act of sheer lunacy and endangered the lives of all on board."
The sabotage has been reported to the harbour master in Göcek and Irish Ship to Gaza are asking for a full investigation by the Turkish police.
The repairs have yet to be fully costed but could be more than E15,000 and they will take some time, meaning that the Saoirse cannot participate in Freedom Flotilla 2.
However, six of the 20 crew and passengers aboard the Saoirse will transfer to another ship in the flotilla. The six Irish who will join the Italian/Dutch ship are Fintan Lane, national coordinator of Irish Ship to Gaza and a member of the Free Gaza Movement; Trevor Hogan, former Ireland and Leinster rugby player; Paul Murphy, Socialist Party MEP for Dublin; Zoe Lawlor of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign; Hussein Hamed, a Libyan-born Irish citizen; and Gerry MacLochlainn, a Sinn Fein member of Derry City Council.
The MV Saoirse will be repaired and used in future flotillas to Gaza if they are needed.

PRESS RELEASE ENDS

For further information:
IRELAND
Phone Claudia Saba at 086 3938821, or Laurence Davis at 086 3605053

TURKEY
Phone Fintan Lane (Göcek) at 087 1258325, or 537557811 (Turkish number)

Videp message from the #irishship uploaded 16hrs ago b4 sabotage -Much Love & Thankyou #Flotilla2

Irish flotilla ship will not sail to Gaza due to extensive sabotage

Irish flotilla ship will not sail to Gaza due to extensive sabotage

Staying Human - Al Jazeera World - Al Jazeera English

Staying Human - Al Jazeera World - Al Jazeera English

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين | Category Archive | Flotilla

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين | Category Archive | Flotilla

Italian Photographer Captures Suffering of Palestinian Female Prisoners, Tells True Story to the World

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA - Italian Photographer Captures Suffering of Palestinian Female Prisoners, Tells True Story to the World:

French MP says Israel practising colonialism

gulftoday.ae | French MP says Israel practising colonialism

DEADLY SABOTAGE ON IRISH SHIP

DEADLY SABOTAGE ON IRISH SHIP

"The Irish boat has a problem with its propeller, we don't know yet how serious it is, but we believe it may have been sabotaged," said flotilla coordinator Claude Leostic.
The problem with the "Saoirse" (Gaelic for freedom) -- one of 10 vessels trying to leaving the Greek port of Piraeus -- followed Monday's news that the propeller on the "Juliano" boat, belonging to Swedish activists, had been cut.

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Now irish ship..Further delay for Gaza flotilla amid sabotage fears - Yahoo! News

Further delay for Gaza flotilla amid sabotage fears - Yahoo! News:

Palestinian unity proves elusive

Gulf Times – Qatar’s top-selling English daily newspaper - Opinion: "Palestinian unity proves elusive"

Yemen air force jet bombs bus by mistake; 4 dead

Yemen air force jet bombs bus by mistake; 4 dead - Yahoo! News

Hundreds of Yemen troops defect to rebels

gulfnews : Hundreds of Yemen troops defect to rebels:

A Picture: As the sun sets in Athens, my first look at @USBOATTOGAZA ~ by @aaronjmate | Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

A Picture: As the sun sets in Athens, my first look at @USBOATTOGAZA ~ by @aaronjmate | Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Israeli Army can’t provide evidence of flotilla’s violent plans, story unravels | Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Israeli Army can’t provide evidence of flotilla’s violent plans, story unravels | Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Shot Across the Bow at US Flotilla Passengers | Mother Jones

Shot Across the Bow at US Flotilla Passengers | Mother Jones

Lebanon news - NOW Lebanon -Bloody clashes erupt in Tahrir Square as Egyptian tension mounts

Lebanon news - NOW Lebanon -Bloody clashes erupt in Tahrir Square as Egyptian tension mounts

U.S. Senate passes resolution threatening to suspend aid to Palestinians - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

U.S. Senate passes resolution threatening to suspend aid to Palestinians - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Freedom #Flotilla2 Daily

Freedom #Flotilla2 Daily

Trevor Hogan: Anxious, sleepless time on Gaza ship, but it's not my safety I fear for - Opinion, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Trevor Hogan: Anxious, sleepless time on Gaza ship, but it's not my safety I fear for - Opinion, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Protesters' defiance persists despite Syria crackdown

Syria troops storm villages killing 7

Maan News Agency: Syria troops storm villages killing 7

Battle breaks out in Tahrir Square, once again | World news | The Guardian

Battle breaks out in Tahrir Square, once again | World news | The Guardian

US Senate warns Palestinans on statehood bid

US Senate warns Palestinans on statehood bid

Israel ready for Gaza flotilla scenarios: Minister

Israel ready for Gaza flotilla scenarios: Minister

Gaza children aim to break world records

Maan News Agency: Gaza children aim to break world records

Freegaza - Petition from Gaza: Break the siege, support Freedom Flotilla II

Freegaza - Petition from Gaza: Break the siege, support Freedom Flotilla II

Israel's threats and Hague's warnings won't halt our mission to Gaza / Britain

Israel's threats and Hague's warnings won't halt our mission to Gaza / Britain / Home - Morning Star

WATCH: Ali Abunimah, UNRWA's Chris Gunness and Jerusalem Post's Yaacov Katz debate Gaza flotilla | The Electronic Intifada

WATCH: Ali Abunimah, UNRWA's Chris Gunness and Jerusalem Post's Yaacov Katz debate Gaza flotilla | The Electronic Intifada

Freedom Flotilla Ready to Sail Despite Threats and Sabotage | Truthout

Freedom Flotilla Ready to Sail Despite Threats and Sabotage | Truthout

'More than 1,000 hurt' in Egypt clashes

'More than 1,000 hurt' in Egypt clashes | Evening Echo

No credence to Israel's claims

No credence to Israel's claims / Comment / World / Home - Morning Star

Gaza #Flotilla2 Begins Journey, but Faces Setbacks

PNN - Palestine News Network - Gaza Flotilla Begins Journey, but Faces Setbacks

- Israel to Seizure 189 Dunums of Palestinian Land in Nablus

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA - Israel to Seizure 189 Dunums of Palestinian Land in Nablus:

Ailing Prisoner in Israeli Jails Resumes Hunger Strike

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA - Ailing Prisoner in Israeli Jails Resumes Hunger Strike: "Ailing Prisoner in Israeli Jails Resumes Hunger Strike"

IOF troops fire at citizens homes south of Gaza | Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

IOF troops fire at citizens homes south of Gaza | Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Gaza flotilla begins to form as first ship heads toward maritime meeting point - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Gaza flotilla begins to form as first ship heads toward maritime meeting point - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News: "ent"

British Authorities Arrest Raed Salah

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA - British Authorities Arrest Raed Salah

#Tahrir Intifada انتفاضة التحرير « 3 by @3arabawy – video | Arab Revolt | الثورة العربية

Tahrir Intifada انتفاضة التحرير « 3 by @3arabawy – video | Arab Revolt | الثورة العربية

Scuttlebutt Downunder: Australia Betrays Its Citizens on Israel’s Directive ~ KADAITCHA | Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Scuttlebutt Downunder: Australia Betrays Its Citizens on Israel’s Directive ~ KADAITCHA | Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

New York Emergency Support Actions for Freedom Flotilla 2 (9)

New York Emergency Support Actions for Freedom Flotilla 2 (9)

Freedom #Flotilla2 Daily

Freedom #Flotilla2 Daily

Gaza flotilla organizers demand Greek police provide security for ships - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Gaza flotilla organizers demand Greek police provide security for ships - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Aljazeera Mubasher #Egypt Live #Tahrir

Aljazeera Mubasher

Detainee's father concerned for son's health

Maan News Agency: Detainee's father concerned for son's health

Watch #Tahrir square live.-bambuser | Back to Tahrir (tarekshalaby)

Bambuser | Back to Tahrir (tarekshalaby)

Egypt protesters clash with police - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Egypt protesters clash with police - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

اشتباكات الشرطة مع متظاهري التحرير 29/6/2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Staying Human: Preparing to Sail to Gaza, by Kathy Kelly | War Is A Crime .org

Staying Human: Preparing to Sail to Gaza, by Kathy Kelly | War Is A Crime .org

Hør de danske passagerers motivation for at deltage i Flotillen

Hør de danske passagerers motivation for at deltage i Flotillen

Ban Ki-moon Commends Readiness of PA Institutions, Supports Two-State Solution

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA - Ban Ki-moon Commends Readiness of PA Institutions, Supports Two-State Solution: "Ban Ki-moon Commends Readiness of PA Institutions, Supports Two-State Solution"

June 28, 2011 PALESTINE HEADLINES | Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

June 28, 2011 PALESTINE HEADLINES | Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Palestinians lobby in the Netherlands for UN recognition vote - The National

Palestinians lobby in the Netherlands for UN recognition vote - The National

Gaza rallies in support of the Freedom Flotilla

Gaza rallies in support of the Freedom Flotilla

U.S. Boat Rejects Israeli Army Allegation of Violence « USTOGAZA

U.S. Boat Rejects Israeli Army Allegation of Violence « USTOGAZA

Long Live Palestine - LowKey

Talkin Bout A Revolution, Tracy Chapman

Irish Ship Responds to "Terrorism" Accusation.mp4

Democracy Now!: "We Are Eager to Get to Gaza": Exclusive Report From Greece on U.S. Gaza Aid Flotilla

Democracy Now!: "We Are Eager to Get to Gaza": Exclusive Report From Greece on U.S. Gaza Aid Flotilla

Take Action Now: Support the Canadian Boat to Gaza

  Take Action Now:
 Support the Canadian Boat to Gaza

Several cities across the country are mobilizing for action from Victoria, BC to Yellowknife, NWT to Halifax, NS. Here are 2 actions that have been announced.
If you want your event announced send us information at info@tahrir.ca
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In Montreal
Wednesday 29 June 2011
Place Émilie-Gamelin (métro Berri-UQAM)
At 7pm

Come and tell the Palestinians of Gaza that they are not alone and that we are in solidarity with their struggle for liberation.
Come and encourage delegates from Quebec and Canada who will sail aboard of the Tahrir in order to contribute to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.
Come and protest against the Harper government unilateral and unconditional support of Israeli policies.
Come and demand respect for international law, the only guarantee for justice and peace in this conflict.

Info: lorraineguay@videotron.ca
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In Ottawa
Sunday July 3, 1 pm
Human Rights Monument (Elgin St./Lisgar St)

At this event, we will symbolically "launch" a boat to show our solidarity with the people of Gaza and our support for the participants in the Freedom Flotilla II and the Canadian Boat, the Tahrir.

Several organizations will place a symbolic item on or in the boat to illustrate their support. (We suggest making a box with text or images indicating its contents and identifying the organization.) Individuals will be invited to put in messages. The idea is to represent the actual Canadian boat to Gaza. You may find ideas for what to place in the boat at http://www.tahrir.ca

We will also take this opportunity to collect donations in food items for the Ottawa food bank.

Everyone is welcome!

Info:
travellingdoris@gmail.com
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For 24/7 updates on the progress of the Freedom Flotilla and the Tahrir, be sure to follow us at twitter.com/CanadaBoatGaza , on Facebook like the page and check our website http://www.tahrir.ca    -----   http://www.freedomflotilla.ca


  ------Français------

1 -  Agissons maintenant :
 Appui le Bateau canadien à voguer vers Gaza

Plusieurs villes à travers le pays se mobilisent pour l'action de Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique à Yellowknife, TN-O à Halifax, NS. Voici deux actions qui ont été annoncés.
Si vous voulez que votre événement soit annoncé faites-nous parvenir les informations à info@tahrir.ca
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À Montréal
Rassemblement
Mercredi 29 juin 2011
Place Émilie-Gamelin (métro Berri-UQAM)
à 19h00

Venez dire aux Palestiniens et Palestiniennes de Gaza qu’ils ne sont pas seuls, que nous sommes solidaires de leur lutte de liberation.  
Venez encourager  les délégué-e-s du Québec et du Canada qui navigueront à bord du Tahrir pour contribuer à faire lever le blocus de Gaza par Israël.
Venez protester contre les positions unilatéralement et inconditionnellement pro-politiques israéliennes du gouvernement Harper.
Venez exiger le respect du droit international, seul garant de la justice et de la paix dans ce conflit.

Info: lorraineguay@videotron.ca
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À Ottawa

Dimanche, 3 juillet, 13h
Monument des droits humains (coin Elgin et Lisgar)

Lors de cet événement, nous enverrons symboliquement un bateau pour exprimer notre solidarité avec la population de Gaza et notre appui pour les membres de la Flottille de la liberté et du bateau canadien, le Tahrir.

Plusieurs organisations placerons un objet symbolique dans ou sur le bateau pour illustrer leur appui. (Nous suggérons de garnir une boîte avec du texte ou des images indiquant son contenu et identifiant le groupe.) Les individus pourront y placer des messages. Le but est de créer une représentation du bateau canadien pour Gaza. Vous pourrez trouver de l’inspiration pour votre contribution en visitant http://www.tahrir.ca.

Nous accepterons aussi les dons de nourriture pour la banque alimentaire d’Ottawa.

Bienvenue à toutes et tous!

Info: travellingdoris@gmail.com
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Pour des mises à jour continuelles sur les progrès de la Flottille de la Liberté II et du Tahrir, ne manquez pas de nous suivre sur twitter.com/CanadaBoatGaza et visitez notre site web, http://www.tahrir.ca    ---  http://www.freedomflotilla.ca
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2 - Media coverage of the Canadian Boat to Gaza / Couverture de presse entourant le Bateau canadien à voguer vers Gaza

Photos from Athen's press conference Monday June 27 / Photos de la conférence de presse d'Athènes lundi 27 Juin
https://picasaweb.google.com/lythrn3/FlotillaIINewsConference?authkey=Gv1sRgCKe_gJ-wiNq4_wE

CBC report from the boat (At the 40min, 50sec. mark) / Reportage de la SRC à partir du bateau (Au 40min, 50sec. marque)
http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/TV_Shows/The_National/1233408557/ID=2028783363

 Saskatchewan interview with Ehab Lotayef / Entrevue à Saskatchewan avec Ehab Lotayef
http://www.newstalk650.com/audio/john-gormley-live/20110628-john-gormley-live-june-28-2011-ehab-lotayef


News items / articles Nouvelles
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Victoria+says+flotilla+will+maintain+course+Gaza+Strip+blockade/5014259/story.html

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Canadians+ignore+warnings+board+flotilla+bound+Gaza+Strip/5008853/story.html

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Israel+approves+plan+repel+Gaza+flotilla/5011666/story.html

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Victorian+among+Canadians+ignore+warnings+they+board+flotilla+bound/5009074/story.html?cid=megadrop_story

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Israel+warns+media+covering+Gaza+flotilla/5008123/story.html

http://bchannelnews.tv/?p=%209973

An article from one of the Canadian delegates / Un article de l'un des délégués canadiens
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COMPLETE LIST OF BOATS IN FREEDOM FLOTILLA #2
Name                       Country               Passengers       Journalists
Guernica                   Spain                  30
Louise Michel           France                 24                   6
Dignity                     France                10                    1
Tahrir                      Canada               48                    9
Australia Belgium Denmark Germany
StefanoChiarim         Italy                  65                    5
Netherlands
Saoirse                        Ireland            20                   2
Name TBD              European Campaign 15
Juliano Greece         Sweden, Norway     25              4
Methimus #2 Greece, Sweden, Norway 15
Audacity of Hope        US                      40               9
  Total                                                        292               36                       328

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Take Action Now: Help send off the Canadian Boat to Gaza - Agissons maintenant : aidons le Bateau canadien à voguer vers Gaza

- Français ci-dessous ---

Take Action Now:
Help send off the Canadian Boat to Gaza


Let’s Create a Wave of Support for the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. 

Any day now, the Canadian Boat to Gaza, ‘The Tahrir’, will set sail.

The culmination of almost a year of organizing and fundraising from coast to coast, the Tahrir will be part of an international Freedom Flotilla bringing humanitarian aid to a population that suffers daily from the illegal Israeli blockade and occupation.

The international "Freedom Flotilla II - Stay Human" will include 10 ships, two of which are cargo boats carrying aid such as medical supplies, while the rest are passenger ships will carry hundreds of people, among them, politicians, writers, religious faiths representatives, people of arts and culture and activists. All participants are united in the commitment to nonviolence and freedom for the people of Palestine. Many TV crews will be also on board (CNN, NBC, Al-Jazeera, CBC-Radio Canada and others) as well as journalists sent by various world media outlets, both mainstream and independent.

The flotilla movement has already made a profound impact, but Israel’s blockade of Gaza is still in place.  The Israeli military has threatened to attack the boats, preventing them from reaching Gaza on their humanitarian mission. And, shamefully, the Conservative government in Canada has called this mission “provocative”, siding with Israel’s illegal blockade of Gaza. What is truly provocative is the Conservative government under Harper, and their ongoing uncritical support for Israel’s illegal activities such as abuse of human rights and the occupation of Palestine.

Where governments fail, the people step forward. That’s why we are asking you for your help at this crucial moment for the Freedom Flotilla II and the Canadian Boat to Gaza. Your help will make a difference. With you we can make sure the world is watching. This will help protect the Flotilla and will continue to bring the world’s attention to the cause of human rights of Palestine.

We are calling out for two specific things:

1. Local Actions:

As Tahrir and the other boats of the flotilla depart towards Gaza we are calling on you to join a local action or help organize a send off event in your city or community early next week (preferably Tuesday or Wednesday).

Actions are planned in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Victoria, Halifax, and many other Canadian cities.  Follow the local activist lists for details.

2. Raise the profile of
Tahrir and the flotilla:

During the voyage: help us keep the Flotilla in a high profile. You could do a gathering like a vigil or a rally, but there are other options as well:

- A banner drop or leafleting in a high traffic area.
- A ‘phone in’ or a ‘tweet in’, sending messages to Canadian politicians urging them to support the Freedom Flotilla and to defend the Canadian citizens taking part.
- Coordinated tweeting, Facebook posting and blog posting. Stay tuned to our Facebook page, our twitter feed and our website to get up to date information and material that you can share through your networks.
- A ‘flash mob’ or some other kind of creative action to draw attention to the flotilla.

There is another important way you can help as well: make a donation to help maximize our emergency response capacities once the flotilla is on the water. Visit http://www.tahrir.ca to make your contribution today.

The Canadian Boat to Gaza and the Freedom Flotilla thank you for your continued generosity and solidarity. Together, we will achieve of our goal of contributing to freedom for the people of Palestine and the end of the blockade of Gaza.

*For 24/7 updates on the progress of the Freedom Flotilla and the Tahrir, be sure to follow us at twitter.com/CanadaBoatGaza , on Facebook like the page and check our website http://www.tahrir.ca

*Send us information about your event at info@tahrir.ca


www.tahrir.ca
www.freedomflotilla.ca


------Français------

 
Agissons maintenant :
aidons le Bateau canadien à voguer vers Gaza

 
Créons une vague de soutien à la Flottille de la Liberté II  pour Gaza.
 
D’un jour à l’autre, le Bateau canadien pour Gaza, le « Tahrir », mettra le cap sur Gaza.
 
Point culminant de près d’un an de travail d’organisation et de collecte de fonds d’un océan à l’autre, le Tahrir fera partie d’une Flottille de la liberté II qui acheminera de l’aide humanitaire à une population qui souffre quotidiennement en raison du blocus et de l’occupation israélienne, toutes deux illégales au plan du droit international.
 
La « Flottille internationale de la Liberté : Restons humains» comprendra 10 bateaux dont deux sont des cargos qui transporteront de l’aide tels des médicaments alors que les autres sont des navires de passagers transportant des centaines de personnes, dont des politiciens, des écrivains, des représentants de différentes confessions religieuses, des travailleurs des arts et de la culture et des militants.  Tous et toutes sont unis dans un même engagement pour la non violence et pour la libération du peuple palestinien Plusieurs équipes de télévision seront également à bord (CNN, NBC, CBC-Radio Canada, Al-Jazeera, etc.) de même que des journalistes provenant de médias du monde entier, officiels et indépendants.
 
Certes le mouvement de la flottille a déjà créé un impact important, mais le blocus de Gaza est toujours en place.  Les militaires israéliens ont menacé d’attaquer les bateaux pour les empêcher d’atteindre Gaza dans le cadre de leur mission humanitaire.  Et, de façon honteuse, le gouvernement conservateur canadien a qualifié cette mission de « provocation », prenant parti pour Israël et son blocus illégal de Gaza.  La véritable provocation,  c’est plutôt l’appui inconditionnel du gouvernement conservateur de M. Harper aux activités illégales d’Israël dont les violations des droits humains et l’occupation de la Palestine.
 
Là où les gouvernements manquent à leurs responsabilités, les citoyens et citoyennes prennent le relais.  C’est pourquoi nous demandons vous aide à cette étape cruciale pour la Flottille de la Liberté  II et pour le Bateau canadien pour Gaza. Votre aide fera la différence. Avec vous à nos côtés, c’est certain, nous pouvons faire en sorte que monde entier regarde. Ceci aidera à protéger la Flottille et continuera d’attirer l’attention du monde sur la cause des droits humains des Palestiniens et Palestiniennes.

Nous vous lancons un appel pour deux choses

1. Actions locales: 

Alors que le Tahrir et les autres bateaux de la flottille partent pour Gaza, nous vous encourageons à participer à une action organisée localement ou à aider dans l'organisation d'une action locale marquant le départ du bateau (préférablement en début de semaine prochaine, disons mardi ou mercredi).

Des actions sont prévues à
Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Victoria, Halifax, ... Pour les informations détaillées sur ces actions, consultez vos listes locales.  

2. Assurer la visibilité du tahrir et de la flot