Monday, July 4, 2011

UPDATED: US Boat to Gaza: Nonviolent Emergency Response to Seizure

Photo found at Common Dreams website for July 4, 2011

See the latest on US Boat to Gaza (including video and photos) as well as updates on some of the other flotillas at ustogaza.org - GO here

WAYS TO HELP from across the world and the US - GO here

Chicago Emergency Response from Voices for Creative NonViolence

Go to VCNV.org

Also see amazing moving, informative references at end of the post

Tuesday July 5, 2011.
5PM to 7PM
In front of the Israeli consulate
111 E Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL US

Please join us on Tuesday, July 5th at the Israeli Consulate! Bring Palestinian flags, banners and posters. No anti-Semitism will be tolerated.

We are working with the Chicago Police Department to insure that there are no problems and we have requested legal observers from the National Lawyers Guild.

For information regarding an emergency response in your city click here.

The latest from Greece

U.S. Boat to Gaza Seized by Greek Authorities and Captain Jailed

Passengers Determined to Free Captain and Set Sail Again

July 2, 2011

Contacts:
In Athens - 30-694-266-3852
In New York - Leslie Cagan, 347-581-1782

After a two hour standoff at sea, the U.S. Boat to Gaza - The Audacity of Hope - was seized by the Greek Coast Guard and forced to return to the port of Piraeus under military escort. The boat’s captain has been put in jail, charged with disturbing sea traffic--which includes endangering the lives of those on the ships-- and disobeying a police order to remain at dock. The crew is being detained on the boat, which is being held at a military dock just outside Athens. Most of the 36 passengers remain on the ship in solidarity with the captain and crew

See VIDEO of activist who's participation in helping Gaza led to his death:
here and see two important articles so relevant for the Fourth of July by CLICKING here and GO here

2 comments:

Connie L. Nash said...

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/07/04

for COMMENTS on the article:

"We Need a Declaration of Independence from Israel"

Connie L. Nash said...

The Greek Court released American US to Gaza Boat Caption on Tuesday July 5th - See Associated Press and others...

www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jul/05/​


See Also "Gaza flotillas have made a difference:

http://occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/gaza-flotillas-have-made-a-difference-by-adam-shapiro/ ~ by Adam Shapiro. July 6, 2011 and
occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com/2011/07/​06/gaza or Go to

http://occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/israeli-airstrikes-hit-eastern-gaza/