Free Gaza Movement Radio Show- Thursday June 3, 2-3 pm
With members of the Free Gaza Movement, a human rights group that in August 2008 sent the first international boats to land in the port of Gaza in 41 years. They sought to break the siege of Gaza, to raise international awareness about the prison-like closure of the Gaza Strip, and pressure the international community to review its sanctions policy, and end its support for continued Israeli occupation. Their non-violent/direct action has raised awareness and inspired solidarity towards the plight of the Palestinian people. The Israeli attack upon the flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza began in international waters during the night of May 31, 2010. At least 9 people were killed and fifty were injured. Israel took most of their equipment, cameras, cell phones, the boats...and threw 600 people into detention centers in Israel, and have tried to deport most of them, but still holds several people as prisoners. On June 2, 2010, the UN Security Council called for impartial, credible investigation of the Israeli attack upon the boats and requested the immediate release of the ships as well as the civilians. One more boat, the MV Rachel Corrie is still en route to Gaza with Nobel Peace Laureate, Mairead Maguire on board, as well as Denis Halliday who was UN Assistant Secretary-General from 1994-98, and awarded the UK Gandhi Peace Prize.
This weekly radio show is hosted by local activist, Carol Brouillet. Archives are posted at- http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/community-currency/
There will be a major demonstration in support of the Free Gaza Movement and Palestine at San francisco's Civic Center at 11 am on Saturday, June 5th. Additional rallies/protests have been taking place almost on a daily basis in San Francisco.
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