Freedom Waves

A Grandmother Challenges The Israeli Naval Blockade Of Gaza And The US Congress

Why I wanted to Challenge the Israeli Naval Blockade of Gaza In the overland five trips I have made to Gaza since March, 2009, I have seen the disastrous effect of the brutal Israeli land and sea blockade has had on the Palestinian people. I have seen the terrible level of destruction that the 2008-2009 … Continue reading A Grandmother Challenges The Israeli Naval Blockade Of Gaza And The US Congress

Palestinian Freedom Rides

This is tomorrow ~ keep your eyes on Palestine! Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15th, Palestinians will be making an historic ride like others before them who sought equality in the Jim Crow South. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a middle-aged woman from Montgomery, Alabama, refused to give up her seat to a white man. After … Continue reading Palestinian Freedom Rides

Four Things Israel Doesn't Want You To Know About The Gaza Blockade

Israel relies on collective amnesia to justify its blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. The Audacity of Hope, the US Boat to Gaza that was prevented from leaving Greek waters in June of 2011 due to Israeli political pressure, sought to break the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. Here's four facts the Israeli government would … Continue reading Four Things Israel Doesn't Want You To Know About The Gaza Blockade

Hijacking Of MV Saoirse, Violent And Dangerous!

Written by Laurence Davis and Claudia Saba Call received directly from Israeli prison. Irish Ship to Gaza National Coordinator Fintan Lane was able to make a phone call this afternoon from the Israeli prison in which he and 13 other Irish citizens are being held. He communicated the following to the Irish Ship to Gaza … Continue reading Hijacking Of MV Saoirse, Violent And Dangerous!

The Audacity Of Obama's Political Cowardice and Expediency

Written by David Schermerhorn Israel continues blockade of ships to Gaza. I have just returned from Turkey where I had hoped to join the Canadian boat Tahrir that together with the Irish vessel Saoirse would attempt to reach Gaza in an effort to break the 44-year blockade by Israel. Both ships were stopped, boarded in … Continue reading The Audacity Of Obama's Political Cowardice and Expediency

Update On Freedom Waves Political Prisoners

Press Release written by Palestinian youth activists and ISM Volunteers. Freedom Waves to Gaza 21 still detained and refusing to sign false statements [RAMALLAH] Of the 27 human rights defenders captured during Israel’s illegal takeover of the Freedom Waves to Gaza vessels on Friday, 4 November, 20 remain in Givon prison and the whereabouts of … Continue reading Update On Freedom Waves Political Prisoners

I Write To You From Cell 9 Of The Apartheid State Of Israel

Written by David Heap Dear sisters and brothers, friends and loved ones, I write to you from cell 9, block 59 Givon Prison near Ramla in Occupied Palestine. Although I was tasered during the assault on the Tahrir, and bruised during forcible removal dockside (I am limping slightly as a result) I am basically ok. … Continue reading I Write To You From Cell 9 Of The Apartheid State Of Israel

Updates On The Lil' Flotilla That Could

Final Update (11/8/11 11pm): We are relieved to report that U.S. Freedom Waves representative, Kit Kittredge, arrived today in JFK. Welcome home, Kit! You are loved and respected for your efforts to raise awareness about the plight of Palestinian peoples and for making a brave stand against injustice. *NOTE: All Irish passengers are still being … Continue reading Updates On The Lil' Flotilla That Could

The Flotilla That Just Won't Quit!

Immediate Press Release and Action Item At this moment 27 activists are in international waters, on high seas in the Mediterranean, heading to Gaza. One boat, the Saoirse from Ireland, includes parliamentarians among its passengers. The other, the Tahrir, carries representatives from Canada, the U.S., Australia, and Palestine. 'Freedom Waves for Gaza', is the 11th … Continue reading The Flotilla That Just Won't Quit!