Tag Archives: Viva Palestina

Unusual mechanical failures delay, but fail to scuttle, Gaza Freedom Flotilla

First the MV Rachel Corrie suffered a breakdown shortly after leaving port. Then the Challenger I lost its steering mechanism and another Greek ship has to return to port. Though derided by Israeli critics as “tin buckets,” the ships had … Continue reading

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Relief convoy to bring media Armada

What this Freedom Flotilla has over previous relief efforts like the Viva Palestina caravans is a momentum building in the international press. It’s the big ship effect that works for gunship diplomacy, brought to bear this time to enforce social … Continue reading

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PPJPC pair returns from GFM. NBD?

The Colorado Springs peace envoys to the 2009 Gaza Freedom March in Palestine flew back to town last week with absolutely no fanfare, no media reception, no press releases, no coordination by organizers to make an event of their attempted … Continue reading

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Where is humanitarian airlift for Gaza?

    When the Soviet Union laid siege to West Berlin in 1947, the Western powers mounted a famous airlift to supply the city’s inhabitants for ten months until the siege was broken. At its height, the Berlin Airlift hauled … Continue reading

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Convoy given hero’s welcome in Gaza

VIVA PALESTINA made it to Gaza! See the crush of media awaiting their arrival? None of them from the US or UK.   Though it took all night, the 200 vehicle convoy made the last leg from Al-Arish to Rafah … Continue reading

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US story of Viva Palestina? No story.

UPDATE: Live feed of convoy arrival will be streamed by al-Quds TV.   The Viva Palestina aid convoy has been wending its way toward Gaza having left Britain 31 days ago. Now the 200 vehicles are just 40 miles from … Continue reading

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Violent attack on Viva Palestina convoy

Video footage has reached Turkish TV of last night’s attack on Viva Palestina as the convoyers waited to proceed in El-Arish. Videos show activists with head injuries, some having to be carried off. There were reported windows broken on the … Continue reading

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Viva Palestina standoff with riot police

CONTACT YOUR MEDIA OUTLETS TO COVER THE BREAKING NEWS! Following reports that Egyptian authorities want the convoy to proceed under cover of night, Viva Palestina’s Juana Jaafar reports Egyptian authorities have brought police in riot gear and a water canon … Continue reading

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Gaza aid convoy united in El-Arish, but Egypt still moving the goalposts

JAN 5 PressTV update below. Viva Palestina’s aid convoy was augmented by 47 additional vehicles impounded on a previous convoy run, bringing the total to 220, most ambulances. Why does Gaza need more ambulances, you might well ask. It’s a … Continue reading

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Viva Palestina shows Code Pink how solidarity works

Egyptian authorities in El-Arish tried this evening to decapitate the Viva Palestina aid convoy on its final leg toward the Gaza border. This was the successful strategy Egypt used to divide the Gaza Freedom March a week before, but the … Continue reading

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Viva Palestina convoy to arrive in Rafah NPR fails to name it, or mention the Gaza Freedom March

After endless impediment, not the least of which was a sudden Israeli naval exercise to block its path, the Viva Palestina aid convoy appears finally about to reach Gaza. Permission to enter has been granted, although last week Egypt reneged … Continue reading

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Gaza Freedom March update

GFM activists still prevented from leaving Cairo spoiling Rafah rendezvous with demonstrators in Gaza; American citizens undertaking hunger strike after being blocked from the US embassy; the siege of the UN offices has been called off; and the Viva Palestina … Continue reading

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National Assembly is antiwar exclusively

Reports are emerging from July’s National Assembly, the vital effort to unite antiwar forces into a common movement. Delegates from the major peace organizations hammered out a strategy to address Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Palestine. Missing from the consensus? Nonviolence, … Continue reading

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Viva Palestine Gaza Convoy

GEORGE GALLOWAY SPEECH VIVA PALESTINA GAZA CONVOY, 14 February 2009 sees convoy off. Viva Palestina aid convoy sets off for Gaza …Also of note is Tony Benn and his speech to see the convoy off … TONY BENN VIVA PALESTINA … Continue reading

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