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The Gaza solidarity blog

The blog was originally set up for Canadian Boat to Gaza, with the aim of keeping readers informed of fundraising and organizing efforts in support of the 'Tahrir', a Canadian boat that was part of the 'Freedom Waves to Gaza'. Check out the Boat to Gaza's website at http://tahrir.ca.

This blog is now following the latest international sea-based mission to free Gaza: Gaza's Ark. Gaza's Ark is trying to break the blockade of Gaza from the inside: by sailing a boat out of Gaza, to international waters. Read about the Ark and how you can help here: http://gazaark.org/

Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog August 24
Canadian Boat to Gaza | In the last days, the Gaza Strip has been subjected to numerous air raids from Israel, which have so far killed at least 15 Palestinians and wounded many more.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog August 2
Canadian Boat to Gaza | Following Israel's outsourcing of the blockade to Greece, which prevented the Tahrir from reaching international waters, we have learned many important lessons.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 21
Canadian Boat to Gaza | The Freedom Flotilla 2 delegates from the Dignite-Karama have been deported by Israel, including Stephan Corriveau of the Tahrir, who arrived back in Canada Wednesday.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 20
Canadian Boat to Gaza | "While Gazans cannot travel or ship exports by sea, massive Israeli companies like Zim are able to freely do business around the world."
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 19
Canadian Boat to Gaza | There is no legal reason for Israel to stop the Dignite and detain its crew and passengers. The Dignite was in international waters when boarded, in which Israel has no legal jurisdiction.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 19
Canadian Boat to Gaza | Activists in B.C. are holding a picket of a major Israeli shipping company, Zim. The action is in solidarity with the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 18
Canadian Boat to Gaza | The organizers and participants of the Freedom Flotilla recognize that our plight is not about humanitarian aid; it is about our human rights. They carry with them something more important than aid.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 16
Canadian Boat to Gaza | The French boat "Dignité/Karama" (Dignity) left the Greek island Kastellorizo late Saturday, heading south. Among those on board is Stephan Corriveau of the Canadian Boat to Gaza.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 9
Canadian Boat to Gaza | The Tahrir and other boats in the Freedom Flotilla will regroup and start planning for the next phase of the Freedom Flotilla.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 8
Canadian Boat to Gaza | Currently, the Canadian Boat to Gaza, the Tahrir, is still trying to gain permission from Greek authorities to sail. We continue to demand that the Greek authorities allow us to leave.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 7
Ehab Lotayef | Following the Tahrir's recent attempt to sail to Gaza, and the Greek Coast Guard's forceful blocking of it, two Canadians and one Australian were detained.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 5
Lynn Adamson | We are tied up in port, in a different place than the marina where we spent the last several days, after making a break for the sea yesterday afternoon.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 5
Canadian Boat to Gaza | We, the steering committee members aboard the Tahrir, remain docked in Crete after being boarded, commandeered and towed back to port against our will.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 4
Satellite view of Tahir as it attempted to sail to Gaza and was seized
rabble staff | Late afternoon in Greece, the Canadian Boat to Gaza -- Tahrir -- left port and attempted to sail to Gaza.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 4
Canadian Boat to Gaza | We call on you to continue to pressure Greece to lift the blockade it imposed on the Canadian Boat to Gaza (the Tahrir) and other FF-II boats (details below).
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 2
rabble staff | Rallies are planned across Canada in support of the Canadian Boat to Gaza.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 2
Photo credit: US Boat to Gaza
rabble staff | Whether or not the flotilla makes it to Gaza, the action has generated unprecedented international media interest. Here are some highlights.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 2
Photo Credit: US Boat to Gaza
Kevin Neish | Kevin Neish shares this update as Greece has succumbed to pressure from Israel and the US to not permit flotilla ships to leave its shores.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 2
Alice Walker | We've won. We're in Gaza. To be in Gaza is to feel this love. To know there is always a part of humanity that is awake even though the overburdened or the bewitched remain sleeping.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 1
Canadian Boat to Gaza | Greek Coast Guard are now on board the Tahrir attempting to arrest Sandra Rush, Jewish Canadian member of the Canada boat to Gaza Steering Committee, who is refusing to surrender the boat's papers.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog July 1
Photo credit: flickr.com/codepinkalert/
rabble staff | In an attempt by local authories to confiscate the Canadian ship Tahrir's transit logs, it has been revealed that a Greek Ministerial order has been issued to prevent any ships from leaving ports.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog June 29
Canadian Boat to Gaza | The Canadian Arab Federation calls upon the Canadian government to take swift and decisive action to uphold the rights of Canadian citizens to safe passage to Gaza.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog June 27
Canadian Boat to Gaza | Freedom Flotilla II will carry nearly 3,000 tonnes of aid and hundreds of civilians from dozens of countries. Despite intimidation, pressure and threats from the Israeli government, we will sail.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog June 25
Alice Walker | Why am I going on the Freedom Flotilla II to Gaza? I ask myself this, even though the answer is: What else would I do?
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog June 25
Medea Benjamin | The U.S. embassy emphasized the U.S. travel advisory from June 22 that warned citizens of the dangers of trying to reach Gaza by sea -- the danger not being Hamas but violent attacks by the Israelis.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog June 22
Canadian Boat to Gaza | The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) is alarmed by the reports that Israeli authorities will take measures necessary to block the coming flotilla from reaching Gaza.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog June 17
Canadian Boat to Gaza | With national campaigns in over 20 countries and around 10 ships being readied, Freedom Flotilla 2—Stay Human is on track to sail to Gaza to break the illegal Israeli blockade.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog June 16
Canadian Boat to Gaza | Before the end of June, the Canadian ship Tahrir will join the Freedom Flotilla 2 - Stay Human, carrying civil society delegates from coast to coast.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog June 12
Canadian Boat to Gaza | We, the Palestinians of besieged Gaza, are saying enough inaction, enough discussion, enough waiting – the full siege on the Gaza Strip must end.
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog June 8
David Heap | I am one of the more than 30 Canadians who will embark on that journey later this month, and whose safety depends in part on whether politicians like you have the courage to take a public stand.

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