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Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza

In the latest efforts to break the siege on Gaza, Col. Ann Wright shares her observations in this blog as she an eight shift flotilla aiming to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza, and to open the borders. Following on the successful delegation of March 09 (which included rabble publisher, Kim Elliott), more than six further Code Pink delegations, including a delegation of Canadian Members of Parliament, traveled from Cairo to Gaza this summer to pressure the opening of Rafah border, and an end to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The border has effectively been closed since July 2007, when Israel imposed a blockade. Delegation members Kim Elliott, Sandra Ruch, Ehab Lotayef, Medea Benjamin, and Libby Davies have shared posts in this blog. For more on Code Pink's initiatives on Gaza, see: http://www.womensaynotowar.org/ . In December 2009 Code Pink and other activists joined the Gaza Freedom March. Canadian delegates David Heap and Wendy Goldsmith blogged on rabble while joining more than a thousand activists from around the word in an international action to open the borders to Gaza. For details of this initiative see: www.gazafreedommarch.org
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza December 10
David Heap | The fundamental right to freedom of movement is systematically denied to Palestinians, especially in Gaza.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza November 30
Ann Wright | Seventy delegates from 20 countries, including parliamentarians from 11 countries, last week saw the disastrous effects of the 22-day Israeli attack on Gaza two years ago.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza February 13
David Heap | Kevin Neish, one of the Canadians on the Mavi Marmara last May when the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza was brutally intercepted, is a human rights activist with long experience in Latin America.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza January 13
Gaza Freedom March protest occupies part of Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo,: seated protesters with a line of riot police.
David Heap and Wendy Goldsmith | On the second anniversary of the brutal 2008-2009 Cast Lead assault against the Palestinians fo Gaza, we continue to work to end the illegal and inhumane siege.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza June 6
Ehab Lotayef | A poem by Montreal author of To Love a Palestinian Woman. The poem is written in the aftermat of IDF May 31, 2010 attacks on vessels carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza June 5
Wendy Goldsmith | A poem in memory of the nine brave, courageous peace activists whose lives were stolen.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza June 1
Ottawa rally. Photo: @onefemalecanuck
Monia Mazigh | A year ago at this time I entered Gaza as part of an international humanitarian delegation. Today I joined those shocked at the Israeli attack on international human rights activists.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza May 31
gazadelegation | In response and commemoration of the barbaric attack on the Freedom Flotilla today, we are launching the Global Day to Break the Israeli Siege as an international day of action and protest.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza May 31
Cynthia McKinney | I'm outraged at Israel's latest criminal act, and even more so at the Israel's actions have been aided and abetted by a U.S. political class.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza May 26
Ann Wright | Flotilla of eight ships is on en route to break the Israeli seige of Gaza. Will the make it to port in Gaza?
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza May 24
Ann Wright | This week, hundreds of persons from 20 countries will challenge the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza in an eight ship flotilla.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza May 3
Wendy Goldsmith | Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta's new book offers us a compelling invitation to consider non-violent activism as a path to peaceful resolution in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza January 25
"Where are our buses? Gaza needs us all" (Photo credit: Sarah Mahmoud)
David Heap | The Gaza Freedom March was an intense week of difficult decision, but we came through alright in the end.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza January 13
Wendy Goldsmith | As I settle back into my comfortable life in Canada, I am resigned, at least for the moment, to that frustrated, incapacitated feeling hearing about airstrikes by Israel against Gaza.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza January 9
Wendy Goldsmith | A poem for the children of Gaza- written one year ago today.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza January 8
Egyptians watch GFM protests from a passing bus (photo by Brandon Delyzer bdelyzer@uvic.ca)
Wendy Goldsmith | There are many events and memories of my time in Cairo that are etched in my mind.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza January 6
Three riot police in Cairo with one Canadian protestor (photo: Brandon Delyzer bdelyzer@uvic.ca)
David Heap | Reflections on reactions from Egyptians on foreigners protesting for the Palestinians of Gaza.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza January 2
David Heap | It was supposed to be an innocent bit of tourism but the police insist on "uncovering" activism.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza January 1
Free Gaza Squar, Cairo
David Heap | We continue to make our presence felt in Cairo.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza January 1
David Heap | We march, we sit, we are dragged, we occupy part of the city, we leave on our own terms.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza December 31
David Bleakney | People are surrounded. Some have been beaten and injured. Women for Gaza stand surrounded in front of the Hotel Lotus. Canadian postal workers hold their flags high.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza December 31
Wendy Goldsmith | The Gaza Freedom March is under siege in Egypt.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza December 31
Riot police in Cairo.
David Heap | Protesting in Egypt has some significant differences from Canadian experiences.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza December 31
Kim Elliott | Members of the Gaza Freedom March reject offer of limited entry to the territory. Instead will protest, and risk arrest, in Cairo.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza December 29
Wendy Goldsmith | Poem for Gaza.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza December 29
David Heap | Waters, long a supporter of Palestinian rights, speaks out in support of the Gaza Freedom March.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza December 28
Wendy Goldsmith | Update on events in Cairo.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza December 28
Wendy Goldsmith | Gaza Freedom Marchers face further restrictions and increases in violence.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza December 28
Kim Elliott | Hedy Epstein, the 85-year-old Holocaust survivor and peace activist, announced that she will begin a hunger strike today as a response to the Egyptian government's refusal to allow GFM entry to Gaza.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza December 28
Wendy Goldsmith | Over 1000 peace activists march in solidarity with Gaza today in Toronto while our government continues to ignore us.

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