Freshly back from Greece, Senator Alima Boumediene-Thiery spoke to a rally in support of the French Boat to Gaza -- currently at sea en route to Gaza -- at a rally in Paris. Referencing the unprecedented international solidarity and international media attention, the senator said that the flotilla is already a success.
A word from Kevin Neish, delegate on Canadian Gaza Boat.
Palestinian blogger Rana Baker speaks on the effects of the blockade on women and children, and how the flotilla can help Gaza.
The Freedom Flotilla 2, with 12-plus boats carrying humanitarian aid and 1000-plus peace activists, is sailing to Gaza in late June. Alice Walker, who's sailing with us, calls this the Freedom Ride of our generation. We want to help open this Palestinian port and end the illegal Israeli blockade, which has caused so much suffering. Meanwhile, the global BDS (Boycott Divestment Sanctions) movement is calling on Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Laurie Anderson and Kiri Te Kanawa to cancel their 2011 Israel concerts and get on the boat!
Note: All songs featured in Gaza Island are parodies of familiar songs, and as such are protected by fair use provisions of copyright law.
Khalid Mouammar, president of the Canadian Arab Federation, expresses his support for the Canada Boat to Gaza.