The Freedom Flotilla II: what happened and what’s next?
Let us welcome back the B.C. delegates from the Freedom Flotilla – Stay Human, as they tell the story of the Canadian Boat — the “Tahrir.”
Five B.C. residents tell the story of the Tahrir with stories, photography and a short film. Hear about their motivations for participation, their interpretation of the Greek government’s actions, and how the Tahrir almost managed to set sail for Gaza. There will time to ask questions and share ideas.
Join us for snacks afterwards.
Free parking available, Bus #49, #17
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.