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Gaza's Ark and the Freedom Flotilla Coalition against the Blockade of Gaza

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:45am


University of Ottawa, Bldg Desmarais Building RM 1140
55 Laurier Ave East
Ottawa, ON
45° 25' 25.608" N, 75° 41' 13.074" W

As part of international solidarity campaigns for Gaza, we present the next challenge to the illegal blockade. Gaza's Ark is an international grass-roots civil society campaign to help end the blockade of Gaza and help build lasting peace in the region through full freedom of movement. Participants can get involved, including as purchasers of Palestinian export goods on Gaza's Ark.

This event is Bilingual. Find out more about Gaza's Ark here.


| October 2, 2012
| September 28, 2012
Greek authorities forcibly prevented the Tahrir from sailing to Gaza last July.
| July 26, 2012

The Tahrir and social justice: Karen DeVito interview

Karen DeVito:

Fear is the problem. In an age when wealth and power have thoroughly corrupted the machinery of democracy, civil disobedience is one of the few strategies that offer any hope of advancing the cause of social justice.

The system, however, does not take such disobedience lightly. Karen DeVito, a Canadian member of the flotilla that tried to break the siege of Gaza in the summer of 2011, knew this before she joined the Tahrir in Greece.


Vancouver welcome back for the delegates from the Canadian Boat to Gaza

Friday, August 5, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm


Unitarian Church - Hewett Centre
North-east corner of 49th & Oak
Vancouver, BC
49° 13' 35.6016" N, 123° 7' 41.9448" W

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


Support rally for Canadian boat to Gaza

Sunday, July 3, 2011 - 1:00pm


Human Rights Monument
Elgin St./Lisgar St
Ottawa, ON
45° 25' 0.2064" N, 75° 41' 51.0936" W

At this event, we will symbolically "launch" a boat to show our solidarity with the people of Gaza and our support for the participants in the Freedom Flotilla II and the Canadian Boat, The Tahrir.

Several organizations will place a symbolic item on or in the boat to illustrate their support. (We suggest making a box with text or images indicating its contents and identifying the organization.) Individuals will be invited to put in messages. The idea is to represent the actual Canadian boat to Gaza. You may find ideas for what to place in the boat at

We will also take this opportunity to collect donations in food items for the Ottawa food bank.

- Everyone is welcome -

Tahir - The Canadian Boat to Gaza

It's time to send a Canadian Boat to Gaza

Canadian civil society has a responsibility to fight the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza and to expose the Canadian government's unjustified support for Israel.

The time has come to send a Canadian boat to challenge the blockade of Gaza, in coordination with similar international efforts.

We need to raise $300,000 (cost of boat and crew, not including aid to carry to Gaza) over the course of the coming months. We need to approach Canadian public figures to be on the boat.

| June 8, 2011

Canadian Boat to Gaza: Help us break the siege of Gaza!

Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 6:30pm - 10:30pm


Confederation Community Centre
4585 Albert Street
Burnaby, BC
49° 16' 54.894" N, 123° 0' 10.6128" W

The time has come to send a Canadian boat to challenge the blockade of Gaza, in coordination with similar international efforts.

The blockade of Gaza goes two ways, it restricts bringing materials into Gaza and it does not allow anything to leave Gaza either. This, in addition to starving the population, denies the Palestinians of Gaza the ability to trade with the world, further suffocating them.

The Canadian boat, working with the Palestinians in Gaza, will aim to carry exports out of Gaza. Thus asserting their right to export, trade and provide for themselves rather than be at the mercy of international aid.
together we'll break the siege

It's time to send a Canadian Boat to Gaza:

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