Watch: Taking action against colonialism, from Canada to Gaza

Image: video still Jase Tanner

As the Freedom Flotilla 3 sets sail, here is video from an event last weekend in support of Gaza and the Freedom Flotilla.

Robert Lovelace is a member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, and presently a delegate on Freedom Flotilla 3. He is an activist and Professor in Global Development Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

In this video he talks about Canada's struggle with supporting reparation movements around the world.

You can read more about Freedom Flotilla 3, and Robert Lovelace's decision to be a delegate on this trip here. 

Robert Lovelace wrote for about the intersection between his work against Israeli Apartheid and Canada's colonialism here.

To read more about Freedom Flotilla 3, click here.

You can follow the Canadian Boat to Gaza's blog here.


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