‘Made in Gaza’: Breaking the siege By Eric Walberg

11 June 2013 — Eric Walberg

The builders of Gaza’s Ark hope to bring Gazan goods to the world. The latest plan to try to break the illegal siege of Gaza, according to organizer Michael Coleman at Sunday’s press conference in the port of Gaza, is to refurbish their very second-hand fishing boat, fill it with Gazan products (date products, embroidery, craft items and more) and sail to another Mediterranean port, like any normal exporter.

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Gaza: The Blockade Runners: Pro-Palestinian activism to break the illegal siege By Julie Lévesque

18 July 2011 — Global Research

Global Research Editor’s Note

The following article by Julie Lévesque is Part I of a review of  the lone humanitarian ship to Gaza, “The Spirit of Rachel Corrie” which reached Palestinian territorial waters before being brutally intercepted by The Israeli Navy.

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Gaza rejects Greek government charity

14 July, 2011 — Free Gaza

The following letter was delivered to the Greek Government on July 12, 2011 making it clear that the people of Gaza seek freedom and respect for their human rights, including their right to lead a dignified life, not charity. Seemingly deaf to their call, yesterday a spokesman for the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Delavekouras, repeated the Greek Government’s “generous offer” to deliver limited humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza – instead of helping them gain the freedom that is rightfully theirs.

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French Ship Carries Freedom Flotilla’s “Dignity” to Gaza By Begoña Astigarraga

13 July 2011 — IPS


Activists on hunger strike in Spanish embassy. Credit:Bego Astigarraga/IPS

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ATHENS, Jul 12, 2011 (IPS) – The French vessel Dignité-Al Karama is the only boat from the Freedom Flotilla II actually sailing for Gaza in an attempt to break the Israeli blockade imposed in 2006. At the same time, six Spanish members of the humanitarian aid mission went on hunger strike in the Greek capital.

The hunger strikers, who have occupied the Spanish embassy in Athens since Jul. 5, were travelling on the Spanish ship Gernika (Guernica) that was part of the flotilla carrying 500 activists from 45 different countries, and 5,000 tonnes of aid, bound for the Gaza Strip.

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Interviews from Libya: What is Happening on the Ground From Global Research’s Special Correspondent By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

8 July 2011 — Global Research – Flashpoints

July 5, 2011

Today on Flashpoints, we return to the escalating war in Libya following a fresh bombing campaign on the capital of Tripoli this weekend. We then return to our coverage of the Freedom Flotilla 2 whose vessels have been seized and confined to dock by the Greek government. Finally, we look at the legal campaign to hold Haiti’s “Baby Doc Duvalier” accountable for thefts and crimes he committed against the Haitian people.

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