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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:24 pm    Post subject: The Women's Boat to Gaza ( 2016 ) Reply with quote

Dear Marianne, I have just come across this - care to keep an eye on it ?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard something about " Code Pink " and this " Women's Boat to Gaza " being boarded so I am looking -


Code Pink: Women for Peace is a left-wing NGO that describes itself as a "grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S.-funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities". ...


Code Pink has organized more than seven delegations to Gaza, some of them at the invitation of the United Nations. Critics have since accused Code Pink of working "closely with terrorist organizations and states sponsors of terrorism" in Gaza and Iran.[23] Prior to the Gaza Freedom March, Code Pink endorsed the “Cairo Declaration to End Israeli Apartheid", which calls for comprehensive boycott of Israel. ...



... Founded in fall 2002 as a grassroots effort to prevent the US war on Iraq, we continue to organize for justice for Iraqis and to hold war criminals accountable. We actively oppose the continuing U.S. war in Afghanistan, torture, the detention center at Guantanamo, weaponized and spy drones, the prosecution of whistleblowers, U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine and repressive regimes. ...





Activists from Women’s Boat to Gaza being deported - October 6, 2016 at 5:29 pm

Activists who were on board the Women’s Boat to Gaza are now in Tel Aviv’s international airport awaiting deportation, Al Jazeera reported. ... According to Al Jazeera correspondent Mina Harballou, who was aboard the Zaytouna heading to break the siege on the Gaza Strip: “When Zaytouna was intercepted from the west of Israel at around 4pm there were two warships one on the right and the other on the left of the boat.” ... She said three more Israeli naval ships surrounded the Zaytouna and ordered its captain, Ann Wright, to redirect its course. Wright refused saying the boat was 33 miles from the coast of Gaza and therefore still within international waters. ... ( more ) ...



Oct 06 - Women’s Boat to Gaza Intercepted by Israeli Navy

WASHINGTON, October 5, 2016 – Early this morning, the Israeli navy intercepted and captured the Gaza-bound Zaytouna-Oliva ship in international waters. The sailing boat was carrying women representing 13 countries from 5 continents who were trying to break the Israeli blockade on Gaza. The women included three parliamentarians, an Olympic athlete, former US Diplomat and CODEPINK Activist Ann Wright, and Nobel Peace Laureate, Mairead Maguire. The interception occurred as Israel was simultaneously bombarding Gaza. ... ( more ) ...


Interesting - not in the BBC news ?
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