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U.S. Boat to Gaza Fundraiser Today @ Busboys & Poets Shirlington

By flacafina - Posted on 19 September 2010

Northern Virginia Fundraiser for the U.S. Boat To Gaza

When: Sunday September 19, 2010
Time: 4-6pm

What: Fundraiser for the U.S boat to Gaza

Where: Busboys and Poets @ Shirlington Village
4251 South Campbell Ave
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 379-9757

In the aftermath of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla massacre and world-wide scrutiny of Israel’s attack on and continued siege of Gaza, Israel has mounted a public relations campaign to whitewash the facts. Yet, Gaza is still under siege, an open-air prison for 1.5 million Palestinians, backed by the U.S. government.

This fall, joining a flotilla of ships from around the world, Americans are launching a U.S. boat to Gaza "The Audacity of Hope"

Join Northern Virginians for Peace and Justice, be part of this historic event.
Listen to enchanting Oud music and singing of Palestinian artist Huda Asfour, and the inspirational music of Perry King.



Contact: (703) 470-2898


"Report: Gaza-bound Syrian aid ship sets sail"

by Ma'an news, Sept. 18, 2010

TARTOUS, Syria (Ma'an) -- An aid boat destined for Gaza set sail Saturday from the Syrian port of Tartous, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported.

State Minister for the Syrian Red Crescent Basahr Al-Shaar said the ship will bring 650 tons of humanitarian aid, including 40 tons of medical supplies, and will travel to Gaza via the Egyptian port of Al-Arish.

''The Syrian people, from all walks of life, took part in the donations, mainly the NGOs and economic bodies,'' said Al-Shaar told the news site.

Chairman of the Syrian Red Crescent Abdulrahman Al-Attar said he hoped the aid would arrive in Gaza to ease the plight of the Palestinians living in the blockaded coastal enclave.

In August, an all-woman aid boat from Lebanon delayed its plans to set sail for Gaza, after Israel warned it would use force if necessary to prevent the ship from docking. The voyage of the boat, christened "The Mariam," planned to sail from a Greek-controlled Cyprus port, which later said it will not be allowing the ship to travel.

The wave of aid ships hoping to dock in Gaza follows an Israeli raid on the Freedom Flotilla in international waters on 31 May, during which Israeli commandos killed nine Turkish nationals.

Viva Palestina prepares for latest Gaza aid convoy

Jordanian workers' union will send 50 truckloads of aid to Gaza as part of the fifth Viva Palestina convoy, a spokesman for the British organization said Thursday.

Zahir Berawi said 50 trucks from Algeria would also join the European convoy when it reaches Syria in October. The convoy is due to leave London on Saturday and head to the Egyptian Al-Arish port.

New Zealand activist Nicola Enchmarch visited Jordan recently to coordinate the aid, while former British parliamentarian George Galloway visited organizers in Algeria.

Now this and the aid ships or boats to sail from the U.S. make for quite some action(s) for human rights and justice!

I hope, however, that it doesn't apply for the Palestinians and no one else, because North American Indians continue to be genocided, many indigenous peoples of South American countries, African countries, and others continue to be genocided; and it's all for Corporate America, Corporate U.K., Corporate Europe, and Corporate Israel, and political fiends with power and wanting more power, expansion thereof.

Around 10 million innocent people of the Congo, the Congolese, or Congolesians (how ever they are usually called), have been genocided over the past ten to fifteen years and no one pays any attention to this, except for few people and a highly dedicated investigative reporter named Keith Harmon Snow of Massachusetts,

I'm greatly glad or elated about the actions for the Palestinians and hope that some of these finally succeed. And I also hope that people who can seriously act don't have blindfolds on with respect to millions of other innocent people who are victims of extreme crimes against humanity because of our so-called governments, the fiend politicians, and our fiend corporate elites. I don't know the details of all of these crimes and related suffering, but I realize that hell has been acting all over this planet for too long and I don't forget any of the situations I do know of. But many or else most other people in the West regularly seem to not even want to know what's going on in other parts of our world, except for places they select to look at.

That's not the way of real activists, who must and do keep in mind that all humans have equal rights; including the criminal elites having the equal right to be tried and sentenced to prison for the rest of their earthly lives for their extreme crimes. It's a right to be tried for our crimes when they are real. We have people wrongly convicted and sentenced to prison, while the the worst of real criminals are the persecutors of the wrongly convicted. That's not the kind of story dreams are made of, but it's our reality.

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