fix articles 49472, paul larudee
The Zionist Attack on the Free Gaza Flotilla (tags)
South African activists describe this flagrant assault as Israel’s Sharpeville, referring to the 1960 massacre in South Africa that marked a turning point in international support of anti-apartheid resistance. There certainly appears to be a great deal of active support for the BDS campaign. Let’s hope it culminates in the eventual realization of a one-state democracy inclusive of all residents, Arab and Jewish, living in peaceful coexistence under a secular, democratic government. Free Palestine now!
San José Peace and Justice Award Honors Free Gaza Pioneers (tags)
The San Jose Peace and Justice Center awarded its Gertrude Welch Peace and Justice Award to pioneers of the Free Gaza Movement who sailed the first small boats to break the Israeli siege of Gaza. The award prompted the city of Milpitas to present commendations and Congressman Mike Honda to award Congressional recognition to the recipients.
Plaestinian Solidarity Movement splinters over allegations of financial mismanagement (tags)
There is now a Free Gaza organization, and a free Gaza Movement. Allegation of financial mismanagement, and misappropriation of funds have caused this split.
Human Rights Activist Recounts Path-Breaking Voyage to Break the Siege of Gaza (tags)
Paul Larudee, co-founder of the Free Gaza Movement, described the elaborate measures taken to certify that the first historic voyage to break the Israeli siege of Gaza was completely harmless, non-violent, and transparent. Speaking to supporters in Sunnyvale, California, he said, “We don’t preach non-violence, we practice it!”
International Solidarity Movement planning "Invasion" of Gaza (tags)
Project Description This movement is an international nonviolent resistance project to challenge Israel's siege of Gaza. Israel claims that Gaza is no longer occupied, yet Israeli forces control Gaza by land, sea and air. We'll enter Gaza from international waters at the invitation of Palestinian NGOs but without Israeli authorization, thereby recognizing Palestinian control over their own borders.
srael Tunes Out: Denies entrance to piano tuner from California (tags)
Paul Larudee, PHd, a piano tuner from California, was denied entry to Israel based on his political support for Palestinian liberation.