Why I want to march in Gaza
Pam Rasmussen, The Electronic Intifada, 23 December 2009
Peace and justice activists will soon travel to Gaza to show their support for Palestinians under siege. (Hatem Omar/MaanImages)
On 29 December, I will attempt to cross into the Gaza Strip along with 1,300 other peace and justice activists from 43 countries. Some of us have traveled to Gaza previously. It will be my third visit since the Israeli invasion, which destroyed or damaged more than 50,000 homes and 90 percent of private industry.
Humanitarian, rights orgs. decry "international community's betrayal" of Gaza
Report, Amnesty International, 22 December 2009
The international community has betrayed the people of Gaza by failing to back their words with effective action to secure the ending of the Israeli blockade which is preventing reconstruction and recovery, say a group of 16 leading humanitarian and human rights groups in a new report released today (22 December) ahead of the anniversary of the start of Israel's military offensive in Gaza (27 December-18 January).
Chicago Activists to Join the Gaza Freedom March
Joins more than 1,000 delegates from 42 countries, including Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein
WASHINGTON - December 22 - Joshua Brollier, a Co-Coordinator for Voices for Creative Non-Violence in Chicago, will spend his Christmas vacation in the Gaza Strip, participating in the Gaza Freedom March along with other Chicago area activists, author Alice Walker and many other notables.
Gaza Freedom March
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Gaza Freedom March less than one month away
Press Release, Gaza Freedom March, 4 December 2009
The Gaza Freedom March that will take place in Gaza on 31 December is an historic initiative to break the siege that has imprisoned the 1.5 million people who live there. Conceived in the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and nonviolent resistance to injustice worldwide, the march will gather people from all over the world to march -- hand in hand -- with the people of Gaza to demand that the Israelis open the borders.