Sunday, July 10, 2011

Israel blocks the freedom flotilla

Jonathan Corin reports from Chicago on a protest against Israel’s campaign of harassment and even sabotage against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla 2.

Socialist worker, July 8, 2011

The U.S. boat from the Gaza Freedom Flotilla 2 docked in Greece
The U.S. boat from the Gaza Freedom Flotilla 2 docked in Greece

WITH THE Gaza Freedom Flotilla 2 stalled in ports in Greece and elsewhere, more than 200 activists staged a lively July 5 protest outside the Israeli consulate in Chicago to condemn Israel’s international pressure campaign to expand the siege of Gaza to ports around the Mediterranean Sea.

Hundreds of activists from 22 countries have spent the last several months making preparations for a voyage to break Israel’s illegal siege of Gaza–organizing boats, collecting supplies of humanitarian aid and, in the last couple weeks, assembling in Greece, Turkey and elsewhere.

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