For Human Rights and Justice in this world. A Copied Message follows:
From Palestinian Embassy / Moscow
1. Ambassador Afif Safieh will present his letter of credentials to President Medvedov on Thursday September 18. He will be with a group of new Ambassadors comprising the Ambassadors of Niger – Turkey – Austria – Tanzania – Belgium – Guatemala – Indonesia – Finland – Ukraine and the United States of Americašš
2. THE COST OF BREAKING THE SIEGE OF GAZA – YOUR HELP NEEDED
AUSTRALIANS FOR PALESTINE WOMEN FOR PALESTINE
MELBOURNE – AUSTRALIA
Break the Siege of Gaza!
PLEASE DONATE NOW & HELP US CONTINUE OUR WORK
Our work is far from over. Watch the video to see how the
Israeli navy attacks Palestinian fishermen and internationals.
ON AUGUST 23, 2008, 44 ordinary people from 17 countries sailed from Cyprus to Gaza on two, small, wooden boats, SS Free Gaza and SS Liberty. The Free Gaza Movement did what our governments would not do – we broke the Siege of Gaza through non-violent direct action. For the first time in over forty years, internationals docked at Gaza Port. For the first time in over sixty years, Palestinians freely entered and left their own country. Please help support this important work. Click on link below:
Israel has blocked Gaza’s ability to import fuel, spare parts, and other
necessary materials for over two years. As a result, Gaza’s economy has collapsed, and 95% of Gaza’s industries have been forced to shut down. Malnutrition and unemployment rates have soared. Any action designed to harm civilians constitutes collective punishment and is illegal under international law and profoundly immoral.Israel’s repression against the civilian population of Gaza represent gross violations of human rights and constitute war crimes.
Richard Falk, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the OPT, recently wrote: “The landing of two wooden boats carrying human rights activists in Gaza is an important symbolic victory … Above all, what is being tested is whether the imaginative engagement of dedicated private citizens can influence the struggle of a beleaguered people for basic human rights, and whether their courage and commitment can awaken the conscience of humanity to an unfolding tragedy.”
On September 22nd we’re going back to Gaza to expose the illegality of
Israel’s actions, support the suffering people of Gaza, and create an open channel between Gaza and the outside world.
We began this campaign two years ago on hope alone. Many thought it couldn’t be done. We did it. We broke the siege. Now we need your help to keep going. Our goal is to raise half-a-million dollars by the end of September. Please give what you can.
Click on the link below to donate.
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“I’m referring to the occupation of our land and expulsion of our people. In any place on earth, the cure to occupation is liberation. Liberation doesn’t happen in cooperation with the invader, or with his or her approval. It takes place AGAINST the will of the invader. We have the example of South Lebanon in 2000, and now the example of Iraq, to show us exactly how occupiers are supposed to be handled”. Ibrahim Alloush
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