Tag Archives: canada

Ask Harper to demand Israel return the Tahrir

The Canadian Boat to Gaza blog The Canadian Boat to Gaza blog will keep you up to date on fundraising and organizing efforts in support of the ‘Tahrir’, a Canadian boat which is currently part of the ‘Freedom Waves to Gaza’. Bloggers will report from on board the Tahrir and on support activities in Halifax, […]

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Netanyahu Solicits Canadian Support for Iranian Position

PALESTINE CHRONICLES MARCH 3, 2012 By Jim Miles While on his way to Washington Benjamin Netanyahu stopped in Ottawa to confer with his patriot in arms, Stephen Harper. Following their morning meetings, of which we know little, the two held a very brief ‘press conference’ that simply highlighted the double standards under which the two […]

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A Voice of Integrity in the Canadian Media Fired Again

by Linda Belanger / February 21st, 2012 / Dissident Voice On Thursday, February 9th, 2011, Bell Media, owners of CTV and CFRA Radio in Ottawa, fired talk show host Michael Harris. Harris is a journalist of the highest integrity, a Woodrow Wilson Scholar and award winning author of numerous books, four of which have sparked […]

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Running the Gaza blockade: An interview with Karen DeVito

RABBLE CA FEBR 21 2012 By Michael Nenonen Back in October 2011 rabble.ca ran an interview I conducted with Karen DeVito, a Canadian activist and participant in that summer’s Freedom Waves to Gaza. Freedom Waves is an international effort by activists to break the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza. Since 2010 the activists have launched […]

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The P Word – David Heap, Canadian Boat to Gaza member, comes to town; media cowers

Miles Howe Halifax Media Co-op Download file ‘david_heap.mp3’ (5.9MB) David Heap and Friends – February 15th, Halifax – Photo: Miles Howe Canadian Boat to Gaza Steering Committee member David Heap was in Halifax on Wednesday, February 15th, to discuss the ongoing efforts of the Flotilla movement to break Israel’s illegal blockade on Gaza. Heap was […]

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Canadian ministers object to participation of Hamas MPs in IPU meeting in Quebec

Truth does not matter for “Israel”. Buttons Do. To mute. [ 28/01/2012 – 04:00 PM ] QUEBEC, (PIC)– Two Canadian federal ministers have urged their country not to host a meeting for the international parliamentary union (IPU) in the event Hamas lawmakers attended the conference. The Canadian QMI news agency quoted those ministers as saying […]

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A sign made by Mohawk Traditional Council to support Palestine

 Topic FreedomWaves | Category Flotilla | Pictures  Nov 11, 2011 | Canadian Boat to Gaza A sign made by Mohawk Traditional Council to support Palestinians and natives and clear criticisms of Israel, Canada. Stuart Myiows and Mohawk friend in Kahnawake. Source and more at Tahrir.ca Action 4 #Freedomwaves ALL NUMBERS, CALL & DEMAND SAFE PASSAGE […]

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PRESS RELEASE | #FreedomWaves Canadians face two months of incarceration in Israel without trial

Topic FreedomWaves | Category Flotilla | Pictures PRESS RELEASE – Canadian Boat to Gaza For Immediate Release – Wednesday, November 9, 2011 On Tuesday, Freedom Waves to Gaza activists detained in Israel — including Canadians David Heap and Ehab Lotayef — came before a judge and were told they could be held in prison for […]

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Canadians protest the seizure of the Tahrir boat near Gaza amid claims of sabotage

Action 4 #Freedomwaves ALL NUMBERS, CALL & DEMAND SAFE PASSAGE 2 Gaza By Mick Sweetman | | November 5, 2011 | rabble.ca Following the seizure of the Canadian boat, the Tahrir, by Israeli authorities in international waters off the coast of Gaza, impromptu protests erupted across Canada Friday in a show of solidarity with the […]

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Act now to defend today’s boats to Gaza

Press Release: #FREEDOMWAVES | Topic FreedomWaves | Category Flotilla 1 November 2011 | International Solidarity Movement, Gaza Two boats, called “Freedom Waves to Gaza,” are now traveling on the high seas to the besieged Gaza Strip. Their civilian passengers include people from five countries, including Palestinians from 1948. This is another non-violent attempt to break […]

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PRESS RELEASE | Canadian & Irish ships set to challenge Israel’s illegal blockade with Freedom Waves to Gaza | #FREEDOMWAVES

Press Release: #FREEDOMWAVES | Topic FreedomWaves | Category Flotilla For Immediate Release 2 November 2011 Canadian and Irish ships set to challenge Israel’s illegal blockade with Freedom Waves to Gaza The Canadian ship Tahrir and the Irish ship Saoirse have successfully reached international waters, marking the start of the Freedom Waves to Gaza campaign. The […]

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Disowning Palestine: Canada Took Wrong Side

Canada’s former ambassador to the UN, Paul Heinbecker. (UN) By Paul Heinbecker | Palestine Chronicle | Sept 25, 2011 ‘To see ourselves as others see us, would from many a blunder free us,’ advice as sound and pertinent today as when first offered the world by Robbie Burns a couple of centuries ago. Our government’s […]

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The Tahrir, Canada’s boat to Gaza: Two arrested, other activists remain on board to avoid arrest

  By Cathryn Atkinson |  July 4, 2011 | Rabble.ca Canadian activist Dylan Penner describes what has happened to The Tahrir, its crew, and international activists since it made a dash to leave Greece early Monday.  Cathryn Atkinson: Where are you? Dylan Penner: At port. I am below deck. The Tahrir has been damaged by […]

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’30 captains’ on intercepted Canadian boat

Published yesterday (updated) 04/07/2011 21:46 Palestinians ride on boats at the port of Gaza City during a rally in support ofthe Gaza-bound flotillas [AFP/Mahmud Hams, File] By Ella Ide ATHENS, Greece (AFP) — Thirty pro-Palestinian activists on a Canadian boat bound for Gaza that was stopped out of a Greek port Monday for breaking a […]

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Greek coastguard intercepts Gaza aid ship – video

Activists vow not to give up hope of setting sail for blockaded territory. The Greek coastguard has intercepted a Canadian ship which had set sail for Gaza carrying activists and medicine. Greece has banned an aid flotilla from leaving its ports, even though the ships will be sailing into international waters. Al Jazeera’s Jamal El […]

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