Archive for July 1st, 2011

Last update on Gaza flotilla for July 1st, 2011

Last update for July 1st

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July 1 – 9 pm (NYC time)
Sorry for the delay in getting this to you all.
As you know, earlier today the U.S. Boat to Gaza – The Audacity of Hope – was stopped by the Greek Coast Guard. After a stand off that unfolded over several hours a 2nd Greek Coast Guard boat arrived. This boat carried heavily armed Greek commandos and this shifted the dynamic. Soon after a decision was made to bring the boat back to a dock in Athens, not the same one the boat had previously been at.
Once docked we learned that the Greek authorities are most likely going to bring some type of charges against the captain of our boat, and that should happen tomorrow (Saturday) morning. In solidarity with the captain, most of the passengers and other crew members decided to spend the night on the boat. We do not yet know what their plans are for tomorrow, or what the next steps in all of this will be. As soon as we find out we will get word to you all.
The good news today was the tremendous outpouring of calls and emails sent to the Greek Embassy in Washington, DC as well as Greek consulates around the country. Many people have also contacted the U.S. State Dept. urging them to stop supporting the Israeli efforts to undermine the flotilla.
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Greece seizes Gaza-bound US boat

http://www.presstv.com/detail/187083.html

Gaza flotilla ship turned around by Greek coast guard 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBmnwYH90zA

Flot of Bother: Gaza-bound aid flotilla grounded in Greece

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDURE6zIMLk

‘US must declare autonomy from Israel’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp8R-yqjN3A

Gaza flotilla activist: Ray McGovern

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0U5wrvyQPY

Ray McGovern wrote following article:

Will Kill Americans Again?

http://tinyurl.com/WillIsraelKillAmericansAgain

Greece arrests Gaza-bound boat captain

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/07/02/greece-arrests-gaza-bound-boat-captain/

Via Twitter @MaxBlumenthal American Captain of @USBOATTOGAZA jailed in “shocking conditions,” US consulate says and does nothing http://t.co/BoH28db #flotilla2

Via Twitter @USBoattoGaza Call US Embassy in Athens: 011-30-210-721-2951 Insist they fulfill their duty and pressure Greece to release our captain & boat #flotilla2

 Via Twitter @USBoattoGaza Email US Embassy in Greece! athensamemb@state.gov – fasting American members of #flotilla2 are spending the night by the Embassy gate.

 Via Twitter @USBoattoGaza Washington voicemails are getting full! Keep the pressure on! call 202-647-4000 ask for Overseas US Citizen Services Duty Officer #flotilla2

Via Twitter @blakehounshell Uh-oh. RT @USBOATTOGAZA: 100′s of activists marching to Israeli embassy in Athens. #flotilla2

Via Twitter @DemocracyNow Follow Democracy Now! producer @aaronjmate who will report from the @USBOATTOGAZA. Watch his reports: http://owl.li/5umeC #gaza #flotilla

40-50 Americans being held in a barbed wire pen in Greece at behest of Israeli and (apparently) US governments

Via Twitter @MaxBlumenthal 40-50 Americans being held in a barbed wire pen in Greece at behest of Israeli and (apparently) US governments http://t.co/2o8L5vc  #flotilla

Gaza-bound boat: Greek commands forced us back

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4089905,00.html

Gaza Flotilla boat stopped by Greek coast guard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyYd6-HP8G8

Gaza flotilla ship turned around by Greek coast guard 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBmnwYH90zA

Flot of Bother: Gaza-bound aid flotilla grounded in Greece

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDURE6zIMLk

‘US must declare autonomy from Israel’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp8R-yqjN3A

Greece seizes Gaza-bound US boat

http://www.presstv.com/detail/187083.html

Gaza flotilla activist: Ray McGovern

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0U5wrvyQPY

Ray McGovern wrote following article:

Will Kill Americans Again?

http://tinyurl.com/WillIsraelKillAmericansAgain

Greece arrests Gaza-bound boat captain

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/07/02/greece-arrests-gaza-bound-boat-captain/

Via Twitter @USBoattoGaza Protesters heading to @StateDept now chanting “hey hey @BarackObama let the boats sail to #Gaza#Flotilla2

Via Twitter  @WRH_Mike_Rivero Call the Greek Embassy in Washington, DC at 202-939-1300 ask that The Audacity of Hope be granted passage out of Greek waters #flotilla

Via Twitter @DemocracyNow Follow Democracy Now! producer @aaronjmate who will report from the @USBOATTOGAZA. Watch his reports: http://owl.li/5umeC #gaza #flotilla

Last Update on Gaza Flotilla for July 1st, 2011

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/07/01/last-update-on-gaza-flotilla-for-july-1st-2011/

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USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney mentions fellow USS Liberty survivor Joe Meadors who is also on the Audacity of Hope boat to Gaza:

http://gidusko.webs.com/YourVoiceCounts/

Joe Meadors, Flotilla, and “Will Israel Kill Americans Again?” Open season on Americans with US Government approval again by Israel?

http://www.uss-liberty.com/2011/06/26/joe-meadors-flotilla-and-will-israel-kill-americans-again-open-seaon-on-americans-with-us-government-approval-again-by-israel/

USS Liberty survivor Joe Meadors sends message to Texas governor Rick Perry:

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/07/03/uss-liberty-survivor-joe-meadors-sends-following-to-texas-governor-rick-perry/

Activists prepare to set sail for Gaza

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/07/01/activists-prepare-to-set-sail-for-gaza/

Israel Attacks Gaza, Silence from Mainstream Media about Israeli Violations of International Law

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1kt8qi0M-M

The High Cost of Subservience to Israel:

http://www.tinyurl.com/subserviencetoisrael

Former Bush Speechwriter Says He’s ‘Cool’ With Israel Shooting Americans On Gaza Flotilla

Former Bush Speechwriter (must be a neocon Israel firster) Says He’s ‘Cool’ With Israel Shooting Americans On Gaza Flotilla 

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/06/27/254719/former-bush-speechwriter-says-hes-cool-with-israel-shooting-americans-on-gaza-flotilla/

Will Israel Kill Americans Again (by Ray McGovern)? – see links at after article:

http://tinyurl.com/WillIsraelkillAmericansagain

USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney mentions fellow USS Liberty survivor Joe Meadors who is also on the Audacity of Hope boat to Gaza:

http://gidusko.webs.com/YourVoiceCounts/

Israel Attacks Gaza, Silence from Mainstream Media about Israeli Violations of International Law

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1kt8qi0M-M

The High Cost of Subservience to Israel:

http://www.tinyurl.com/subserviencetoisrael

Activists prepare to set sail for Gaza

‘The Audacity Of Hope’ waits to sail for Gaza
The ‘Palestinians’ transition to non-violent protests’ deeply concerns the Israeli government and its US backers.

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/06/201163017129356947.html

Activists prepare to set sail for Gaza

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/06/2011630175029668360.html

Greece seizes Gaza-bound US boat

http://www.presstv.com/detail/187083.html

Gaza flotilla ship turned around by Greek coast guard 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBmnwYH90zA

Flot of Bother: Gaza-bound aid flotilla grounded in Greece

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDURE6zIMLk

‘US must declare autonomy from Israel’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp8R-yqjN3A

Holocaust Survivor Sails to the Gaza Strip

http://universitycity.patch.com/articles/holocaust-survivor-sails-to-the-gaza-strip

Gaza and Thoughts of a Starving Ireland (by Ray McGovern)

http://www.counterpunch.org/mcgovern06302011.html

Flotilla 2.0 (UN representative Chris Gunness speaks about Palestinians starving in Gaza):

http://rt.com/programs/crosstalk/flotilla-gaza-israel-palestine/

Will Israel Kill Americans Again (by Ray McGovern)?

http://www.tinyurl.com/willisraelkillamericansagain

USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney mentions fellow USS Liberty survivor Joe Meadors who is also on the Audacity of Hope boat to Gaza:

http://gidusko.webs.com/YourVoiceCounts/

Joe Meadors, Flotilla, and “Will Israel Kill Americans Again?” Open season on Americans with US Government approval again by Israel?

http://www.uss-liberty.com/2011/06/26/joe-meadors-flotilla-and-will-israel-kill-americans-again-open-seaon-on-americans-with-us-government-approval-again-by-israel/

USS Liberty survivor Joe Meadors sends message to Texas governor Rick Perry:

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/07/03/uss-liberty-survivor-joe-meadors-sends-following-to-texas-governor-rick-perry/

Activists prepare to set sail for Gaza

Where’s US mainstream coverage of this?: Hillary Clinton greenlights Israel’s use of force against Americans

http://tinyurl.com/HillarygreenlightsIsraeliForce

 It gets even worse!: Senator Wants US-Israeli Op Against Flotilla

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/29/senator-wants-us-israeli-op-against-flotilla/

 Former Bush Speechwriter Says He’s ‘Cool’ With Israel Shooting Americans On Gaza Flotilla:

 http://tinyurl.com/BushspeechwriterokkillingUS

Was Israeli unit behind sabotage of flotilla ships?

http://maxblumenthal.com/2011/06/whos-behind-the-sabotage-of-flotilla-ships-meet-israels-underwater-sabotage-unit/

Israel pushes Greece to halt Gaza flotilla

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/186577.html

Israeli campaign stops Gaza flotilla leaving port

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/28/israeli-campaign-stops-gaza-flotilla-leaving-port/

 Via Twitter: @barakravid Bibi (Netanyahu) has put a lot of effort in his relations with Greek PM And now it’s paying off with the stopping of the #flotilla2 ships

Via Twitter: RT @aaronjmate: Captain refuses to turn back. Passengers preparing for troop raid of ship. #flotilla2

 Via Twitter @PhilBlackCNN Under threat of armed boarding, @USBoatToGaza The Audacity of Hope is following Greek Coast Guard back to port. #flotilla2 #Gaza

Via Twitter  @WRH_Mike_Rivero Call the Greek Embassy in Washington, DC at 202-939-1300 ask that The Audacity of Hope be granted passage out of Greek waters #flotilla

Via Twitter: @WRH_Mike_Rivero National Jewish Group Condemns Israeli Attempts to Block #Gaza #Flotilla http://t.co/Y6hrXZe #israel #palestine #freegaza

Via Twitter @MaxBlumenthal 40-50 Americans being held in a barbed wire pen in Greece at behest of Israeli and (apparently) US governments http://t.co/2o8L5vc  #flotilla

Via Twitter @DemocracyNow Follow Democracy Now! producer @aaronjmate who will report from the @USBOATTOGAZA. Watch his reports: http://owl.li/5umeC #gaza #flotilla

Gaza Flotilla boat stopped by Greek coast guard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyYd6-HP8G8

Gaza-bound boat: Greek commandos forced us back

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4089905,00.html

Via Twitter @USBoattoGaza Protesters heading to @StateDept now chanting “hey hey @BarackObama let the boats sail to #Gaza#Flotilla2

Last Update on Gaza Flotilla for July 1st, 2011

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/07/01/last-update-on-gaza-flotilla-for-july-1st-2011/

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Greece arrests Gaza-bound American boat captain

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/07/02/greece-arrests-gaza-bound-boat-captain/

Israel Attacks Gaza, Silence from Mainstream Media about Israeli Violations of International Law

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1kt8qi0M-M