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In August 2008, the Free Gaza Movement sent the first international boats to land in the port of Gaza in 41 years to break the illegal siege
Freedom Sailors tells the story of 44 passengers on two dilapidated boats that sailed to Gaza in August 2008 and breached Israel's illegal blockade.
Hear co-editor Greta K. Berlin launch Freedom Sailors in Ottawa, and learn more about the Canadian Boat to Gaza’s new project, Gaza’s Ark.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012. 7-9pm
Under One Roof, 251 Bank Street, 2nd floor
Greta K. Berlin is a media communications expert, and a spokesperson and cofounder of the Free Gaza Movement. She was on board the FREE GAZA – the first boat with internationals to reach the besieged strip of the Mediterranean in 41 years. She has been an advocate for justice for Palestinians since the early 1960s and she has worked for the International Solidarity Movement in the West Bank.
What people are saying about Freedom Sailors:
“Freedom Sailors is a powerful record of the political and humanitarian activity of some of the best humans we are ever likely to meet, or learn about. These women and men leave us with the most wonderful of questions: is human courage and sacrifice the same as love? And is it this love for ourselves collectively, as humans, that has a chance of saving us and our planet? To read this book is to see what we can be like, in the face of imminent danger.” – Alice Walker, Earthling poet, writer and activist
“A riveting account of one of the great moments in the history of non-violent resistance: breaking the criminal and sadistic siege of Gaza, and letting the prisoners know that at least some of the outside world care about them and their grim fate. The Free Gaza flotillas are truly an inspiration.” – Noam Chomsky, Ph.D. – Professor, MIT
Co-sponsored by Octopus Books