Tuesday, September 21, 2010

[PDI] 10/6: Un-blockade the aid! A benefit for the U.S. Boat to Gaza

Un-blockade the aid! Send a U.S. ship to Gaza! Help break the siege of
A benefit for the U.S. Boat to Gaza

Wednesday, October 6
Grace United Methodist Church of Logan Square
(between Kimball Ave & Spaulding Ave)
3325 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago
Doors Open at 6 PM
Program starts at 7:00 PM and ends at 9:00 PM
$10.00 admission*
Colonel Ann Wright
Gaza Freedom Flotilla Participant Tells Her Story
Colonel Ann Wright is a former United States Army colonel and retired
official of the U.S. State Department, known for her outspoken opposition to
the Iraq War. She is most noted for having been one of three State Department
officials to publicly resign in protest of the March 2003 invasion of
She was a passenger on the Challenger 1, which, with the Mavi Marmara, was
part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla that was attacked in international
waters while trying to break the blockade and take humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada (invited and working on his schedule
to make it possible)
Author of the book One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, which proposes to revive the idea of one state shared by two

Kevin Coval ( poet and spoken word artist)

Michael Levin Group (playing jazz and Latin jazz)

Linda Boyle or Awesome Folk Band

In the aftermath of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla massacre and world-wide
scrutiny of Israel's attack on and continued siege of Gaza, Israel has mounted a
public relations campaign to whitewash the facts. Yet Gaza is still under
siege, an open-air prison for 1.5 million Palestinians, backed by the U.S.
This fall, joining a flotilla of ships from around the world, Americans
are launching a U.S. boat to Gaza "The Audacity of Hope" to join Gaza Freedom
Flotilla II
_http://ustogaza.org/_ (http://ustogaza.org/)
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and repost on FB group pages....

For more information please contact us at: 773-267-5198 or

*Nobody will be turned away due to a lack of funds.

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