Here's a press release for a GFM report-back I'm doing in the Bay Area. Can you spread the word?
What: END THE SIEGE! FREE GAZA ! Report back on the Gaza Freedom March with Alan Goodman
When: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST, 7 pm,
Where: BERKELEY FELLOWSHIP OF UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS, 1924 CEDAR
STREET , BERKELEY
ALAN GOODMAN, A PARTICIPANT IN THE GAZA FREEDOM MARCH AND A
CORRESPONDENT FOR REVOLUTION NEWSPAPER ,WILL GIVE A REPORT BACK ON THE GAZA FREEDOM MARCH THAT TOOK PLACE ON DEC.31, 2009, IN CAIRO
His slideshow-presentation illustrates and brings to life the critical situation for the people of Gaza one year after Israel ’s massacre. It highlights the importance of the Gaza Freedom March, in the struggle to break the siege of Gaza .
This presentation paints a vivid picture of challenges in persevering with the mission of the March in Egypt after Egyptian authorities banned the marchers from going to Gaza – including a unique report on a major protest meeting of Egyptians to break the siege of Gaza, and insights into the “great debate” among the participants over whether to accept an offer from the Egyptian government to allow 100 of the 1300+ marchers into Gaza as a humanitarian mission.
And this presentation gives a sense of the kinds of “everyday people” from around the world who, at great risk and sacrifice, went on the march.
Based on interviews with dozens of participants – some of whom have been to Gaza recently –Alan Goodman’s report-back from the Gaza Freedom March provides a picture of the situation faced by the people of Gaza .
And, from the perspective of a reporter from Revolution newspaper (
presentation poses important questions about the global forces behind the blockade of Gaza , and the oppression of the Palestinian people.
The presentation wili be followed by a question and answer session.
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JUSTICE CAUCUS, AND REVOLUTION BOOKS
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