John Greyson is one of 32 Canadian peace and human rights activists who’ll be on our boat to Gaza. They will be joined on the Tahrir by a contingent from Australia, to embark from a port in Europe.
John reports that 12+ boats and 1000+ people from many countries will form the Freedom Flotilla, bound for besieged Gaza.
John Greyson is an internationally acclaimed film/video-maker (Zero Patience, Lilies, and Proteus among others), a teacher, and a queer activist.
This morning he completed work on a new video, Gaza Island. You can see the world premiere:
On vimeo, here
Or on youtube, here.
Shortly before departure, John Greyson writes:
“Rest assured, despite all the hysteria and misinfo in the press, our boat is carrying nothing but medical aid, and we’re 100% committed to peaceful, non-violent action. Sure I’m nervous — we all remember what happened with the Mavi Marmara last year, when nine Turkish activists were killed by Israeli commandos — but I feel very honoured (and safe), travelling with an incredible, diverse group of longtime peace activists from across the country — some of whom are featured in the video.
“I’ll be pretty hard to reach in the days and weeks to come — but there will be regular daily (sometimes hourly) updates on our website — it’ll probably prove to be an indispensible counter-balance to the no-doubt hysterical and innaccurate info that’s gonna get published in the mainstream press.”