Michael Riordon

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30. Freedom Flotilla update

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Monday morning June 27, this update from the US boat to Gaza:

Athens – Passengers on the U.S. Boat to Gaza, The Audacity of Hope, said news reports in the Israeli press that an Israeli “lawfare” [MR: warfare by using/misusing laws and legal structures] group, Shurat HaDin, is behind the complaint delaying the departure of the U.S. boat from Greece substantiate the Americans’ assertions that the complaint is frivolous.  The passengers expressed confidence that Greek authorities will now quickly dispense with the complaint and allow The Audacity of Hope to sail.

At noon today (Athens time), Flotilla passengers from several countries will hold a press conference, the last they’ll give before setting sail to Gaza.  Speakers will include Robert Lovelace and David Heap from the Tahrir, the Canadian boat.  I’ll post a link when it arrives.

Author: Michael Riordon

Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/ directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio and stage. A primary goal of his work is to recover voices and stories of people who have been silenced or marginalized, written out of the official version: First Nations (aboriginal) youth, Mozambican farmers, inmates in Canadian prisons, traditional healers in Fiji, queer folk across Canada, Guatemalan labour activists. Michael also leads courses, workshops and seminars for community organizations, trade unions, schools, colleges and universities.

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