New York Times recognises the Gaza Freedom March

In a sign of its significance, the New York Times finally covers the Gaza Freedom March and the political machinations behind the scenes. Such information arriving in the pages of the Times is important, a signal that the American political elite has to finally acknowledge the humanitarian disaster in Gaza and Palestine as a whole:…

Gaza Freedom Marchers get a few across the line

Via AFP: Protest leaders stranded in Cairo accepted an Egyptian offer on Tuesday to allow only 100 out of about 1,300 protesters into blockaded Gaza after the activists staged demonstrations and a hunger strike. The decision split delegates from more than 40 countries who came to Cairo planning to reach the Palestinian enclave, which shares…

ABC Radio National interview on Gaza Freedom March

I was interviewed today on ABC Radio National Breakfast about the Gaza Freedom March: The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has just returned from peace talks with his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak, and Israel-Palestinian relations were among the topics discussed. This meeting sparked a protest which is still going in the centre of Cairo. Included…

Vanunu is living in an Orwellian reality

Israeli nuclear whistle-blower (and personal hero) Mordechai Vanunu continues to be harassed by Israel. Let the damn man go, he’s a risk to nobody and wants simply to live his life: A Jerusalem court on Tuesday released nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu to house arrest, after he was detained for meeting with a Norwegian citizen in…

Democracy Now! captures the spirit of the Gaza Freedom March

The following report appears on Democracy Now!: AMY GOODMAN: In Egypt, hundreds of solidarity activists from around the world are being prevented by the Egyptian government from entering Gaza. Dubbed the Gaza Freedom March, organizers were planning to cross the border last Sunday to commemorate the first anniversary of Israel’s assault on Gaza that killed…

What’s the UN role in the Gaza Freedom March?

After we protested yesterday here in Cairo outside the UN building to ask the international body to pressure Egypt to allow us to enter Gaza, this interesting piece of news from the New York-based Inner City Press: As protesters massed in front of the UN in Cairo, Egyptian authorities blocked the press from covering the…