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charlesoakwood

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Re: Flotilla: On its way to Gaza
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2011, 11:10:31 PM »
  Joining Freedom Flotilla II is the first-ever U.S. Boat to Gaza, “The Audacity of Hope.”

The individuals on this boat will be simply delivering
LETTERS OF LOVE to the people of Gaza.

Thirteen of America’s greatest thinkers talk about why “The Audacity of Hope” is one of the most crucial campaigns of our time.              

US BOAT TO GAZA: The Audacity To Love

The cast in not a collection of near-do-wells these folks work their destructive forces from the top of the food chain using big brain stems.


Angela Davis:
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(per Wiki) Davis was most politically active during the late 1960s through the 1970s and was associated with the Communist Party USA, the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Panther Party. Prisoner rights have been among her continuing interests; she is the founder of "Critical Resistance", an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. She is presently a retired professor with the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is the former director of the university's Feminist Studies department.
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Her membership in the Communist Party led to Ronald Reagan's request in 1969 to have her barred from teaching at any university in the State of California. She was tried and acquitted of suspected involvement in the Soledad brothers' August 1970 abduction and murder of Judge Harold Haley in Marin County, California.
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Noam Chomsky: (need I say more) http://discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1232 [blockquote]
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                                       * Professor of linguistics, prolific pamphleteer,
                                           highly influential leftist
                                        * Known for his extreme views (e.g., that
                                           America is worse than Nazi Germany)
                                        * “The so-called War on Terror is pure
                                             hypocrisy, virtually without exception”

Chomsky is without question the most politically influential living academic among other academics and their students. He is promoted by rock groups such as Rage Against the Machine and Pearl Jam at their concerts the way the Beatles once promoted the Guru Maharaji,

Paul Postal and Robert Levine, linguists who have known and worked with Chomsky, take the view that the two aspects of his life’s work in fact manifest the same key properties: "a deep disregard of, and contempt for, the truth; a monumental disdain for standards of inquiry; a relentless strain of self-promotion; notable descents into incoherence; and a penchant for verbally abusing those who disagree with him."
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Ali Abunimah: http://discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1426
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Ali Abunimah is a Palestinian American who serves as a Board of Directors member for the Arab American Action Network and the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center. He is also a co-founder of the Electronic Intifada website, which was created by activists affiliated with the International Solidarity Movement. His personal website, abunimah.org, acts as a clearinghouse for his writings, which are fiercely hostile toward Israel and the United States.
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[He] … has also recalled Mr. and Mrs. Obama at a fundraiser held for the then-Congressional candidate Obama in 2000 at Rashid and Mona Khalidi’s home, where Mr. Obama made convincing statements in support of the Palestinian cause.” “[Obama] came with his wife,” Abunimah said. “That’s where I had a chance to really talk to him. It was an intimate setting. He convinced me he was very aware of the issues [and] critical of U.S. bias toward Israel and lack of sensitivity to Arabs.... He was very supportive of U.S. pressure on Israel.”
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Michael Ratner
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                                               * President of the Center for Constitutional
                                                  Rights
                                               * Former president of the National
                                                  Lawyers Guild
                                               * Open Borders advocate
                                               * Critic of U.S. and supporter of
                                                  Communist adversaries of U.S.
                                               * Agitates for the expansion of rights for
                                                  suspected terrorists                                        

An attorney and an adjunct professor of law at Columbia University,
President of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR).
Board of Advisors member of Grassroots International;
co-host of a Pacifica Radio program  reports legal developments related to civil liberties, civil rights and human rights issues;
and a former President of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). Ratner has written that Che Guevara "has remained my hero" since boyhood.

Ratner is the individual most responsible for the legal campaign aimed at shutting down the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, where the U.S. is currently detaining several hundred suspected Islamic terrorists.
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Rashid Khalidi: http://discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1347
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Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University,
Director of the Middle East Institute (MEI) at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. ...[&] presides over a $300,000 annual grant from the federal government.
He ranks among the most prominent members of the Middle Eastern studies community in the United States.
Arab and American media outlets alike seek him out regularly as a leading authority on the Middle East.
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Laila El-Haddad: (wiki)
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2003-2006, El-Haddad was the Gaza stringer for the Aljazeera English website
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Kathy Kelly:
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                                           Anti-war activist
                                            Director of Voices in the Wilderness
                                           "The UN's relationship to the US is that of a
                                             battered woman to an abusive partner"

Kathy Kelly is the director of Voices in the Wilderness, ...to protest the America-led, United Nations sanctions against Iraq. ...Kelly has blamed the long-term suffering of the Iraqi people on UN sanctions, rather than on the abuses of Saddam Hussein. ...I don't think your average person in the United States wants to adopt the role of a bully who will practice child sacrifice in order to get what he or she wants....[bet she's pro-choice though]
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Chris Hedges: (wiki)
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A quotation from the book was used as the opening title quotation in the critically acclaimed and Academy Award-winning 2009 film, The Hurt Locker. The quotation reads: "The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug
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In 2002, Hedges was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the paper's coverage of global terrorism. He also received in 2002 the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.
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Alice Walker
: http://discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2001
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   * Pulitzer Prize-winning author
                                  * Longtime admirer of Fidel Castro
                                  * Supporter of cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal
                                  * Thinks the key to defeating Osama bin Laden is “love”

A longtime admirer of Fidel Castro,... ."What's not to like about the man?
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Re: Flotilla: On its way to Gaza
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2011, 10:34:43 AM »
Sink the effing ships and get them all at once!!It's for the children!
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charlesoakwood

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Re: Flotilla: On its way to Gaza
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2011, 04:21:03 PM »
Not to be confused with "The Audacity of Hope" the...

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Canadian Gaza activists foiled by Greek Coast Guard

Coast guard personnel boarded what’s been dubbed the ‘Canadian Boat’ to Gaza on Monday soon after it left port and forced it back to Agios Nikolaos on the island of Crete.
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The crew of more than 40 people is made up mostly of Canadians, but also includes people from Belgium, France, Italy and Turkey.

“In bringing us to port they damaged the boat,” Heap said. “They gave it a rather hard push with a tugboat into the pier with no buoy beside it.”
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Greece’s decision to block the flotilla comes amid warming relations with Israel and a just-concluded joint air force drill.
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The coast guard stopped the boat shortly after it set sail without permission from the port of Agios Nikolaos in northeastern Crete, and towed it back into port,
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The Canadian vessel Tahrir was stopped about 10 minutes after it left port on the island of Crete Monday afternoon, organizers said.

"We have been boarded by about 15 armed special forces," David Heap of the Canadian Boat to Gaza organization told AFP by phone from the vessel.
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It had sailed without a captain in the hope of avoiding severe legal repercussions. When authorities boarded the boat and demanded to speak to the captain, all 35 passengers "claimed they were the captain," Arraf said.

Passenger Joseph Dube, a former Belgium senator with an expired captain's licence, was one of the 35 passengers who had agreed to assume legal responsability for defying the ban and setting sail.
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These defiant seekers will break any law in order to achieve their goal.


charlesoakwood

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Re: Flotilla: On its way to Gaza
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2011, 11:57:04 AM »

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Despite the recent Gaza-bound flotilla's failure to set sail en masse from several Mediterranean ports, one of the boats left Greek territorial waters on Saturday evening, and headed to the coastal strip, with its crew saying they represent the whole flotilla.
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Re: Flotilla: On its way to Gaza
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2011, 12:20:25 PM »
Not to be confused with "The Audacity of Hope" the...

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Canadian Gaza activists foiled by Greek Coast Guard

Coast guard personnel boarded what’s been dubbed the ‘Canadian Boat’ to Gaza on Monday soon after it left port and forced it back to Agios Nikolaos on the island of Crete.
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The crew of more than 40 people is made up mostly of Canadians, but also includes people from Belgium, France, Italy and Turkey.

“In bringing us to port they damaged the boat,” Heap said. “They gave it a rather hard push with a tugboat into the pier with no buoy beside it.”
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Greece’s decision to block the flotilla comes amid warming relations with Israel and a just-concluded joint air force drill.
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The coast guard stopped the boat shortly after it set sail without permission from the port of Agios Nikolaos in northeastern Crete, and towed it back into port,
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The Canadian vessel Tahrir was stopped about 10 minutes after it left port on the island of Crete Monday afternoon, organizers said.

"We have been boarded by about 15 armed special forces," David Heap of the Canadian Boat to Gaza organization told AFP by phone from the vessel.
...
It had sailed without a captain in the hope of avoiding severe legal repercussions. When authorities boarded the boat and demanded to speak to the captain, all 35 passengers "claimed they were the captain," Arraf said.

Passenger Joseph Dube, a former Belgium senator with an expired captain's licence, was one of the 35 passengers who had agreed to assume legal responsability for defying the ban and setting sail.
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These defiant seekers will break any law in order to achieve their goal.




 Talk is cheap. It's all balls till they start looking at an Iraeli prison for a few years they they want their mommies to come get them.
All men are created equal"
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Re: Flotilla: On its way to Gaza
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2011, 11:20:20 AM »
Hoorah for Israeli commando's!

 ::thumbsup::

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/israeli-navy-commandos-take-over-french-gaza-flotilla-boat/

"They have said they had no aid on board and that their mission was meant to make a 'political statement' against the Israeli blockade."

How do you like the Israeli statement botches?!

 ::cool::
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