Tag Archives: Gaza

Gravel Interviewed About Hamas’ Role in the Middle East

Mike Gravel, who recently did a tour of South Korea to promote his National Initiative idea, was interviewed by Iran’s PressTV. The interview concerns Russia’s President Medvedev and his statements regarding Hamas’ involvement in Middle Eastern diplomatic talks.

Press TV: Russia as we just mentioned, says it wants Hamas to play a role in these Middle East peace efforts, do you agree with that?

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Cynthia McKinney Pens OpEd On Gaza Incident

Cynthia McKinney is a member of the Free Gaza movement which is currently embroiled in a controversy involving a humanitarian ship and an attack on that ship by Israeli commandos. She penned an OpEd about the controversy which can be read, in its entirety, here. The first couple of paragraphs follow.… Read more ...

Press release: Green Party condemns Freedom Flotilla massacre, urges immediate aid cutoff and end to impunity for Israel

Via Green Party Watch:

WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party of the United States condemns the attack by the Israeli navy on Gaza-bound humanitarian aid ships in international wates near Cyprus, which have left at least 19 human rights activists dead and at least 50 wounded.

“The attacks on the aid boats is a criminal act of piracy and a deliberate provocation,” said Dr.… Read more ...

2008 Green Party Prez Candidate Cynthia McKinney Comments On Gaza Flotilla

Posted by Ian Wilder at onthewilderside.com, a Green-friendly blog

Cynthia McKinney Mourns the Dead
of the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza

People of the U.S. and the world
must end Israeli impunity now!

I am outraged at Israel’s latest criminal act. I mourn with my fellow Free Gaza travelers, the lives that have been lost by Israel’s needless, senseless act against unarmed humanitarian activists.… Read more ...

Green Party congratulates GP Prez cand Cynthia McKinney on ‘Peace through Conscience’ award

Thank you to Ian Wilder of onthewilderside for this post.

The Green Party of the United States congratulated former US Representative Cynthia McKinney after an announcement that she will receive the ‘Peace through Conscience’ award from the Munich American Peace Committee (MAPC / http://www.mapc-web.de). Ms. McKinney was the Green Party’s 2008 nominee for President of the United States.Read more ...

Medea Benjamin’s Gaza activities make news

The Christian Science Monitor tells today of an international group of over 1,000 activists seeking to enter Gaza via Egypt to deliver supplies to the blockaded region on the anniversary of Israel’s most recent offensive there. Despite coordinating with the Egyptian government in advance, their plans have been impeded:

Much like the humanitarian supplies they were intent on delivering, Gaza Freedom Marchers say they too have been caught in the siege on Gaza.

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Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Barred From South Africa Trip

Reposted from Green Party Watch

News 24 in South Africa is reporting that Cynthia McKinney was abruptly removed from a flight to South Africa, where she was to be a speaker at the Palestinian Struggle and Human Spirit Film Festival:

Cape Town – A controversial former member of the American congress and a 2008 [Green Party] presidential candidate, Cynthia McKinney, was abruptly removed from a South African Airways flight on Tuesday.

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Tuesday, July 14th: Demonstration at Egyptian Embassy called by Cynthia McKinney and George Galloway

Cynthia McKinney was the 2008 Green Party candidate for President. McKinney has been working with groups trying to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza.

From an e-mail sent by a McKinney supporter:

We just received word that the Viva Palestina convoy is still being held in Egypt despite negotiations. Convoy organizers Cynthia McKinney and George Galloway are calling for protests tomorrow.

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Cynthia McKinney reportedly taken captive by Israeli Navy

As reported on a post at Green Party Watch, and also by Ron in the comments here:

Full story at GPW:

Cynthia McKinney Reportedly Taken Captive By Israeli Navy

Posted by Ronald Hardy at June 30th, 2009

The latest from www.freegaza.org reports that the humanitarian vessel Spirit of Humanity has been attacked and boarded by the Israelis 23 miles off the coast of Gaza.… Read more ...

Cynthia McKinney and Free Gaza Team: update on journey

Some background from a June 29th story at Green Party Watch, “McKinney & Free Gaza Leave Cyprus For Gaza”

From Free Gaza, the ship Spirit of Humanity has left Cyprus and is heading for Gaza. Green Party Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney is on board with 20 other humanitarian workers, along with supplies.

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Former GP Prez Candidate Cynthia McKinney will speak at Black Voices Conference

As reported at  CNW Group

Black students to host Cynthia McKinney and call for freedom, justice and equality for all

TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ – York University Black Students’ Alliance will hold a film screening, conference and gala with 2008 Green Party nominee for President of the United States Cynthia McKinney from Thursday, April 30 to Sunday, May 3, 2009.… Read more ...

Internal fighting and the International Committee at GP-US

At the Green Party of the United States (GP-US) website,  a document is posted that is a draft proposal to the GP-US National Committee. The proposal is in a discussion phase, and may be refined by the consensus process before being voted on.  The proposal was submitted by the state of California, where Mike Feinstein, a character in the background story of the proposal, is a delegate.… Read more ...