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Gaza Freedom March–A Hard Choice

I just can’t begin to express how very much more I’d rather be on the bus to Gaza then preparing to sleep out in the grimy, smoggy streets in the midst of a circle of Egyptian cops among a crowd of hunger strikers. And I’m a smart person and I can talk myself into almost anything. But I don’t want to do something that I have to talk myself into the rightness of, over and over again, for months to come.
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Gaza Freedom March: More From Yesterday

Blog—GFM 4 12-29 Morning So, back to yesterday. I never made it over to the French Embassy, where the French contingent has been encamped, surrounded now by the Egyptian police and not allowed to leave although people have been allowed to pass in food and water.  Our encampment in front of the World Trade Center […]
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Gaza Freedom March–End of a Very Long Day

We had busses scheduled to pick us up at 7 AM in the morning—but we received word the night before that their permits had been canceled. We decided to go down to the bus station anyway and invite the press, demonstrating clearly that we were ready to go.
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Gaza Freedom March–Vigil at the Nile

The authorities say, ‘you cannot meet in groups larger than six people,’ and cancel our permit for a building, so we meet in the center of town in the public square. We create a dilemma for the authorities—either arrest us or concede this political space.
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From the Gaza Freedom March–in Cairo!

The uncertainty that we are experiencing is just a tiny taste of what life is like every day for Palestinians who are prevented from traveling freely, from leaving Gaza at will and from getting home if they do manage to get out, from rebuilding their bombed and destroyed neighborhoods and the means of life. Thanks! Starhawk
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I’m Going on the Gaza Freedom March

In less than a week, three of us from Alliance of Community trainers will join 1300 other people in Cairo to begin a Gaza Freedom March. Lisa, Juniper and I will join Code Pink and a coalition of peace groups who have attracted an impressive list of participants, including Pulitzer Prize Winner Alice Walker. On the anniversary of the Israeli assault which last year claimed the lives of sixteen hundred and sixty Palestinians and thirteen Israelis, we will attempt to enter Gaza through the Rafah border to meet with human rights groups and civil society activists and to bear witness to the continuing devastation
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