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Release Cynthia McKinney Gaza Aid Ship Spirit of Humanity Petition

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International Action Center
www.iacenter.org

RELEASE THE SPIRIT OF HUMANITY AND ALL ITS PASSENGERS IMMEDIATELY AND ALLOW ITS HUMANITARIAN MISSION TO GAZA TO PROCEED! END THE SIEGE OF GAZA NOW!

Let President President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, Congressional leaders, U.N. General Assembly President d’Escoto-Brockmann, U.N. Secretary General Ban, members of the U.N. Security Council, U.N. member states, the President, Prime Minister, Cabinet and Opposition leader of Israel, major media representatives and the International Red Cross know you demand the immediate release of the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY and Cynthia McKinney, Nobel laureate Mairead Maguire and the 21 human rights workers from 11 countries kidnapped and abducted by Israel and an immmediate end to the seige and blockade of Gaza!

Sign the petition below!

Release Cynthia McKinney Gaza Aid Ship SPIRIT OF HUMANITY

h/t: CLG

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Comment from Lori Price at www.legitgov.org

Can you *imagine* what would happen if *Iran* intercepted a vessel with a former congressperson and Nobel Prize winner? It makes my head *spin* to think of how fast the US missiles would be flying!

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Freegaza – Press Conference, Today, Journalist House, Nicosia, 17:00-17:30

Cindy Sheehan Demands The Release Of Captives Of Israel

Israel Attacks Justice Boat; Kidnaps Human Rights Workers; Confiscates Medicine, Toys And Olive Trees

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Guantánamo: Charge Or Release Prisoners, Say No To Indefinite Detention by Andy Worthington

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by Andy Worthington
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www.andyworthington.co.uk
30 June 2009

So what’s happening now? According to a joint Washington Post / ProPublica article on Friday, “The Obama administration, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close Guantánamo, has drafted an executive order that would reassert presidential authority to incarcerate terrorism suspects indefinitely,” according to “three senior government officials.”

The administration moved swiftly to refute the story, with the Justice Department maintaining that it would not comment on specific plans until after July 21, when the administration’s inter-departmental Guantánamo Task Force is scheduled to complete its review of all the Guantánamo cases, and an unnamed official telling AFP that “no such draft order existed, though internal deliberations were taking place on how to deal with those inmates who could not be released or tried in civilian courts.” The Post accordingly revised its story online, stating that administration officials were only “crafting language for an executive order.”

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Afghanistan: No Exit Plan, No Exit, No End by Robert S. Becker

Sent to DS by the author, thanks, Robert.

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By Robert S. Becker, Ph.D.
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www.beyondchron.org
June 30, 2009

Still Crazy After All These Years

There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but our government can’t find one to quit Afghanistan. Nor propose a truce. Nor, after seven brutal years, disclose an exit strategy, despite recent legislation from fed-up House Democrats.

What a troubling paradox: the charismatic anti-war candidate, riding enormous disgust against one “dumb” Bush war into the White House, unilaterally expands bloodshed to a more resistant, hardly “smarter” conflict. If the puzzling Obama Afghan war cry was to immunize a campaigning peacenik against rightwing security tirades, the surge worked twice: the winner looked and sounded tough and now, as a War President commands more war support from the GOP than divided Democrats.

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Cindy Sheehan Demands The Release Of Captives Of Israel

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By Cindy Sheehan
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
June 30, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cindy Sheehan demands the immediate release by Israel of the kidnapped aid workers on the boat: The Spirit of Humanity.

JUNE 30, 2009

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Human Rights’ Activist and Gold Star Mother, Cindy Sheehan, calls on the Israeli government to immediately release the members and crew of the boat The Spirit of Humanity that was attempting to deliver humanitarian aid to the devastated peoples of Gaza.

Speaking from Newton, Mass, Ms. Sheehan commented: “The detention of the crew and human rights’ workers on The Spirit of Humanity is a clear violation of international law, as the blockade of Gaza is a clear violation of not only international law but the human rights of the people of Gaza. Not only must the Israeli government immediately release and recompense the captives, but it must allow the humanitarian aid to penetrate the blockade.”

She continued: “I not only call on the Israeli government to do the right thing, but I call on our own President, who has claimed that he is an advocate for human rights, to condemn this act of international piracy by the rogue state of Israel and also demand the release of the kidnapped aid workers. This condemnation must be as strong and clear as the condemnation for the Somali “pirates” was. A very courageous and dear friend of mine, Cynthia McKinney, was on that boat and the captives must all be treated with dignity and respect and speedily released.”

Cindy Sheehan can be contacted at:

Cindy@CindySheehansSoapbox.com

or

707-638-6339

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Free Gaza boat intercepted by war ships, Pathways to Palestine, an ipadio phonecast

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Israel Attacks Justice Boat; Kidnaps Human Rights Workers; Confiscates Medicine, Toys And Olive Trees

Activist on boat seized by IDF laments world apathy to Gaza – Haaretz – Israel News

California’s Empty Wallet: Turning Crisis into Opportunity by Dr. Ellen Brown

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by Dr. Ellen Brown
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webofdebt.com
June 30, 2009

“Our wallet is empty, our bank is closed and our credit is dried up.”
– Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, June 2, 2009

California State Controller John Chiang has warned that without a balanced budget in place by July 1, he will begin using IOUs to pay most of the state’s bills. On June 25, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger rejected a plan that would save the state $3 billion by cutting school spending, saying he would rather see the state issue IOUs than delay the funding problem with a piecemeal approach. The state’s total budget deficit is $24.3 billion.

Meanwhile, other funding doors are slamming closed. The Obama administration has said it will not use federal stimulus money to prop up California; and Fitch Ratings, a bond rating agency, announced that it was downgrading the credit rating of the state, which already has the lowest in the nation. Once downgraded, California’s rating is likely to fall below the minimum level legally required for most money market funds, forcing the funds to sell their California bonds. The result could be a cost of millions of additional dollars in higher interest rates for the state.

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Israel Attacks Justice Boat; Kidnaps Human Rights Workers; Confiscates Medicine, Toys And Olive Trees

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Written by Free Gaza Team
http://freegaza.org/
Tuesday, 30 June 2009 14:28
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2009 16:56

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
30 June 2009

For more information contact:
Greta Berlin (English)
tel: +357 99 081 767 / friends@freegaza.org

Caoimhe Butterly (Arabic/English/Spanish):
tel: +357 99 077 820 / sahara78@hotmail.co.uk
http://www.FreeGaza.org

[23 miles off the coast of Gaza, 15:30pm] – Today Israeli Occupation Forces attacked and boarded the Free Gaza Movement boat, the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, abducting 21 human rights workers from 11 countries, including Noble laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (see below for a complete list of passengers). The passengers and crew are being forcibly dragged toward Israel.

“This is an outrageous violation of international law against us. Our boat was not in Israeli waters, and we were on a human rights mission to the Gaza Strip,” said Cynthia McKinney, a former U.S. Congresswoman and presidential candidate. “President Obama just told Israel to let in humanitarian and reconstruction supplies, and that’s exactly what we tried to do. We’re asking the international community to demand our release so we can resume our journey.”

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Clashes continue after the coup in Honduras

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June 30, 2009

euronews.net Clashes between people and the army continue after the coup in Honduras

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