McKinney released, returning to U.S. + Palestine, the world’s largest open air prison

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sunday, July 05, 2009

Cynthia McKinney’s mom said she’s learned that her daughter is on the way home.

Leola McKinney said a friend who contacted the U.S. Embassy in Israel reported that the former congresswoman was released from Israeli custody and taken to Ben Gurion International Airport.

“We finally got word that she was released,” Leola McKinney said late Sunday afternoon. “We don’t know what time she is supposed to fly out. All we know is that they took her to the airport.

“I would be more relieved when I know she’s on the flight,” Leola McKinney added. “But I am relieved that she’s away from there.”


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Palestine, the world’s largest open air prison

July 05, 2009

We are NOT the Story, Its Not Just Our 21 Kidnapped Passengers.
Palestine, the world’s largest openair prison- episode 5

The kidnapping of 21 international human rights workers attempting to deliver needed aid to a besieged people is an outrage, but it is hardly an isolated one.

Since its founding in 1948 the State of Israel has regularly kidnapped and tortured Palestinians, throwing them into forgotten prisons where they can languish for years. Today, over 11,000 Palestinian political prisoners without benefit of due process, some never even charged – men, women, and children endure torture and isolation in Israeli jails, outdoor prison camps, and secret black sites. They come from all walks of life: doctors, journalists, parliamentarians, workers, resistance fighters, homemakers, students and others. They are our sisters and brothers.

From the first night, the Free Gaza 21 have been busy trying to get news out of the prison about the illegality of Israel’s actions in relation to themselves and the other inmates inside Ramle Prison who have no voice.

Palestine, the world’s largest open air prison are 5 episodes videos showing the actual prison like situation of Palestine. Edited by the Free Gaza Movement are available in ENGLISH ITALIAN FRENCH and SPANISH. PLEASE SEE PLAYLISTS TITLED IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE.

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Freegaza21′ deportees to arrive at Heathrow 13.30 hours Monday 6th July’

Written by Free Gaza Movement
Monday, 06 July 2009 07:29

On Sunday 5th July the six British crew and passengers of the Spirit of Humanity were moved to detention cells at Ben Gurion Airport, following a court hearing at which the orders for their deportation from Israel were made. The captain of the Spirit, Denis Healey, and the other five British human rights activists, are expected to be put on El Al flight LY315, from Tel Aviv, tomorrow, Monday 6th July 2009, due to arrive at Terminal One, Heathrow at 13.30 p.m.

Press are invited to meet the six deported British passengers of the Free Gaza boat: today at Terminal One: Arriving at Heathrow at 13.35 hours.

Press conference: 16.00 (4 p.m.)- Today, 6th July at the Renaissance Hotel, Bath Rd. Heathrow TW6 2AQ



From Cynthia McKinney (OFFICIAL)

Cynthia McKinney’s travel plans have changed!

Brianne Marwaha called from the State Department to report that there is a change in flight plans for Cynthia McKinney, who is traveling with another person. They had not yet left Israel and [were] planned to go out at 1:00 pm on El Al Flight 001 to arrive at JFK Airport in NYC at 5:00 am tomorrow morning. I do not have any other information at this time.


Report from the Kidnapped Passengers in Ramle Prison + McKinney Relocated from Israeli Prison

Media Silence on Israeli Hijacking of Aid Boat By Jeremy R. Hammond

Cynthia McKinney and 3 of the Gaza 21 July 4 prison call

Another Example of U.S. Censorship of Mainstream Media By Timothy V. Gatto

George Galloway: We Have To Break That Siege

Viva Palestinia: A Lifeline From The United States To Gaza by George Galloway