US Congressman Brian Baird wants to end the blockade in Gaza + Gaza Black Ribbon Campaign + UN envoy: Gaza is an open-air prison

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Note: Congressman Baird is not seeking re-election.

March 02, 2010

Amid an escalating humanitarian situation Gaza, U.S. Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) is calling on the United States to break Israel’s blockade to deliver aid relief to the Palestinians living in the strip. Baird says the US needs to show Israel it is serious about resolving the Palestinian crisis – even if it means threatening to withhold money or military aid from its biggest ally. The Democratic congressman’s efforts to lift the Israeli blockade on Gaza are being met with stiff resistance in America. Baird discusses the taboo against questioning US support for Israel in US politics, as well as the need to begin negotiating with Hamas to help resolve the conflict.

on vodpod: US Congressman wants Gaza blockade gone


Gaza Black Ribbon Campaign

Gaza Black Ribbon Campaign

Starting: Monday, March 1, 2010 at 12:00am
End Time: Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 12:00am
Location: everywhere

Gaza and Palestine is still under siege.

We the Muslim youth league of South Africa invite one and all to wear a black ribbon during the first week of March in support of Israeli apartheid week, so as to create more awareness of this human massacre, to illustrate our solidarity with the people of Palestine in these trying times; and to call for a peaceful and just solution to the conflict. We can’t sit back and wait for another Gaza massacre to occur before doing something!!

Though the media coverage has dropped (as is endemic to oppression, no one takes notice until large numbers are killed as in Gaza 2008/2009), Gaza and Palestine is still under siege.

Let us show them and the world that they are not forgotten!
Amandla intifada!!

Aluta continua!!


UN envoy: Gaza is an open-air prison

March 02, 2010

John Holmes, the United Nation’s humanitarian chief, has revisited the Gaza Strip, a year after Israel’s assault on the territory ended.

He told Al Jazeera that it was disappointing how little has changed since the war and that there has been no real possibility of reconstruction, mainly because of Israel’s siege of the Strip.

He said the blockade resulted in misery for the Palestinians.

“They’re living in a kind of open-air prison. They’re still suffering this kind of collective punishment they’ve been suffering for three years now.”

on vodpod:  UN envoy: Gaza is an open-air prison


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