Introducing the MV Rachel Corrie - Perdana Global Peace Organisation (12/5/10) PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 May 2010 00:21





The Perdana Global Peace Organisation is participating and supporting this FreeGaza Freedom Flotilla mission.


(Dundalk, Ireland, April 20, 2010) The 1200-ton cargo ship had been abandoned in July 2009, off the coast of Ireland. She was then impounded after an inspection by the International Transport Federation (ITF) discovered her owners had exploited their Lithuanian crewmembers – not paying their wages and subjecting them to humiliating treatment, and they had been left with just one day of food. The 42-year-old MV Linda languished for nine months, waiting in the port of Dundalk for just the right buyer to rescue her.

On March 31, 2010, the Free Gaza Movement bought her at auction for €70,000 and will send her to the imprisoned Palestinians of Gaza loaded with cement, paper, and medical equipment, all banned by Israel from this battered and bruised slice of the Mediterranean.

ITF Inspector and Union organizer Ken Fleming was ecstatic: “We are pleased to announce that this vessel which was used to subject workers to modern day slavery, will now be used to promote human rights for the people of Palestine”.

Added Derek Graham the bidder for Free Gaza and one of the organizers of the flotilla, “We are doing this to show the people of Gaza that they are not alone. There’s nothing going into Gaza, no aid. We are prepared to run the blockade to try and get aid in. We have done it before. Out of eight previous attempts, five were successful.”

The Free Gaza Movement along with the Turkish humanitarian organization, IHH, the European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza and the Greek and Swedish Boat to Gaza organizations will sail 8 boats loaded with building supplies as well as taking 600 passengers and journalists at the end of May.




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The Freedom Flotilla Coalition Welcomes UNRWA Gaza Director’s Call to Send Ships to Gaza - Perdana Global Peace Organisation (12/5/10) PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 May 2010 00:12





The Perdana Global Peace Organisation is participating and supporting this FreeGaza Freedom Flotilla mission.


WRITTEN BY FREE GAZA TEAM | 05 MAY 2010
POSTED IN NEWS

[London, UK – 5 May, 2010] John Ging, the Director of Operations of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza, has called upon the international community to break the siege on the Gaza Strip by sending ships loaded with desperately needed supplies to the beleaguered territory. “We believe that Israel will not intercept these vessels because the sea is open, and human rights organizations have been successful in similar previous operations proving that breaking the siege of Gaza is possible.”

This month the Freedom Flotilla plans to do just that and we call upon others to join us.

Later this month the Freedom Flotilla, consisting of three cargo ships and five passenger boats, will set sail to Gaza, in the biggest internationally coordinated effort to directly challenge Israeli’s ongoing occupation, aggression, and violence against the Palestinian people. The ships are being readied in Greece, Ireland and Turkey to carry 5000 tons of reconstruction materials, school supplies, and medical equipment, as well as 600 passengers from over 40 countries.

“We welcome Mr. Ging’s statement, which recognizes the responsibility of the international community to oppose the illegal blockade that Israel has imposed on Gaza,” said Denis Halliday, former UN Assistant Secretary General and participant in the flotilla.

In the wake of ongoing inaction by our governments to make Israel abide by international law, we – the citizens of the world – are taking action to stand up for justice.

For more information:

Free Gaza Movement – Greta Berlin – +33 607374512

ECESG – Mazen Kahel – +33 1 46 81 12 92

IHH – Ahmet Emin Dag – +90 530 341 1934

Ship to Gaza / Greece – Vangelis Pissias – +30 697 200 9339

Ship to Gaza / Sweden – Dror Feiler – +46702855777




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The Journey to Gaza Begins In Ireland - Perdana Global Peace Organisation (12/5/10) PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 May 2010 00:03





The Perdana Global Peace Organisation is participating and supporting this FreeGaza Freedom Flotilla mission.


WRITTEN BY FREE GAZA TEAM | 10 MAY 2010

For immediate release - Monday May 10th 2010



When: Wednesday, May 12 10:00-12:00

Where: Dundalk Docks, 40 Quay Street, Dundalk, Ireland

What: Photo-call and press launch for the MV Rachel Corrie, http://www.flickr.com/photos/freegaza

- Volunteers will load last construction supplies denied entry into Gaza onto Free Gaza’s Irish cargo ship

- Freedom Flotilla participants will christen the Irish cargo ship, the MV Rachel Corrie. A bottle of Palestinian olive oil will be smashed against the ship as a celebration of Palestinian land rights, and international solidarity for justice and peace.

- High profile Irish supporters and Freedom Flotilla partners IHH (Turkish human rights organisation), European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza (ECESG), The Perdana Global Peace Organisation from Malaysia, and the Greek and Irish Ship to Gaza campaigns will join Free Gaza organizers to send the Rachel Corrie off to Gaza.

Contact:

Greta Berlin:  00353 851302199,

Caoimhe Butterly: 00353 876 114 553,

Niamh Moloughney 00353 857747257,

Ewa Jasiewicz: 00353 876114 553,

Fintan Lane: 00353 87 1258325




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Stock Market Collapse: More Goldman Market Rigging - By Ellen Brown, Global Research (12/5/10) PDF Print E-mail
By Ellen Brown   
Tuesday, 11 May 2010 23:59

Last week, Goldman Sachs was on the congressional hot seat, grilled for fraud in its sale of complicated financial products called “synthetic CDOs.”  This week the heat was off, as all eyes turned to the attack of the shorts on Greek sovereign debt and the dire threat of a sovereign Greek default.  By Thursday, Goldman’s fraud had slipped from the headlines and Congress had been cowed into throwing in the towel on its campaign to break up the too-big-to-fail banks.  On Friday, Goldman was in settlement talks with the SEC. 

Goldman and Wall Street reign.  Congress appears helpless to discipline the big banks, just as the European Central Bank appears helpless to prevent the collapse of the European Union. . . . Or are they?



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Debt, A Simple, But Painful Economic Lesson - By Doug Wakefield (10/5/10) PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 10 May 2010 08:29

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