USA,Midwest Emergency Response Network:#Gaza Freedom #Flotilla

For the sake of Gaza----we can't wait!
Demand Safe Passage for the Gaza Freedom Flotilla
Protest at the Israeli Consulate in Chicago

Thursday, May 27 - 12 noon until 2:00 PM.
111 East Wacker Drive
(just east of Michigan Avenue & Wacker Drive).

The Free Gaza flotilla is on its way to Gaza. Unlike previous Free Gaza boats, this flotilla includes large vessels, will be carrying substantial amounts of reconstruction supplies, medical and school supplies, and 800 passengers from 50 countries. It cannot afford to fail. This is an opportunity to denounce the inhumanity of Israel's three year long siege and running. Israel said it will stop the boats from reaching Gaza, they have done it before and they can do it again:

We can not wait until something happens before we mobilize. If we are to be helpful in this effort, we need to begin support activities immediately.

If the convoy has already been attacked or blockaded, our demonstration will be a powerful protest. If it has not yet arrived, our demonstration will be a demand that it be allowed to pass in peace.

- Additional Steps You Can Take Right Now -

Send a letter demanding that the Israeli government allow free passage to the Gaza Freedom Flotilla - Every time someone sends a letter from here, it will email AND fax 150 Israeli Embassies and Consulates worldwide: ]

Sign the petition: ]

Organizations wishing to endorse the Midwest Emergency should send an e-mail to ISMinChicago@aol. com with the name of your group and your contact information.

Urgent---if you are in the Midwest: please send us e-mail addresses for media contacts to: (phone numbers would be helpful as well!)

Endorsing organizations (in formation): Albany Park-North Park-Mayfair Neighbors for Peace and Justice, Chicagoans Against Apartheid in Palestine (CAAP),Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism (CCAWR) , CodePink-Chicago, End the Occupation - Northern Illinois, International Solidarity Movement-Chicago chapter, International Socialist Organization (ISO), Jewish Voice for Peace - Chicago, M20 Coalition, National Association of Muslim American Women (NAMAW), Palestine Solidarity Group - Chicago, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at DePaul University, The Palestine Working of the Center for Theology and Social Analysis (St. Louis), United States Palestinian Community Network

- Additional Updates from the Gaza Freedom Flotilla -

We will soon have a new page added to our website called You will be able to follow us as we journey to Gaza over the next two weeks. You can watch our own 'video reports' twice a day, reports from the boats and from Gaza. Everything on the page is connected to make it easier for you to access TWITTER, Facebook, YouTube and FLICKR. Watch for it in the next day or so.

For the update on the boats, the Turkish passenger ship left on May 22 from Istanbul to the next port to pick up more passengers. The Irish/Malaysian ship, the MV Rachel Corrie, is on her way to the Mediterranean. The Greek/Swedish cargo ship, the passenger boat from the European Campaign and the Free Gaza passenger boats are ready to leave Greece this week.

We will all meet in international waters off the coast of Gaza, turn and steam into Gaza City port sometime between May 28 and June 1 depending on the weather.

The Israelis are nervous.
The Palestinians from the occupied West Bank to Gaza to the diaspora are ecstatic.
The internationals are determined.
The boats are ready.
The world waits.

- Related Links -

Free Palestine Digital Ship is an effort to unite all channels of communication and support for the Freedom Flotilla initiative. In this single page you can track, in a single visit, our Twitter and Facebook posts, our Youtube uploads and watch our web TV channel on Livestream. You can also participate in live discussion via the channel's live chat.
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The Gaza Freedom Flotilla Coalition includes :

- Free Gaza Movement [ ]
- Insani Yardim Vakfi (IHH), [ ]
- European Campaign to End the Seige of Gaza (ECESG) [ ]
- Perdana Global Peace Organisation - Malaysia [ ]
- Ship to Gaza / Greece [ ]
- Ship to Gaza / Sweden [ ]
- The International Committee to Lift the Siege on Gaza

Photo Gallery of the MV Rachel Corrie ]