Canada, Toronto: Talk and Fundraiser: Help launch a CANADIAN boat to Gaza!


GAZA FREEDOM end the siege!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Doors open: 7:00 pm | Event starts: 7:30pm
Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil Street

(Light refreshments served)

Suggested donation at the door: Adult $10 | Student/youth/senior $5
- or -
PWYC (pay what you can): No one will be turned away due to lack of funds

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SHIR HEVER, economic researcher of the Alternative Information Center, will discuss the potential of flotillas to end the siege of Gaza. His research topics include international aid to Palestine and Israel, the effects of the occupation of Palestine on the Israeli economy, and the global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.

On May 31, early morning, Israeli commandos illegally boarded and seized six ships carrying over 600 humanitarian activists from over 35 countries, and 10,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid for the people of Gaza. The raid left nine passengers dead, dozens more injured, and all passengers were kidnapped and detained in Israeli prisons for at least 36 hours before being deported.

Israel's military assault on the Freedom Flotilla once again exposes not only the dire humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, but also Israel's flagrant disregard for human rights and international law. As our countries and world leaders remain silent, citizens around the world are now re-energized and ready to launch more flotillas to bring humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza and to directly challenge Israel's illegal siege and naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.

A coalition of Canadian human rights activists is joining the next Gaza Freedom Flotilla by uniting our efforts and raising enough money to send at least one boat to Gaza!

Organized by:
Gaza Freedom March

Media Sponsor:
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Endorsed by:
Canadian Arab Federation (CAF)
Canadian Shia Muslims Organization (CASMO)
CodePink - Toronto
Educators for Peace and Justice
Independent Jewish Voices (IJV)
International Jewish anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) 
Islamic Society of York Region
Muslim Unity
People for Peace - London
Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA)
Toronto Coalition to Stop the War
Toronto Forum on Cuba
Women In Solidarity With Palestine (WSP)

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For media contact:
Sandra Ruch, 416-716-4010

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The Gaza Freedom March is a diverse coalition of individuals focused on human rights and international law which came together, following Israel's 22-day assault on Gaza in winter 2008-09, to mobilize an international contingent for a nonviolent march alongside the people of Gaza on Dec. 31, calling for an end to the illegal blockade. |