Adam Johannes | 28.07.2010 01:01 | Palestine
Campaign Launch Meeting & Workshop
Thursday 12 August, 7 – 9 pm
Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place (opp. Student Union Building)
...Including eyewitness accounts of the massacre onboard the Mavi Mamara humanitarian aid ship from survivors -
KEVIN OVENDEN, Viva Palestina Convoy Organise
EBRAHIM MUSAJI, Gaza Convoy Activist
On September 18th a convoy organised by the charity Viva Palestina is leaving the UK taking humanitarian aid to the beleaguered people of Gaza. The land convoy is one of three converging on Gaza while the largest aid flotilla ever mustered will attempt to break the illegal siege of Gaza. We are calling upon all just minded people in South Wales to help raise money to send vans loaded with medical, educational and building supplies to help rebuild lives shattered by war.
The terrible massacre aboard the Mavi Marmara on 31 May has brought a sea change in international opinion against the inhumane siege on the people of Gaza.
Far from deterring people from seeking to bring that siege to an end, the Israeli assault on the Freedom Flotilla is spurring on even more people to bring humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and to end the blockade.
Important institutions are now calling for the end to the siege - the European Union, the United Nations, and major charities such as Oxfam. We are appealing for the widest and strongest participation from the people of South Wales in this latest effort and we hope to send at least one activist from South Wales to join the convoy and we need to raise £10,000 in aid.
We only have just over a month. Now is the time for South Wales to show solidarity. Please put aside everything to attend the meeting.