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Gaza Freedom March

Peace, Salaam, Shalom: A New Year's Wish from Minneapolis to Gaza!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coleen Rowley

The three word peace refrain reverberated and echoed throughout several blocks of Minneapolis skyways on one of the last days of 2009 for our "Gaza Freedom Solidarity March."

CODEPINK's "Gaza Freedom" Mockery

Eric Trager | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Trager

CODEPINK's goals have nothing to do with actual Palestinian freedom. Whether CODEPINK is disrupting a Senate hearing or demonstrating in Cairo, its purpose is the same: to vilify American foreign policy.

Egypt Blocks Americans From Gaza March, Stops Aid Convoy

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The government of Egypt is taking a spectacularly hard line against international solidarity efforts in support of civilians in Gaza on the one-year anniversary of the Israeli invasion.

Waxman Attacks Winograd on Israel; Ignites a Political Firestorm

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

That Rep. Waxman and Rep. Harman stress her devotion to Israel as the catalyst for her re-election underscores to what extent their policies focus on the welfare of Israelis and not Americans.

Marchers To Gaza Gather In Cairo, Egypt Says Few Can Cross Border

nytimes.com | MONA EL-NAGGAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO -- More than 1,000 people from around the world were gathered here on Tuesday for a solidarity march into Gaza despite Egypt's insistence that t...

Gaza Freedom March Update -- December 29th

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

About 500 people, including several hundred Gaza Freedom Marchers and scores of Egyptian citizens, are holding a rally outside the offices of an Egyptian Union of Journalists.

You are a Beacon to Us All -- Messages from Gazans and Israelis

Donna Baranski-Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Donna Baranski-Walker

I picked up the phone to ask my many colleagues in Gaza and in Israel their thoughts about the march, the New Year, and how they hold on to hope.

No Stone Unturned

Jodie Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jodie Evans

I went to Mrs. Mubarak's offices at the Women's International Peace Movement to ask for her help again in opening the border of Gaza for our delegation.

Gaza Freedom March Blocked by Egypt

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

Citing escalating tensions on the Gaza-Egypt border, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry just informed us that the Rafah border will be closed over the coming weeks, into January.

Gaza Freedom March: What We've Accomplished So Far

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The groundwork is being laid for future campaigning in the U.S. for "citizen sanctions" against the Israeli government that could help change the balance of forces influencing U.S. policy.

The Israel/Gaza Face-Off in Los Angeles

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

Monday night, in remembrance of the one-year anniversary of Israel's Operation Cast Lead that killed 1,400 Gazans, and in solidarity with the 1,400 in...

Gaza Freedom March Members Gain a Small Taste of the Palestinian Experience

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

Gaza Freedom March participants are calling their supporters around the world to contact Egyptian embassies and urge them to free the marchers and allow them to proceed to Gaza.

Egypt Blocks 1,200 From Entering Gaza To Protest Israeli Closures

AFP | Adel Zaanoun (AFP) – 8 Hours Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EREZ CROSSING, Gaza Strip -- Hundreds of people including international activists protested on both sides of a Gaza Strip border crossing on Thursday ...

Egypt Cracks Down On Foreign Protesters Traveling To Gaza

Christian Science Monitor | Liam Stack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Getting in to the Gaza Strip is no easy feat, but driving across Egypt should not be this hard. On Sunday, more than 1,000 international activists ...