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Thursday, July 02, 2009

MESSAGE FROM JAILED CYNTHIA MCKINNEY



This phone call is from former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney from inside prison in Israel after the humanitarian aid boat called the "Spirit of Humanity" was captured while in international waters by Israel. The 21 people on-board, including McKinney and Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire, were trying to bring a shipment of humanitarian supplies to the besieged territory of Gaza.

Israel's siege of the Gaza Strip has continued unabated for over two years and badly needed reconstruction aid has been prevented from entering the Strip after the 22-day war on Gaza this past winter. Recently, President Obama called for humanitarian supplies to be permitted to enter the Gaza Strip and a number of members of Congress have traveled to the Strip and remarked on the dire circumstances facing the impoverished civilian population.

So far the White House and Congress has been silent about this Israeli abduction of the 21 peace and humanitarian activists. The mainstream media in the US is ignoring the story.

You can send a message to Obama and to your Congressional delegation about this situation by going this this web site.

Please send a message now.

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7/3/09, 5:13 AM  
Blogger Brian Dunbar said...

was captured while in international waters by Israel.

Where she was captured is not relevant: the lady was trying to run a blockade. The forces enforcing a blockade can intercept blockade runners while on the high seas.

7/4/09, 5:50 PM  

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