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category international | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Saturday June 05, 2010 00:57author by Kev & Freda - IPSC Report this post to the editors

IPSC Gaza Demonstration on Saturday at 2pm, Garden of Remembrance

The IPSC has been in contact with the MV Rachel Corrie in the past few minutes. The siege breaking ship is currently 80 miles from Gaza, and they expect to arrive in Gazan territorial waters at around 9 or 10am local time. All on board on the ship were in good spirits, but very anxious as to the actions the Israelis might take. It is currently pitch black at their location and they cannot see very far - there are no lights of other ships on the horizon. At the time of the call, there had been no communication with the Israeli navy.

The Rachel Corrie is flying their Irish, Malaysian and Filipino flags at half mast as a mark of respect for their murdered comrades from the Mavi Marmara which was hijacked on Monday by Israeli commandos in an attack that left at least 9 people dead.

Speaking about Minister Micheal Martin's statement earlier in which he said that those on board the Rachel Corrie had rejected a so-called deal that would involve them docking in the Israeli port of Ashdod, Jenny Graham said: "We will have no part in a deal that involves us legitimising the siege of Gaza. We intend to continue on our mission to deliver our cargo of aid and supplies to the people of Gaza. This has always been our intention."

IPSC Gaza Demonstration on Saturday at 2pm, Garden of Remembrance

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC), supported by ICTU has called a mass demonstration for 2pm this Saturday in Dublin at which some of the Freedom Flotilla deportees will speak. The demonstration will assemble at 2pm at the Garden of Remembrance where there will be a wreath laying ceremony and from there will march to the Department of Foreign Affairs on St. Stephen's Green.

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Also, I will hopefully have uploaded the audio from today's press conference with Fintan Lane, Fiachra O Luain, Isam Bin Ali, Shane Dillon and Freda Hughes sometime after tomorrow's demo which I hope to see you all at.

Related Link: http://www.ipsc.ie/flotilla

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   just supporting     papakias    Sat Jun 05, 2010 01:53 
   Israeli ships approaching MV Rachel Corrie, equipment jammed     Kev    Sat Jun 05, 2010 03:40 
   Rachel Corrie taken?     Mark O'Connor    Sat Jun 05, 2010 03:52 
   Interception     Róísín    Sat Jun 05, 2010 04:04 
   Nice to see old friends are keeping the vigil.     CC    Sat Jun 05, 2010 04:20 
   Conflicting Reports     Róísín    Sat Jun 05, 2010 04:33 
   (9 a.m. gaza time) Israeli naval ships shadowing MV Rachel Corrie 40 miles from Gaza     40m - MV RACHEL CORRIE    Sat Jun 05, 2010 07:37 
   Rachel Corris- followed by Israeli forces without being boarded-35 miles from shore     TWITTERER    Sat Jun 05, 2010 08:27 
   Were 25 miles from Gaza town...     Rachel Corrie nears home    Sat Jun 05, 2010 08:55 
 10   As The News Breaks, Keep Hoping...     Michael Gaallagher    Sat Jun 05, 2010 09:09 
 11   Latest report - Al Jazeera live stream with Israeli military     linker    Sat Jun 05, 2010 09:15 
 12   These are the crucial hours     Justin Morahan    Sat Jun 05, 2010 09:31 
 13   latest news vid - Israel Threatens Rachel Corrie - Update From Gaza     linker    Sat Jun 05, 2010 09:54 
 14   Irish government: If Israel intercept Rachel Corrie they will expel the representative in Ireland     expel ambasador now    Sat Jun 05, 2010 09:57 
 15   Haaretz     opus diablos    Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:12 
 16   Jerusalem Post     opus diablos    Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:28 
 17   Boarding looking imminent     linker    Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:28 
 18   Rachel Corrie borded - 10.45am Irish time     Rachel Corrie borded    Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:46 
 19   I am extremely proud of our heroes     old codger    Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:54 
 20   The Other Foot     opus diablos    Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:04 


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