VIVA PALESTINA: A LIFELINE FROM THE UNITED STATES TO GAZA
COMMENTARY ARCHIVES, 3 Jun 2009
Fresh from the success of the Viva Palestina: Lifeline from Britain to Gaza aid convoy – which took over 100 vehicles to Gaza from the UK, Minister of Parliament, George Galloway has linked up on his US tour with the Vietnam veteran and peace campaigner, Ron Kovic, to launch a similar, but even larger venture from the States.
Galloway announced the initiative at a 1000-strong meeting in Anaheim, South California, rounding off a packed-out, coast to coast speaking tour highlighting the Palestinian cause.
“There’s a new atmosphere in the US over Palestine,” says Galloway, “the phenomenal response to this tour demonstrates that.”
Ron Kovic, whose story was immortalized in Oliver Stone’s Born on the Fourth of July, will be the co-leader of the convoy, which will travel from New York City to Egypt before making its way across the Rafah border into Gaza.
Viva Palestina: The USA Convoy to Gaza is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, but hopes individuals and groups from across the nation will organize locally to generate support for the convoy, which aims to raise 500 vehicles and $10 million of humanitarian aid.
“And what better day to head off,” says Galloway, “Than July 4 – Independence Day!”
What can YOU do to help the ease the suffering in Palestine?
The success of this movement depends on each of us, and EVERYONE has something to contribute – whether time, funding, skills, contact lists or organizing support! To see this convoy succeed, there are many needs we have yet to tackle…but our determination is great – WE CAN ALL DO SOMETHING TO COME CLOSER TO REALIZING THE GOALS OF THIS MISSION! http://www.vivapalestina-us.org/
GO TO ORIGINAL – INFORMATION CLEARING HOUSE
DISCLAIMER: The statements, views and opinions expressed in pieces republished here are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of TMS. In accordance with title 17 U.S.C. section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. TMS has no affiliation whatsoever with the originator of this article nor is TMS endorsed or sponsored by the originator. “GO TO ORIGINAL” links are provided as a convenience to our readers and allow for verification of authenticity. However, as originating pages are often updated by their originating host sites, the versions posted may not match the versions our readers view when clicking the “GO TO ORIGINAL” links. This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
Click here to go to the current weekly digest or pick another article: