Canadian Boat to Gaza
Former British MP George Galloway lived up to his "controversial" reputation last night with a blistering attack on the Canadian government, its failed attempt to "muzzle" him, and its policies on Israel and Afghanistan.
L'ex-député britannique et flamboyant militant propalestinien George Galloway n'avait pas encore ouvert la bouche, hier à Montréal, que déjà, il avait reçu deux ovations.
MONTREAL—Just months after the Israeli Defense Forces raided a humanitarian flotilla headed to Gaza and killed nine international activists on the Mavi Marmara, a team of Canadians is gathering funds and passengers for their own Gaza-bound boat, departing from the Mediterranean as soon as December.
George Galloway received ten standing ovations during his brief talk at UQAM last Wednesday – a stark contrast from being barred from the country, as he was in March 2009. Wednesday’s was the first lecture of a cross-country speaking tour he has planned in support of the NGO Canadian Boat to Gaza.
A $700 donation to an aid flotilla to Gaza by the Social Justice Centre (SJC) has been suspended by AMS executives after receiving complaints from students.
On Thursday November 18th, 2010, AMS President, Bijan Ahmadian, informed SPHR that he would block humanitarian relief to the Gaza Strip. In a meeting with members and executives of SPHR, Mr. Ahmadian indicated that he will freeze a financial transaction that SPHR was supposed to receive from the Social Justice Center (SJC) at UBC.
AMS Council passed a motion Wednesday night approving a $700 transfer from the Social Justice Centre (SJC) to Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) that would fund a humanitarian aid flotilla to Gaza. The decision was made after three hours of heated debate.
The Canadian Boat to Gaza initiative continues to be a target for a smear campaign that has little regard for law or facts.