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What People Are Saying About Freedom Sailors
- "FREEDOM SAILORS is a powerful record of the political and humanitarian activity of some of the best humans we are ever likely to meet, or learn about. These women and men leave us with the most wonderful of questions: Is human courage and sacrifice the same as love? And is it this love for ourselves collectively, as humans, that has a chance of saving us and our planet? To read this book is to see what we can be like, in the face of imminent danger."
—Alice Walker, Earthling poet, writer and activist.
- "A riveting account of one of the great moments in the history of non-violent resistance: breaking the criminal and sadistic siege of Gaza, and letting the prisoners know that at least some in the outside world care about them and their grim fate. The Free Gaza flotillas are truly an inspiration."
—Noam Chomsky, Ph.D. – Professor, MIT
Aug 23, 2012
An Extraordinary Story of Courage and Determination
The book, Freedom Sailors is an account of how a small group of ordinary people conceived and executed what seemed like a grandiose plan to break Israel’s illegal military blockade of the Gaza Strip, a blockade that keeps more than 1.5 million people in an open-air prison.
In August 2008, our two ramshackle boats, Free Gaza and Liberty, were hiding out somewhere in the Mediterranean, battling mechanical problems and bad weather as they slowly and furtively made their way to Cyprus. This book is an account from those of us on the boats and those Palestinians waiting for us in Gaza, a story of determination in the face of overwhelming odds.
For those activists wanting to buy the books in bulk and sell them to raise money, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of the money raised will go to the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme and to Gaza's Ark, an initiative for sailing a boat out of Gaza.
- Aug 23, 2012