Boat to Gaza
The Canadian Boat to Gaza has been endorsed by Brigette DePape, the Senate page who protested the Speech from the Throne earlier this month, making a call for creative civil disobedience to “Stop Harper”. Here are Brigette’s words of solidarity for the Tahrir.
“To all those on board the Tahrir boat to Gaza: thank you. As you send supplies across the sea, you send the world a message that can no longer be ignored — that the siege of Gaza must end. And as you set sail to work in solidarity with Palestinians to break this siege, your ship transports hope and possibility. The Harper government is failing us and a nation under occupation. But like the Egyptians of Tahrir Square who started a revolution, you show us where true power lies — in the hands of the people when they are committed and fearless.”
Comment: Thanks to Liz (my fb friend) for this, showing once again how one little 21 year old is trying to do her part in making a difference in this world. Maybe more of us should try also, hey?
This brave young woman has more balls than most men (women) I know… with the exception, of course, of Gail Sygutek. :-)
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In this life, one does not have to stand tall, but one does have to standup.