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Klein: ‘These boats were like the messages passed between prison bars’

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Naomi Klein, who is on the advisory board of the Free Gaza Movement, spoke in Toronto today. Some excerpts:

We will not let this carnage stand… The only response to illegal collective punishment is collective solidarity and action. That is what the humanitarian boats embodied…. Gazans live in an open-air prison sealed off from the world. These boats, these messages, they’re like the messages passed between the prison bars. In addition to desperately needed aid and supplies, they are also messages of hope and solidarity that are saying, You are not alone, we are all connected.

Those boats and the movement they represent are unsinkable..

Israel is the clear and indisputable aggressor in this situation, having sent armed soldiers on to boats in international waters…

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