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Laurie Mitchell | 12.07.2010 17:54 | Flotilla to Gaza | Palestine | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements

Come and hear activists recently returned from the Gaza Flotilla and Latin America.

Saturday 17 July, 1pm - 6pm

The Compass Pub, 58 Penton Street (corner of Chapel Market), Angel, London
N1 9PZ

Come and hear activists recently returned from the Gaza Flotilla and Latin America.

Palestine – freedom flotilla and the siege of Gaza, 1 - 3.30 pm

Alex is an activist with Free Gaza ( and was a crew member on their aid flotilla to Gaza. She witnessed the Israeli attack on the Mavi Marmara and will recount her experiences.

Ghassan AbuSitta is a Palestinian surgeon who worked in Gaza in 2009 helping those wounded by the Israeli attack. He has provided evidence of war crimes against the Palestinian people and produced a film documenting the health situation there.

Cuba and Venezuela – building socialism in Latin America, 4- 6 pm

Sam, an activist in Rock around the Blockade, is back from six months in Cuba and Venezuela. She worked in a youth project in Havana before travelling to Caracas to work as a volunteer teacher in Mision Ribas, the Venezuelan government programme to provide free night school to millions of people who didn't finish secondary school. Sam will talk about current developments in both countries and the importance of ALBA, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of "our" America. She will also talk about the World People’s Conference on Climate Change in Bolivia, which she attended.

Cuba and Venezuela are strong critics of Israel’s atrocities and stand firm in solidarity with the Palestinian liberation movement. This will be an opportunity to hear about international struggles in defence of human rights and towards a more just and sustainable world.

Laurie Mitchell