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John & Yoko fundraising for Gaza Convoy

hatsoff | 26.08.2010 14:20 | Flotilla to Gaza | Palestine | Liverpool | World

Friday 27th August from 12pm

Give Gaza a chance!

This Friday 27th August from 12pm John Lennon and Yoko Ono look a likes
will be protesting in Church Street, City centre with Merseyside Stop the
War Coalition to raise awareness of Liverpool's Viva Palestina Aid Truck
which will be filled with medicines and food to be delivered to the
beleaguered people of Gaza by Scouse driver Mark Holt.

The Aid Truck will join a convoy of 100 similar vehicles which leaves London
on the 18th September for Palestine. The convoy is organised by Viva
Palestina which is a UK registered charity, charity number -1129092.

We believe that the original "peace activists" John & Yoko would be proud
that a person from Liverpool is willing to take aid to the Palestinian

All they need is love! All they need is medicines! All they need is food!
All they need is love!

The siege of Gaza has now entered its third year. The economy in the coastal
strip has collapsed and unemployment is running at over 55%. A recent UN and
World Health Organisation report found that 46% of Gaza's households are
food insecure and that 10% of children are chronically malnourished.

The situation is desperate and a major humanitarian crisis is unfolding.
Israel will not even allow cement or other building materials into Gaza to
allow the people there to rebuild their shattered homes, schools and
hospitals that were destroyed by Israeli bombs during Operation Cast Lead
last year.

The convoys aim is to challenge in front of the eyes of the world Israel's
illegal and barbaric siege on Gaza. The word illegal is the word the United
Nation's uses to describe the blockade. By the time the convoy reaches Gaza
the intention is to have over 500 vehicles, the largest land convoy ever,
arriving in Gaza at exactly the same time as a new bigger flotilla of 60

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John Lennon Airport

26.08.2010 21:41

So two media whores, one dead one alive, somehow represent what is best about Liverpool in 2010.

For a certain generation they might do, and always handy for the driver to mention on his journey. If that doesn't work try LFC or The Beatles.

The capitalists and hippies might like to hear this BUT don't stain IMC Liverpool with this limited shite.


A mod

to 'A mod'

28.08.2010 18:49

wtf! whinging comment there. you sound like you've lost the plot!
so you don't think that people should drice a truck full of aid for the Palestinians then.

again I am saddened by the usual crap remarks make when people actually do something

maybe you're one of the cia paid founders of imc

don't know why I ever bother with this site anyway. no one wants unity here


Wtf! indeed

29.08.2010 07:55

"Media whore?" Clearly some-one who hasn't read his Beatles history. In the few years before he was murdered, John Lennon was trying to live a private life bringing up his son and was not courting media attention.
Given the political causes he took up when he was alive, some of them controversial in their time, he may well have approved of sending aid to Gaza.
The reason the airport is named after him is because he happens to be the most internationally famous Scouser there is, alive or dead. (Well, there's Paul McCartney and Wayne Rooney, of course, but would you prefer the airport was named after one of them? Or did you want to stick with 'Speke Airport'?)
I think the point of having John and Yoko look-alikes is to get as much publicity as possible for the effort to raise aid for Gaza, and so get more people interested in donating. Why do you have a problem with that?

Carol Laidlaw

Yoko has been emailed

29.08.2010 21:34

Personally I wish the man from Liverpool a truck full of luck. He should use whatever connections he needs to use depending on what circumstances he finds himself in.

But that doesn't excuse the use of 1960s/70s icons without regard to them or their family, or the effect it might have on young people in 2010.

A mod