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The People’s Advocate: an interview with Cynthia McKinney after her kidnapping by the Israelis

July 15, 2009

Recently Cynthia McKinney has been traveling to Gaza on human rights missions challenging the illegal Israeli military blockade. She, along with a number of others who were bringing humanitarian aid to the area, were confronted by the Israeli military on two occasions. The first time the Israelis rammed their ship and nearly sank it. The second time, People’s Advocate Cynthia and the rest of the Free Gaza 21 had their boat commandeered and were kidnapped by the Israelis and taken to prison. Check out the People’s Advocate in her own words.

Cynthia McKinney, the Israeli Navy and $4 billion worth of natural gas off Gaza

July 13, 2009

Upon her release and return, Cynthia McKinney spoke to WBAIX-New York from New York’s JFK Airport, where she reported that the Israeli Navy had towed the “Spirit of Humanity,” not directly to Port Ashdod but on a circuitous route, bypassing the Gaza Coast. This, she said, suggested that the Israeli Navy is engaged in activity that they do not want observed off the Gaza Strip, known to be the site of billions of dollars worth of natural gas reserves.

Cynthia McKinney: Letter from an Israeli Jail

July 6, 2009

The world saw Israel’s despicable violence, thanks to al-Jazeera Arabic and Press TV that broadcast in English. I saw those broadcasts live and around the clock, not from the USA but from Lebanon, where my first attempt to get into Gaza had ended because the Israeli military rammed the boat I was on in international waters … It’s a miracle that I’m even here to write about my second encounter with the Israeli military, again a humanitarian mission aborted by the Israeli military.

Despite Obama boycott, Black Caucus should attend Durban racism conference

March 17, 2009

I implore the members of the Congressional Black Caucus to spearhead the participation of the United States in the United Nation’s World Conference Against Racism: to boldly go where we have gone before.

The Obama-Nation

February 12, 2009

Will the Obama-Nation become an abomination if it fails to
stop the bombing of nations? From Gaza to Afghanistan, the
American people must take a stand and tell Obama to forge
a better plan to free the land.

A decisive loss for Israel

February 2, 2009

Israel’s objectives from the war on Gaza were set long before its launch: to remove the Hamas movement and government, achieve the reinstallation of the Fatah leader, Mahmoud Abbas, in Gaza, and end the armed resistance.

‘The Emperor’s Clothes’ by Invincible

January 21, 2009

In response to Israel’s horrific attack on the Gaza Strip, Invincible has dropped a new track, “The Emperor’s Clothes,” which ties the attack to the police execution of Oscar Grant in Oakland.

A ‘police state’ celebrates

January 20, 2009

The Israeli government is stepping up efforts to suppress dissent and crush resistance in the streets.

Obama’s cross to bear

January 20, 2009

We arrived in Palestine on Jan. 2, the fourth day of the attacks on Gaza and the day after the murder of Oscar Grant III by the subway police in Oakland.

Wanda’s Picks for Jan. 16

January 16, 2009

Theme for the week: “Martin King to Barack Obama, from ‘I Have a Dream’ to ‘Yes, We Can.’”

Willy Pete vs. slingshots

January 13, 2009

“Israel trapped hundreds of civilians inside a school as if in a box, including many children, and then crushed them with all the might of its bombs. What were the world’s reactions? Almost nothing.”

The Gaza bloodbath

January 10, 2009

In a rare moment of honesty, the New York Times divulged the real motive behind the bombardment and invasion of Gaza: “to reach a situation in which we do not allow Hamas to govern.”

Protesters condemn Israeli invasion of Gaza

January 7, 2009

Ahmed Alkhatib is a long way from Gaza, where he lived for 15 of his 18 years. On Saturday, he stood among the hundreds of protesters in downtown San Francisco, the day Israeli ground troops invaded Gaza.

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Oscar Grant, young father and peacemaker, executed by BART police

January 6, 2009

An Oakland BART police officer shot an unarmed Black man, Oscar Grant, while he lay face down on the ground and was fully cooperating. Protest Wednesday, Jan. 7, 3-7pm, Fruitvale BART, Oakland.

Israeli gunboats ram boat carrying Cynthia McKinney, the people’s secretary of state

January 4, 2009

Out of nowhere we were rammed and rammed again and rammed again … by the Israelis. How did we know? Because they called us on the phone afterwards to tell us that we were engaging in subversive, terroristic activity.

The rains of death in Gaza

December 27, 2008

As bombs rain down, Palestinians call on all ‘freedom loving people to act immediately in any possible way to put pressure on their governments to end diplomatic ties with Apartheid Israel and institute sanctions against it.’

Christmas under occupation

December 24, 2008

U.S. hands off the little town of Bethlehem! In this season celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace, let us all resolve to pray and work for ending the occupation, implementing other internationally recognized Palestinian rights and allowing Palestinians to shed the shackles of U.S. foreign policy.

Israeli gunboats kidnap Gaza fishermen, peaceworkers

November 29, 2008

While Adham and the more than 3,500 professional fishermen who scour Gaza’s waters for needed sustenance and sources of income are accustomed to Israeli navy harassment, Tuesday’s encounter was different, heightened.

Cynthia McKinney stopped from leaving U.S. to speak in Syria

November 23, 2008

Today I was slated to speak in Damascus, Syria, at a conference to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 60th year that the Palestinian people have been denied their Right of Return enshrined in that declaration. But I was not allowed to exit the country.

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