Cynthia Mckinney Threatend By Israeli Naval Ship

30 06 2009
Just before leaving, originally uploaded by freegazaorg.

Update IV: Emergency Protest Wednesday 4-6pm @ Israeli Mission 800 2nd Ave. @ 43rd Street

Update III: Greenparty Watch features latest on Israel/McKinney Situation by WBAI in Exile:

And Next Left Notes reports from the Charles Barron Press Conference about the situation @ The UN today:

Update II:

IAC Petition for Cynthia McKinney:


Cynthia Mckinney & those aboard the Spirit of Humanity have been taken by the Israeli Navy – Code Pink Condems the action:

WASHINGTON —  After this morning’s Israel’s abduction of 21 human rights workers, including Noble laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, from their aid ship to Gaza while in international waters, the women’s peace group CODEPINK calls on the Israeli government to immediately release the passengers on the ship, the Spirit of Humanity, part of the “Free Gaza” movement, as well as for release of the boat and its humanitarian cargo.  CODEPINK also calls on the Obama administration to condemn the Israeli action in the strongest terms.

Click text above to read the full statement on Code Pink’s Website

Green Party Watch is reporting that former presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney has been stopped in her effort to give aid to Gaza. An Israeli naval ship has has cornered off the “Spirit of Humanity” ship and intermittently jammed the navigation system calling providing Gaza with aid illegal.

The ship McKinney is on has had to navigate using a compass and is trying to remain in international waters. Earlier McKinney had requested anyone recieving this notice contact the White House after the Israeli ship threatend to fire. More information can be found  at:


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CALL or FAX Major Liebovitz from the Israeli Navy at:
Tel + 972 5 781 86248 or +972 3737 7777 or +972 3737 6242
Fax +972 3737 6123 or +972 3737 7175

CALL Mark Regev in the Prime Minister’s office at:
Tel +972 2670 5354 or +972 5 0620 3264

CALL Shlomo Dror in the Ministry of Defence at:
Tel +972 3697 5339 or +972 50629 8148