Monday, May 23, 2011

May 24, 6pm, Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC: The Attack on the Gaza Flotilla, One Year On

Please join the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Center for Constitutional Rights, US Boat to Gaza, BADIL, and the New Internationalism Project of IPS this Tuesday, 6pm, at Busboys and Poets (14th St. NW, DC) for:

This event will focus on the attack on the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla in May 2010 and the ongoing, illegal blockade of Gaza. We will hear from Professor Ahmet Dogan, the father of Furkan Dogan, an 18-year-old American citizen killed during the brutal attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, and from advocates who will discuss the current situation in Gaza and their efforts to get answers about U.S. knowledge of, and response to, the attack. We will also hear about the flotilla travelling to Gaza in June 2011, as an act of protest against the ongoing blockade and solidarity with the besieged citizens of Gaza.

About the speakers:
Professor Ahmet Dogan, father of Furkan Dogan who was killed on the Mavi Marmara
Katherine Gallagher, Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies
Ann Wright, former US Army colonel and retired U.S. State Department official who was a passenger on the May 2010 flotilla.

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