27 jun 2011 |
Passenger Gabriel Schivone talks about why he is going aboard the US Boat to Gaza with the Stay Human Flotilla at the end of the month.
Bio: Gabriel Matthew Schivone is a Chicano-Jewish American and undergraduate student who was born in Tucson, Arizona. He is a volunteer with the humanitarian/migrant-rights organization, No More Deaths/No Más Muertes, which works to end death and suffering on the US/Mexico border and throughout Arizona. Gabe is also coordinator of AZ Jewish Voice for Peace. He draws strength and resolve to join Flotilla II from, among other areas, the marvelous words of Henry Thoreau: "Cast your whole vote, not a strip of paper merely, but your whole influence. A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority—it is not even a minority then—but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight."
| 27 jun 2011
Passenger Missy Lane talks about why she is going aboard the US Boat to Gaza with the Stay Human Flotilla at the end of the month.
Bio: Missy Lane is a progressive activist in the anti-war movement and works on issues related to ending the occupation of Palestine, racial and economic justice and animal rights. She's been on humanitarian trips to Mexico, Mozambique and Palestine/Israel. She first travelled to the West Bank in 2005 to study Arabic, live with a host family and volunteer. While there she was given the unique opportunity to travel throughout Gaza on a research tour.She met her fiancé in Bethlehem and together they have organized across the east coast in support of Palestinian rights by organizing events, trips, & speaking on panels. In 2007 they returned to Palestine to join international activists during the olive harvest to resist the illegal blockade of farmers from their lands. Missy is honoured to be a passenger this year aboard The Audacity of Hope.
25 jun 2011 |
Crew member Yonatan Shapira talks about why he is going aboard the US Boat to Gaza with the Stay Human Flotilla at the end of the month.
I was a captain in the Israeli Air Force and a Black-Hawk Pilot until 2003 when together with other pilots I initiated the pilots' letter and refused to take part in the crimes of the occupation. Today I am a member of Boycott from Within, a group of Israeli citizens who are actively supporting the Palestinian call for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions. I have a Master degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, I facilitate dialogue groups and volunteer as a sailing instructor for children with disabilities. I've been sailing since I was a child and in September of 2010 I was a crew member on the Jewish boat to Gaza that was intercepted by the Israeli Navy. I work as a commercial pilot in the US and am still dreaming to be a musician.