Author Archives: Paul Murphy

Irish Ship to Gaza sabotaged

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The revelation that terrorist-style sabotage of the MV Saoirse caused serious damage to the ship and threatened the loss of life is extremely serious. The evidence pointing towards the Israeli state being guilty is overwhelming. It cannot be a coincidence that two of the boats destined to sail to Gaza have now been sabotaged in the same way, with their ...

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From Politico.ie: Aboard the Freedom Flotilla II to Gaza

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On Monday [this has now been pushed back due to delays with some boats as a result of attempts by the Israeli state to prevent the Flotilla leaving - PM] , I will set sail from a port in the Mediterranean to Gaza on the MV Saoirse. Onboard will be 20 other passengers (pictured), including former Irish rugby player Trevor ...

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The EU in the Middle East – the not so honest broker

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Waiting here in a port in the Mediterranean is one of the most surreal experiences I’ve ever had. We are simply hanging around in a beautiful location, with hot sun and a sea to swim in. In other circumstances, this would be paradise. As it is, it’s certainly not a bad way to spend a few days, but the anticipation ...

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My first look on-board the MV Saoirse

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Today was my first full day at our port in the Mediterranean where the M.V. Saoirse will sail from. The heat is sweltering, but the scenery really is beautiful, so it’s not a bad place to be for a few days. Thanks to some delays with the other boats, we will be here slightly longer than planned, probably setting sail ...

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Clinton’s comments are a green light from US for IDF aggression

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That old refrain – “They were asking for it” – has been commonly used by imperialism and by dictatorships the world over to justify the brutal repression of any one who dares challenge their brutal oppression and occupations. And it appears that is still in the vocabulary of US imperialism according to a statement made yesterday by US Secretary of ...

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Interview: Why I joined the Freedom Flotilla II

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Below is an interview that I did for socialistworld.net It outlines some of the reasons why I decided to join the Flotilla as well as what I feel is the solution to the situation in Israel / Palestine. It also deals with the attempts to dismiss the importance of the Flotilla because of the claimed opening of the Rafah border. ...

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Latest updates from the Irish Ship to Gaza [Regularly Updated]

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Over the next few days, I will be taking part in the Irish Ship to Gaza campaign, travelling to Gaza aboard the MV Saoirse along with solidarity activists from across Ireland. Along the way, we will be joining up with 1,000 “Freedom Flotilla” activists from around the world where aim to bring humanitarian aid to the people of the Gaza ...

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