LETTER TO PALESTINIAN WOMEN

Israel/Palestine
Mairead Maguire, speaking at the END OF PROJECT CONFERENCE ‘Spirit of Resilience’ Empowering Palestinian Women, Ramallah 19th, 2015. Dear Sisters, I write to send you my love and greetings. I am sorry I cannot be with you all to attend your very important Women’s’ Conference, as I am banned, by the Israeli Government from entering Israel/Palestine, due to my peaceful ‘Free Gaza’ activities. However, I am with you in a spirit of love, friendship, admiration, and an abiding hope and belief in each one of you and all you do for women’s freedom, and Human Rights including the civil rights of Health Care, Development, etc., As Women living in the midst of an Israeli occupation, built on an Apartheid System, you know the high cost emotionally/psychologically/physically and financially of the…
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Press Release

Campaigns, Israel/Palestine
MAIREAD CORRIGAN MAGUIRE CALLS UPON BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION AND mainstream western media, to end bias against Palestinians and their lack of impartiality against Palestinians and in their reporting of Middle East conflicts. She called on the BBC, and world media to give factual, fair and balanced reporting in order that people can be informed and not continue to be subjected to Israeli propaganda. Maguire also called for an immediate ceasefire and dialogue as the only way forward. Maguire said: ‘Last week, under the false pretence of self-defence, Israel launched yet another deadly massive military attack on Gaza. (No Israeli people have been killed by rockets from Gaza, which I believe should stop). Israeli attacks have killed 160 people of which at least 26 have been children and another l, 000…
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TEN YEARS AFTER HIS RELEASE FROM PRISON, ISRAELI NUCLEAR WHISTLEBLOWER MORDECHAI VANUNU IS STILL NOT FREE

Campaigns, Israel/Palestine
Ten years ago today, on April 21, 2004, several hundred of us from around the world waited with great anticipation outside the gates of Israel’s Ashkelon Prison, holding up signs saying “Thank you, Mordechai Vanunu: Peace Hero, Nuclear Whistle-blower”. After many years of campaigning for his freedom, the day had finally arrived: Mordechai Vanunu would walk out of the prison where he had spent each day of his 18 year sentence (12 of those years in solitary confinement) for blowing the whistle on Israel’s then secret nuclear arsenal. We were there to welcome him to freedom. Our excitement had been somewhat dimmed a couple of days earlier, when Israel announced a list of oppressive and unjust restrictions on the soon-to-be-released whistle-blower. These restrictions continue to this day, having been renewed…
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FLIGHT INTO EGYPT

Campaigns, Israel/Palestine
At the invitation of Code Pink, Nobel Peace Laureate, Mairead Maguire, and Ann Patterson, Peace People, agreed to join the Code Pink International Womens’ Delegation to Gaza, through the Egyptian Rafah crossing. The invitation had been extended by Womens’ Organizations in Gaza as they wished to celebrate International Womens Day, and draw attention to the ongoing Blockade of Gaza, by Israeli Government, which is now in its 8th year, and which is a policy causing a humanitarian crisis and deep pain and suffering for the people of Gaza, particularly children and women. Gaza, with a population of l.7 Palestinians, mostly youth, has been cut off from the rest of Palestine, as part of Israeli policy of dividing the Palestinian people. Its Port which has been closed for over 40 years,…
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