Bearing Witness


Well we are all here and started our scenario training today with a major focus on NVDA, our crew is incredibly diverse 6 nationalities – Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand and German – ranging in age from 30 to 70 years old – and from all walks of life.

We have a former Belgium Senator, a 1st Nations Chief, lawyers, grand parents, software developers, students, journalists, activists including several that sailed on the Mavi in the last flotilla and not mention an impressive Australian contingent. All of whom are incredibly committed to NVDA and human rights – every where in the world not just in Palestine.

There is already a strong bond amongst the crew, you could literally feel the love in the room – it was a beautiful thing to behold. Apart from the focus on NVDA we also ran through some possible scenarios, sabotage, being boarded, naval stand off, use of chemical weapons, being detained, etc… These where discussed in great detail and you could see the crew all processing these possibilities and while I think we are all intimidated, none of us will be deterred from answering the challenge the IOF made to the international solidarity movement by attacking the last flotilla.


June 23, 2011 - Posted by | Freedom Flotilla Two, My Thoughts | , , ,

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