"Gandhi’s and King’s successors in the twenty-first century have carried out further experiments in the power of nonviolent truth to achieve justice and peace in every corner of the world—including, in the last two months, Gaza.  The Free Gaza Movement has succeeded in breaking the siege of Gaza by nonviolent direct action.  After sailing from Cypress, 44 activists from 17 countries landed their two small wooden boats at Gaza Port on August 23, 2008, where a beleaguered people welcomed them.  This nonviolent initiative allowed Palestinians to enter and leave their own country freely for the first time in over 60 years. As Richard Falk, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories noted, it is now a question of whether the courage and commitment of the Free Gaza Movement 'can awaken the conscience of humanity to an unfolding tragedy'. From the groundbreaking work of Gandhi and King to the ongoing example of the Free Gaza Movement, we can discern the transforming power of nonviolence at a crossroads in our history."
H.E. Mr. Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, President of the 63rd Session of the UN General Assembly, in: "Remarks to commemorate the Second International Day of Nonviolence", Oct. 2, 2008,

"Please accept my support for your forthcoming peace boat journey to break the Siege of Gaza. You carry with you the hopes and wishes of many people around the world."
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

"Peace and security, we discovered in South Africa, do not come through the barrel of a gun...I support the boat convoy in its attempt."
Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus

"A courageous and necessary endeavor"
Noam Chomsky

“The homes of people in Gaza must no longer be their prisons. I hope your boat journey will help show the world why the siege of Gaza must be ended and why we must all redouble our efforts to achieve the just peace which Israelis and Palestinians deserve.”
Richard Burden, MP Labour (UK)

"Gandhi once said, 'A few people with the courage of their convictions can become perfect nuisances of the whole State.' Blessed be the nuisances of the Free Gaza movement."
Norman G. Finkelstein

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List of Endorsers

• 14 Friends of Palestine, www.14friendsofpalestine.org
• Abnaa Al Balad, Palestine, www.abnaa-elbalad.org
• Abrahams Töchter (D), www.abrahams-toechter.org
• ACAT, Catalunya/Espanya, http://acat.pangea.org
• Adams, Miriam and Steve, New Mexico (USA)
• A Different Jewish Voice (Een Ander Joods Geluid) - Amsterdam, NL, www.eajg.nl
• AIPPP  (Patrimoine Palestinien) Strasbourg 
• Aktionsbündnis für einen gerechten Frieden in Palästina (Deutschland)
• Alternative Information Center, http://www.alternativenews.org
• American Friends Service Committee-Pacific Southwest Region (AFSC), www.afsc.org
• American-Iranian Friendship Committee (AIFC), www.progressiveportals.com/aifc
• Americans Against the War - France (AAW-France), www.aawfrance.org
• Americans For A Just Peace In The Middle East, www.ajpme.org
• Americans for a Palestinian State, CA, http://americansforapalestinianstate.org/
• American Muslims for Palestine, www.ampalestine.org
• Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights (Oregon, USA)
• Antonine Friendship Link, (UK)
• Arab-Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East (Chicago), www.arabjewishpartnership.org
• Araguaney Foundation (Spain), http://www.fundacionaraguaney.com
• Arbeitskreis Nahost Berlin (Middle East Group Berlin), www.aknahost.org
• Archbishop Desmond Tutu (South Africa), see his letter of support
• "Aristera!" ("Left!") (Greece), http://www.koel.gr (click on "Aristera!")
• Association France Palestine Solidarité, www.france-palestine.org
• The Australian Friends of Palestine Association, www.friendsofpalestine.org.au
• Australians for Justice and Peace in Palestine, www.ajpp.canberra.net.au
• Australians for Palestine, www.australiansforpalestine.com
• Banias, Yannis, Member of Parliament in Greece (Syriza Partie)
• Barnes, Andrea, peace worker (USA) 
• Bat Shalom of the Jerusalem Link, www.batshalom.org
• Bay Area Peace Navy, www.docspopuli.org/articles/PN/BAPN2008.htm
• Bay Area Women in Black, www.bayareawomeninblack.org
• Berkeley Women in Black, www.bapd.org/gbemck-1.html
• Bishop Munib Younan (Jerusalem), www.elcjhl.org
• Blincoe, Nicholas, author (UK), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Blincoe
• Britain Palestine Twinning Network, www.twinningwithpalestine.net
• Brouillet, Carol, Congressional Green candidate, California, www.communitycurrency.org
• Bubbies and Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Burden, Richard, MP, Birmingham Northfield (UK), Chair of Britain-Palestine All Party Parliamentary Group, www.richardburden.com
• Cafe Intifada http://home.earthlink.net/~cafeintifada
The Caipirinha Foundation, http://culturesofresistance.org
• Campagne Civile Pour la Protection du Peuple Palestinien CCIPPP (France), www.protection-palestine.org
• Center for Studies and Alternative Information on Middle East (MA.D.I.S.A.)
• Center for Theology and Social Analysis (Missouri, USA)
• Checkpoint 303 (Tunisia/France/Palestine),  www.checkpoint303.com
• Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy (Chicago), www.chicagofaith.org
• Chomsky, Noam, www.chomsky.info
• Citizens for Justice in the Middle East (Kansas, USA)
• The Coalition of Women for Peace (Israel), http://coalitionofwomen.org
• Code Pink, www.codepink4peace.org
• Collectif judéo-arabe et citoyen pour la paix, Strasbourg
• Comité pour une Paix Juste au Proche Orient in Luxemburg CPJPO, www.paixjuste.lu
• Le Comité Solidarité Palestine de Saint-Nazaire (France)
• Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine CJPIP (USA), www.cjpip.org
• Coordination de l'Appel de Strasbourg pour une paix juste au Proche-Orient, www.eutopic.lautre.net/coordination
• Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), www.cair.com
• Conscience International (USA), www.conscienceinternational.org
• Corrigan-Maguire, Mairead, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mairead_Corrigan
• The Cyprus IndyMedia Collective, http://cyprusindymedia.org
• Deir Yassin Remembered, http://www.deiryassin.org
• DePaul Academic Freedom Committee (Chicago), www.academicfreedomchicago.org
• Deutsch-Palästinensische Gesellschaft e.V., http://dpg-netz.de
• Dimitriadi, Antigoni Karali, Vice President of KEDE (Center of Research and Action for Peace, Greece)
• Dritsas, Theodoros (Greece), Syriza MP for Pireas
• Dropkin, Greg, Liverpool (UK)
• El Hoss, Dr. Salim, former Lebanese prime minister, see his endorsement letter (in Arabic)
• European Jews for a Just Peace EJJP, www.ejjp.org
• Farrah-France (Réfugiés) 
• Follain Community Health Project, Waterford Women's Community Network

• Finkelstein, Norman G., www.normanfinkelstein.com
• Friends of Al-Aqsa, UK, www.aqsa.org.uk
• Friends of Sabeel (N.W.)
• Gai, Racheli, Tucson, Arizona
• Galloway, George (UK), RESPECT MP for Bethnal Green and Bow
• Gaza 3ala Bali (Gaza on my Mind), from Ramalla area,
• Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP), http://www.gcmhp.net
• Gesellschaft für Österreichisch-Arabische Beziehungen/Society for Austro-Arab Relations, www.saar.at
• Gibson, Dr Ian, MP for Norwich North (UK)
• Global Exchange, San Francisco, CA, www.globalexchange.org
• Guns2Guitars (Israel), www.guns2guitars.org
• Gutierrez, Andrew Paul, PhD, Professor of Ecosystem Science, University of California, Berkeley
• Halpin, Dr. David, co-ordinator Dove and Dolphin aid voyage to Gaza
• Halifax Friends of Palestine, Yorkshire (UK), http://halifaxfriendsofpalestine.org.uk
• Hardy, Jeremy, star of "Jeremy Hardy versus the Israeli Army", and comedian,UK, Wikipedia
• Holton, Doug (UK), Theatre practitioner, author of "Culture and Activism in India" (with Michael Walling) and "Cultural Revolutions"
• ICAHD-USA, http://icahdusa.org
• I love Palestine, http://www.ilovepalestine.net
• International Action Center San Diego, CA
• International Solidarity Movement Northern California, www.norcalism.org
• International Solidarity Movement Michigan
• International Solidarity Movement-Chicago chapter (USA), www.nwsustain.org/ism_chicago.htm
• Intersindical Alternativa de Catalunya (IAC), www.pangea.org/iac
• Intifada-Solidarity Association to the Palestinian People (Greece), www.intifada.gr
• Iona Community, Glasgow, www.iona.org.uk
• ISM Denmark, www.palestinafredsvagter.dk
• ISM France, www.ism-france.org
• ISM Switzerland, www.ism-suisse.org
• ISM Italy
• ISM Spain, www.internacionalesporpalestina.org
• ISM London UK, www.ism-london.org.uk
• Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions - UK (UK), www.icahduk.org
• I-Witness Palestine, Southern California, www.iwitnesspalestine.org
• Israeli Committee against House Demolitions (ICAHD), www.icahd.org
• Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East (EJJP-Austria)
• Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in Middle East - EJJP Germany, www.juedische-stimme.de
• Jews for Justice for Palestinians (UK), www.jfjfp.org
• Jewish Peace News archive and blog: http://jewishpeacenews.blogspot.com
• Jewish Voice for Peace, www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org
• Jewish Women for Justice in Israel/Paletine, Boston, MA
• Justice for Palestinians, San Jose, CA, U.S.A., website
• Kersanidis, Stratos, Film Critic, Athens, Greece
• Kos Grabar, Bojana, Amsterdam (NL)
• LA Jews for Peace, www.LAJewsforPeace.org
• Leon, Michael, Consultant, http://malcontends.blogspot.com
• Liverpool Friends of Palestine (UK)
• Loach, Ken, filmmaker (UK), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Loach
• Los Angeles Palestine Labor Solidarity Committee
• Lucas, Dr. Caroline, Green Party MEP South East England, www.carolinelucasmep.org.uk
• Meead, Portland Daily Photos, http://portlanddailyphotos.blogspot.com
• Mahon, Alice, retired UK Labour Party MP, Wikipedia
• Mansour, N.S. (Bill), Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University
• MAS Freedom, the human & civil rights advocacy affiliate of the Muslim American Society, www.masnet.org
• Meulenbelt, Anja, Kifaia Foundation, Amsterdam, http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anja_Meulenbelt
• Meyer, Dr. Hajo G. (Netherlands), Holocaust survivor, author of "The End of Judaism"
• Middle East Crisis Response, Woodstock, NY, http://mideastcrisis.org
• Middle East Study Group (California, USA)
• MidEast: JustPeace, Michigan, www.mideastjustpeace.org
• Morgantini, Luisa, MEP, Vice President of the European Parliament
• The Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPACUK), www.mpacuk.org
• Nabulsi, Dr. Karma, Oxford University, commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/karma_nabulsi/profile.html
• National Association of Muslim American Women (NAMAW)
• Nazir Ahmed, Baron Ahmed, member of the House of Lords (UK), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazir_Ahmed,_Baron_Ahmed
• Netherlands Palestine Committee, http://www.palestina-komitee.nl
• Neturei Karta International, www.nkusa.org
• Network for the Political and Social Rights (Greece), http://diktio.org
• New Profile (Israel), www.newprofile.org
• Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia, http://seanacc.org
• North, Titus (USA), political science professor and former candidate for Congress, http://www.votenorth.org
• Norwich Friends of Palestine PSC
• Not In Our Name (NION): Jewish Voices Opposing Zionism, www.nion.ca
• NOVA - Social Innovation Centre (Catalonia/Spain), www.nova.cat
• Olive Cooperative, UK
• Olympia/Rafah Sister City Project - Olympia, WA/Rafah, Gaza, www.orscp.org
• Omer, Mohammed, Journalist (Palestine), www.rafahtoday.org
• The One Democratic State Group-Gaza, www.odsg.org
• Palestinian Agricultural Development Association-PARC/Gaza, www.pal-arc.org
• Palestine Aid Society, Los Angeles
• Palestine Committee of Norway, http://www.palestinakomiteen.no
• The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR), http://www.pchrgaza.org
• The Palestine Medical Relief Society, www.pmrs.ps
• The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS), www.palestinercs.org
• Palestine Relief Fund, Sydney Australia, www.palestiniansunited.org/palrelief
• The Palestinian Sailing Federation, www.geocities.com/palsailing/photopage.html
• Palestine Solidarity Campaign, UK, www.palestinecampaign.org
• Palestine Solidarity Committee - Seattle, www.palestineinformation.org
• Palestinian Community of Catalonia, Spain
• The Palestinian Youth Network
• Pau Ara Madrid
• Pau Ara Valencia
• Pax Christi Metro New York, www.nypaxchristi.org
• Pax Christi UK, www.paxchristi.org.uk
• Paz Ahora, www.pazahora.org
• The People's Voice: Ragnar Johannessen & Schuyler Ebbets, http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/
• Peterson, David, Writer & Researcher, Chicago, www.electricpolitics.com/2008/05/principles_of_the_imperial_new.html
• Philadelphia Jews for a Just Peace
• Popular Committee Against the Siege, Jamal El-Khoudary, see endorsement letter
• Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (USA), http://www.pprc-news.org
• Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG), http://libr.org/plg/index.php
• Qureshi, Kamal, Danish MP, www.kamal.dk
• Rachel Corrie Foundation (Washington, USA), www.rachelcorriefoundation.org
• The Ramadhan Foundation (UK), www.ramadhanfoundation.com
• Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz, CA, http://www.rcnv.org
• Rivero, Michael (USA), http://whatreallyhappened.com
• Salahuddeen - The Voice of Palestine (South Africa), http://salahuddeen.net
• San Jose Peace and Justice Center (SJPJC), www.sanjosepeace.org
• Sakorafa, Sofia, Member of the Greek parliament and former Olympic Women's javelin champion
• Sansour, Leila, film director, founder of Open Bethlehem (UK), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leila_Sansour
(• www.openbethlehem.org)
• Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, www.scottishpsc.org.uk
• Sheehan, Cindy, anti-war campaigner, Congress candidate (US), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cindy_Sheehan
• Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign (UK), www.sheffieldpsc.org
• Shropshire Palestine Talks (UK)
• Simpson, Dr., Brad, Asst. Professor of History & Int. Affairs, Princeton University
• SouthBayMobilization (San Jose), http://www.sbm4peace.org
• Stand Up Seattle, Seattle, WA, www.standupseattle.org
• SUSTAIN: Stop US Tax Aid to Israel Now, http://sustainphilly.blogspot.com
• Syed, Shakeel (California), http://shakeelsreflections.blogspot.com
• Tours In English - Palestine - Israel - West Bank, http://www.toursinenglish.com
• Tromsø, Norway, see endorsement letter of the mayor
• Union Juive Française pour la paix (France), www.ujfp.org
• UNISON (UK), www.unison.org.uk/international/pages_view.asp?did=7382
• Un Ponte Per... (Roma), www.unponteper.it
• U-pal (Understanding Palestine) (UK)
• US Academics For Peace (USA), www.conscienceinternational.org
• USS Liberty Survivors 1967- Friends of FGM
• Visions of Peace with Justice in Israel/Palestine, www.vopjip.org
• Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace, www.wiamep.org
• We Are Wide Awake (USA), www.wearewideawake.org
• "We Refuse to Be Enemies: Jews, Muslims and Christians in Coalition for Peace", Connecticut
• The Western New York Peace Center, www.wnypeace.org
• Wilson, Dr Bill, MSP for the West of Scotland, http://www.billwilsonmsp.org
• Women in Black - Amherst, Massachusets
• Women in Black-Armidale, Australia
• Women in Black - Cambridge, UK
• Women in Black, Edinburgh, Scotland, www.wibs.org.uk
• Women in Black - Green Valley, Arizona
• Women in Black, India
• Women in Black - Los Angeles, www.wib-la.net
• Women in Black, Netherlands, www.vrouweninhetzwart.nl
• Women in Black - St. Louis, MO
• Women in Black - Tucson, AZ
• Women in Black-Victoria BC, Canada
• Women in Black, Vienna, Austria, www.fraueninschwarz.at
• Women of a Certain Age (WCA) New York, NY, http://wca2004.org/
• Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), http://www.wilpf.org/
• Women Walk Home For A United Cyprus, www.cyprus.com.cy/womenwalkhome.htm
• The Working Group on the Middle East, Metropolitan Chicago Synod - ELCA
• Xarxa d'Enllac amb Palestina, Catalonia, Spain
• Xarxa de Solidaritat amb Palestina del Pais Valencia
• Yesh Gvul, support group for Israeli occupation refuseniks, www.yeshgvul.org.il/index_e.asp
• Zaytoun, UK, www.zaytoun.org
• Zochrot (Israel), www.zochrot.org

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