We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the boat “Freedom” in Brighton next week. “Freedom” is one of four boats sailing from Scandinavia to Gaza, with a crew of activists bringing a message of solidarity to the besieged people of Gaza, and a message to the British government that its support for the 11-year illegal blockade of Gaza must end.
Of course there is a particular significance to this flotilla, in the light of the dreadful events in Gaza over the past few months.
The boat’s stop in Brighton is attracting widespread media interest, and we’ve received promises of help and support from activists across the country, as well as from politicians, artists and other public figures. We’re planning a range of activities to showcase the boat and its crew while they’re here, and to amplify their message of solidarity and resistance.
The best way to keep up-to-date is to visit our website.
Tuesday 5th June – Welcome the boat “Freedom” as it sails into Brighton Marina
Assemble 4pm for an estimated arrival time of 5pm. Details on the event page for this event.
Wednesday 6th June – Public meeting
7.30pm – 9.30pm
Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF
Free Admission – Donations welcome
We’ll hear from the captain and crew of “Freedom”, from politicians, activists, artists and other public figures, and from members of the Flotilla Coalition. It should be a memorable evening!
Details on the event page for this event.
City centre stalls with the crew of “Freedom”
Wednesday June 6th 12-2pm at the Clock Tower
Thursday June 7th 12-2pm at the Old Steine War Memorial
Friday 8th June – Wave “Freedom” out of Brighton Marina as it continues its voyage to Gaza
Assemble 8.00am for an estimated departure time of 9.00am. Details on the event page for this event.