Archive for January, 2010

Gaza Medic Accompanier Ewa speaking Jan 13

January 9, 2010

Ewa Jasiewicz in Gaza January 2009 (pic Piotr Grzybowski)

All over the UK there are events to commemorate the anniversary of Israel’s 22 day attack on Gaza one year ago. You can see a list of events here. In London, Ewa Jasiewicz, who was accompanying Gaza medics during the attacks, will be one of the speakers, and will also be showing Emad Badwan’s short film documenting this time entitled “One of…”, and selling Sharyn Lock’s “Gaza: Beneath the Bombs” which is an international human rights activist’s story of the time including ambulance accompanying.


Wednesday, 13th of January
Commemorating the First Anniversary of Gaza War

Friends House, London Euston from 6-30 PM to 9-30 PM. (more…)


Viva Palestina aid reaches Gaza!

January 6, 2010

this was originally posted at blog Tales to Tell.

“…and some, but not all, of the convoy members have made it in as well. Towards the end of Yousef’s interviews below, I’m delighted to see Free Gaza‘s [and Gaza medic accompanier] Caoimhe has made it back in – she’s been out doing solidarity work ever since we both left in May.

Egypt refused to let any of the convoy into Cairo, so it re-routed to go the long way round, via Syria then directly to Al Arish, where 60 members of the convoy were injured yesterday in attacks by Egyptian police. (more…)

Download Gaza film for Jan 18 global screening

January 3, 2010

January 18 will be a Global Screening Day for Alberto Arce and Mohammed Rujailah’s film, covering the international presence in Gaza under the Dec/Jan attack, including what the emergency workers faced. It’s called “To Shoot An Elephant” and is their own editing of their footage that became the film “Erased: Wiped off the Map” about the attacks on Gaza.

Here follows Alberto’s and Moh’s Screening Announcement –it’s not too late to join in and screen the film yourself in your town, just visit, where you can also see the English trailer. Since you can download it, your screening could even just be held in your own living room on January 18.


The “To shoot an elephant” team calls for a Global Screening/Global Screaming Day for Gaza on January 18th, 2010… (more…)