Ewa Jasiewicz

Ewa Jasiewicz is an experienced journalist, community and union organizer. She is a coordinator with the Free Gaza Movement (http://www.freegaza.org/).

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Why I’m In: Pushing for Lexit Won’t Help Migrants or the Working Class
Brexit or 'taking back our country' from European elites will only hand it over to domestic ones and turbo-charge their bonfire of union rights. Our labour will become more 'flexible' and we will be more fucked over. There are 3 million EU migrant workers in the UK, many of them working in...
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The Story of the Gaza Flotilla Is Not Over
The story of the second Freedom Flotilla is not over. Israel and the international community have deployed multiple deterrent tactics, falsely accusing participants of terrorism, chemical warfare and plans to murder Israeli soldiers.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
A Force More Powerful
Later this month, ships from all over the world will converge in the Mediterranean and set sail for the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip. This international coalition is called the Freedom Flotilla. The Free Gaza Movement has sailed eight missions to Gaza in the past three years, five of them successful. The last three were violently stopped by the Israeli Navy; the boat Dignity was rammed three times and the Spirit of Humanity turned back in January 2009, then seized and all aboard arrested.
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Sunday, December 28, 2008
Gaza Today: This is only the Beginning
As I write this, Israeli jets are bombing the areas of Zeitoun and Rimal in central Gaza City. The family I am staying with has moved into the internal corridor of their home to shelter from the bombing. The windows nearly blew out just five minutes ago as a massive explosion rocked the house. Apache's are hovering above us, whilst F16s sear overhead. UN radio reports say one blast was a target close to the main gate of Al Shifa hospital - Gaza and Palestine's largest medical facility. Another was a plastics factory. More bombs continue to pound the Strip.
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Monday, December 08, 2008
Free Gaza: A 'Cool Idea' That Should Be Put Into Practice
In a conversation with the press last night, Mark Regev, the official spokesperson for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, made the following statement: "Free Gaza is a cool idea, but free them from what?" said Regev. "If they want to free Gaza they should take out women who fear for their lives, Christians and gays. We want to free Gaza from this terrible Taliban regime. This terrible Taliban regime is oppressing women, Christians and gays." This is our response: Dear Mr. Regev,
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Thursday, August 21, 2008
Climate Change: Time for a Revolution
There was a joke going round the Climate Camp in the last days. As well as the "wellbeing tent", which dealt with mildly traumatised activists on the receiving end of 5am police batons, someone proposed a "wellmeaning" tent. It would accommodate those who'd like to include state and capitalism-based solutions in the movement to reverse climate change.
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