Monday, July 04, 2011

"The Freedom Ride of this era"

Toronto Star reporter Jim Rankin is filing live reports from Greece onboard the Canadian boat Tahrir carrying 19 Canadians, two of whom have been arrested and held without charges. The Tahrir is taking on water, having been slammed into a cement wall while being detained by Greek authorities.

So, other than Jim Rankin, are any other Canadian media interested in the Canadian boat in the Freedom Flotilla currently being illegally detained by Greece? Or are we going to have to get all our news of it from The Jerusalem Post and  The Guardian :
"Spiros Spirou, the provincial official in charge of the Ionian islands, told the Guardian that he "admires and supports the activists' struggle" and said he would make no attempt to stop the ship if it left harbour. "Greece loves peace, but at this moment it can't confront more powerful economic forces," claimed Spirou, adding that official attempts to tie the flotilla up in bureaucracy and paperwork were merely a pretext to preventing it from sailing at all."
h/t Antonia Z.  #flotilla2

Fixed : Link to The Star's Jim Rankin

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