Length: 60 minutes
Broadcast date and times: Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 9 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Broadcaster: Shaw Cable 9, Winnipeg, Manitoba
On March 16, 2011, Huwaida Arraf spoke at a forum in Winnipeg entitled “From Direct Action to the Freedom Flotilla: the International Solidarity Movement and the Palestinian Freedom Struggle.” Arraf is co-founder of the ISM and chairs the Free Gaza Movement. She was with the Gaza Freedom Flotilla on May 31, 2010, when Israeli forces raided the vessels on the high seas, killed nine peace activists, wounded 50 and interned the crews along with 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid. She tells how she became involved in the Palestinian freedom struggle and talks about plans for the next Freedom Flotilla, scheduled to challenge the blockade sometime in May. This next Flotilla will include a vessel from Canada.
This video of her talk is the second production of Winnipeg Community TV to be aired on Shaw Cable. WCTV is a newly formed video production collective dedicated to producing programs that focus on Winnipeg community activism.