TORONTO, May 31 /CNW/ - Vancouver Island peace activist Kevin Neish spoke to rabble radio on May 28th, as he was preparing to board his boat to join the multinational flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza. The podcast interview can be found here: http://www.rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/rabble-radio/2010/05/106-interview-gaza-peace-activist-kevin-neish
The Israeli Navy has intercepted the flotilla least 10 activists were killed in the conflict, and many more wounded. The Israeli government has taken all the other activists into custody.
"In this interview, Mr. Neish talks about why - for the first time - he felt moved to join the humanitarian aid flotilla. It really is a story about how a man moves from having convictions to taking action," said Cathryn Atkinson, rabble.ca's news and features editor.
"He talks about why he put himself in danger, and about the excitement of the gathering activists as they prepare to take things like medical equipment and building supplies to Gaza, a place that has been under full blockade for three years."
In the interview, Mr. Neish said: "I'm not truly free and brave if somebody who is just a worker like me, who just happens to be in another country is suffering oppression and I can do something about."
The interview was conducted by rabble podcast network executive producer, Meagan Perry. rabble.ca is Canada's most popular source of independent news and views, and features original news, opinion, book reviews, podcasts and live and pre-recorded video exploring issues facing Canadians. rabble.ca marked its 9th year of providing 100 percent free news content to Canadians on April 18, 2010. rabble is a community supported non-profit media site.
For further information: For further information: Kim Elliott, rabble.ca, Publisher, (613) 282-0410; Cathryn Atkinson, rabble.ca, Features Editor, (604) 848-1145; Meagan Perry, rabble.ca, rabble podcast network Executive producer, (867) 393-4540