Scott Horton Interviews Paul Larudee

Scott Horton, July 11, 2011

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This interview is from the KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles broadcast of June 24th.

Paul Larudee, a human rights volunteer and a founder of the Free Gaza and Free Palestine Movements, discusses his involvement in the latest Gaza aid flotilla; MSM news coverage of previous efforts tilted drastically in Israel’s favor; the US State Department warning about likely Israeli violence against non-violent American human rights activists (yet providing no protection or punishment of Israeli actions after the fact); the background of the Gaza blockade following Operation Cast Lead; and the inspiration from the “freedom riders” of the American Civil Rights movement.

MP3 here. (23:15)

Paul Larudee is a human rights volunteer and a founder of the Free Gaza and Free Palestine Movements, and was a passenger on the”Freedom Flotilla” to Gaza, which was attacked by Israel in international waters. He works as a piano technician in El Cerrito, California.

3 Responses to “Paul Larudee”

  1. The reason that the improbable, or impossible truly, version that the unarmed protesters 'attacked ' the heavily armed Israeli commandos is that the American media and govt. are the real saboteurs. They were prepared to cover up or look the other way from the start. Non-violent protests can only work if there is a media which will report what is actually going on because non-violence is really an appeal for sympathy from the public at large. If the appeal is suppressed or covered up the audience never gets the message. They only see the lie that the protesters are violent.

  2. Cry me a river should be the national song of Israel. One continues to read about the poor tiny Israel struggling to avoid destruction among millions of muslims. Israel has the most advances military equipment in the world. Often our elected official in an effort to gain reelection money from AIPAC will flood Israel with advanced systems that even our military do not have. In the past Israel especially in the case of J. Pollard the nation of israel has sold the secrets to our military equipment to the Chinese or they have used the advanced military equipment to advance their personal military sales. The nation of Israel will shortly receive stealth jet fighters at a cost of $104,000,000. Israel does not face any enemy with anything more advanced the vietnam era soviet jets. Iran the nation Israel demands the the USA bomb have old jets and they have not received new parts because of the boycott in many years. Of all the military action that Israel has been involved except 1973 were started by Israel and could easily been avoided but Israel desired the conflict for personal gains.
    Clear cry me a river is better than the liars who continue to try to say that some how they face destruction. Israel is a nuclear armed nation with a bloated military and back up by the USA no matter what it does.

  3. A well informed citizenry, the purpose of this website (see mission statement). You do justice to that.

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