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Mavi Marmara 2nd anniversary interview with passenger Iara Lee

Tuesday, May 29th, 11 a.m. to noon Central (9-10 Pacific) on (archived here a few hours after broadcast).Iara Lee

Guest: Brazilian native Iara Lee, Director of Cultures Of Resistance has been a Middle-East-based activist since 2003. In May 2010,  Iara was a passenger on the MV Mavi Marmara,  a passenger vessel in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla which was attacked in international waters by the Israeli navy,  leading to the murder of nine humanitarian aid workers. Among the many people who recorded the events on that ship,  her crew was able to successfully hide and retain most of the raid footage,  which she later released to the world after a screening at the UN. (Listen to my June 2010 interview with Mavi Marmara passenger Ken O’Keefe, who disarmed two Israeli commandos and protected their lives even as the Israelis were executing his fellow passengers.)

In this interview, we offer slightly different interpretations of what is really going on in Syria, while agreeing that Western media reports are untrustworthy due to the “avalanche of big lies” official policy in place in the US since 9/11.

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