Canada's Postal Workers are on Board:
your Gaza mail on the Canadian Boat to Gaza!
Aug 19, 2010
Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) got the message across last week that cutting
off mail delivery to
is another abusive measure intended to heighten the suffering and hardship of
the besieged residents of the occupied strip.
The Canada Boat to Gaza Campaign salutes the union and its workers for
their solidarity with our campaign and the Palestinian people in their struggle
for freedom. We look forward to working with Canada Post and CUPW to
facilitate in the best way possible the delivery of mail to
"The Canadian Boat to
to carry mail to
if the ban is not lifted
soon" said Sandra Ruch, spokesperson for the Canadian Boat to
. "We will
make every effort to deliver any mail we get to the postal authorities in
. We ask
senders to limit mail they send us to unsealed postcards of greeting and
support to loved ones keeping in mind that it, as well as the rest of our
cargo, may end up in Israeli hands if our boat is pirated."
CUPW called on Canadians to back efforts to break the siege by sending
their Gaza-bound mail via the Canadian Boat to
Gaza. The Canadian Boat to
Gaza is urging those who wish to break this
ban to send with us postcards with messages of support to the besieged strip.
Article 25 of the fourth Geneva Convention guarantees the right to personal
correspondence with family members under occupation.
"As postal workers, we know very well that cutting off mail
creates suffering and hardship for people, who are isolated from their loved
ones," said Denis Lemelin, National President of CUPW. "How many more
abuses will the people of
have to endure?"
Get the message through. Send your mail with us,
Send your postcards (only) for people in