The Freedom Flotilla to Gaza arrives in Cadiz, Spain/ Press Conference June 24th

First day in Cadiz and Sergio Patatin’ is helping by doing laundry for the Flotillas at his apartment.

Considered to be the oldest inhabited city in Europe, Cádiz was found as ‘Gadir’ by the Phoenicians in 1.100 BC. The city has a long list of spectacular beaches and returning visitors rave about the tasty Cádiz seafood, amazing monuments and intriguing museums. Most importantly, enamored visitors talk fondly of the gaditanos (people from Cádiz), and the crazy, yet fun Carnival whose upbeat songs will make you long for the city after you have left. Here we discover 10 essential facts about Cádiz. The History Of The City’s Name Cádiz is a city with a rich history. The Phoenicians called it ‘Gadir‘, which means ‘walled stronghold’. Meanwhile, the Berbers changed the word into ‘agadir’ or ‘walls’. According to Greek legend, Hercules founded the city after his tenth labor and named it ‘Gadeira‘. The Moors called the city ‘Qadis‘ when they ruled for 500 years. https://theculturetrip.com/europe/spain/articles/10-facts-about-cadiz-you-should-know/

 

The Political Constitution of the Spanish Monarchy (SpanishConstitución Política de la Monarquía Española), also known as the Constitution of Cádiz (SpanishConstitución de Cádiz) and as La Pepa,[1] was the first Constitution of Spain and one of the earliest constitutions in world history.[2] It was established on 19 March 1812 by the Cortes of Cádiz, the first Spanish legislature. With the notable exception of proclaiming Roman Catholicism as the official and sole legal religion in Spain, the constitution was one of the most liberal of its time: it affirmed national sovereigntyseparation of powersfreedom of the pressfree enterprise, abolished feudalism, and established a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system. It was one of the first constitutions that allowed universal male suffrage, through a complex indirect electoral system.[3] It was repealed by King Ferdinand VII in 1814 in Valencia, who re-established absolute monarchy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Constitution_of_1812

Supporters of Palestine arriving at the port in Cadiz where the Flotilla’s are docked for the next couple of days during their long journey from Norway beginning in mid May. They will attempt to break Israel’s blockade on July 29th.

Stopping in ports along the way for event’s and raising awareness,, Follow the boats here, https://jfp.freedomflotilla.org/news/ports/upcoming-ports

Inside the gate of the port,,

 

La Flotilla de la Libertad llega a Cádiz Press Conference with Cristina Apa’trida on the left, Zohar Chamberlain Regev next, Jens Marklund and David Heap far right.

Calling a spade a spade on t shirts, banners, signs as supporters for Palestine came to the port in Cadiz, Spain in a rally cry to stop the crimes of Israel and end the blockade to Gaza.

David Heap of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition in Canada who speaks fluent Spanish telling supporters and press about the “locks” in Paris that should have taken 20 minutes to get through, and how “authorities” in Paris went through all of their documents on both boats and gave them fines. They were instructed not to have banners or to moor- (A mooring refers to any permanent structure to which a vessel may be secured. Examples include quays, wharfs, jetties, piers, anchor buoys, and mooring buoys. A ship is secured to a mooring to forestall free movement of the ship on the water. -wikipedia) “Also, the former Palestinian Ambassador to France and the EU was there and an X minister of the Socialist party and Government Minister Jack Lang were waiting to meet us. Three “zodiacs” kept us from mooring there and pushed us upstream to the locks in Paris and forced us to leave on Sunday. So, this is the French Government”.

 

Jack Mathieu Émile Lang (French pronunciation: ​[dʒakˈlɑ̃ɡ]; born 2 September 1939)[1] is a French politician. A member of the Socialist Party, he served as France’s Minister of Culture from 1981 to 1986 and 1988 to 1992, and as Minister of Education from 1992 to 1993 and 2000 to 2002. He was also the Mayor of Blois from 1989 to 2000. He served until 2012 in the National Assembly from the sixth district of Pas-de-Calais.[1]

Lang originated the Fête de la Musique, an all day public music festival which occurs yearly on 21 June in France and throughout the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Lang_(French_politician)

https://www.nytimes.com/1985/08/15/world/rise-of-jack-lang-a-superstar-of-french-culture.html

Supporters for Palestine and their right to self determination gathered at the port in Cadiz, Spain. The Flotilla stopped in ports along it’s journey from Norway. Most ports were supportive with issues in Paris, Germany and some restrictions in Cascais, Portugal where I was.

Cristina Apa’trida (center) activist and supporter of Palestinian rights speaking at press conference at port in Cadiz, Spain.

A fight for the rights of Palestinians is a fight for the Rights of All

Zohar’s parents standing n front of the Al- Awda docked at the port in Cadiz, Spain where they came to participate in event’s and rallies and support the Flotilla on it’s mission to break the illegal blockade of Israel on the Palestinians.

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Follow the Flotillas here https://jfp.freedomflotilla.org/follow-the-mission

Video of the event https://youtu.be/g-1Gx1F7R1I

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