Thursday, June 30, 2011

AIM Joins Flotilla

The American Indian Movement will be represented by Jimbo Simmons sailing on the US contingent ship, Audacity Of Hope, as it joins the Free Paletine flotilla.

Jimbo Simmons is a member of the Choctaw Nation and of the Governing Council AIM , which resists colonization, respects traditional knowledge and self-determination, and raises awareness on issues that concern Indians of the Americas, from racism to protection of sacred sites, the rights of the child, treaties, political prisoners, police brutality, immigration and militarization, climate change and the United Nations General Assembly "Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. He is in solidarity with Palestinians and all indigenous peoples that are subjected to expulsion and ethnic cleansing. Jimbo will join the 2011 Freedom Flotilla II which will set sail to break the siege of Gaza in early July.

This interview was filmed in Athens, Greece on June 28, 2011 Just days before the scheduled departure. The interviewer was Dr. Paul Larudee for the American lndian Movement.

There is more information on the AIM West website and that of the Free Palestine Movement.

Part 1

Part 2

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