One of the great successes of Viva Palestina's campaigning work to break the siege of Gaza is the way it has inspired others to do likewise. The Guardian carriers this report of a massive aid effort heavily supported by the Turkish government which has set sail. It will soon no doubt face Israeli gunboats. My friend, Respect colleague, and Viva Palestina organiser Kevin Ovenden is accompanying them. My best wishes and prayers are with him and all those involved in this noble and heroic act of solidarity.