Archive for the ‘Demonstration’ Category

Remi Kanazi: This Poem Will Not End Apartheid

Remi Kanazi is a poet, writer, and activist based in New York City. He is the editor of Poets For Palestine (Al Jisser Group, 2008). His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including Al Jazeera English, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, and BBC Radio. His poetry has taken [...]

MC Lowkey Responds to Freedom Flotilla Killings

Lowkey is speaking at one of many demonstrations around the world condemning the killings of at least 9 human rights activists aboard the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, one of six ships in the “Freedom Flotilla” aid convoy.  The names of those killed have not been released, and the surviving members of the flotilla were captured [...]

Tadamon Montreal Rally 500 Artists in Solidarity

Montreal, Canada – February 25th 2010.   Today, a broad spectrum of Montreal artists are standing in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom and supporting the growing international campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against the Israeli state. Last winter, the Israeli state launched a violent military assault on [...]

DAM Hip-Hop in East Jerusalem

The show marks another event held in Sheikh Jarrah to gain support for and raise awareness of the tragedies wrought on the Palestinian families in the neighbourhood. The weekly Friday march from Zion Square in West Jerusalem to Sheikh Jarrah have been gathering momentum, with the demonstrators numbering in their hundreds. Dozens of Israeli and [...]

Hey You, Break The Siege – Roger Waters and Gaza Freedom March

Roger Waters, of Pink Floyd, discusses the context of the Gaza Freedom March, as activists attempt to break the illegal siege of the Gaza Strip:

Found Art Criminalized in Palestine-Israel

“We want to continue our struggle. We want to continue to have our rights until we will have freedom and independence to remove the wall, to remove the settlements, to remove all of these things and this illegal wall and arresting the people, and we will not stop because this is [...]

Propaganda and Truth at the Wall

Israeli Cellcom recently released a propaganda commercial:

The brazen unreality of that commercial prompted several folks in Bil’in to find out, what in fact would happen if they tried to play a little soccer with the IDF:

thanks Eva!

Farid Esack – The Longest Letter complete

“I come from apartheid South Africa.
Arriving in your land, the land of Palestine, the sense of deja vu is inescapable. I am struck by the similarities. In some ways, all of us are the children of our histories. Yet, we may also choose to be struck by the stories of others. Perhaps this ability is [...]

The Burden of Settler Colonialism

“During our documentary work in and around Jerusalem, we have been increasingly exposed to the dark side of the City of Light. There, hundreds of thousands of people are living in shadow, with identity defined by forces they cannot control, unwanted in their own homes, afraid of being expelled while they are just [...]

The Longest Letter – Farid Esack begins

“My dear Palestinian brothers and sisters, I have come to your land and I have recognized shades of my own…”