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LOWKEY – MILLION MAN MARCH (FT. MAI KHALIL) OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

 

You might take my life
But you can’t take my soul
You can’t take my soul
You might take my freedom
But you can’t take my soul
You can’t take my soul

Whether it’s a cancer patient or assassination
Or I fought for emancipation
My intentions were pure you can’t debate ’em
But no, never ever shook hands with Satan
My fans are amazing, I thank and praise ’em
When I die, don’t cry, just congratulations
A million more feet will stamp the pavement with plans of changes, no exaggeration
We will not be ignored
You will be rocked with the force of the bombs you dropped in those wars
I will not be bought
And I consciencely thought it was wrong, so I constantly fought
Peace is something I would really adore
But we are at war so give me a sword
I’m merely a corpse, but still be assured
When you kill me there will be a million more

Born alone and die alone
Those words ringin’ inside my dome
Best friends are the pen and the microphone
Roamin’ until I find my way home
Turn my body cold but my soul is mine
Take a deep breath and I close my eyes
I will go when I’m supposed to die
But in death I will multiply

My backs against the wall
But you can’t kill us all
Even if you take my life
Still we will survive
We shall overcome
And the tables will turn
Today I die as one but as millions I’ll return
But as millions I’ll return
But as millions I’ll return

In these critical times don’t be really surprised
If I get victimised by Gideon’s spies
I sympathise with that Brazilian guy
On the tube, but we’re used to the hideous lie
“Civilians die, millions cry
Our civilians die”, the militants write
How silly am I to be figuring why?
The injustice is clear and I feel it inside
Hear me in Gaza, here me in Glasgow
Hear me in Baghdad, hear me in Plasto
Clearly they hear me from here to Chicago
Think things are all good but really they aren’t though
Peace is something I would really adore
But we are at war so give me a sword
I’m merely a corpse, but still be assured
When you kill me there will be a million more

Born alone and die alone
Those words ringin’ inside my dome
Best friends are the pen and the microphone
Roamin’ until I find my way home
Turn my body cold but my soul is mine
Take a deep breath and I close my eyes
I will go when I’m supposed to die
But in death I will multiply

My backs against the wall
But you can’t kill us all
Even if you take my life
Still we will survive
We shall overcome
And the tables will turn
Today I die as one but as millions I’ll return
But as millions I’ll return
But as millions I’ll return

My people are bleedin’
So I’m readin’ and seekin’ the deepest of meanin’s
My demons are breedin’
In my sleep I can feel it, I need to defeat ’em
My temperature’s risin’
If tempted I’ll rise with the temper of Tyson
Resent all the violence
Cause of people with tension
It tends to divide them
The pen that I write with
Is better than a sword when I strike with the strength of a Titan
My friends are still fighting against all the tyrants
So then why would it end when I die then?
Peace is something I would really adore
But we are at war my pen’s killing your sword
I’m merely a corpse, but still be assured
When you kill me there will be a million more

Born alone and die alone
Those words ringin’ inside my dome
Best friends are the pen and the microphone
Roamin’ until I find my way home
Turn my body cold but my soul is mine
Take a deep breath and I close my eyes
I will go when I’m supposed to die
But in death I will multiply

My backs against the wall
But you can’t kill us all
Even if you take my life
Still we will survive
We shall overcome
And the tables will turn
Today I die as one but as millions I’ll return
But as millions I’ll return
But as millions I’ll return

You might take my life
But you can’t take my soul
You can’t take my soul
You might take my freedom
But you can’t take my soul
You can’t take my soul

You might take my life
But you can’t take my soul
You can’t take my soul
You might take my freedom
But you can’t take my soul
You can’t take my soul

all credit goes to Sean, Crazyalaa, and Muslim Soldier

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Zahhar: Egypt, other parties warned Hamas of new Israeli war on Gaza

[ 16/01/2011 – 04:27 PM ]

 

AMMAN, (PIC)– Dr. Mahmoud Al-Zahhar, a political bureau member of Hamas, has affirmed that his movement had received warnings from Egypt and a number of international official parties, which he did not name, that Israel was planning a new war on the Gaza Strip.

Zahhar told the Jordanian paper Al-Ghad published on Sunday that Palestinian resistance factions were anticipating the Israeli aggression and preparing for it.

He did not rule out a new Israeli war on Gaza due to the Arab and international silence regarding what the Palestinian people are suffering in the occupied lands.

The Hamas leader said that Palestinian forces and factions in Gaza agreed on an understanding to guide armed struggle, explaining that they would refrain from any armed activity that does not serve national interest and escalate whatever may entail positive results.

The agreement stipulates responding to Israeli attacks and incursions while refraining from armed struggle in the event the Israeli aggressions came to a halt, Zahhar elaborated.

In the same context, Ehab Al-Ghussain, the spokesman for the interior ministry in Gaza, said that the agreement does not mean giving up resistance, but rather denying Israel any pretext to launch a new war.

He told a local radio station on Saturday that controlling the field condition is one of the methods of running the battle with the “enemy”.

Zahhar: Egypt, other parties warned Hamas of new Israeli war on Gaza.

Haneyya: Egypt willing to invite Palestinian factions for national talks

[ 16/01/2011 – 03:56 PM ]

 

GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian premier Ismail Haneyya said that Egypt expressed its willingness to invite once again all Palestinian factions to Cairo to resume the inter-Palestinian reconciliation talks.

During his meeting on Saturday evening with a Kuwaiti delegation in Gaza, premier Haneyya noted that this Egyptian initiative was conveyed over the phone by intelligence director Omar Suleiman a few days ago.

The premier expressed his belief that this initiative reflects Egypt’s keenness on the national reconciliation in the Palestinian arena, stressing that Hamas would positively consider any invitations made by Egypt.

He pointed out to the many challenges the Palestinians are facing in the occupied territories of Jerusalem and the West Bank as well as in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The premier also talked about the Israeli war threats against Gaza, saying that these threats are real and Hamas deals with them seriously and responsibly.

Haneyya: Egypt willing to invite Palestinian factions for national talks.

Egypt allows Iranian aid to reach Gaza

PressTV – Thu Jan 6, 2011 11:30PM

Asia to Gaza Solidarity Caravan activists
Egypt has opened its border with Gaza to humanitarian aid and relief, allowing medical supplies from Iran to be delivered to the besieged enclave through the Rafah border crossing.

The Iranian medical supplies are part of an Asian aid convoy, dubbed Asia to Gaza Solidarity Caravan, or Asia 1, which is carrying an estimated one million dollars worth of medicine, foodstuffs and toys as well as four buses and 10 power generators for hospitals.

Earlier this week, Egyptian authorities had denied entrance to a number of Iranian activists and refused to allow 10 generators donated by the Islamic Republic to pass through the Rafah border crossing.

The relief supplies have been unloaded from a ship organized by the convoy, which has docked at the Egyptian port of El Arish.

The Asian convoy consists of activists from more than 15 countries, including Iran, India, Japan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Kuwait.

The convoy had travelled 7,000 kilometers, but was stuck in Latikia, in the northwest of Syria, for more than a week awaiting Egypt’s permission.

It started its journey in the Indian capital, New Delhi. It had passed through Iran, Turkey, Lebanon and Syria to reach Egypt and finally the Gaza Strip.

The convoy was scheduled to reach Gaza by December 27, the second anniversary of Israel’s 22-day war on the impoverished enclave that started on December 28, 2008.

Tel Aviv has been enforcing an all-out land, aerial and naval blockade on the 1.5 million Palestinians in the enclave since mid-June 2007.

The illegal Israeli-imposed blockade has created dire humanitarian and economic situation in the enclave as the United Nations expresses concern that over 80 percent of people of Gaza depend on relief supplies for their survival.

On May 31, Israel’s military killed nine Turkish activists aboard the Freedom Flotilla, an Ankara-backed humanitarian convoy, which was carrying humanitarian supplies to the Palestinians.

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Egyptian Blockade of Gaza – Blocking Ramsey Clark, Dr. Curtis Doebbler

Egyptian Blockade of Gaza – Ramsey Clark, former Attorney General Of the US but long time enemy of US imperialism is being blocked by Egypt (under US orders) into entering Gaza at this moment. All required protocols were followed on the Egyptian side, but once again Egypt plays its role in collaborating with Israel and blockading Gaza. Clark has important work in Gaza, he is travelling with Dr. Curtis Doebbler & Sarah Flounders of International Action Center

Ramsey Clark can be reached at +20 1501093768 or +41 793044654

PRESSURE EGYPT NOW TO STOP BLOCKING HIS ENTRY & ALL OTHER HUMANITARIANS

Ramsey Clark as US Attorney General 1968

William Ramsey Clark (born December 18, 1927) is an American lawyer and former United States Attorney General. He worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, which included service as United States Attorney General from 1967 to 1969, under President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Ramsey Clark in 2010 – Anti-war Rally

Following his term as Attorney General he worked as a law professor and was active in the anti-Vietnam War movement. He visited North Vietnam in 1972 as a protest against the bombing of Hanoi. He was also associated with the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison before resigning to run for political office.

n June, 2006, Clark wrote an article criticizing US foreign policy in general, containing a list of 17 US “major aggressions” introduced by “Both branches of our One Party system, Democrat and Republican, favor the use of force to have their way.” (the list includes the Clinton years) and followed by “The United States government may have been able to outspend the Soviet Union into economic collapse in the Cold War arms race, injuring the entire planet in the process. Now Bush has entered a new arms race and is provoking a Second Cold War…”[19]

Egyptian Blockade of Gaza – Blocking Ramsey Clark, Dr. Curtis Doebbler.

‘Egypt’s aid blockade, pro-Israeli move’

PressTV – Tue Jan 4, 2011 7:12AM

Hassan Rooyvaran -Head of the Iranian delegation with the Asia to Gaza Solidarity Caravan, (Asia 1) says Egypt’s decision to block Iranian humanitarian aid from reaching the Gaza Strip is a pro-Israeli effort.

We expected Egyptian officials to cooperate and accept Iran’s humanitarian aid for the people of Gaza, since this is a humane effort to exhibit solidarity with the people of Gaza, Hassan Rooyvaran said on Monday.

Cairo had previously announced that it would allow the passage of Asia 1 aid convoy to El Arish port only if 20 Iranian activists stopped accompanying the caravan.

The Egyptian government has also refused entry to several other non-Iranian activists to Egypt as well.

The Asia 1 aid convoy carrying food and medical supplies to the besieged Palestinians in Gaza entered the coastal strip through the Rafah border crossing with Egypt on Monday.

The convoy had travelled 7,000 kilometers, but was stuck in Latikia, in northwest Syria, for more than a week awaiting Egypt’s permission.

The aid convoy started its journey in the Indian capital, New Delhi. It had passed through Iran, Turkey, Lebanon and Syria to reach Egypt and finally the Gaza Strip.

Rooyvaran reiterated that Cairo’s opposition to Iran’s humanitarian aid is against the wave of solidarity with the impoverished people of Palestine.

“We condemn Egypt’s action and regard its decision to block the delivery of any type of aid to the people of Gaza in line with policies of the Zionist regime,” he continued.

The activists say their mission is to demonstrate solidarity with the besieged people of Gaza and part of their resistance against Israeli atrocities.

Tel Aviv has been enforcing an all-out land, aerial and naval blockade on the 1.5 million Palestinians in the enclave since mid-June 2007.

The embargo persists while Gaza is far from recovering from the December 2008-January 2009 Israeli war that claimed the lives of over 1,400 Palestinians, inflicting an additional damage of more than $1.6 billion on the enclave’s economy.

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Five Israeli naval ships tracking Asian aid ship

Five Israeli naval vessels are tailing the ship carrying humanitarian supplies from Asia to the besieged residents of Gaza.

Speaking via satellite phone, Shaheen Moidunny, who is on board the ship Salam, told The Hindu that Israeli ships had been tracking the movements of their vessel for the last six hours. Radio contact had been established with the Israeli navy. “We are only one hour away from the Egyptian port of Al-Arish, where the ship would be docked,” Mr. Moidunny said. He clarified that there were no plans to take the ship to Gaza. “All the humanitarian supplies would be taken overland from Al-Arish to the Rafa crossing on the Egyptian Gaza border,” he said.

Mr. Moidunny said only eight persons were on board the aid ship, while the rest of the activists, from several Asian countries had been flown into Egypt from Syria.

According to the Egyptian website Ahram Online, the “Asia to Gaza Solidarity Caravan” had remained stuck for nearly a week at the Syrian port of Latakia, before Egyptian authorities granted it permission to enter Al-Arish port. Activists from more than 15 countries, the majority of whom are Indians ,but also include nationals from Iran, Japan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Kuwait are participating in this initiative

The convoy, which set off from New Delhi on December 2, was scheduled to reach Gaza by December 27, a day ahead of the second anniversary of Israel’s 22-day war on Gaza.

Earlier, Egypt’s Al-Ahram newspaper quoted Palestinian sources as saying that the Egyptian embassy in Damascus had issued visas to 120 activists, but had denied entry to another 46 hailing from Jordan and Iran. Some of the aid material, including 10 generators donated by Iran, were not allowed on the ship, and the size of the cargo was kept below 300 tonnes.

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Asia’s Gaza aid convoy to enter Egypt

PressTV – Sun Jan 2, 2011 11:6AM

The “Asia to Gaza Solidarity Caravan” was stuck in Syria for a week before Egyptian authorities allowed it to enter its soil.
Asia’s first humanitarian aid convoy bound for the besieged Gaza Strip is finally set to enter Egypt, after nearly a week of being denied admission.

The “Asia to Gaza Solidarity Caravan” was stuck in Latikia, Syria for a week before Egyptian authorities allowed it to pass through the al-Arish port.

A number of Iranian and Jordanian activists, however, were denied entry.

Palestinian authorities said Cairo also refused to let in 10 power generators donated by Iran.

The convoy also known as Asia 1, consists of activists from more than 15 countries, including Iran, India, Japan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Kuwait.

It was scheduled to reach Gaza by December 27, in time for the second anniversary of Israel’s 22-day war on the Strip that started on December 28, 2008.

The convoy is the first of its kind heading to the blockaded coastal sliver to show solidarity with the Palestinian people in their resistance against Israel.

On May 31, nine Turkish activists aboard the Gaza Freedom Flotilla were killed when Israeli marines opened fire on them in international waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Tel Aviv laid an economic siege on the Gaza Strip in June 2007 after the democratically-elected government of Hamas took control of the coastal sliver.

The illegal Israeli-imposed blockade has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the enclave.

Some 1.5 million people are being denied their basic rights, including freedom of movement, and their rights to appropriate living conditions, work, health and education.

To make matters worse, at the turn of 2009, the Israeli military launched a deadly assault on Gaza, killing at least 1,400 Palestinians, most of them women and children.

Half of Gaza’s infrastructure was destroyed and remains unrepaired as a result of Israel’s siege, which includes a ban on the entry of building materials into the coastal sliver.

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‘Asia to Gaza’ negotiates entry with Cairo

Amira Howeidy, Tuesday 28 Dec 2010
The Asia to Gaza convoy is stationed in Latakia, Syria, pending negotiations with Cairo, the convoy’s founder tells Ahram Online
Feroze Mithiborwala delivers a gift to Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal during a meeting in Damascus

Feroze Mithiborwala from India (R), who leading the “Asia 1” convoy, delivers a gift to Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal during a meeting with his group in Damascus December 22, 2010. The convoy of more than a hundred volunteers from several Asian countries arrived in Syria as they travel to the Gaza Strip carrying humanitarian aid. The convoy is expected to arrive next week through the Egyptian port of al-Arish and by crossing Rafah . REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

 

On the second anniversary of Israel’s 22-day war on Gaza, a pan-Asian convoy of activists representing more than a dozen countries awaits Cairo’s approval to enter the besieged strip. The ‘Asia to Gaza’ convoy, which took off from New Delhi on December 2, is currently stuck in Latakia, Syria, as its spokesmen continue negotiations with Cairo, via Egypt’s ambassador to Damascus, on how the aid convoy can enter Gaza.

According to Asia to Gaza’s founder, Feroze Mithiborwala, the convoy is negotiating how it will enter Gaza via Egypt.

Speaking to Ahram Online by phone from Latikia on Monday, Mithiborwala said the convoy has two options: either sail from Latikia to El-Arish port of Egypt, then take buses to Gaza, or fly to Arish and ship their $1 million worth of aid supplies (including medicine, ambulances and solar generators for electricity) by sea.

“We are in the middle of talks,” he said, “we’re negotiating and renegotiating everything [with the Egyptians] so we’re not in a position to give details.”

The convoy’s Twitter account posted information late on Sunday that Egypt granted entry visas to “Indian and Indonesian activists” but without permission to cross into Gaza.

During its stop in Iran two weeks ago, the local media reported that seven Iranian MPs will join the convoy but Mithiborwala said Asia to Gaza’s Iranians are merely “civil society friends”. Asked if the problem that is stalling the convoy’s onward journey at this stage are the Iranians – given the diplomatic tension between Cairo and Tehran – Mithiborwala said he “wouldn’t comment. We’re still negotiating”.

Mithiborwala described the Egyptian ambassador to Syria as “very cooperative”.

The Asia to Gaza convoy consists of 125 to 160 people from more than 15 countries including India, Japan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Kuwait. It was scheduled to reach Gaza by December 27, in time for the second anniversary of Israel’s 22-day war on the Strip that started on December 28, 2008. Approximately 1,400 Palestinians were killed and 5,000 injured or maimed in the three-week war. Half of Gaza’s infrastructure was destroyed and remains unrepaired as a result of Israel’s siege, which includes a ban on the entry of building materials into the strip.

The convoy stopped in Pakistan, Iran, then Turkey and arrived in Syria on December 20. While this route was the only obvious path by land to Syria’s Latikia port, Mithiborwala said that the Iranian-Syrian-Turkish itinerary is also a political statement as this is the “alliance” that supports the Palestinian resistance against the Israeli occupation.

The convoy’s hosts, from civil societies in each of the four countries including Pakistan, covered the boarding and travel expenses of the convoy.

Mithiborwala, 43, is the “national coordinator” of the Free Gaza movement in India. He says he became involved with the Palestinian question 23 years ago with the first Intifada in 1987. “I realized early on that Palestinian question is the central geopolitical question of our times. It’s a moral issue of our age,” he said.

But to him, Israel and US imperialism is larger in scope than an issue of occupied Palestinian territory alone. He says that twenty years after the fall of the Soviet Union (1991), there’s a realignment of governments with the US that India became a part of. “There’s an increased Zionist lobby in the security apparatus of India and its damaging and undermining our country’s sovereignty,” he said.

“My battle for Palestine is also the battle for India and all of Asia. The world can’t be free unless Palestine is free and when that happens, we’ll witness the collapse of American and Zionist imperialism.”

Mithiborwala says he was inspired to create ‘Asia to Gaza’ from Viva Palestina, a life line from Britain to Gaza – and the brainchild of former British MP George Galloway – which attempted to break the siege three times since 2009.

“If they could reach Gaza by land from London, then we can do it from Delhi,” Mithiborwala said.

It was after the Israeli navy’s bloody attack on a Gaza-bound flotilla of ships mainly from Turkey, killing nine Turkish peace activists abroad the vessel Mavi Marmara on 31 May, that Mithiborwala said he started talking to friends about organizing a land caravan. Initial talks began with several Asian countries, in addition to Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, and various international Palestine solidarity activists.

“We had it all planned and we raised resources from people’s organizations in four months,” he said.

The “caravan” has covered 7000 km since it departed Dehli. Whether or not it will face the same fate as previous convoys which attempted – usually without success – to break the siege of Gaza via Egypt by land or sea, remains unknown. Whatever they will encounter, “is nothing compared to what the Palestinians suffer on a daily basis,” said Mithiborwala, “we’re willing to face any hardships, including death.”

The Cyprus-based Free Gaza movement was the first international group that attempted to break the siege of Gaza by sea in August 2008. At first Israel ignored the approaching boats, but as more of them tried to sail to Gaza, Tel Aviv took up a policy of halting them at sea and detaining them in Israel before eventually releasing them. Viva Palestina followed in February 2009, opting for the land route via Egypt, which denied most of the activists and large portions of their aid supplies entry to the strip, arguing that these convoys must adhere to Egypt’s logistical and political requirements for entry. After several, larger, convoy attempts from Europe over the past two years, the Egyptian authorities announced Viva Palestina’s leader George Galloway ‘persona non grata’ for criticizing Egypt’s Gaza policy. In December 2009, a mosaic of international activists flew to Egypt under the umbrella of the US based Gaza Freedom March in an attempt to break the siege, but the vast majority of activists were denied entry by Egyptian authorities to the strip.

According to Asia to Gaza’s website, the convoy or “caravan” consists of Muslims, Christians, Jews and Buddhists and an alliance of people’s organisations, social movements, trade unions and civil society institutions of Asia.

Compared to previous orgnisations and convoys that attempted entry into Gaza, this Asian group reflects a more politically radical mood. They met with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during their Iran stop (were they toured several Iranian cities), and with leaders of the Syrian-based Palestinian resistance movements Ramadan Abdallah of Islamic Jihad and Khaled Meshal of Hamas. In one YouTube video, some of its members are filmed chanting Hizbullah’s anthem.

Mithiborwala is adamant that the caravan shouldn’t be slotted ideologically. “Ours is a peaceful caravan. But we will not let Israel and the US determine who are our friends and who are not. We support anyone struggling for independence and we support non-violent resistance.”

He said the convoy has four objectives: liberation of Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital, end the siege of Gaza, boycott Zionist Nazi Israel, and unite the people of Asia for liberation from colonization.

“This isn’t just about ending the siege of Gaza, our slogan is also ‘besiege Israel’, which is conducting an ongoing holocaust [against the Palestinians]. Isolate it so that it collapses, just like apartheid South Africa.”

‘Asia to Gaza’ negotiates entry with Cairo – Ahram Online.