Nakba 2011 – I’m Sick of…

15 05 2011
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Nakba 2011 – The right of return.

15 05 2011

Today marks the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba.

*Nakba – “The catastrophe”
1948 was the year that the Israel state was established by expulsion and disposition of hundreds of thousands Palestinians from their homes and their lands, and more than 500 villages were depopulated and later completely destroyed.

Events around the world saw Palestinians demanding their right of return to Palestine through protests. People in Lebanon and Syria marched to the borders with nothing but voices and flags and in return were met with bullets.

21 peope have died so far today and who knows how many more injured.
10 in Lebanon, 8 in Syria, 2  in Gaza and 1 in the West Bank. It is become known as ‘Bloody Sunday’
Source – Gaza TV News

In this video, Palestinians are waving flags in Tel Aviv for the first time since 1948.

Another video showing Israeli army shooting at Palestinians at the Gaza border. A brave girl continues to wave the Palestinian flag.





BBC Radio 1Xtra – Hip Hop Mix with Charlie Sloth.

15 05 2011

Palestine.

Is that offensive?
Is it a curse word?
Is it a racist word?
Is it a degrading word?

No, it’s none of those. It’s a Country! A country that is denied its existance, a country whose people live in prisons in their own homes, a country whose people die everyday, a country which is occupied by Israel.

So why was it censored out of a song on BBC Radio 1Xtra?

During the Hip Hop Mix show with Charlie Sloth, Mic Righteous sang the words ‘Free Palestine’ they were filered out 3 mins into the song.

(Please right click the links and open in new window, my HTML is not working when I post links)

You can hear it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00f15g4 the edit is 3 minutes in.

The show was on 11th February. Please make a complaint to http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/ then click on make a complaint in the left handside bar.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/may/13/bbc-palestine-lyric-mic-righteous