Sep 302014
 

#World4Palestine

While we may spend our days fighting individual or group struggles, in a global system, our causes and campaigns are very much interconnected.

Join Existence is Resistance and The Campaign To Bring Mumia Home for a night of music, poetry and discussion, as we link the lives of everyday people, building bridges of solidarity from Palestine to Puerto Rico to Ferguson, discussing the plight of political prisoners at home and abroad, victims of police brutality and murder, U.S. imperialism, war and occupation.

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Speakers:

Bassem Tamimi
(Head of Popular Resistance in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh)

Ramona Africa
(MOVE Organization)

Nancy Mansour
(Existence Is Resistance)

Glen Ford
(Black Agenda Report)

Hamde Abu Rahma
(Palestinian Photo Journalist/Activist Photography by hamde abu rahma)

Yasser Quos
(Director of the African Community Society of Jerusalem)

Nerdeen Mohsen
(President of Students for Justice in Palestine at College of Staten Island)

Michael Madormo
(Teacher at Friend’s School in Ramallah)

Carlio Rovira
(Former Young Lord, Puerto Rican Independence Movement)

Gabi Lazaro
(Existence Is Resistance)

Johanna Fernandez
(The Campaign to Bring Mumia Home)

with a special guest call from

Mumia Abu Jamal

Performances By:

Tahani Salah
Remi Kanazi
Bomba Yo (Puerto Rican Folklore)
Rebel Diaz
Mazzi
M-1

Moderated by:

Robyn Spencer & Ayman El-Sayed

Date: October 11th, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location:  The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center (3940 Broadway, New York, NY 10032)

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Delicious Palestinian Food donated by FalaFull Catering thanks to Maysoon Zayid.

Flyer Designed by Mohammad Hamza of Intifada Street

www.intifadastreet.com

 

 Posted by at 12:34 pm
Sep 262014
 

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Hip Hop artist, activist and independent journalist Marcel Cartier teams up with the people’s producer Agent of Change releasing a part 3 of their Hands Off Syria tracks this time addressing US intentions in bombing ISIS targets in Syria.

They argue that the bombing of ISIS is being used as a pretext to eventually bring down or target the Syrian government.

In the description for the video Marcel writes:

“Let’s not be confused by Obama’s assertion that ISIS is the third largest threat to humanity (after Ebola and Russia, apparently). Granted, ISIS very much is a threat to the resistant peoples of the region, but one that the the Syrian state — in alliance with Hezbollah and Iran — has been relentlessly fighting against for the past three plus years while all the countries in the coalition airstrikes have helped to foster and facilitate ISIS’ growth.

After a series of failures to bring the government of Bashar al-Assad’s Ba’ath Party to its knees through both proxy and direct means (including funding of rebel groups and the chemical weapons propaganda [YouTube video evidence] last year in the hope of launching airstrikes on government targets [which could have created somewhat of a "Libyan scenario" of bombing the rebels a path to victory]), the most sellable option now (despite it still being absurd to anyone really paying attention) is that the boogey-man in the form of the Islamic State has to be combated, and hence, Syria must be bombed.

It is no coincidence that the decision to bomb targets in Syria has been paired with the announcement that the coalition will train 5,000 “moderate” rebels at bases in Saudi Arabia.”

Listen to the song and watch the full video below:

Sep 162014
 

 

10384210_10203472584028982_5523299284003079339_nWhile we may spend our days fighting individual or group struggles, in a global system, our causes and campaign are very much interconnected. Join Existence is Resistance and The Campaign To Bring Mumia Home for a night of music and discussion, as we link the lives of everyday people, from Palestine to Puerto Rico to Ferguson, political prisoners to U.S. imperialism, from police brutality to war.

Location: Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center

Address: 3940 Broadway, New York, NY 10032

Time: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

 

Speakers Include:

Bassem Tamimi (Head of Popular Resistance in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh)

Ramona Africa (MOVE Organization)

Nancy Mansour (Existence Is Resistance)

Glen Ford (Black Agenda Report)

Hamde Abu Rahma (Palestinian Photo Journalist/Activist Photography by hamde abu rahma)

Yasser Quos (Director of the African Community Society of Jerusalem

Nerdeen Mohsen (President of Students for Justice in Palestine at College of Staten Island)

Michael Madormo (Teacher at Friend’s School in Ramallah)

Carlio Rovira (former Young Lord, Puerto Rican Independence Movement)

Gabi Lazaro (Existence Is Resistance)

Johanna Fernandez (The Campaign to Bring Mumia Home)

with a special guest cal from Mumia Abu Jamal

With performances by

Tahani Salah (Poet)
Remi Kanazi(Poet)
Bomba Yo (Puerto Rican Folklore)
Mazzi
M-1
Rebel Diaz

Stay tuned for updates!

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 Posted by at 10:07 am
Sep 152014
 

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New video by producer duo Beatnick & K-Salaam featuring Talib Kweli and M1 of Dead Prez.

The track titled Checkpoints: Ghetto to Gaza connects the struggles of inner city youth in the United States facing racial profiling, police brutality and murder with Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in Palestine.

M1 has traveled with Existence is Resistance to Palestine twice, first to Gaza in 2009 then to the West Bank in 2010 which culminated with the creation of Hip Hip Is Bigger Than The Occupation, a documentary about the 10 day journey to Palestine.

Watch the video below:

Sep 112014
 

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By Ayman El-Sayed

During an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN, Barak Barfi, the spokesperson for the family of Steve Sotloff revealed for the first time that journalist Steve Sotloff was sold by so-called moderate rebels to ISIS for tens of thousands of dollars:

We believe that these so called moderate rebels that people want our administration to support, one of them sold him for probably around $25,000 to $50,000 to ISIS and that was the reason he was captured

These are the same rebels that the Obama administration along with its allies in the region have been promoting, supporting, funding and arming to overthrow the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad. They are also the same rebels President Obama just yesterday, on the night before the 13th anniversary of 9/11 was talking about training and arming to fight ISIS.

The president has used the brutal beheadings of the two American journalist James Foley and Steve Sotloff to rally the publics support for a new bombing campaign, this time against Syria.

The spokesperson for the Sotloff family himself said that Jim Foley and Steve Sotloff have been used as pawns by the Obama administration and the intelligence community:

We know that the intelligence community and the White House are enmeshed in a larger game of bureaucratic infighting and Jim and Steve are pawns in that game and that’s not fair.

He described the relationship between the family and the government as strained and that the family is upset by government leaks to the media describing how hostages were tortured.

The administration has denied that “moderate” rebels sold Steve Sotloff to ISIS but they have more of a reason to cover that up in order to justify this new war on Syria. The family of Steve Sotloff have no reason to lie about the circumstances behind the beheading of their son.

The government is calling the family liars for making these claims but who has more to lose if they are true.

These are damning revelations because the administration has been promoting these rebels for years as the alternative first to the Syrian government and now to ISIS and have taken the next step to openly train and arm them now that the public has been shocked by the horrible killings.

If what the family says is true it means President Obama is asking the American public to support training rebels who handed Sotloff over to ISIS making them just as guilty for his murder, something I doubt most Americans would support.

Watch the interview below:

 Posted by at 6:04 pm