Jun 272013
 

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Dear Alicia Keys and Rihanna, Paz.

I am writing to you because I am sincerely baffled by your choice to perform in Israel. I want to share with you that your choice has made many of your fans re-evaluate their loyalty to you. Your message to the people of Palestine and their global allies, which are also your fans, unfortunately is not a positive one. It basically looks like you can care less about their ongoing deep and horrific battle against genocide, or as some call it, ethnic cleansing.

I am an Afro-Rican woman who has witnessed and experienced life in colonized Palestine and “Israel”. I understand colonialism and it’s treacherous fangs because my island of Puerto Rico is also a colony and has been raped by U.S. greed and imperialism for over 115 years. Our women have been sterilized for the purpose of population control, we import more than we export, our fathers and sons were sent to the military to fight wars and we can’t even vote for the President of the United States, just to name a few.

I hope that you have taken it upon yourself to carefully research and learn about the critical situation of the people of Palestine and the oppression that they have had to endure by the Zionist movement, the Israeli State. The Zionists created Israel within Palestine BY FORCE. You are pretty much co-signing and agreeing to this outrageous land grab and murder of women, children and men. Yeah ladies, there is no way to sugar coat that.

When I visited the West Bank, Palestine in 2011, I saw the little girls and boys singing and dancing to your songs. I heard your songs in the hookah cafes, clubs, stores and blasting out of cars. It was amazing to see how much music inspires their lives. Music is their escape from the open air prison that they live in.

Ladies… the Palestinians, your fans, live in an open air prison. They can’t come out to Israel to see you perform because they are not allowed to by Israel. In order to come to Israel from the West Bank they would have to ask Israel for permission and get a permit. It is almost impossible to get a permit to cross the border into Israel from Palestine. The sick have died waiting for permits to go to specialized hospitals in Israel. Women have given birth at checkpoints. Goodness! The Insanity!

“The Israeli state practices, and arguably perfects, a logic of territorial and population control and monitoring. One form is high-tech: unmanned aerial drones, X-ray machines, remote-controlled cameras, radars, and surveillance techniques that instill fear and awe; another form is physically and geographically violent: walls, fences, check-points, turnstiles, settlements, bypass roads, fighter jets, bulldozers, and machine guns.”[Tawil-Souri.(n.d) Politics and Materiality of ID Cards in Palestine/Israel. Retrieved from http://academia.edu/661856/Colored_Identity_The_Politics_and_Materiality_of_ID_Cards_in_Palestine_Israel] They have hundreds of roadblocks and checkpoints to obstruct Palestinian movement, even within the Palestinian Territory. I can tell you now that they are not going to give them a permit to come see you rock out. Nope!

So yeah, I’m hoping that you just had no clue about the truth. But maybe you know all of this and are not moved, touched and inspired to make a stand for human rights. Well, and if you do choose to rock, know that genocide is happening while you are performing on that stage. While you are singing your heart out, someones home is being bulldozed or a family is loosing a male figure in their household because an Israeli soldier felt like taking someones life away by imprisoning them or killing them.

The point I would like to drive into your soul is that by making the choice to perform in Israel you have also chosen to disregard a whole population of your fans who are touched by your music. You have a fan base in Palestine that will not be able to attend your concert, not because they don’t want to, but because they can’t.

Question: Are you also going to do a concert in Palestine? Is that in the plans? If you are going to really perform in Israel then I encourage you to do a FREE concert in Palestine.

I sincerely hope that you ladies think this one through for the sake of humanity and for our precious children who hum you tunes.

Sisters, I pray that you find the strength and the courage to stand up for what is right. Human Rights! We are women, we are women of color and we must protect our children!

I humbly ask you to rethink this one.

Luz Y Paz,
Lah Tere

Apr 172013
 

Please submit your pictures showing solidarity with the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Hold up a sign saying where you are showing love to Boston from.

Also we want people from Boston and other parts of the United States to send photos in solidarity with the victims of terrorism, occupation and war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and anywhere else in this world.

Email pictures to questions@existenceisresistance.org

Submit to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Existence-Is-Resistance/118088514913687

A message of love to Boston from two women Afghanistan.

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Kids in Iraq show support to the people of Boston.

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Existence is Resistance received this picture from a supporter in Boston in solidarity with Iraqi victims.

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Another supporter submits a photo.

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Mar 152013
 

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RDACBX Presents:
The BX Loves Chavez
A Cultural Tribute To The Memory of Comandante Hugo Chavez

Performing Live:
Rebel Diaz
The Welfare Poets
Circa 95
YC the Cynic
Divine RBG
RDACBX
The Bronx Boys (TBB)

On the 1s and 2s
DJ Illanoiz
Dj Charlie Hustle

Plus Surprise Guests!

Hugo Chavez visited The South Bronx in 2005..the place he arrived to was The Point… from this visit he decided to show Solidarity and brought low cost heating oil to The BX so that poor people could have heat in the winter.

Then the PetroBronx program was started in that the Venezuelan people amidst The Bolivarian Revolution again showed love as a social justice initiative began in that millions of dollars in funding thru VZ owned Citgo and The NorthStar Foundation was given to local organizations. RDACBX was one of those organizations as they directly funded the creation of The Nuestra America Media Center, in which for the last 3 years media workshops were held along with Summer Youth Employment and film screenings. Many other organizations were also supported and funded.

We are infinitely appreciative for this love shown to us by The Bolivarian Revolution. We mourn the death of Hugo Chavez and promise to all Work Like Chavez and step it up here in The Bronx.

Sponsored By: Mothers on The Move, La Pena Del Bronx, Da Urban Butterflies, Mary Mitchell Center, Taller Experimental de Artes, Green Worker Cooperatives, Take Back The Bronx, Universal Zulu Nation, Existence is Resistance

Facebook Event Page

Mar 052013
 

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As many of you have heard, President Hugo Chavez passed away earlier today. As a community, we would like to show our condolences, and our support towards the Venezuelan people, by having a vigil at the Venezuelan Consulate on 51st and 5th Ave.

Furthermore, there have already been rumors of American intervention in Venezuela, as well as American officials being expelled due to suspicion of conspiracy. We would like to also denounce any intervention in the sovereignty of Venezuela, and exclaim that the future of Venezuela lies solely in the hands of the Venezuelan people.

Wednesday March 6, 2013.

Facebook Page RIP Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan Consulate

7 East 51st Street, New York, New York

 

Nov 082012
 


Friday November 9 5:30pm – 7pm in front of New York, N.Y. 10065 Palestinian Authority Mission 115 East 65th Street (between Lexington & Madison Ave) New York, N.Y. 10065

Join us for a demonstration in front of the Palestinian Mission to stand in solidarity with our Palestinian brothers and sisters who are holding a rally in front of the Palestinian Embassy in Beirut tomorrow, Friday (11/9). Check out their event: https://www.facebook.com/events/379685725442614/

We firmly stand against Mahmoud Abbas’s recent statement regarding the Palestinian right of return and the right to all of Historic Palestine. His declarations are a criminal blow to the face of Palestinian history and struggle.

Palestinians in Palestine and the shatat insist that the Palestinian right of return is non-negotiable. Abbas’s declarations are an eternal wound to every Palestinian prisoner who has sacrificed his/her freedom for the sake of our freedom from occupation; to the refugees in every corner of the world, and to the blood of the martyrs who gave their lives for the liberation of Palestine.Join us to demonstrate in solidarity with our Palestinian brothers and sisters in Lebanon and stand with us as we affirm our stance on the Palestinian right of return.