Glory and immortality to the martyrs and the struggle of Tel Al-Zaatar. (1976)
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
On September 7th, 2012, 20-year-old Bronx Resident and father Reynaldo Cuevas was shot and killed by an NYPD officer outside the bodega where he works. According to witnesses, Cuevas had tripped while attempting to escape an armed robbery inside the bodega. Immediately after, a 42nd precinct officer shot his gun, killing Cuevas, who was later dragged by the officer some 20-feet along the sidewalk.
The shooting occurred just one block away from where unarmed 19-year-old Jateik Reed was recently beaten by a team of 42nd precinct officers.
— Take Back the Bronx
This is just a fraction of what the media doesn’t show you.
Taken from the documentary, Occupation 101
Did you know that recent surveys made by Child Psychologists, have shown that 80% of Palestinian children have lost the will to live?
I bet your government didn’t tell you that.
A Palestinian woman in training camp. Jordan, 1969.
OMG YOU GAIZ
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a story of white appropriation.
Just think about it.
Like, she comes in and tries on everyone’s lifestyle, eats their food, takes over their space. When she gets scared off by them she leaves, but after she has had everything she wants.
64 – Tribute
Poster remake inspired by the original 1980 poster “The Land”… Link http://goo.gl/HEXN8
Top 10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About the #Nakba
1. Nakba is the Arabic word for catastrophe. It is used to describe the Palestinian loss of land and property during the depopulation of Palestine from 1947-1949 and does not refer simply to the declaration of a state of Israel.2. 212 localities depopulated and at least half of the refugees created during the Nakba were created prior to May 15th, which is, prior to the entry of armies of other Arab states. The largest Palestinian cities at the time,Yaffa and Haifa, were emptied of the vast majority of their inhabitants before May 15th, 1948. The idea that refugee creation happened only after, or only as a result of, the mobilization of Arab armies is patently false.3. At every stage of the war, the Yishuv/Israeli forces were superior in training, equipment and numbers to the combined Arab armies.4. The Zionists prepared extensive data collection effortsto map out intelligence relating to the Palestinian villages for a decade prior to the war. Detailed information about each village was kept including information on the number of inhabitants, the village’s resources, the potential activists that resided within it and what its political affiliations were.5. Of the over 500 Palestinian villages depopulated during the Nakba, 303 were depopulated as a result of either direct expulsion carried out by Yishuv/Israeli forces or as a result of attack by Yishuv/Israel forces.6. Of the depopulated villages, 81 have been completely obliterated which means there is no traceable sign of their existence. Rubble was identified at the site of another 140 villages. Some standing walls were apparent at another 60 villages while 74 more had few houses intact. Other villages had houses intact and occupied by Israelis.7. Golda Meir struck a secret agreement with the King of Jordan before the war. Even though Jordan’s Arab Legion was the most formidable of the Arab armies, and even though the massacre at Deir Yassin tested this agreement, the Jordanian forces didn’t cross into territory that was designated for the Jewish State under the UN partition plan.8. After the depopulation of towns and villages, rampant looting of personal property took place. Israeli civilians and soldiers took part in stealing from vacated Palestinian homes and shops. Israeli historian Tom Segev notes that 1,800 trucks were taken from the town of Lydda alone.9. While 700-800,000 Palestinians were made refugees and not permitted to return by the state of Israel, 150,000 did remain inside Israel and many became internally displaced persons who still lost their property and were subjected to martial law until 1966 and various discriminatory laws since then.10. Yitzhak Rabin, an officer during the 1948 war, included a description of orders to forcibly expel tens of thousands of Palestinian civilians in his memoirs. The State of Israel prevented this description from being printed when his memoirs were published and, as far as I am aware, continues to prevent it today.*
*UPDATE: The censored passage from Rabin’s memoirs was published in the appendix of a 1996 English version published after Rabin’s death. It is unclear if the passage is permitted for inclusion within the text of the memoirs themselves or in versions published in Hebrew or in Israel.
We will not forgive , we will not forget !
Today marks the 64 anniversary of “independence of the state of israel,” which was built on the bodies and homes of the Palestinian people on 15 \ 5 \ 1948. According to the Hebrew calender this year it’s in 26 \ 4 \ 2012.
Nakba was the confiscation of land and the expulsion and displacement of more than 750 thousand Palestinians and turning them into refugees. The number of the refugees and their children and grandchildren after 64 years of Nakba is more than 4 million refugees. Still most of these refugees live in refugee camps in the West Bank , the Gaza Strip and neighboring Arab countries . Most of the families still keep their home key that they were expelled from in the 48 .
Member of the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), on patrol in occupied Gaza.
Kermit the Frog and Philippines President Aquino: What’s the difference?
One is a puppet from the U.S. - The other is a puppet of the U.S.
Our community has lost another great artist. Louis Reyes Rivera, prolific writer, poet, and activist, has passed.
For those who may not know much of Rivera, he was an influential educator and artist. Steeped in a Pan-African outlook and dedicated to teaching those around him, Louis made numerous literary contributions. Despite earning many accolades, he was always approachable. The winner of many literary awards came to be known as “The People’s Poet” through his embrace of issues of everyday folks. One of his sharpest points of focus was on the connection between African-American and Latino culture.
Rivera was born in New York City in 1945. Raised in Brooklyn, he would come to do some vital things in the world of activism. He was a key person in the struggle of Black and Puerto Rican students back in the 1960′s. Louis was a student leader in the 1969 takeover of City College, and the co-founder of The Paper, a student publication for people of color. Without the efforts of Rivera amongst others, generations of people of color would not have had the opportunity for higher education.
Always willing to reach back into the community and share his wealth of knowledge, Louis could often be found at a workshop or classroom. He would teach on the finer points of poetry, knowing your rights as a writer, and carrying forth the history of the oppressed through artistic means. He was a member of the National Writers Union and performed a piece at the 30th anniversary of the organization late last year. He held workshops at the Harlem Book Fair, and performed on Def Poetry.
Louis Reyes Rivera was a conduit of information, and inspired many artists and activists. He will definitely be missed. For paving the way for countless students of color to gain access to public higher education, I must say Rest in Power, and thank you. Rivera was 67 years old.
-Marc W. Polite
In memory : AL-SHEIKH VILLAGE MASSACRE
1 January 1948: On that night; around two hundred Zionists armed with hand grenades and machine guns sneaked into this small village (5km South East of Haifa). The attackers came through the southern hills (most possibly from Nisher Jewish settlement which lies about 5KM/ 3 miles south of the village). They attacked the houses on the edges of the village with hand grenades and finished off with machine guns killing over 40 of the Palestinians.