Friday, January 16, 2009

No Place is Safe for Gazan!

Dennis Kucinich speaks on Israeli use of American weapons. Gaza is still burning! They say Bomb a Ghetto, raise a cheer. Where are the people of conscience?
Is it a forgotten word?!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Vanessa Redgrave on Rachel Corrie

Amy Goodman interviewing the legendary actor Vanessa Redgrave about Rachel Corrie. Read or watch the video.

Rachel Corrie a Girl With Precious Dreams will be remembered.

Gaza: The Killing Zone

Israel is using white phosphorous.
Robert Fisk, journalist and Middle East expert said that Israel will be able to flout the UN ceasefire demand as long as the US - the only country to abstain from the 15-member security council vote on the resolution - continues to back Israel.
"It's quite clear from Hillary Clinton [incoming US secretary of state] most recent comments that it [the US backing of Israel] will continue under Barack Obama.
"I see no change, I see no hope at all in the future," Fisk said.

Watch this video: Gaza: The Killing Zone!

Jewish Women in Toronoto

Jewish women occupy Israeli Consulate in Toronto. Watch this video.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

If you would like to know....

If you would like to know more about Israeli-Palestinian conflict, watch Theatrical Trailer in If Americans Knew!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A debate

Read or watch in Democracy Now.

A Debate on Israel’s Invasion of Gaza: UNRWA’s Christopher Gunness v. Israel Project’s Meagan Buren.
Israeli Professor Under Hamas Rocket Fire, Neve Gordon Condemns Israeli Invasion of Gaza
Report from Gaza City: Palestinian Journalist Sameh Habeeb on Gaza Under Siege
US Blocks UN Security Council Vote Calling for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza
Friday, January 02, 2009
Howard Zinn on “War and Social Justice”



Artists Consider the Unnatural

What is Unnatural?

Ten artists, Chris Twomey, Elizabeth Riley, Liz-N-Val, Kim Holleman, Alyssa Fanning, Peggy Cyphers, Joel Simpson, Miwa Koizumi, Kathleen Vance, Gulsen Calik explain what is unnatural in their art works.
UNNATURAL ACTS and Other Illicit Thoughts about Nature will open in Broadway Gallery, 473 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC Gallery from Tuesday January 6th through Saturday 11.

Unnatural Acts Fine Art broadthinking Chris Twomey, Elizabeth Riley, Liz-N-Val, Kim Holleman, Alyssa Fanning, Peggy Cyphers, Joel Simpson, Miwa Koizumi, Kathleen Vance, and Gulsen Calik.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Devil Said, All Right!

Listen to Jacques Brel's Ca Va Le Diable

"One day the devil came to earth to look after his interests. He saw and he heard all and after he returned to his home below he said: All Right!
There are always a few fires lighting up the earth. All Right!
and men amuse themselves like madmen with dangerous games of war...All Right!..."

Trains derail with a crash because boys full of ideals put bombs on the tracks.
That creates new kinds of death, death without confession, confession without forgiveness. Good for me.

But in the newspapers everywhere all the bastards have their pictures...
That does harms the honest people and makes dishonest ones laugh. All Right! ha ha ha...

"Jacques Brel impersonates the devil who is pleased with what he finds on earth. Juliette Greco covered what was to be his first hit, kind of a protest song, radical for 1953. This is a shortened version."
Another version of Deshabille moi sang by Mylene Farmer. The original song is by Juliette Greco.

And...Listen also to Jacques Brel's L'Ivrogne
Friend, fill my glass
I'm sick of being myself...

In the dark times

"In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times."

— Bertolt Brecht (Bertolt Brecht: Poems 1913-1956)

The world is silent! Is it really?

Bertolt Brecht in one of his poems says:
"The first time it was reported that our friends were being butchered
there was a cry of horror.
Then a hundred were butchered.
But when a thousand were butchered and there was no end to the butchery,
a blanket of silence spread.
When evil-doing comes like falling rain,
nobody calls out "stop!"

When crimes begin to pile up they become invisible. When sufferings become unendurable the cries are no longer heard.
The cries, too, fall like rain in summer."


The world is not silent! The world can not be silent when sees the innocent Palestinians die every moment in a bloodiest war ever... We hear only certain voices in the media:

"This recent outburst of violence was instigated by Hamas — a Palestinian terrorist group supported by Iran and Syria that calls for Israel's destruction," Bush said.
Bush: Hamas attacks on Israel an 'act of terror'

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Power of Poetry

JOHN LITHGOW, an enthusiastic seeker of poetic experience, speaks about the power of poetry in Bill Moyers Journal.

"To A Poor Old Woman" by William Carlos Williams

munching a plum on
the street a paper bag
of them in her hand

They taste good to her
They taste good
to her. They taste
good to her

You can see it by
the way she gives herself
to the one half
sucked out in her hand

a solace of ripe plums
seeming to fill the air
They taste good to her"

JOHN LITHGOW: Feel the pain and desolation of that. And yet, she savors a plum in exactly the same way we savor a plum. You know, we who don't experience anything near the pain she experiences.