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Here's the Full Transcript Of Angela Davis's ~Fire~ Women's March Speech
"History cannot be deleted like web pages."

“At a challenging moment in our history, let us remind ourselves that we the hundreds of thousands, the millions of women, trans-people, men and youth who are here at the Women’s March, we represent the powerful forces of change that are determined to prevent the dying cultures of racism, hetero-patriarchy from rising again.

"We recognize that we are collective agents of history and that history cannot be deleted like web pages. We know that we gather this afternoon on indigenous land and we follow the lead of the first peoples who despite massive genocidal violence have never relinquished the struggle for land, water, culture, their people. We especially salute today the Standing Rock Sioux.

"The freedom struggles of black people that have shaped the very nature of this country’s history cannot be deleted with the sweep of a hand. We cannot be made to forget that black lives do matter. This is a country anchored in slavery and colonialism, which means for better or for worse the very history of the United States is a history of immigration and enslavement. Spreading xenophobia, hurling accusations of murder and rape and building walls will not erase history.

"No human being is illegal.

"The struggle to save the planet, to stop climate change, to guarantee the accessibility of water from the lands of the Standing Rock Sioux, to Flint, Michigan, to the West Bank and Gaza. The struggle to save our flora and fauna, to save the air—this is ground zero of the struggle for social justice.

"This is a women’s march and this women’s march represents the promise of feminism as against the pernicious powers of state violence. And inclusive and intersectional feminism that calls upon all of us to join the resistance to racism, to Islamophobia, to anti-Semitism, to misogyny, to capitalist exploitation.

"Yes, we salute the fight for 15. We dedicate ourselves to collective resistance. Resistance to the billionaire mortgage profiteers and gentrifiers. Resistance to the health care privateers. Resistance to the attacks on Muslims and on immigrants. Resistance to attacks on disabled people. Resistance to state violence perpetrated by the police and through the prison industrial complex. Resistance to institutional and intimate gender violence, especially against trans women of color.

"Women’s rights are human rights all over the planet and that is why we say freedom and justice for Palestine. We celebrate the impending release of Chelsea Manning. And Oscar López Rivera. But we also say free Leonard Peltier. Free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Free Assata Shakur.

"Over the next months and years we will be called upon to intensify our demands for social justice to become more militant in our defense of vulnerable populations. Those who still defend the supremacy of white male hetero-patriarchy had better watch out.

"The next 1,459 days of the Trump administration will be 1,459 days of resistance: Resistance on the ground, resistance in the classrooms, resistance on the job, resistance in our art and in our music.

"This is just the beginning and in the words of the inimitable Ella Baker, ‘We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.’ Thank you.”

September 16th, 2017 commemorates the 35th year of Sabra and Shatila massacre

The Sabra and Shatila massacre, occurred between September 16-18, 1982. It took place the Sabra and Shatila Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut, where nearly 3,500 Palestinian and Lebanese Shiite civilians were slaughtered in cold blood. 

The massacre was carried out by hundreds of members of the Phalange/Kataeb party - a Lebanese fascist movement - in collaboration with the Israel under the supervision of Ariel Sharon.

We will never forgive, and we will never forget. Massacres won’t stop our fight for freedom. 

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Tersiar cerita anak di tanah Ailah

Malam-malam dingin dan gelap

Hanya silatan cahaya roket dan rudal berjatuhan

Hancur sudah rumah dan sekolah, bersisa tempat beralas pasir beratap langit

Dalam gelap gulita kota

Cahaya iman terpatri dan memancar dari yang tua sampai muda

Zikir juga tilawah cukup jadi penghangat dan penguat jiwa

Tinggi mereka bercita-cita pada dunia,

Namun cita syahid berujung surga hidup dalam setiap desah nafasnya

“Ini tanah kami, berbekas jejak para nabi, tanah yang disuci”

Slogan yang terus diulang hingga terpatri di hati

Kau bebas berkata bahwa ini bukan tentang agama,

Ekonomi, politik, saling rebutan berkuasa katamu,

Apa sudah kita lupa tentang satu dari tiga masjid itu?

فقط في فلسطين…
هنا طولكرم…

قصة الأسيران لؤي ومعاذ..
لؤي صوان ومعاذ مسامح.. ألقى الإحتلال القبض عليهما في قضية وحدة في نفس اليوم..
لؤي كان من المفترض أن يتلقى حكماً مدته 21 سنة.. ومعاذ 7 سنوات..
معاذ حمل عن لؤي 7 سنوات من حكمه .. كي يخفف الحكم عن صديقه ويتم الإفراج عنهما في نفس اليوم..
وتم الأمر طبعاً بعد موافقة “المرأة الجبارة” أم معاذ …
حكمت محكمة الاحتلال على كل واحد بالسجن 14 سنة..
تم الإفراج عن لؤي قبل معاذ بيوم واحد..
بقي لؤي في الخليل ورفض المجيء إلى بلده طولكرم قبل صديقه معاذ..
وأقسم لؤي بالله أن لا تراه أمه ولا تحتضنه قبل أن يرى بنفسه الأم الجبارة أم صديقه معاذ الذي حمل عنه ٧ سنوات سجن..
وبالفعل.. انتظر لؤي صديقه معاذ وتوجهوا سويا من الخليل إلى طولكرم..
وتوجه لؤي أولا إلى منزل صديقه معاذ وزار أم معاذ وقبل رأسها قبل أن يرى أمه…!!
ثم توجه بعد ذلك إلى منزله ليرى الأم الصابرة الثانية .هنا فلسطين

Angela Davis’ Full Speech

“At a challenging moment in our history, let us remind ourselves that we the hundreds of thousands, the millions of women, trans-people, men and youth who are here at the Women’s March, we represent the powerful forces of change that are determined to prevent the dying cultures of racism, hetero-patriarchy from rising again.

"We recognize that we are collective agents of history and that history cannot be deleted like web pages. We know that we gather this afternoon on indigenous land and we follow the lead of the first peoples who despite massive genocidal violence have never relinquished the struggle for land, water, culture, their people. We especially salute today the Standing Rock Sioux.

"The freedom struggles of black people that have shaped the very nature of this country’s history cannot be deleted with the sweep of a hand. We cannot be made to forget that black lives do matter. This is a country anchored in slavery and colonialism, which means for better or for worse the very history of the United States is a history of immigration and enslavement. Spreading xenophobia, hurling accusations of murder and rape and building walls will not erase history.

"No human being is illegal.

"The struggle to save the planet, to stop climate change, to guarantee the accessibility of water from the lands of the Standing Rock Sioux, to Flint, Michigan, to the West Bank and Gaza. The struggle to save our flora and fauna, to save the air—this is ground zero of the struggle for social justice.

"This is a women’s march and this women’s march represents the promise of feminism as against the pernicious powers of state violence. And inclusive and intersectional feminism that calls upon all of us to join the resistance to racism, to Islamophobia, to anti-Semitism, to misogyny, to capitalist exploitation.

"Yes, we salute the fight for 15. We dedicate ourselves to collective resistance. Resistance to the billionaire mortgage profiteers and gentrifiers. Resistance to the health care privateers. Resistance to the attacks on Muslims and on immigrants. Resistance to attacks on disabled people. Resistance to state violence perpetrated by the police and through the prison industrial complex. Resistance to institutional and intimate gender violence, especially against trans women of color.

"Women’s rights are human rights all over the planet and that is why we say freedom and justice for Palestine. We celebrate the impending release of Chelsea Manning. And Oscar López Rivera. But we also say free Leonard Peltier. Free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Free Assata Shakur.

"Over the next months and years we will be called upon to intensify our demands for social justice to become more militant in our defense of vulnerable populations. Those who still defend the supremacy of white male hetero-patriarchy had better watch out.

"The next 1,459 days of the Trump administration will be 1,459 days of resistance: Resistance on the ground, resistance in the classrooms, resistance on the job, resistance in our art and in our music.

"This is just the beginning and in the words of the inimitable Ella Baker, ‘We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.’ Thank you.”