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Archive for January, 2009

Without loans, there will be no money…huh? 0

If there are no loans; there will be no money.

Banks do not lend money, they actually create money everytime someone signs a loan contract.

More insights into the corrupt banking system in a very informative 5 part documentary/presentation with many quotes for leading economists, ex central bank executives….

“Money as Debt”

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Britain from Above 0

Britain form Above is a documentary done by the BBC giving viewers a bird’s eye view of the nation. The following amazing visualizations on how Britons communicate and transport by sea and air are on BBC’s YouTube Channel:

UK Jewish MP: Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza 1

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Gaza, the Momentum 1

The following post is a result of several conversations I had first hand with friends, facebook status messages I read, twitter messages I received. News articles I read. YouTube videos I watched…

From calls for for bloody Zionist Israel to stop its genocide in Gaza, to calls to Egypt, Jordan to cut their ties with Zionist Israel, to calls to Arab states to open the borders for Jihad in reflection upon news reports of children murdered, to innocent civilian life butchered for 22 consecutive days (till date), after years of blockade over Gaza.

From hundred of rallies walked, all sorts of flags risen, all sort of chants cried, all sort of boycott calls, of strikes, of prayers.

The momentum created by this new Zionist Israeli massacre should be carried not for days or months or years.

But for as long as it takes.

To save this momentum, action needs to happen. This same obsession over the past three weeks should result in grassroots actions. Forget our governments, forget the US, European officials. We need to bring our message to the masses around the globe.

Those were the words of many people around me.

What’s happening today in Gaza is the new deir yassin, the new sabra and shatila and the world needs to know the details of what has been happening. The gory details. Every story should be told. Those who died. Those who were injured and those who got the shock of their lives.

“I don’t want to forget what’s happening and how it made me feel a year from now…” – Ola

“We need to continue to donate to save more lives over there…” – Diala

“we need lawyers to start preparing a law suit against the murderous Israeli government.” – Ahmad

We need people to better brand this massacre, we need to launch hundreds of  websites to  put faces to all those who were killed & injured and collect each and every story, with any kind of media we can use.

Let’s have an action plan…

Children of Gaza speak… 1

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love, life and Ramallah 1

Alma moved us today with her stories and experiences during her art residency at Qattan Foundation in Ramallah Nov-Dec 2008 where she collected love stories from people there.

Artist Talk by alma Khasawnih

Artist Talk by alma Khasawnih

She talked about love.

Telling a tale of Mohammed the 40 year old divorcee who’s still in love, then another Mohammad, the tormented lover, then a third one too. Connecting and disconnecting. The deserted lover’s park, the lonely benches. Observing lovers. Romantic Indian films watched by men in the cafe.

Alma’s passion ignited hearts in the room. We  laughed, we contemplated about our own love stories, we were moved.

This event by far, was the most entertaining event I have attended in years.

A song that says it all 0

My friend Duha was watching the news of what the Israeli killing machine is doing in Gaza and got reminded of this amazing song by Ultravox “All Fall Down” and she sent it to me.

Never heard it before but the music and lyrics says it all to me. Strong amazing visuals in the video too (watch till the end to see it).

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Mad Sad World.

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