this is war
Guns firing above his head,
Eyes glance down to his left,
Partner gone and his best friend died.
His heart wants to stay and mourn,
His head tells him to 'move on soldier!'
One last look, his partners' eyes stare blankly,
He remembers the last words he said,
'I miss my girl, tell her that will you?'
Blood runs thick on the sand,
It will never be free of the sins again,
The horror the sun saw that day,
Can never be undone,
Thousands dead, millions so hurt,
Many, many more lost someone they loved.
No one from yesterday has survived to live today,
Only one, he is alone, his rank so low,
If he returns, he'll be a hero, until then, he is forgotten,
Lost in the countless bodies of innocent deaths,
His finger on the trigger, scared now, afraid,
A child, no more than five, runs in front of him,
Her eyes streaming, she is an orphan, a loner,
The one and only survivor of her family.
His finger slips.
The bullet races through the air, but he was scared.
It missed her by few centimetres
Wara lonely heartWar8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
a lonely song
a lonely tear now that peace gone
a tortured soul
behind fearful eyes
having to be all that you despise
a dying hope
a raging hate
that you must fight while leaders debate
that you must die for other men's quarrels
the tears of a dying warrior's sorrows
WarBoom goes the cannon,War7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As the bullets wiz by,
Fighting for you life,
Hoping you don't die.
War has aged you,
Eaten up your soul,
You're fighting for your cause,
But not without its toll.
The world is tearing apart,
It begs for it to stop,
But you keep going,
You fight and fight and fight,
Till there is nothing left to fight.
Just what are you fighting for?
I know what you're fighting for,
You're fighting to kill,
For blood to spill,
Because graves were dug to fill,
So what are you fighting for?
You fight for death,
for the end of the world,
Is all that worth fighting for?
Redistribute this video!My friends and fellow concerned human beings, I would like to ask you to widely redistribute this particularly disturbing video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai2ra0HwSbQ It demonstrates, by showing various sources for proof, that President Obama supports and works in tandem with the RIAA - the very organization that has encouraged Internet Service Providers to take the judicial system into their own hands, and strip the world's freedom of information! Thank you, Steph-Team for providing me with the link - this video says it all.Redistribute this video!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I also encourage everybody reading this to sign this smaller petition to the RIAA directly: https://www.change.org/petitions/riaa-and-the-obama-administration-stop-isps-from-launching-a-massive-copyright-spying-scheme-this-july-12th# Thanks Xarti for this link
23 MaggioQualcuno l'avrà notato.23 Maggio2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In questi giorni tv, radio e giornali hanno riscoperto che si avvicinava il 20° anniversario della strage di Capaci.
Tutti in questi giorni, insolitamente, si prodigano nel ricordarcelo: presunti giornalisti, artisti, e sopratutto politici.
affiancarsi all'immagine di uomini come Giovanni Falcone e Paolo Borsellino fa molto comodo,
sopratutto in un momento come quello attuale, in cui è forte il bisogno di ripulirsi dalle escrescenze
del sudiciume interiore per riciclarsi, per dirsi onesti, puliti, per dirsi impegnati....
Un teatrino che mai come quest'anno si allarga a tanti, troppi figuranti
che non hanno paura di esibire sempre la stessa maschera di falsità.
Un teatrino a tema fisso: commemorare la morte.
Ecco, è per questo che voglio scrivere qui,
perché possiamo ricordarlo tutti che oggi non si celebra la morte
Refugees With Their Most Valuable PossessionsSource: Photographs by Brian Sokol http://www.petapixel.com/2013/03/21/portraits-of-refugees-posing-with-their-most-valued-possessions/?utm_medium=referral&utm_sourceulsenewsRefugees With Their Most Valuable Possessions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to MARX77 for the tip!
If you had to quickly flee both your home and country, what one possession would you make sure you take with you? It’s a question that reveals a lot about your life and values, and, unfortunately, is one that many people around the world actually have to answer.
NYC-based photographer Brian Sokol has been working on a project supported by the UN Refugee Agency titled “The Most Important Thing.” It consists of portraits of refugees in which the subjects pose with the one thing they couldn’t let go of when running away from home.
Sokol started the project in Sudan. More than 100,000 refugees have crossed the border between Sudan’s Blue Nile state and South Sudan’s Upper Nile state since November of 2011. Many of the refugees fled on a moment
Singing for PalestineSinging for Palestine2 years ago in Personal More Like This
for a child without guilt, which there is no more...
Hamid Abu Younis Dagka
posted on Reset Italia by Doriana Goracci
A Palestinian child, Hamid Younis Abu Dagka, 13,
was killed today during an Israeli raid near Farahin,
to the east of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza Strip.
The shots of the military have also caused some injuries.
With the aim of cutting down trees, eight Israeli armored vehicles,
including tanks and bulldozers, had already penetrated into Gaza this morning,
at the height of Khouzaa, always in southern Gaza, clashing with Palestinian fighters.
The shards of Israeli gunfire had wounded a 24-year old Palestinian close to Al Maghazi.
Giustiza per FedericoGiustiza per Federico2 years ago in Personal More Like This
★ Giustizia per Federico ★
★ 25.9.2005 - 25.9.2012 ★
★ Federico Vive! I morti siete voi! ★
"Who does not know the truth is a fool, but who know, and calls it a lie, is a criminal"
"Chi non conosce la Verità è uno sciocco, ma chi conoscendola, la chiama bugia, è un delinquente"
- B.Brecht -
Scrivo la storia di quel che è successo a Federico, mio figlio.
Non scriverò tutto di lui, non si può raccontare una vita, anche se di soli 18 anni appena compiuti.
È morto il 25 settembre, il giorno di natale sono stati tre mesi…
Ho sempre pensato che sopravvivere ad un figlio fosse un dolore insostenibile.
Ora mi rendo conto che in realtà non si sopravvive. Non lo dico in senso figurato.
È proprio così. Una parte di me non ha più respiro. Non ha più luce, futu
9 Maggio 1978 - 9 Maggio 20139 Maggio 1978 - 9 Maggio 20131 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
9 Maggio 1978
viene Brutalmente ucciso dalla Mafia
Dalla sua emittente "Radio AUT"
la sua Voce di Controinformazione
faceva tremare il potere
9 Maggio 2013
35 anni dopo
non serve commemorazione
da parte dello
Lui č e sarā sempre nel cuore del
Vero Popolo Italiano
May 9, 1978
is brutally murdered by the Mafia
From his station "Radio AUT"
His Voice of counter-information
shook the power
MAFIA / STATE
May 9, 2013
35 years later
is not needed commemoration
STATE / MAFIA
He is and will always be in the heart of
True Italian People
The Big Campaign - Boycott Israeli Goods from "The Big Campaign Boycott Israeli Goods" on CausesThe Big Campaign - Boycott Israeli Goods2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign launched the Boycott Israeli Goods Campaign
in the House of Commons on the 4th July 2001.
There had been calls for a boycott from within Israel itself as well as in the Occupied Territories.
The decision to launch the BIG Campaign followed decades of Israel 's refusal to abide by UN Resolutions,
International Humanitarian law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.
On 9th June 2005, after the International Court of Justice's ruling against Israel's apartheid wall,
a coalition of Palestinian Civil Society Organisations issued a 'Call for Boycott,
Divestment and Sanctions against apartheid Israel until it complies with International Law'.
Cardboard"To Open, Lift Here"Cardboard9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
"Push, Pull and Tear"
I read them with care.
It's a box that holds soft drinks
And if torn, like so-
Becomes a dispenser,
Just grab one and go.
In theory, that is-
'Cause try though I might,
I've never assembled the darn thing
I Push, and I Pull, and I Tear
'Till I'm red-
And before I know it
The box is in shreds!
But this time I'll do it!
I fail to see
How a cardboard box
Gets the better of me!
The instructions seem simple
A glance at the graphic,
And at it I go...
I push, pull and tear,
Trying my best
But a chipped fingernail
And a cardboard mess
Are all I can show
For my pain and distress.
So... I'm losing the match
'Cause the score, as you see, is
3100 Palestinians on Hunger Strike3100 Palestinians on Hunger Strike2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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April 24, 2012 by occupiedpalestine
Why are Palestinian Prisoners on a Hunger strike?
1.1 – The issue of Palestinian prisoners is one of the worst consequences of the Israeli occupation.
Since 1967, over 700,000 Palestinians, 20% of the population of the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip have been detained.
This number represents approximately 40% of the total male Palestinian population in the occupied territories.
1.2 – Today, there are about 6,000 prisoners in 17 Israeli jails and detention centres. They i
To Be a Hero.Why?To Be a Hero.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because they told me to.
Go on, be a hero.
Be what you were born to be.
The world is in danger,
And only you can keep us free,
So i took up my uniform,
And off I went.
Later on the battlefield
Through fire, smoke and sun
My oldest friend,
My brother indeed,
And he's pointing his gun at me.
So i call to him,
Through fire, smoke,
The sound of guns
What is it you have become?
He said to me,
The world is in danger,
And only I can keep us free
And i was told,
To be a hero,
To be what i was born to be.
And so we raised our guns.
Pulled our triggers.
And became what we were meant to be.
And I looked at him
As he fell
And he looked at me.
closed his eyes,
and spoke his last words to me.
What fools are we.
There were a lot of heroes
On the field that day.
10 Things I Hate About YouI hate the way you brought me up,10 Things I Hate About You9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Believing I'm not good enough
Afraid to fail, Afraid to try
Scared of what you'll say to me
I hate the way you pretend
That none of this is your fault,
Because the others turned out 'just fine'
Even though they're not.
I hate the way you blame hormones,
Or say 'It's just a phase',
When we both know the truth,
It's deeper than a passing thing
I hate the ways you try to 'help'
When you don't even know what's wrong
And I make it so obvious
That I want you to leave it alone.
I hate the way you can't accept me,
In my ongoing mucked up state
Making like I'm normal and happy,
When that was never quite me.
I hate the way you spend so much time,
Telling others how to help their kids,
As if that should make up
For how you've abandoned me.
I hate the way you always pray,
Asking God to save my soul
When so often I've told you
I don't want a prayer said in my name.
I hate the way I can't love you
Because of things in the past,
The scars running deep in my mind,
Understanding JihadUnderstanding Jihad1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The word "Jihad" is derived from "Jahada" and "Ijtihad"
which both are synonymous to success and striving for a good moral conduct.
It is a pure misconception that non-Muslims
carry even Muslims that Jihad is a holy war.
Holy war in Arabic transliteration goes like this "Harb Muqadassa"
and it is found nowhere in the holy Qu'ran.
Jihad has many levels.
The most important form of Jihad is the personal one.
Which means striving to make yourself a better person
and resisting the evil temptation within one's self which includes:
lying, stealing, engaging one's self in adultery and loose sexual whims.
If a student is passing an exam or a patient going through surgery
he is doing personal Jihad by striving to become better or achieve satisfactory results.
It does not mean to kill any human being be him a muslim or a non-mus
In Memoriam of Syaikh Ahmed YassinToday 22 MarchIn Memoriam of Syaikh Ahmed Yassin2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
is the memory of the martyrdom of brave sheikh Aḥmad Ismāʿīl Yāsīn
who killed by Israel after shubuh (Morning prayer)
with missile of an Israeli AH-64 Apache helicopter gunship on 22 March 2004.
He found Hamas -Harakah Al-Muqawwamah Al-Islamiyyah- Palestinian Freedom Association
shikh Ahmed Yassin by issam-zerr Ahmed Yassin by oneminute1987
barakallahu fiika yaa syaikh -May Allah reward you goodness- and grant you the heaven
Bobby SandsBobby Sands2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
May 5, 1981 - May 5, 2012
Bobby Sands Remembered (May 4, 2012)
On this the 31st anniversary of the death on hunger strike of Bobby Sands,
his friend and comrade, former IRA prisoner Colm Scullion from South Derry,
recalls first meeting Bobby while on remand in Crumlin Road Jail.
Colm had been injured in a premature explosion at the time of his arrest in October 1976
along with his fellow comrade Tom McElwee, the ninth republican to die on the hunger strike, on 8th August 1981.
Colm was later sentenced, and in the H-Blocks met up with Bobby again and there in H-3,
during some of the darkest days of the protest, they shared a cell.
Here, the quiet South Derry republican speaks about Bobby Sands’ humour,
his humanity and his concern for especially the younger prisoners
as the blanket men entered their fifth year of beatings on the protest for political status.
Bobby Sands center with guitar
PACEMAKERWilson GreatbatchPACEMAKER3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Inventor of Implantable Pacemaker
Dies at 92
By BARNABY FEDER
Published: September 28, 2011 on The New York Times
Wilson Greatbatch, a professed “humble tinkerer” who, working in his barn in 1958,
designed the first practical implantable pacemaker, a device that has preserved millions of lives,
died on Tuesday at his home in Williamsville, N.Y. He was 92.
His death was confirmed by his daughter, Anne Maciariello.
Mr. Greatbatch patented more than 325 inventions,
notably a long-life lithium battery used in a wide range of medical implants.
He created tools used in AIDS research and a solar-powered canoe,
which he took on a 160-mile voyage on the Finger Lakes in New York to celebrate his 72nd birthday.
In later years, he invested time
Global March To JerusalemGlobal March To Jerusalem2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
January 18, 2012 by occupiedpalestine
March 30, 2012 Live Blog below the First Call for #GM2J below this post
PROGRAM WORLDWIDE EVENTS #GM2J
For and extensive list of (solidarity) events for the Global March to Jerusalem in many countries
Messages to the PalestiniansIf you had the opportunityMessages to the Palestinians4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
to send a message to Palestinian people
what would you say to them?
Love has one path to the heart
but my home land has a thousand way into my heart
We Will never forgetMarch 16th is the anniversary of Rachel Corrie's deathWe Will never forget2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Rachel Aliene Corrie (April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003)
was an American member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM).
She died whilst acting as a human shield to prevent
the demolition of the home of local pharmacist Samir Nasrallah.
The ISM said she had placed herself between the bulldozer
and a wall near Nasrallah's home.
Members of the ISM said that she was killed by the Israeli bulldozer
and that there was nothing to obscure the driver's view.
Rachel was a student at The Evergreen State College.
She had taken a year off to travel to the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada.
thanks to Team Palestina
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Rest In Peace...Nelson MandelaRest In Peace...Nelson Mandela9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
iRememberiRemember3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Occupied Palestine | فلسطين
This page is a tribute and memorial for the Palestinian Shuhada (Martyrs) of Occupation
انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون
‘Inna Lillahi wa ‘Inna ‘Ilayhi Raji’un - Allahu Akbar
May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus,
and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them.
Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil ‘Alameen.
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We help Gaza!With this initiative,We help Gaza!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
the G.A.V according to Music For Peace,
sells scarves and stickers "Free Gaza",
whose proceeds will be used to help
the people oppressed by Israel.
The scarves are charged at € 15,
the stickers at a cost of € 1.
Prices are starting, anyone who wants to make
a further offer is free to do it.
We thank all those who participate in this initiative.
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The New BlackThe New Black2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Mavrix and Mohammed Omar
The release of the song and video was marked on 12 March with a Skype link up
between the Soweto Palestine Solidarity Alliance
with activists in Palestine to launch Israeli Apartheid Week in Gaza.
“This was a momentous moment as it not only signalled a growing impatience with apartheid Israel
but also asserted a common bond of struggle against oppression and for a just peace between South Africans and Palestinians”
Naazim Adam of South Africa’s Palestine Solidarity Alliance wrote in an emailed statement.
“Despite being over 1000km apart, Palestinians and Sowetans were able to feel
the common brotherhood and sisterhood t