Kamilya Jubran – Safar

Ξ August 25th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Words |






Safar

I walk in the clouds.
My horizon tinted dew.
Mirages are the myths,
My life has passed in vain
Looking for the true.

If a friend would ask me back
To the land of the sane,
I'd never leave the sands,
I'd never leave the track.

Thoughts stretch taut at night.
Desire is a light
That sparkles in the eye.
I am a mad song.
Like an echo, I fly.

-- Salman Masalha



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ABOF&Scripts Archive

Ξ August 25th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Humour |




From the BBC Comedy Guide : A Bit Of Fry And Laurie was a witty and sophisticated entertainment of consistent high quality, with an old-fashioned revue-type atmosphere and oddly 'British' sketches that rejoiced in literary turns of phrase and elaborate wordplay. The delicate innuendos, coupled with Fry's ability to suggest hidden meanings in everyday phrases, gave the impression that bubbling below the innocent surface were lewd undercurrents threatening to burst through, although they never did. To add to this mix, Hugh Laurie demonstrated his keyboard talents with parodies of musical genres.


 

The cherry trees bend over

Ξ August 25th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Misc |

Stumbleupon Review








      The cherry trees bend over and are shedding,
      On the old road where all that passed are dead,
      Their petals, strewing the grass as for a wedding
      This early May morn when there is none to wed.

      -- Edward Thomas

 

The Irrawaddy News Magazine Online Edition

Ξ August 20th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Politics and Society |



 

artistsagainstwar.net

Ξ August 20th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Arts, Politics and Society |








Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness -- and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we're being brainwashed to believe.

Arundhati Roy

feel free to spread this pic, with every medium.


To find out more drop by the forum, it's a bit quiet so far as we only just set it up today, but things should pick up.


consider that it is still an embrionic project, we're still trying to develop it to make it as more constructive as we can.





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We. A documentary featuring the words of Arundhati Roy

Ξ August 20th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Arts |

Stumbleupon Review of : http://weroy.org/





The mullahs of the Islamic world and the mullahs of the Hindu world and the mullahs of the Christian world are all on the same side. And we are against them all."

"People are so isolated, and so alone, and so suspicious, and so competitive with each other, and so sure that they are about to be conned by their neighbor, or by their mother, or by their sister, or their grandmother. What's the use of having fifty percent of the world's wealth, or whatever it is that you have, if you're going to live this pathetic, terrified life?"

"To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget."

"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing."

-- Arundhati Roy




We is a fast-paced 64 minute documentary that covers the world politics of power, war, corporations, deception and exploitation.

It visualizes the words of Arundhati Roy, specifically her famous Come September speech (transcript), where she spoke on such things as the war on terror, corporate globalization, justice and the growing civil unrest.

Witty, moving, alarming and quite a lesson in modern history.

We is almost in the style of a music video, featuring the contemporary music of Lush, Curve, Love & Rockets, Boards of Canada, Nine Inch Nails, Dead Can Dance, Amon Tobin, Massive Attack, Totoise, Telepop, Placebo and Faithless. The music serves as wonderful background for the words of Ms. Roy and images of humanity in the world we live all in today.

We is a completely free documentary, created (and released) anonymously on the internet.


»» Download.


»» Trailer.


»» An extract on the Palistinian/Israeli conflict.


»» Roy's Collected Works.

 

beirut – heard from the tv

Ξ August 14th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Politics and Society |






lay your head down child, i won't let the boogie men come




(words taken from the song 'pet' by a perfect circle.)

 

smile, smile.

Ξ August 14th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Arts, Photography |






From the page: During the past 13 days, 700 000 lives left the south, with no specific place to go, without knowing when they will be coming back they just had to leave their homes to escape the Israeli attacks.

Schools are now their shelters, and according to the statistics, after the war ends, 60% of them have no home to go back to.

Refugees are everywhere, in every area and in every school, there's a shelter. So please, put yourself in their worn out summer shoes for a minute - care enough to help

(...)

We(as in, people in the -so far- safe areas) are not better than them, just because they have no home and don't wear the fanciest clothes, doesn't make them less human. They are people who need help. People who lost their homes, and very possibly family members and friends... aside their religious or political beliefs (actually you will be shocked when u see how many of them don't really care about the political issue.)

(...)

I took these pictures of the kids in one of the shelters in my area, to show the consequences of the attacks, and what it's really like, when you're left with absolutely nothing.

 

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Ξ August 14th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Misc |





 

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