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Palestine Solidarity Mixtape

Sept 5, 2021

By Katelyn Zeser

Track List

Thousands of Palestinians flee as Israel intensifies assault on Gaza, BBC News

Dammi Falastini, Mohammad Assaf

Cavalry (Arabic and English Versions), Mashrou’ Leila

Comment #1, Gil Scott-Heron

Hana Mash Hu Al-Yaman Jacky UK Remix, A-WA

Deuteronomy Chapter 8, KJV Audio Bible

Habibi, MOTi x Riggi & Piros

Gaza Border Violence, Bergonist

Intro to Shamstep, 47SOUL

Malcolm X on Front Page Challenge, 1965: CBC Archives, CBC

No Caliphates, Sons of Yusuf feat. Talib Kweli

Milliardat, DAM

Israeli Supreme Court To Rule On Palestinian Evictions From Sheikh Jarrah, NBC

Israel’s top court delays decision on evictions of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah, FRANCE 24 English

Palestinian Resident Reacts To Israeli Supreme Court Delays In Sheikh Jarrah Evictions, NBC

Rise, Narcy feat. Hamdan al-Abri 

Angela Davis on Black liberation and Palestinian solidarity, Democracy Now!

Ain’t Got No, Nina Simone, David Penn & KPD

Ain’t Got No/I Got Life, Nina Simone

 

Transcript

 

Thousands of Palestinians flee as Israel intensifies assault on Gaza, BBC News

Violent clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinians have spread across much of the West Bank following days of hostility in Gaza. The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has warned that Israel’s biggest defensive against Hamas in Gaza in years is not over yet.

 

Dammi Falastini (My Blood is Palestinian), Mohammad Assaf

Keeping my oath, following my religion

You will find me on my land

I belong to my people, I sacrifice my soul for them

My blood is Palestinian, Palestinian, Palestinian

My blood is Palestinian

 

We stood for you, our homeland

With our pride and Arabisim

Al-Quds' land called us

As the sound of my mother calling me

Palestinian, Palestinian

My blood is Palestinian

 

Keeping my oath, following my religion

You will find me on my land

I belong to my people, I sacrifice my soul for them

My blood is Palestinian, Palestinian, Palestinian

My blood is Palestinian


 

Thousands of Palestinians flee as Israel intensifies assault on Gaza, BBC News

It’s estimated that 10,000 Palestinians have had to leave their homes to flee the Israeli 

bombardment… Half of Gaza’s 2 million Palestinians are children.

 

Cavalry (Arabic and English Versions), Mashrou’ Leila

Where are you taking him? He is 15. He hasn’t done anything to you. What did he do to you? Tell me. And you? Come down here. You’re pretending to be a man? Come down. And what about all of you?

 

Thousands of Palestinians flee as Israel intensifies assault on Gaza, BBC News

They’re scared not of Jews but of racist police.

 

Cavalry (Arabic and English Versions), Mashrou’ Leila

Best stop brandishing that sword of yours

Lest you fall right off of your throne

If I fail, if I die

I’ll come back every time

Till I’ve seen you through

Every head you cut turns into three

I burst into armies of me

 

You and your cavalry

You got nothing on me

Best you trust and believe

You got nothing on me

 

Push me off a cliff and watch me fly

Then I strike a pose in the sky

You can try but you’re losing

Say goodbye - face the music

You can’t keep us down

Drop by drop the river melts away

Every pillar standing in her way

 

You and your cavalry

You got nothing on me-

Best you trust and believe

You got nothing on me

 

Told you not to try me

You got nothing on me

You and your cavalry

You got nothing on me

 

You have your values,

and love is ours.

You have your customs;

We have our music.

You have traditions;

We own the future.

 

Comment #1, Gil Scott-Heron

The time is in the street, you know

Us, living as we do, upside down

And the new word to have is “revolution”

People don't even want to hear the preacher spill or spiel

Because God's hole card has been thoroughly piqued

And America is now blood and tears instead of milk and honey

Blood and tears instead of milk and honey

Blood and tears instead of milk and honey

Blood and tears instead of milk and honey

 

Hana Mash Hu Al-Yaman (Here is Not Yemen) Jacky UK Remix, A-WA

Land of wheat and barley, grape and olive

Fig and pomegranate, date and home

 

Land of wheat and barley, grape and olive

Fig and pomegranate, date and home

Land of wheat and barley, grape and olive

Fig and pomegranate, date and home

Land of wheat and barley, grape and olive

Fig and pomegranate, date and home

 

Where will I stake a home?

(You have a tent for now)

Or at least a small shack

(Along with four other families)

And here I will raise a family

(Don’t let them take your daughter)

I’ll find myself a job with an income

(Either in cleaning or working the earth)

 

And I will learn the language

(Lose the accent)

With time I’ll feel like I belong

(Here is not Yemen)

Where will I stake a home?

(You have a tent for now)

Or at least a small shack

(Along with four other families)

 

Deuteronomy Chapter 8, KJV Audio Bible

7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;

8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;

9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.

10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.

 

Hana Mash Hu Al-Yaman (Here is Not Yemen) Jacky UK Remix, A-WA

Land of wheat and barley, grape and olive

Fig and pomegranate, date and home

Land of wheat and barley, grape and olive

Fig and pomegranate, date and home

​Land of wheat and barley, grape and olive

Fig and pomegranate, date and home

 

Comment #1, Gil Scott-Heron

Blood and tears instead of milk and honey

Blood and tears instead of milk and honey

Blood and tears instead of milk and honey

Blood and tears instead of milk and honey

 

Habibi, MOTi x Riggi & Piros

Ya habibi (oh, my love), my heart is with you 

Ya habibi, my heart is with you

Ya habibi, my heart is with you

Ya habibi, my heart is with you

 

Gaza Border Violence, Bergonist

(No words)

 

Intro to Shamstep, 47SOUL

What's the soul of the 47?

What's the soul of the 47?

What's that soul in the 47?

Sham put the soul in the 47

No agent no guarantee

No landlord on your back

No country no form

Back to the peasants to the falaheen born

The son of the eye

The son of the river

The son of the spring

The son of the sea, 

The son of the alleyway

Alzaqa neighborhood and the neighborhood of us

Reda with Wajih was prepared

The path of rhymes is familiar

picking roses groove

Rabee Idol drawing

Ibn al-Hood at the time of firmness

Seven soldiers of war and peace

Raghem border has a dream

Absence we receive

Oh, son of the eye and son of the river

Oh, son of the spring and son of the sea

Son of the alleyway

Alzaqa neighborhood and the neighborhood of us

The daughter of the eye and the daughter of the day

The daughter of the spring, the daughter of the resurrection

The girl of the heresy and the heresy

Alzaqa neighborhood and the neighborhood of us

 

Malcolm X on Front Page Challenge, 1965: CBC Archives, CBC

Instead of the American white man eliminating the causes that create that condition, he tries to cover it up by accusing his accusers of teaching hate. But actually, they’re just exposing him for being responsible for what exists.

 

No Caliphates, Sons of Yusuf feat. Talib Kweli

Wait a minute, slow down

We can go later

We can go lay down

We can go way up

 

Madri sh3abalik (I don’t know your people)

But I use my second language so all of y’all understand us 

Came from the desert akhi (my brother)

Drilling for oil

The pollution has got us smokin’

The news made all the immigrants move

And now the world is watching

Arab with an attitude dressed like Qadaffi

Asalaam Alaykum like Muhammad Ali

Me and my brother we’re like Shaq and Kobe

Tell em’ where we come from

They Islamaphobic

You got Wiz Khalifa, Mia Khalifa, but no caliphates

They only wanna check my bags

Muslim on the plane

Even when I’m grocery shoppin’ I’m still a target man

They label me a boogie man then they make a Muslim ban, damn

I’m not a terrorist I’m a tourist

Soon as they find out I’m an Arab they start jumping to conclusions Hand me the bag Fauré Le Page

Just got back from Hajj feel like Malik Shabazz

 

Wait a minute, slow down

We can go later

We can go lay down

We can go way up

 

Walking the block with a bop cause I’m caught in the beat

Old lady clutching her pearls so watch her crossing the street

This black power so awesome to see

My man’s sister got em switching up

These c**n ass n****s see em bitchin’ up

Respectability don’t stop a cop who wanna shoot

They killed Martin Luther in his civil rights suit

The ego has an appetite for it’s own version of the truth

Your absence of evidence not proof

These bars is empirical and harder than a criminal

Far sided bubble never subtle or subliminal

These artists is far too cynical to be spiritual

You don’t really get it though your thinking never critical

Strong man arguments

Dissonance is cognitive

These consequences require fixes like Ray Donovan

I never use the language of oppressors and the conquerors

A task tell the tales of a crime like eastern promises

 

Malcolm X on Front Page Challenge, 1965: CBC Archives, CBC

We believe that our problem is one— not a violation of civil rights but a violation of human rights. Not only are we denied the right to be a citizen, we’re denied the right to be a human being.

 

Milliardat (Billions), DAM

They spend billions of dollars just to keep us separated

They spend billions of dollars just to keep us separated

Meen Erhabi’s song cost us a few dimes

And they sing it in Lyd, Damascus, and Ein al Hilwe refugee camp

They spend billions of dollars just to keep us separated

They spend billions of dollars just to keep us separated

 

No one is appreciated in his city, you wanna resist, you will be sentenced

You’ll be welcomed with tomatoes and not a Grammy

 

I'm a helpless citizen, I sing in front of an empty hall

Loans to the bank are the people’s opium, pay my debts or fight the system?

 

No visas for this city, no one cares for this city

Freeze like winter, so who will clean this city?

 

Renew the city, update the city, break taboos and don’t feel sorry for the city

Strip the city, spring is coming so let the sun in to the city


 

Abu Trikah is forbidden, Ashraf Fayad is flagellated

So please tell me, who will clean the city?

 

They spend billions of dollars just to keep us separated

They spend billions of dollars just to keep us separated

Meen Erhabi’s song costed us a few dimes

And they sing it in Lyd, Damascus and Ein al Hilwe refugee camp

They spend billions of dollars just to keep us separated

They spend billions of dollars just to keep us separated

 

Imagine there is no heaven, no countries, no blah blah

No possessions, no blah blah, no blah blah, no blah blah

 

I’m peaceful like the Sufi and the Buddhist, but I’m not a masochist

They killed 100 in a month, fuck Yoga, I scream for my rights

 

Imagine I have an army, imagine my face is on money bills

A traditional outfit made by me and not by Gucci

 

We banned Nawal from the city, we screened Wonder Woman in the city

You see the hypocrisy? The city is bankrupt

 

Don’t worship the city, reproach the city, open the windows and clean the city

Decorate the city, spring is coming so visit the city

 

Bu Kolthoum left, the thinkers are gone

So please tell me, who will clean the city?

 

They spend billions of dollars just to keep us separated

They spend billions of dollars just to keep us separated

Meen Erhabi’s song costed us a few dimes

And they sing it in Lyd, Damascus and Ein al Hilwe refugee camp

They spend billions of dollars just to keep us separated

They spend billions of dollars just to keep us separated

 

Israeli Supreme Court To Rule On Palestinian Evictions From Sheikh Jarrah, NBC

This morning, Israel’s supreme court is expected to decide on the fate of Palestinian families who are facing eviction from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah, a neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem… At the core of the case here is an effort by that Israeli settler group to expel a number of Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah.

 

Israel’s top court delays decision on evictions of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah, FRANCE 24 English

Israel’s Supreme Court has postponed its decision on a group of Palestinians facing eviction from East Jerusalem’s flash point neighborhood, Sheikh Jarrah.

 

Palestinian Resident Reacts To Israeli Supreme Court Delays In Sheikh Jarrah Evictions, NBC News

Mohammed El-Kurd: This is a stalling on Israel’s side, and it's something they've been doing since this case started in 1972. And also it's because... I think they postponed because of the public and global uprising against this effort of forced eviction. But the other side of the coin is... I’m kind of, you know, it buys me some time in my house if it's another 30 days. But it's... this is not a life for anybody to live to count, to count their life in their house with days and see how many times the court cases are gonna be postponed. I think what makes our house unique is the jasmine trees in it, the rose bushes in it. What's so important about Sheikh Jarrah is that it's happening in broad daylight. And it's happening with people finally watching it and finally paying attention to what’s going on.

 

Rise, Narcy feat. Hamdan al-Abri

What would you do to survive?

And if you knew you would die

What do you say to your kids

Baby don’t cry it is what it is?

We living a lie, but we lying to live

Who do you strive to be?

Who do you think you are?

 

Will you overcome everything you undergo?

Or disappear in despair

We will make it to the Top and then

Fall to our metropolis

Savor all the losses while we cater to the consequence

We tasted highs, racing by the pace of time

And wasted lows that could break you whole and betray your soul

Maybe the Medium feeding you dreams when you were in your youth

What do I say to this generation, I made it through but I’ve been there too

 

We're gonna rise!

We're gonna rise!

We're gonna rise!

 

Who do you think you are?

Who do you think you are?

 

Watch them!

 

We're gonna rise!

Who do you think you are?

I said who do you think you are?

 

Watch them!

 

And now…

 

Angela Davis on Black liberation and Palestinian solidarity, Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman: Speaking about what’s going on in the West Bank right now and about the whole issue of international solidarity, the global response to the killing of George Floyd. In the occupied West Bank, protesters denounced Floyd’s murder and the recent killing of Iyad el-Hallak, a 32-year-old Palestinian special needs student who was shot to death by Israeli forces in occupied East Jerusalem. He was reportedly chanting “Black lives matter” and “Palestinian lives matter,” when Israeli police gunned him down, claiming he was armed.

Angela Davis: Well, yes, Palestinian activists have long supported Black people’s struggle against racism, as I pointed out. And I’m hoping that today’s young activists recognize how important Palestinian solidarity has been to the Black cause, and that they recognize that we have a profound responsibility to support Palestinian struggles, as well.

 

Ain’t Got No, Nina Simone, David Penn & KPD

Ain't got no home (x10)

Ain’t got no home, ain’t got no shoes

Ain’t got no money, ain’t got no class

Ain’t got no skirts, ain’t got no sweaters

Ain’t got no perfume, ain’t got no love

Ain’t got no thing

I ain’t got no culture, ain’t got no mother

Ain’t got no father, ain’t got no brother

Ain’t got no children, ain’t got no aunts

Ain’t got no uncles, ain’t got no love

Ain’t got no mind

 

Ain't got no home (x23)

 

I ain’t got no country, ain't got no schooling

Ain't got no friends, ain't got no nothing

Ain't got no water, ain't got no air

Ain't got no smoke, ain't got no ticket

Ain't got no water, ain't got no love

Ain't got no faith, ain't got no God (x3)

 

Ain’t Got No/I Got Life, Nina Simone

And what have I got? Why am I alive anyway?

What have I got, nobody can take away?

I got my hair on my head

I got my brains, I got my ears

I got my eyes, I got my nose

I got my mouth, I got my smile

I got my tongue, I got my chin

I got my neck, I got my boobies

I got my heart, I got my soul

I got my back, I got my sex

 

I got my arms, I got my hands

I got my fingers, got my legs

I got my feet, I got my toes

I got my liver, got my blood

 

I’ve got life

I’ve got lots

I’ve got headaches and toothaches 

And bad times too, like you

 

I got my hair on my head

I got my brains, I got my ears

I got my eyes, I got my nose

I got my mouth, I got my smile

I got my tongue, I got my chin

I got my neck, I got my boobies

I got my heart, I got my soul

I got my back, I got my sex

 

I got my arms, I got my hands

I got my fingers, got my legs

I got my feet, I got my toes

I got my liver, got my blood

 

I’ve got life, I’ve got my freedom

 

I’ve got life

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