A poem for 1,000 days

Our war begins today

Today, yesterday and every day

Today marks 1,000 days

Yesterday a cry away

Every day, a boy they slay

A child, with dreams delayed

We stomp our feet

Give our time to the cause

What cause you say

Palestine’s free will I say

To live and die as we please

Not taken by your lead and steel

Your tanks, your armored suits

I pity your cowardly self, if I may

Hiding behind your sorrow and dismay

A nation built on ruthless lies

Religion, politics and power plays

Funded by those whom we give respect

Respect is to no one

But the people we can’t resurrect

Children, women and men

Victims to crimes left unpunished

Unfathomed, unbelievable how can they today

Sit around and do nothing

Not even speak out

Not mourn, not see, not tell nor care

A nation of assholes if I dare say.

I speak, mere words on my computer screen

What they experience I see on a 17″ window

No smells, no blood, I’m warm and content

Have you ever smelt a dead body?

Rotting in it’s place, morgues can’t support

The enormous amount of death

Take it as you may,

We only asked for a day.

A land became a prison

Our people became slaves

They locked up the warden and the prison guards

Cut them off on all sides.

Gaza, we cry for you

Palestine, we mourn for you

The martyrs, we cheer for you

Mother earth, we beg you

Sixty two years is enough

Sixty two years is enough.

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Boycott Israel

Today, we mourn the 1000th day of siege. The 1,000 days of Zionist oppression. The 1,000 days of blockage from humanity. The 1,000 days of no clean water, clothes, shelters. The 1,000 days of no schools, industry or houses. The 1,000 days of Gaza slowly being killed by Israel. The 1,000 days in which our people have stood tall, stood mighty, stood strong.

Below is a list of items you can boycott to help end the siege on Gaza. Due to economic pressure, if each and every one of us stops using the below brands, we will successfully bring down the Zionist siege. My question is this, can we all boycott each and every single item on this list? Or are we too dependent on items that have become a regular part of our lives. Do we have the courage and potential to say NO to Israel and it’s supporters? You tell me, can WE end this siege?

Coca Cola
Maggi Garnier
Tommy Hilfiger
Kotex
Helena Rubinstein
NOKIA
Banana Republic
Selfridges &Co
Wonderbra
La Roche-Posay
Nursery World
Lancôme Paris
Victorias Secret
Léggs
La Mer
Harper Collins
Hillshire Farm
Kia Ora
Home Depot
Georgia Lightning
Estee Lauder
Buitoni
DIM
Perrier
Just My size
Lindex
Aramis
origins
HEMA
Perscriptives
Vichy
Playtex
Structure
Aoste
Bryan
Lovable
BallPark
Dohwe Egberts
Kotex
Mast Industries
Nur die
The White barn candle
River Island
Pauls
Johnson&Johnson
Sanez
McDonalds
Kraft
IBM
Ambi Pur
Jimmi Dean
ICQ
Levi’s
Intel
Redken
Kleenex
Carrefour
Calvin Klein
SKY
Revlon
Huggies
Kiwi
TIME
Nestle
Sunkist
Pepsi
Frutopia
Star
Kit Kat
Loreal
Libby’s
Kimberly-Clark
Sara Lee
Gap
Boss
Gossard
KFC
Schweppes
Armani
20 century Fox
Ralph Lauren
Donna Karan
Maybelline
Starbucks
The Times
Danone
Disney
Marks & Spencer

Motorolla

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Join the campaign to end the siege on Gaza: Gaza Under Siege Counter

I met @JawazSafar, Mohammad Yousef, online a couple of days ago, ever since he started the 1000th day Gaza Under Siege campaign, and I wanted to spread the idea even more with more innovative ideas. The idea of a profile picture on Twitter seemed repetitive and confusing to Twitter handlers, so I got to talking and we started pitching ideas back and forth. We ended up with an interactive support counter, that will count the days Gaza has been under siege, starting with the 1000th day, which is today: the 9th of March. If you look to the right on my sidebar, I have the counter which is set to 1,000 today and will start counting up, showing our support for Gaza. The counter image was designed by @JawazSafar and the code was written by our awesome developer @iMadiD. You can follow them on twitter as well as follow me @5hadz.

It’s been 1,000 days since Gaza has been under siege. Medical supplies, construction supplies and many more essential needs are banned from entering Gaza, nothing but microbes can enter or leave the Gaza strip. We urge you all to show support, whether it’s through blogging to spread the word, whether it’s through posting videos on facebook, twitter or your own personal blog.

This is the code to the counter, it should work on all blog hosts. [Please contact me if it doesn’t]

<br /><div style=”text-align: center;”><img src=”http://dreamyhaze.com/GazaCounter/GazaCounter.ashx” alt=””http://dreamyhaze.com/GazaCounter/GazaCounter.ashx“” /></div><br /></html>

Simply copy and paste it into a text box on your sidebar and you’ll be showing support and spreading the word and also counting with us the days, till hopefully one day this siege is over and we rejoice. Please place it on your blogs and share it with everyone else you know. Show further support by following @GazaUnderSiege and visiting it’s respective blog.

*We would highly appreciate if you could please post a comment that you have successfully added our counter to your blog, so we can keep track of it if any updates occur. Thank you.*

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Online Press Release – Gaza Under Siege

“March 9th marks the memory of 1000 days on the siege of Gaza”

*Join Demonstration on Press syndicate – Cairo tomorrow 14:00GMT*

When the Palestinian parliamentary elections held on January 25, 2006, Hamas won a plurality of 42.9% of the total vote. When Hamas assumed power the next month, the Israeli government and the key players of the international community, the United States and the EU, refused to recognize its right to govern the Palestinian Authority. Direct aid to the Palestinian government immediately was cut off. Deadly fighting erupted then between Hamas and Fatah, spreading in the Gaza Strip with both factions attacking vehicles and facilities of the other side

In June 2007, the Palestinian Civil War between Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) and Fatah (Palestine Liberation Movement) intensified. Hamas routed Fatah after winning the democratic election, On 13 June 2007, International Supervisors on Rafah Borders were withdrawn causing the Rafah Border to immediate close. By 14 June 2007, Hamas controlled the Gaza strip. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas responded by declaring a state of emergency, dissolving the unity government and forming a new government without Hamas participation, and winning widespread international support. As a response, Israel imposed a full blockade on Gaza; the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip faces international, diplomatic, and economic isolation

Since then, the 1,5 million people of Gaza have been living in extremely hard condition, suffering from a collective punishment affecting all aspects of life; from moral harassment by cutting electricity at the moments it’s most needed, dropping threat leaflets, to obvious terrorism with F16 raids above the land

Conflict continues between Israel and the Palestinian military groups in Gaza, with rockets being launched from the Gaza Strip into the occupied territories as a response to many deadly IDF incursions and air strikes

On 27 December 2008, Israeli F-16 strike fighters launched a series of air strikes against targets in Gaza. Israel began a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip on 3 January 2009 and rebuffed many cease-fire calls. Palestinian medical staff said at least 1434 Palestinians were killed, and at least 2,800 wounded, made up mostly civilians

After 22 days of heavy shelling, Israel decided to stop the assault; 5,000 homes, 16 government buildings, and 20 mosques were destroyed, 13 Israelis and approximately 1400 Palestinians were killed. The Red Cross has released a report stating that Israel’s continued blockade is making it impossible for Gaza to recover from the war

While we enjoy our basic rights as education, safety, freedom, children of Gaza live under constant fear, with no future in a land that is left by our silence to be slowly buried alive. On the 9th of March, Palestinians on Gaza Strip will enter in their 1000th day under siege. 1000 days through harassment, terror, hunger, moral exhaustion, we should have said stop 1000 days ago. What are we still waiting for?

GazaUnderSiege is a collation of independent activists who aim to report the affect of Zionist Siege on the people of Gaza

Monday 8/3/2010 – Press Release
Email: GazaUnderSiege@gmail.com
Twitter: @GazaUnderSiege
Blog: http://GazaUnderSiege.blogspot.com

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Atrocious crimes against humanity they commit, we watch on our tubes, weeping and sobbing, our arms unable to fulfill our mind’s wishes to end it all. The right to land, quickly turned into the right to live, what Gods are they mimicking. On all fours we will not fall, unless dead, beheaded or shred into a thousand pieces our blood we poured, we poured, the blood of our fathers, our sons, our daughters, our mothers, our people.

In black and white we douse our shoulders, our hearts and our minds, waiting for time to show them it’s ours again. From ’48 to ’67 to ’08 and all the time in between, a race against the clock we ran. We still sprint, against the spokes of time now all 3 dials replaced with 1 hand, with the background numbers doubling, tripling, quadrupling.

Palestine, where are you? A poster on my wall? A coaster on my desk? A kuffiyeh staring at my back? A necklace around my girlfriend’s neck? A woven map framed on our wall back home? Palestine, where are you, I scream, she screams we all scream where are you, show yourself! A border line I watch you disintegrate as I drive back home, I want to drive towards not away.

For all that’s wrong in the world, the injustice my people are enslaved by should not be permitted. You speak of a God who is fair and just, you speak of governments bound by rules and regulations, yet 62 years you watch in anguish as the list of martyrs grows by the hundreds, the thousands! What happened to Palestine, the land of the olive tree. Why should we be defined by being a country with the most number of martyrs? Our olive oil, our olive trees, our mlo5iyeh, our msa5an, our heritage, our land, our people, our traditions. We wear a kuffiyeh, they wear the joy of martyrdom, blood sprayed across a white linen sheet, covered with the white, green, black and red.

On March the 9th, we remember Gaza. We remember the martyrs. We remember the ongoing siege, the 1,000th day with no way in or out.

“Palestine, come back, we cry, we scream, for you, to come back, to us.”

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Begolak

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Begolak, translated simply into “They say”, is a term you hear often in Jordan. It’s almost always a made-up story that turns factual and sooner or later the whole country’s talking about it. Something that distinguishes Jordanians from many other cultures, is our amazing ability to exaggerate stuff. Whether it’s a simple news report or the major eco crises, we always have a say. No, it’s not just taxi drivers, we ALL do it. Examples are plentiful, but I won’t be going over all of them because face it, that would require a century.

1. “Begolak fi mojet Thalj, snow storm ya zalameh!”

Jameel: “Shadi, yalla shid 5aleena inrawe7 3ala Amman.”

Me: “Leesh ballah? Wel dawam?”

Jameel: “Ya zalameh hasa bitsaker el torgat ow bitbatel tegdar itrawe7, la7eg 7alak seebak min el dawam.”

Me: “Wa7ed allah ya rajol! Bala thalj bala Santa Claus, kolo 7aki fadi.”

Jameel: “Itsharet?”

Me: “Ya zalameh iza bit-thalej bidi argoslak el “snow dance” hoon bi nos el mostashfa ow ra7 afa6rak 3a 7sabi yomeen kamleen!”

Jameel: “Bashoofak el a7ad la3ad, jeeb ma3ak masari.”

Me: “La2 ya zalameh bijooz itdal ithalej lal a7ed, la testa3jel 3a Irbid.”

Begolak, ino some idiot on the radio said it was going to snow. A cold front over from Honolulu was closing in and winds facing Eastwards blah blah blah…Mishan allah bikafi 3aret! Amman kolha 3a ba3edha 1,000m above sea level hasa sar bido iykoon feha snow storm? Ow ba3deen “begolak” ino el torgat bidha itsaker, ow 5alas life as we know it is going to end. They send out trucks to clear the snow, which in a matter of minutes turned into water. They close down schools and send people home. Husbands run to the supermarkets to stack up on supplies! Jesus Christ eesh sayer bil 3alam, armageddon?

Fa begolak ino el sha3eb el Ordoni ma bi7eb yo3rot :D!

2. Begolak el azme el iqtesadeye ma a2tharat 3ala Amman.

Maho ya ibn el kalb, makleen 5ara hayna! Prices of milk, rice and sugar have fucking sky rocketed. Petrol is up and taxis went up 10%. You might have not lost your jobs because you barely work in the first place! Ga3ed wara maktab bit3abe warag ow bitwaqe3 bi-hal galam, fokna! “Begolak” ino sha3ebna makel 5ara ow ma 7ada imlage masroof. Walak ya ibn el 7mara, manta ga3ed 3a 6eezak kol yom bidak itrawe7 bakeer, ow lama thalajat la nos sa3a ow inta ga3ed godam el sobba golt 5alas snow day, akeed mish ra7 itlage akel!

Look what they’re like in Japan: http://www.ibda3world.com/?p=11281

We would probably go caveman on the building and blow it the fuck up. Ohh wait, we barely have highways to start off!

3. Begolak eli bedre bedre, weli bedreesh begolak chaf 3adas.


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Neon

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Don’t really know what to post about, I have so much shit on my mind I can’t pick one subject and talk about it. Instead, I’ll leave you with a song that I have recently come across and can’t stop listening to. It’s called Neon, for John Mayer. I’m in love with the lyrics and even more in love with the guitar playing.

Here’s the YouTube video of his live performance:

Here are the lyrics:

When sky blue gets dark enough
To see the colors of the city lights
A trail of ruby red and diamond white
Hits her like a sunrise
She comes and goes and comes and goes
Like no one can

Tonight she’s out to lose herself
And find a high on Peachtree Street
From mixed drinks to techno beats it’s always
Heavy into everything

She comes and goes and comes and goes
Like no one can
She comes and goes and no one knows
She’s slipping through my hands

She’s always buzzing just like
Neon, neon
Neon, neon
Who knows how long, how long, how long
She can go before she burns away

I can’t be her angel now
You know it’s not my place to hold her down
And it’s hard for me to take a stand
When I would take her anyway I can

She comes and she goes
Like no one can
She comes and she goes
She’s slipping through my hands

She’s always buzzing just like
Neon, neon
Neon, neon
Who knows how long, how long, how long
She can go before she burns away, away.

She comes and she goes
Like no one can
She comes and she goes
She’s slipping through my hands

She’s always buzzing just like
Neon, neon
Neon, neon
Who knows how long, how long, how long
She can go before she burns away

Enjoy!

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