Filed under: Events, Music | Tags: a song for ourselves, bambu, blue scholars, charlie chin, chris iijima, gaza, geologic, grain of sand, japanese american community culture center, kiwi, mass movement tv, native guns, nobuko miyamoto, palestine, prometheus brown, sabzi, tad nakamura, when will the time come, will bracy
DOWNLOAD: BAMBU – “WHEN WILL THE TIME COME?”
This song is part of a mixtape I’m working on right now for Tad Nakamura’s newest documentary A Song For Ourselves and the premiere of it in LA on Feb. 28 featuring performances from Blue Scholars, Bambu, and Kiwi.
The film documents the life of Chris Iijima, a Japanese American musician, activist, educator, and father, who’s music was the soundtrack for the Asian American movement in the late 60s, early 70s.
For the mixtape, I’m arranging Chris’s music along with Blue Scholars, Bambu, Kiwi, and Native Guns songs, interwoven with sound bites from the movie. We’re also doing exclusive remixes which sample Chris’s music and feature verses from Geo, Bam, and Kiwi. “When Will The Time Come?” is the first of these to be recorded. The beat is produced by Will Bracy (Oakland producer and former student of mine), and samples “Jonathan Jackson” by Chris and his fellow A Grain Of Sand members, Nobuko Miyamoto and Charlie Chin. When Bam heard it, he wrote the whole song in one hour.
The mixtape drops late January.
For more info on A Song For Ourselves, log onto asongforourselves.blogpsot.com.
A SONG FOR OURSELVES WORLD PREMIERE
February 28, 2009
Aratani/Japan American Theatre
244 S. San Pedro
Little Tokyo, LA
Filed under: The Isms, Video | Tags: gaza, hyphen magazine, israel., palestine, white phosphorous
Filed under: Events, The Isms, Video | Tags: gaza, israel., palestine, protest
LET GAZA LIVE!
Stop the U.S./Israeli War
Against the Palestinian People!
Los Angeles Regional Mass March & Rally
Saturday, January 10, 12 noon
Westwood Federal Building
11000 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles (at Veteran)
Click here for map and directions
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest the Israeli government’s criminal aggression against the Palestinian people. This Saturday, January 10, will be the biggest mobilization yet. Jan. 10 is a National Day of Emergency Mass Action. Join us in Los Angeles for a Regional Mass Protest at the Westwood Federal Building. Gather at 12 noon. People are organizing to come from L.A., Orange, San Diego, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Bring all of your family, friends, coworkers, fellow students and everyone you know.
The Free Palestine Alliance; Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition; ANSWER Coalition, Palestinian American Women’s Association, National Council of Arab Americans, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Muslim American Society Freedom and others are calling on people to take to the streets to show solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza and to demand an immediate end to the murderous attacks carried out by the U.S.-backed Israeli military. On Jan. 10, along with the L.A. march, there will be a National March on Washington, D.C. and a major regional protest in San Francisco.
If you are organizing transportation to Jan. 10 in L.A., fill out the Jan. 10 Transportation Form. If you are organizing carpools, buses, vanpools or meet ups to take public transportation, let us know by filling out the form.
Over 600 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed and thousands more wounded by the massive bombing campaign and ground invasion carried out by the Israeli government. On Jan. 6, Israeli warplanes bombed a U.N. school where Palestinians were told they could take refuge. The bomb killed 40 civilians. All of these acts by the Israeli government must be recognized for what they are: not a war, but a massacre of the Palestinian people. Because of the U.S.-backed Israeli blockade and strangulation of Gaza for the past 18 months, there is little or no medicine to treat the wounded, electricity for hospitals, or food or clean water for much of the population.
Israel is the largest recipient of U.S. aid in the world. It gets more than $15 million every day from the United States. The F-16 fighter jets and apache helicopters that have rained down hundreds of tons of bombs and missiles on Gaza are made in the United States by the Pentagon and provided to the Israeli government. It is inconceivable that this military equipment and the Israeli aggression in Gaza could have taken place without the explicit consent of the U.S. government.
Filed under: The Isms, Video | Tags: cynthia mckinney, gaza, israel., palestine
BREAKING NEWS: Israel begins Gaza ground offensive.
You also have to read Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney’s account of being on board a boat headed to Gaza with relief supplies which was intercepted and attacked by the Israel Navy on Dec 30:
More: CNN Article
Al-Jazeera Video (Cynthia McKinney not mentioned):
It’s not a fair fight. If a starving boy throws a rock at a fat cop and the pig shoots him dead, would you call that fair?
Look at history. Look at power relationships. Who’s the starving kid? Who’s the pig?
This isn’t anti-semitism, this is human rights.