Calling on Angels

♪Calling All Angels
Santa Maria, Santa Teresa, Santa Anna, Santa Susannah
Santa Cecilia, Santa Copelia, Santa Domenica, Mary Angelica
Frater Achad, Frater Pietro, Julianus, Petronilla
Santa, Santos, Miroslaw, Vladimir
and all the rest
♪Oh, a man is placed upon the steps, a baby cries
and high above you can hear
the church bells start to ring
and as the heaviness, oh the heaviness, the body settles in
somewhere you can hear a mother sing
♪then it’s one foot then the other
as you step out onto the road of hope
step out on the road
how much weight? how much?
then it’s how long? and how far?
and how many times oh, before it’s too late?
♪calling all angels calling all angels
walk me through this one
don’t leave me alone
calling all angels calling all angels
we’re tryin’ and we’re hopin’
but we’re not sure how…
♪ah, and every day you gaze upon the sunset
with such love and intensity
why it’s ah, it’s almost as
if you could only crack the code
then you’d finally understand what this all means
♪ah, but if you could…do you think you would
trade in all, all the pain and suffering?
ah, but then you’d miss
the beauty of the light upon this earth
and the sweetness of the leaving
♪calling all angels calling all angels
walk me through this one
don’t leave me alone
calling all angels calling all angels
we’re tryin’ and we’re hopin’
but we’re not sure…
♪calling all angels calling all angels
walk me through this one
don’t leave me alone
calling all angels calling all angels
we’re tryin’ we’re hopin’
we’re hurtin’ we’re lovin’
we’re cryin’ we’re callin’
cause we’re not sure how this goes

Emel Mathlouthi – Ma Lkit Official Video – YouTube

Tunisian Emel Mathlouthi, inspired singer and poet and a highly creative composer, stands directly in line from the great divas of the Maghreb, but has also inherited the legacy of the protest singers of the 60s. With sources and influences ranging from Dylan to Cheikh Imam and sounds of our time, she vests her protest songs in the rock and electronic sound of immediacy. One of the figureheads of the “Arab Spring”, she also has immense stage presence and a voice that spells revolution and freedom. This album and her unforgettable songs will place her firmly on the international pop scene.

via Emel Mathlouthi – Ma Lkit Official Video – YouTube.

Not Satire – they’d really like to lock up a 6-year old for emulating David and throwing a rock at the Israeli Goliath? Netanyahu’s cabinet backs bill to jail stone-throwers for up to 20 years

th_alarmed_face Netanyahu told ministers at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem that Israel would crack down on terrorists of every means: “Israel is operating aggressively against terrorists, against stone throwers, against hurlers of firebombs and firecrackers,” Netanyahu said. “We will legislate more aggressive legislation to this regard, in order to return quiet and security to every part of Jerusalem.”

The amendment is based on the recommendations of a committee headed by Cabinet Secretary Avichai Mandelblit, which examined how to deal with the security situation in East Jerusalem.

The committee found during its deliberations that under the current law, police and courts are limited in their abilities to punish stone-throwing offenders; Under existing law, the state must prove intent to cause harm, or base its case on other laws in order to convict rock throwers.

The amendment will make it possible to convict and punish the violators even if the state cannot prove they intended to damage cars or injure passengers. In addition, the proposed law would for the first time allow the conviction of those who throw rocks at police cars.

The draft law states that the crime of throwing rocks at cars will be divided into two categories of offenses: The basic degree, for which the punishment is 10 years in prison, will outlaw throwing rocks or other objects at vehicles in motion in a way that could endanger the safety of a person in the vehicle or someone nearby. The more serious offense, for which the punishment will be up to 20 years in prison, would be for those who are convicted of also intending to cause a person serious bodily harm, by throwing rocks or other objects at vehicles.

The proposed law would also introduce a new offense: Throwing a rock or other object at a police vehicle or a police officer with the intention of interfering in the carrying out of his duty. The punishment in such cases would be 5 years in prison.

via Netanyahu’s cabinet backs bill to jail stone-throwers for up to 20 years.

Israel bans Muslim call to prayer in Hebron 61 times in October | Maan News Agency

Religious Oppression – JBTC – Just Because They Can!

Israeli forces have forbidden mosque leaders from calling for prayers through loudspeakers at the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron 61 times in October under the pretext that it bothers nearby Jewish settlers, the Palestinian ministry of endowment said Sunday.

sraeli forces have forbidden mosque leaders from calling for prayers through loudspeakers at the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron 61 times in October under the pretext that it bothers nearby Jewish settlers, the Palestinian ministry of endowment said Sunday.

The ministry of endowment’s Hebron office said in a statement that banning the call for prayer “is racism and clear violation of freedom of worship which all international conventions maintain.”

via Israel bans Muslim call to prayer in Hebron 61 times in October | Maan News Agency.

In France, Dam Is the Catalyst for a Flood of Young People’s Anger – NYTimes.com

Many of those who gathered to oppose the dam call themselves “Zadistes,” or partisans of the ZAD, the French acronym for zones à defendre, or areas to defend. They say they have come to build an independent society. Increasingly, they are seen as environmental extremists, or “green jihadists,” as Xavier Beulin, the president of the main agriculture union, put it.

“For once, we are fighting a project that represents symbolically what we reject,” said Jordan Samson, a geography student in the southern city of Toulouse. “Our movement is spreading to an entire generation.”

The protests here are the latest aimed at a widening number of projects that the demonstrators criticize as monuments to the overweening ambitions of local politicians and their business connections.

Last month, demonstrations in support of the Zadistes were held across France, including in Nantes, where more than a hundred protesters went on a rampage. In the nearby town of Gaillac, several shops and a memorial to war dead were vandalized.

via In France, Dam Is the Catalyst for a Flood of Young People’s Anger – NYTimes.com.