Thousands march against anti-Islam ′Pegida′ movement | News | DW.DE | 05.01.2015

Citizens thronged to streets in German cities to protest the anti-Islam movement “PEGIDA,” members of which gather nearly every Monday to rally against a perceived Islamization of Western countries.

The Mayor of Stuttgart in Germany’s southern state of Baden Württemberg, Fritz Kuhn, expressed “pride and joy” at the large numbers of anti-PEGIDA demonstrators, saying it was a clear statement against the marginalization of immigrants and for integrating refugees into German culture.

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.: Emel Mathlouthi – About :.

Firebrand Tunisian singer, songwriter, and composer Emel Mathlouthi stands with the great divas of the Arab World… She gained attention when her song “Kelmti Horra (My Word is Free)” was adopted by the Arab Spring revolutionaries and soon became like an anthem throughout the regions.

Her gorgeous, intricate sound moves between rock, trip-hop, and electronica, with a strong Arabic and north african connections.

 

 

 

“It’s the astonishing range and sensuousness of Mathlouthi’s voice that is most compelling. There are swoops and growls reminiscent of Bjork, whom she cites as a major influence, and even traces of her goth past as she picks out minimal, reverberant lines on electric guitar which make you wonder if she’s also been listening to the xx.”

– The Guardian

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On Mia Khalifa and the Randomness of Outrage

Hummus For Thought

Mia Khalifa. Mia Khalifa.

Given the fact that the controversy over Lebanese-American porn star Mia Khalifa which, like many controversies in Lebanon isn’t actually based on anything concrete, has reached annoying level, I want to re-post a status shared by Lebanese author Nasri Atallah followed by my own commentary.


“The Lebanese proclivity towards double standards and instant moral indignation is staggering. Case in point: the absolute shitstorm caused by the sudden awareness that a woman of Lebanese origins enjoys sex and has chosen to make a profession of acting in pornographic films.

The moral indignation about Mia Khalifa, presumably the first Lebanese pornstar, is wrong for two reasons. First and foremost, as a woman, she is free to do as she pleases with her body. Secondly, as a sentient human being with agency, who lives halfway across the world, she is in charge of her own life and owes absolutely nothing to…

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Ana Tijoux – Antipatriarca – YouTube

Yo puedo ser tu hermana tu hija

Tamara pamela o valentina

Yo puedo ser tu gran amiga

Incluso tu compañera de vida

Yo puedo ser tu gran aliada

La que aconseja y la que apaña

Yo puedo ser cualquiera de todos

Depende de cómo tú me apodes

Yo no voy a ser la que obedece

Porque mi cuerpo me pertenece

Yo decido de mi tiempo

Como quiero y conde quiero

Independiente yo nací

Independiente decidí

Yo no camino detrás de ti

Yo camino de la par de ti

Tú no me vas a humillas

Tú no me vas a gritar

Tú no me vas a someter

Tú no me vas a golpear

Tú no me vas a denigrar

Tú no me vas a obligar

Tú no me vas a silenciar

Tú no me vas a callar

No sumisa ni obediente

Mujer fuerte insurgente

Independiente y valiente

Romper la cadena de lo indiferente

No pasiva ni oprimida

Mujer linda creativa

Emancipada en autonomía

Anti patriarca y alegría

A liberar, a liberar, a liberar

Liberar, liberar, liberar

Yo puedo ser jefa de hogar

Empleada o intelectual

Yo puedo ser protagonista

De nuestra historia y la que agita

La gente la comunidad

La que despierta la vecindad

La que organiza la economía

De su casa de su familia

Mujer libre se pone de pie

Y a romper las cadenas

De la piel

Tú no me vas a humillas

Tú no me vas a gritar

Tú no me vas a someter

Tú no me vas a golpear

Tú no me vas a denigrar

Tú no me vas a obligar

Tú no me vas a silenciar

Tú no me vas a callar

No sumisa ni obediente

Mujer fuerte insurgente

Independiente y valiente

Romper la cadena de lo indiferente

No pasiva ni oprimida

Mujer linda creativa

Emancipada en autonomía

Anti patriarca y alegría

A liberar, a liberar, a liberar

Liberar, liberar, liberar

via Ana Tijoux – Antipatriarca – YouTube.