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Music - Agron Belica's Truth Justice Peace Celebrates Gaza activists Ken O'Keefe and Vittorio Arrigoni
Tim King Salem-News.com
New song Performed and Recorded at Double D Recording Studio honors humanity and its front line fighters.
Ken O'Keefe and the late Vittorio 'Vik' Arrigoni
(SALEM / BOSTON) - The latest video release from Agron Belica's new LP 'Newsic' - centers around the world's most divisive conflict, and the simple strategy that is required for all of humanity to ultimately find survivability and fairness.
Author/Singer/Songwriter Agron Belica
Agron Belica, Patrick Dreier, Gilad Atzmon and Tim King produced the song Truth Justice Peace, which pays homage and encourages the spirit of resistance for humanity through the efforts of Ken O'Keefe and Vittorio 'Vik' Arrigoni, two of the most vocal and visible western activists for the liberation of Gaza, where people live surrounded by Israeli constructed walls and deadly naval boats, in a prison-like atmosphere.
Joined by Patrick Dreier on vocals, and the magical sounds of Gilad Atzmon, who The Guardian in 2009 described as "one of London's finest saxophonists", Agron further honors the entire Salem-News.com team that constantly generates news and information about the brutal apartheid crimes of the Israeli government against the Palestinian people who have lost all but everything during the 63-year old Israeli occupation, as mainstream western media sleeps and bemoans the occasional 'rocket attack' from Gaza.
These crude, unguided weapons have killed 28 Israelis in history and this is considered 'terrorism' and used as an excuse to murder civilians in retaliation constantly. The rockets are in reality a feeble response to state terrorism from Israel that is funded and endorsed by the United States, effectively making both nations war crime participants for more than six decades. What the U.S. agrees to in Israel is more than heinous and immoral by any standard.
At the same time that these Gaza rocket attacks draw gallons of newspaper ink and take up endless spans of broadcast news time, these same agencies charged with and expected to report the truth, fail to mention how Israel shamefully and routinely openly attacks Gaza on what amounts to a daily basis. We are one of the only news agencies based in the U.S. that even talks about it. That is how far the influence of Israel extends.
Just today, we were advised by Noor Ahmed in Gaza, of the damage from Israeli attacks on the people of Gaza.
Final Outcome So Far, Attack On Gaza Strip, Tuesday 16 Aug:
- Gaza Hit by 14 Missiles and Warplanes rockets.
- One Martyr " Musa Ishtawi " in the bombing of Al-Zaytoun Area.
- Five injured, one of them is in clinical death status.
- News about 4 People stuck in one Of the Tunnels That was targeted earlier " Not Confirmed Yet ".
(7 pm pacific time 8/15)
Genocide is everybody's business, criticizing Israel is not anti-Semitic; we work with many Jewish writers who are not part of the madness that is like a disjointed twin of apartheid South Africa twenty years ago. This is what Ken O'Keefe and Vik Arrigoni have spent years explaining to the world. The sensitivities related to the Holocaust are so wide ranging that they allow an entire culture of human beings to remain homeless and dispersed in a Diaspora that began with the formation of Israel, which declared statehood in 1948.
Truth Justice Peace
(The 'TJP' concept is the beautiful reality of Ken O'Keefe. It is a simple approach and a mandatory, sequential order. Think of it as a recipe for success for the entire human race.)
Truth. What is it? Sadly, such a question should never exist, yet it does. The truth is that if someone steps on your toe, it hurts. More truth comes in the simple fact that death means loss. There aren't 'two truths' to these simple facts, there isn't 'one man's version of the truth' - no. There is simply the vastly obvious truth that pain and the deaths of loved ones are terrible experiences that carry the potential to devastate a person. The Golden Rule- that we treat others the way we expect to be treated, is the ultimate truth in application. Another sound truth for life is that two 'wrongs' do not make a right.
Justice is the principle of fairness toward mankind and it is a blind concept, in that it has no pre-existing grievances or prejudices. Now, we are taught to believe, at least in the U.S. that all people are created equal. It seems fair to assume that this is a worldwide view, at least on some level. Even if it is not, there are international laws that state what types of acts toward human beings are and are not permissible. But those laws that enforce Human Rights through the United Nations are not being enforced, and that is the truth. For countries like Palestine, Israel, Sri Lanka, China, India, Burma, and the list goes on and on, there is no way to adequately address legal and military violations of international law and so for the minority populations of these nations suffering under brutal occupations and governments willing to commit state terrorism, there is no justice. Justice will dawn when the existing rules are simply enforced.
Peace can not be achieved until the above two principles are in place. A false peace can exist when people are walled off, imprisoned, living under threat of abuse and arrest, etc., but those never last, and the termination of the apartheid government of South Africa that brutalized the native Black population while a strong ally of the U.K. and the U.S. was a massive achievement. Just that support of a racist government alone tells the story of the United States' true desire for peace. It is a word used frequently to describe the results of military aggression but it is not true. When there is war there is no peace. After war for those directly impacted by it, there often is never peace.
If there is one single person in the world today who has shown his devotion and integrity time and time again, it is Ken O'Keefe. Vik was the same but he is gone, though his legacy powers our efforts. You can order the album by visiting CD Baby. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this album will go to the Samouni Project which is an incredible effort to aid one of Gaza's hardest hit families. Ken has spent thousands of hours organizing and as of late, fighting a set of infiltrators who actually foiled a recent overland convoy to Gaza from London.
Ken has survived being shot at by Israeli soldiers multiple times, and he is a survivor of the Mavi Marmara incident during which Israel used military commandos to raid a ship bound for Gaza, murdering nine unarmed activists and reporters and injuring scores. While he is repeatedly the subject of vicious online attacks, and worse, our support for Ken O'Keefe grows exponentially. Truth is measured action. Truth is standing fast when other men would cut and run. Justice will be seeing Israel's apartheid laws toppled. Peace may be possible when Israel and similar governments are forced to comply with world law and humanitarian morals.
It is predictable but highly regrettable that the movement to free Palestine is divided because of attacks from within on the effort's strongest proponents. The liars and sellouts and bastards in government that root for war behave like dogs and pigs, they are despicable human beings that thwart and block the possibility of peace because they think life is a game board. I have news for them, it is not.
Agron Belica (Featuring: Patrick Dreier and Gilad Atzmon)
From the LP Newsic
Black Tree Records
Music produced by Kyle Hall & Open Mind Entertainment
Video produced by Tim King Salem-News.com
_________________________________________________________ Tim King: Salem-News.com Editor and Writer Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines. Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Silver Spoke Award by the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (2011), Excellence in Journalism Award by the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs (2010), Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), First-place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Tim has several years of experience in network affiliate news TV stations, having worked as a reporter and photographer at NBC, ABC and FOX stations in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. Tim was a member of the National Press Photographer's Association for several years and is a current member of the Orange County Press Club. Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. As News Editor, Tim among other things, is responsible for publishing the original content of 82 Salem-News.com writers. He reminds viewers that emails are easily missed and urges those trying to reach him, to please send a second email if the first goes unanswered. You can write to Tim at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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