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Roger Waters' (Pink Floyd) Song for Gaza

New version of "We shall overcome" is a tribute to the suffering in Gaza.

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(NEW YORK) - Over the new year 2009-2010, an international group of 1500 men and women from 42 nations went to Egypt to join a Freedom March to Gaza.

They did this to protest the current blockade of Gaza. To protest the fact that the people of Gaza live in a virtual prison. To protest the fact that a year after the terror attack by Israeli armed forces destroyed most of their homes, hospitals, schools, and other public buildings, they have no possibility to rebuild because their borders are closed.

The would be Freedom Marchers wanted to peacefully draw attention to the predicament of the Palestinian population of Gaza.

The Egyptian government, (funded to the tune of $2.1 billion a year, by us, the US tax payers), would not allow the marchers to approach Gaza.

How lame is that? And how predictable!

I live in the USA and during this time Dec 25th 2009-Jan 3rd 2010 I saw no reference to Gaza or the Freedom March or the multi national protesters gathered there. Anyway I was moved, in the circumstances, to record a new version of "We shall overcome". It seems appropriate.

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Anonymous July 21, 2011 4:47 pm (Pacific time)

its not just palestine.. it is many countries.,,my heart goes out to those in palestime, but its happening all over the world..Some countries, such as canada, the U.S., Australia, etc, dont feel the effect yet. But they will..If its ok, here is a couple of links about what is going on in Libya..


There are very powerful persons taking over.they have all the bombs, the think tanks, the media etc..time to wake up to the evil..Palestine did nothing, and Libya did nothing.. They just want to be left alone.

AGRON BELICA July 21, 2011 4:09 pm (Pacific time)

I LOVE IT!!!! Awesome!!!!!!!!

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