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Back Story Of The Israel-Palestine Conflict (Video)

Peace in the Middle East. We got used to saying the phrase; praying for it to become a reality. If you already know the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, good on you for being informed. I will admit to not knowing. I came across many storytellings like this on YouTube. Though I do not claim the expertise to declare it absolutely so, this one seems to speak to the true history in an even-toned manner.

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King Los – “War” feat. Marsha Ambrosius (Video)

King Los grabbed up Marsha Ambrosius to accent his oration over this “War” track (produced by Anomaly & Da Internz). Lengthy opening to the beat, then some fiery lyrics on this joint. Give a listen.

KING LOS – WAR FEAT. MARSHA AMBROSIUS (PROD. BY ANOMALY & DA INTERNZ)

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Common – “War” (Prod. By No I.D.)

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This leak – “War” – captures Common speaking over a No I.D. track about the violence in Chiraq. Advance release from the concerned Chi-towners collabo LP “Nobody Smiling” (forthcoming).

DOWNLOAD: COMMON – WAR (PROD. BY NO I.D.)

Technology: War Is Big Business, And The ‘Killer Robot’ Business Is About To Pick Up! (Video)

Another big “eff you” from the Military Industrial Complex to peace pushing organizations like the United Nations, Human Rights Watch and the International Committee for Robot Arms Control who want the world to cool it with the weapons tech advancements for just a minute… Big Tony Starks-style weapons system manufacturers like Northrop Gruman ‘modeled their products for the military last week at Fort Benning in Georgia, to judge how they could be used in combat. Lieutenant Col. Willie Smith said at the event that he hopes to unleash the killing machines onto the battlefield within five years—not as weapons their own right, but as trusted members of the squad.’

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VICE: Ground Zero – Mali (Video)

This is the story of the Battle for Gao, the biggest city in Northern Mali. The French used to rule the region. They left. Militant extremist factions like Al Qaeda moved in… banned music and booze and basically anything they call “sin” and instituted HARSH punishments for violators and martial law. It’s Jihad on steroids on steroids. It’s just wrong. The Malian-French alliance forces are trying to stop this; but can they? VICE went over to give us an up close look… and some answers.

It’s basically the first legitimate combat footage to come out of the war there…[I]nsurgents came to us: they slipped into Gao overnight on small boats and used suicide bombers to blast their way into government buildings. The French left the fighting to the Malian army for most of the day as a test of their combat abilities. Malian soldiers, while very brave, are almost completely untrained and had great difficulty fighting less than a dozen jihadists, some of whom were children. They fired wild bursts of automatic fire everywhere, destroying the city center. The Malians soon ran out of ammunition and had to wait for the French to show up and save the day.

– VICE

More video after the jump. Spoiler alert: No one wins…

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‘Chi Raq’ Documentary Highlights Chicago Death Tolls That Mirror Iraq & Double That Of Afghanistan (Video)

“Chi Raq” is a compelling video portrait of life in South and West Chicago by London filmmaker Will Robson-Scott. Shout out to my homie Hustle Simmons who appears in the mini-documentary/video portrait to speak on his own personal loss & offered some positive words about the escalating problem in Chicago.

“For the past decade, Chicago has been enduring a violence epidemic, with a death toll in the thousands and casualties mirroring the losses experienced by the US Army in Iraq war over the same period. Allowing its subjects to take center stage and tell their stories in their own words, Robson-Scottʼs film is unflinchingly honest in its depiction of life on the streets of one of the most dangerous cities in America.”

– Protein TV

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SOFEX: The Business Of War (Video)

Spotted this interesting documentary over at VICE regarding the military industrial complex & the ‘Art Business Of War’….parts 2 & 3 below… Read the rest of this entry »

J. Ivy feat. Blitz The Ambassador – “War” (Video)

“Grammy & Emmy Award Winning Poet, J. Ivy, who teamed up with film Director Kurt Williamson (Kurtwurks) in attempt to shed light on a much needed discussion. From Los Angeles to Chicago to New York to Washington D.C., J. Ivy and Kurt Williamson traveled the country to create this visual entitled “WAR” featuring Blitz the ambassador. “WAR” has true to life visual elements that spark realistic conversations needed for the healing of today’s society.” – www.J-Ivy.com

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