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Until Liberation

Learning Palestine Group

Learning Palestine Group

The Learning Palestine Group is a group of artists, academics, intellectuals and community members working closely with Radio Alhara, who aim to disseminate knowledge on the history of the ongoing struggle for justice, liberation, and freedom of Palestine and the Palestinian People. The Learning Palestine Group wishes to practise new and old ways of disseminating this knowledge, that function with and around the constraints of social media and corporate controlled networks.

Published 10 Jul 2024


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In this contribution, we broadcast the 12-hour radio programme Until Liberation parts I and II, which include lectures, interviews, book presentations, talks, storytelling, music, songs, poetry and chants, alongside other audio material collected from different online platforms including collaborations with Radio Alhara. The material weaves together times, struggles and sounds from the 1970s to today.

Dear listeners, friends, comrades in this world, hope you are fine wherever you listening from to this 12 hours session on Palestine.  It is made of songs, music, chants, talks, discussions, presentations, and conversations by many singers, intellectuals, academics, researchers, poets, students, fighters, from all around the world to teach, to learn, to tell, to inform, and to understand the history, the present, the reality, of this ongoing struggle for liberation and justice for Palestine.

Palestine isn’t only the land, but it is also the accumulation of all the struggles of the oppressed people against settler colonialism, imperial history, and capitalist domination in this world.

Palestine is the Past, Palestine is the Future.

Dear listeners, this is the second iteration of the 12 hour programme of Learning Palestine. As genocide unfolds before our eyes, language falls short, it becomes obsolete and helpless. Yet we need to continue exploring ways of speaking out and organizing against the grain, against this overdose of destruction and annihilation of life, against warmongering and militarisation, against attempts to silence and immobilize us.

And so we return to what has been said and spoken before us to comprehend the history that precedes and informs the current political moment. We return to the struggles that we belong to and find our roots in, from Algeria to Abya Yala, from South Africa to Asia and back to Palestine. Despite the differences in our struggles, Palestine remains an embodiment and extension of these and other struggles for life and liberation, against racism, colonialism, imperialism and rising fascism.

In this program we share lectures, talks, teach-ins as well as poems, music, and chants in the hopes of expanding our political horizons and engagements through study and struggle.  To imagine ways of acting together, to tear apart the walls and borders that separate us, for a life in freedom, justice and dignity for all.

Track List Until Liberation I:
00:00:00 Intro: Learning Palestine Group
00:01:14 A Wedding chant (Live recording)
00:12:00 John Berger reading a story by Ghassan Kanafani (Palfest)
00:28:54 A Song: Goerge Kirmiz: I’m the mountains of Galilee
00:34:35 Kwame Ture on Zionism and Imperialism
00:38:17 A Song: A Dabkeh Chant from Termos Ayya 1986
00:42:20 A Poem: Mahmoud Darwish: The Speech Before the Last by the Red Indian (A)
00:49:50 Edward Said: The Interview 1986
1:44:04 A Song: Sabreen: Smoke of Volcanos
1:48:36 A Song: The Flower of Fire
1:51:46 Deep Dive: A history of Black Palestinian Solidarity
2:02:55 Angela Davis Speaks at Oranienplatz Berlin 2022
2:51:37 A Song: AlFajr Group: I’m stubborn like a stone: Berlin festival 1989
2:54:20 A Dabkeh Chant : The Village Leagues Don’t Represent Us
2:57:48 Interview: Mohammad Al Kurd on CNN 2021
3:02:43 Basel Al Araj: Details of an Operation (in Arabic)
3:12:00 A Song: Marcel Khalifa: Freedom Fighters without an Address
3:15:36 A song: Abdallah Haddad and Martyrs Children Group: I’m the Child of Sumod
3:17:54 Ghassan Kanafani interview with Richard Carleton 1970
3:23:04 Brave French Students Stand Up to Israeli Ambassador (In French)
3:29:06 Amer Zahr: comedy clip: Palestine Fully Furnished “Akhaduha Mafroosheh”
3:33:34 A Song: Al Ashiqeen group: A Child Walks on Embers: Yemen concert 1984
3:36:50 Judith Butler on BDS and Antisemitism
3:58:00 A Song: Fayrouz: One Day We Shall Return
4:02:50 Fred Moten speaks on Solidarity with Palestine
4:11:35 A Song: This Monster: Haneen Odet Allah & Jowan Safadi.
4:14:24 A Song: Sabreen Love on the Palestinian Way
4:22:30 A Song: Marcel Khalifa: Ahmad Al Arabi Musical
5:28:40 Rashid Khalidi The Hundred Year War in Palestine, SOAS University of London
7:06:40 A Song: Fayrouz: The Bridge of Return
7:24:30 A Song: Marcel Khalife: Promises From the Storm
7:30:20 A Song: Sabreen: On Wishes
7:35:20 Ilan Pappe: On 1948 Part I Interview 2018
8:39:30 A Song: Daboor/Shabjdeed Inn Ann Prod Al Nather
8:42:36 A Chant in a wedding: For Dalal Maghribi
8:44:31 A Song: Al Ashiqeen group: Sour: Yemen concert 1984
8:50:30 Podcast: Ali Habib Allah : Nakba in the social lexicon (in Arabic)
10:02:00 A Song: Stay Away from the Army
10:06:30 Dabkeh in a wedding: Birziet
10:14:40 Rana Barakat: Decolonial Futures in Palestine and the Global South
11:10:40 A Song: Kofia group: Palestinian struggle songs
11:14:25 On Tragedy Resistance: Israels Apartheid System in Hebron by PALFEST
11:20:00 Amnesty: Israel Palestine Apartheid Explainer
11:33:54 Suheir Hamad: Poetry: On the Brink of for Rachel Corrie
11:40:50 Ultras Rajawi chant for Palestine in Morocco
11:44:06 Mohammad Al Kurd: Palestine: Double Down News
11:54:00 A Song from Sweden: Leve Leve Leve Palestina

Track List Until Liberation II:
00:00:00 Intro of the second iteration by Learning Palestine Group: Until Liberation II
00:02:00 song: Me, My Brother, live recording
00:03:30 poetry: Gaza Suite 1, Suheir Hammad, live recording
00:07:14 film soundtrack: Kufia: A Revolution Through Music
00:37:00 Soutiens diplomatiques et réseaux de solidarité croisés avant et après 1962, Hassan Balawi (F)
01:02:00 song: Oh ! De Gaule, Djaafar Beck (1960)
01:06:10 interview: Black liberation and Palestinian solidarity, Angela Davis on Democracy Now
01:11:00 song: Palestinian wedding, Live recording
01:17:50 talk: Algérie-Palestine : comment ne pas comparer? Malika Rahal (French)
01:45:40 song: Risala Ela Djamila Bouhired, Fairouz
01:51:40 history lesson: The Algerian War for Independence
02:07:30 song: Ya Taleein il Jabal, Emel Mahtlouthi
02:09:40 video: Untitled Part 1: Everything and Nothing, Souha Bechara
02:50:20 song: Sarkhet Thaer, Marcel Khalife
02:54:20 talk: Le cinéma militant et les révolutions anticoloniales arabes, Olivier Hadouchi (French)
03:03:50 chant: Football fans chanting in support of Palestine
03:04:10 video: On Frantz Fanon, Edward Said, in BBC documentary “The Idea of Empire”
03:09:30 song: Palestine, Nass El Ghiwane
03:15:50 reading: Il y a 49 ans..Le mossad assassinait l'algérien Mohamed Boudia (French)
03:17:41 song: Ya Helwa Ciao!
03:20:03 lecture: Palestine the Global South and Reacting to the Neoliberal Present, Vijay Prashad
04:35:48 poetry: We teach life sir, Rafeef Ziadah, live recording
04:40:05 song: The Sea, Sabreen
04:46:24 film soundtrack: Scenes of the Occupation from Gaza, Mustafa Abu Ali (Arabic)
04:59:36 lecture: an Intervention on Gaza 2023, Eugène Puryear
05:04:09 song: Intifada, Ska-p
05:08:03 song: Yal Menfi, Akli Yahyaten
05:11:00 conversation: Edward Said and Salman Rushdie [1986]
06:38:34 song: Rossa Palestina, Italian Communist Pro-Palestinian song
06:40:50 History lesson: Ghassan Kanafani and the era of revolutionary Palestinian media
06:49:55 talk: Why Does the US Support Israel? Noam Chomsky:
06:57:00 song: Tal Al Zaatar Chant
07:02:00 discussion: Palestinian universities under occupation, Mezna Qato and Roger Heacock
07:35:30 live recording: A wedding in the village of Ya’bod (1991)
07:38:40 interview: The Myth of Israel, Ilan Pappé
07:53:00 song: Ya Falastiniyah, Sheikh Imam
07:57:20 chant: Ya Falastiniyah in the streets of Tunis
08:01:30 poetry and song: Ya Falastiniyah, Amin Haddad and Eskenderella
08:06:40 song: Ya Falastiniyeh, Sheikh Imam live recording in Beirut 1984
08:14:11 lecture: From Allende to Gaza: Claiming the Agency of the People, Shahd Hammuri
08:51:20 poetry: Al Bashiq, part 5, performed by Amer Hlehel and Faraj Sulieman (Arabic)
09:01:30 song: A Patriotic Song, Sabreen in Jerusalem 1990
09:10:00 teach-in: Contextualizing Palestine within the Genocidal World of 1492, Linda Quiquivix
10:11:20 song: Gaza Mixtape, Checkpoint 303
10:18:30 talk: Munir Fasheh in Palestine: Reimagining Solidarity, A Conference of Butterflies
11:15:20 song: Song of Tunisian revolution in the streets, inspired by Palestinian song
11:17:40 lecture: Inside Israel’s surveillance machine, The Listening Post
11:42:48 reading: A Map of Parallel Worlds Between Algeria and Palestine, by Lina Soualem, read by R. Sh.
11:54:50 song: Al Daw, Maya Khaldi and Sarona

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