08 3alam

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Bil3ax بالعكس is a Ramallah based alternative Palestinian band featuring the vocals of Carmel Ghoul. This song here is from their debut album 12 RichterMake sure to check out their soundcloud and facebook for more info and great music!

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08 3alam

Bil3ax بالعكس is a Ramallah based alternative Palestinian band featuring the vocals of Carmel Ghoul. This song here is from their debut album 12 RichterMake sure to check out their soundcloud and facebook for more info and great music!

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!!!!!!Bil3axPalestineMusic

I have two problems with the anti-sectarianism discourse adopted by Iraqi communities in the diaspora and the homeland; the first concern is that it tries to combat sectarianism by perpetuating a homogenized religious identity, which in my opinion does more harm than benefit because it chooses to ignore the multiple identities that people occupy since the other is not comfortable with it; for them, it becomes more accommodating to create this collective identity that everyone can agree on. Thus, rather than acknowledging the differences that exist, respecting them, and accepting that your opinion shouldn’t matter nor voiced; what is being created instead is a collectively accepted avoidance mindset that renders the other as acceptable as long as they don’t exhibit their unique identity. The other problem is that even when they try to employ an approach based on citizenship, which is a relatively correct approach with regards to Iraq, they employ it in a manner that also ignores acknowledging the diversity of the society. 

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Kurdistan - Iraqi Artist Mahood Ahmed

"Kurdistan" includes a series of paintings that depict both the beautiful and peaceful nature scenery, as well as the disasters of wars and genocide committed against that region and its people.

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Untitled (2012) - Iraqi Artist MAHOOD AHMED

A main component of Mahood Ahmed’s paintings in 2012 was the portrayal of several Mesopotamian artifacts. Historically important artifacts such as the Stela of Hammurabi (seen on the right) and the Sargon Mask (seen in this painting) were often portrayed as part of scenes that reflect a heightened state of uncertainty. Scenes where Iraqi women specifically are being portrayed in a state of forced migration towards the unknown, a migration that doesn’t eradicate the attachment they have to their heritage and history, but one that highlights the suffering they went through over the years and throughout the wars and occupations. In addition, such artifacts are also portrayed in scenes that reflect deep collective sadness and sorrow, in which the sharing of such emotions is being highlighted. This collective portrayal of attachment is what is beautiful in this series of paintings; the sharing of emotions and struggles reflects a deeper state of instinctive and natural understanding and connection between those characters portrayed.

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You see those kinds of Arabs and Iraqis specifically in western countries who go out and protest against khara ISIS? I am noticing that Iraqi youth within Iraq are basically a carbon copy of them; they have became so mainstream, so generic, so liberal-ish in their political and social gatherings. There is no revolutionary discourse and praxis anymore within the Iraqi society and most importantly within the youth communities; you either have those very liberal mindsets that worship the “composed/modern” west and everything western, or you have the hyper religious/conservative generation, and tbh both are as shitty and toxic. And of course, with the liberal youth there comes this elitism that isn’t merely based on economic factors, but also on access to and attainment of education; which renders those that don’t speak English, as a simple example, as much inferior human beings than those who do, which is obviously very misguided.

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but again this is merely based on what i have seen on social media and the few iraqis within Iraq I stay in touch withwhich why I fear for Iraq tbh because there is no leftist and revolutionary generations as of yet and/or movements
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Title Not Known - Iraqi Artist Mahood Ahmed

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Title Not Known - Iraqi Artist Mahood Ahmed

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fuck amreka always and foreverso much is going on in this painting

Kiss Me قبِّليني

by Ja'afar Hassan جعفر حسن

Kiss Me قبّليني is originally a revolutionary Iranian song مرا ببوس dating back to the late 1940s/early 1950s written by poet and political activist Haidar Riqabi حيدر رقابى (aka Halah هاله) and sung by Hasan Golnaraghi حسن گلنراقى; there is a very beautiful and haunting home video of him singing it with friends dating back to 1992. Some sources claim that the lyrics were meant as a letter from a father to his daughter prior to his execution by the Shah’s government. Here, Iraqi musician Ja’afar Hassan is heard singing it in Arabic at a cultural event in 2004 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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tbh fuck you if you chose to protest for climate change but not for Palestine.

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Untitled (1980s) - Iraqi Artist MAHOOD AHMED

This is the only painting of Mahood from Iraq’s National Museum of Modern Art collection that has been found and restored after the museum’s looting in 2003 following the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

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Untitled (1980s) - Iraqi Artist MAHOOD AHMED

This is the only painting of Mahood from Iraq’s National Museum of Modern Art collection that has been found and restored after the museum’s looting in 2003 following the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

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