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Jan 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM
Did Apple just censor Vic Mensa’s views on Palestine? It sure looks like it.

In December, the hip hop artist released a powerful video on YouTube for his track “We Could Be Free,” highlighting connections between Palestinian, Black and Native American struggles for liberation and self-determination.

Mensa had filmed much of the video in Palestine, telling the website AllHipHop: “I took scenes from the military occupation of a village I visited in Palestine and juxtaposed them with racial violence in America to show how similar our struggles are and imagine a world without division.”

The Grammy-nominated Chicago artist went much further in a powerful essay in Timelast week detailing Israel’s depredations and his sense of outrage after witnessing them last summer.

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Launch of the "Nakba-60 Campaign"

BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights

29 November 2007

60 Years After the UN Partition Plan

Launch of the "Nakba-60 Campaign" - a Global Campaign for the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

"We had a country, but they they came and stole our country", members of the old generation of Palestinian refugees from towns and villages in what is now Israel summarize what happened between 1947 - 1949, and they call it the "Nakba" (catastrophe). "Look, they are stealing our country", say Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank today. They point at Israel's Wall, roads, military checkpoints and Jewish colonies which deprive them of access to some 40 percent of the land and cause more displacement. "This is our Nakba; the Nakba is ongoing", they say.

Today, 60 years after the UN Partition Plan, Palestinians and people of conscience worldwide launch a year-long campaign of public awareness-raising and education about the Nakba and Israel's discriminatory Apartheid-like regime over the Palestinian people in the 1967 OPT, Israel and in exile.

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