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Until Liberation I: Learning Palestine


As part of the series ‘Towards Collective Study in Times of Emergency’ L’Internationale Online shares the first of two twelve hour listening sessions by the Learning Palestine Group. Comprising lectures, interviews, book presentation, talks, storytelling, music, songs, poetry and chants sourced online, the material weaves together times, struggles and sounds from the 1970s to today. Below is an introduction from Learning Palestine followed by the time codes for the excerpts. Enjoy listening.

Learning Palestine Father And Child (smaller)

Courtesy Learning Palestine Group.

Dear listeners, friends, comrades in this world,

Hope you are fine wherever you are listening to this twelve-hour session on Palestine. It is made of songs, music, chants, talks, discussions, presentations, and conversations by 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 oppressed people against settler colonialism, imperial history, and capitalist domination in this world.

Palestine is the Past, Palestine is the Future.

Learning Palestine Group


00:00:00 Introduction, Learning Palestine Group
00:01:14 A Wedding chant (live recording, anonymous)
00:12:00 John Berger reading a story by Ghassan Kanafani (Inaugural Palestine Festival of Literature, 2008)
00:28:54 A Song: George Kirmiz, I’m the mountains of Galilee (1980s)
00:34:35 Kwame Ture on Zionism and Imperialism (University of Minnesota, 1990)
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 (in Arabic, date unknown)
00:49:50 Edward Said: The Interview (1986)
1:44:04 A song: Sabreen, Smoke of Volcanos (1999)
1:48:36 A song: The Flower of Fire (artist and date unknown)
1:51:46 Deep Dive: A history of Black Palestinian Solidarity
2:02:55 Angela Davis Speaks at Oranienplatz Berlin (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’ (date unknown)
2:57:48 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 (date unknown)
3:15:36 A song: Abdallah Haddad and Martyrs Children Group, I’m the Child of Sumod (date unknown)
3:17:54 Ghassan Kanafani interview with Richard Carleton (1970)
3:23:04 French Students Stand Up to Israeli Ambassador (in French, Science Po, Rennes, 2017)
3:29:06 Amer Zahr, ‘Palestine Fully Furnished’ “Akhaduha Mafroosheh”
3:33:34 A song: Al Ashiqeen group, A Child Walks on Embers (Yemen, 1984)
3:36:50 Judith Butler on BDS and Antisemitism (Jewish Voice for Peace, Oakland California, 2017)
3:58:00 A song: Fayrouz, One Day We Shall Return (date unknown)
4:02:50 Fred Moten speaks on Solidarity with Palestine (American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC, November 7, 2009)
4:11:35 A song: This Monster, Haneen Odet Allah & Jowan Safadi (2023)
4:14:24 A song: Sabreen, Love on the Palestinian Way (date unknown)
4:22:30 A song: Marcel Khalifa, Ahmad Al Arabi Musical (date unknown)
5:28:40 Rashid Khalidi, ‘The Hundred Year War in Palestine’ (SOAS, University of London, 2016)
7:06:40 A song: Fayrouz, The Bridge of Return (date unknown)
7:24:30 A song: Marcel Khalife, Promises from the Storm (date unknown)
7:30:20 A song: Sabreen, On Wishes (date unknown)
7:35:20 Ilan Pappe: On 1948 Part I Interview (2018)
8:39:30 A song: Daboor/Shabjdeed, Inn Ann Prod Al Nather (2023)
8:42:36 A Chant in a wedding: For Dalal Maghribi (date unknown)
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 (date unknown)
10:06:30 Dabkeh in a wedding: Birzeit (date unknown)
10:14:40 Rana Barakat, ‘Decolonial Futures in Palestine and the Global South’ (2021)
11:10:40 A Song: Kofia group, Palestinian Struggle Songs (date unknown)
11:14:25 On Tragedy Resistance: Israel's Apartheid System in Hebron (PALFEST, 2013)
11:20:00 Amnesty: Israel Palestine Apartheid Explainer (2022)
11:33:54 Suheir Hamad, On the Brink of for Rachel Corrie (Olympia, Washington, 2007)
11:40:50 Ultras Rajawi chant for Palestine in Morocco (2021)
11:44:06 Mohammad Al Kurd, ‘Palestine’ (Double Down News, 2023)
11:54:00 A Song from Sweden: Leve Palestina (Kofia, 1972/2023)

Listen to Until Liberation II: Learning Palestine here.

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