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Glimpses from a fascinating interview which the New Statesman conducted with Adam Curtis on the state of our culture: When everyone is self-conscious you are stuck in your place, because you’re always…



cairokeevia chycho

I came across the following music video from Cairokee on the Egypt subReddit. I don’t speak Arabic so I had no idea what the lyricist was saying, but I found the tone to be extremely powerful and really wanted to know what the message was, so I asked if anyone could provide a translation.

I received a personal message with a draft translation which I greatly appreciated. As well, another user was kind enough to post a more detailed translation to the subReddit.

Below you will find the translation of the lyrics and the music video. I believe the message will resonate not just with those struggling in the Arab world to dispose of their oligarchs and dictators, but with everyone across the globe struggling for freedom, social justice, equality, dignity, human rights, and with those who oppose the system.

كايروكي – ناس بترقص و ناس بتموت
Cairokee – “Some people are dancing and others are dying”




Derrick Jensen writing in the May/June 2006 issue of Orion Magazine: We’ve all been taught that hope in some future condition—like hope in some future heaven—is and must be our refuge in…


“We were probably the most conservative-minded revolutionaries who put through a successful revolution.”  Kevin O’Higgins “If they have real grievances redress them, if possible; or acknowledge the justice of them . ….