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Guerrilla poet Nat Parry wrote a preview of an upcoming court proceeding in political prisoner Mumia abu-Jamal's ongoing appeal from his death sentence imposed after a trial widely condemned as racist and illegitimate. Nat's post includes some excellent videos featuring contemporary commentary by Mumia. It's worth checking out.

Song written for the upcoming March 17, 2007 March on the Pentagon. Please join us in the march, as well as guerrilla outreach actions before the main event!

Lyrics by Jaime Rothbard. Voices include: Jaime, Damien, Shahid, and Laila. Please excuse the slideshow…live video footage to follow! Watch the video, and check back later for more.

we are leprechauns!
marchin on the pentagon!!

we are leprechauns
marchin on the pentagon
leprechauns livin' green nd tearin' up the scene
we're here to turn off this war-killin' machine

we're here to turn off this war killin' machine!
we're here to turn off this war killin' machine!!
we're here to turn off this war killin' machine!!!

think green.. THINK GREEN!
think green… THINK GREEN!!

we are leprechauns, marchin' on the pentagon
we are leprechauns, marchin' on the pentagon
we're sick of watchin wrong, wanna wipe our hands clean;
paint the pentagon green
growin life, stoppin war is our leprechaun theme

growin life, stoppin war is our leprechaun theme!
growin life, stoppin war is our leprechaun theme!!
growin life, stoppin war is our leprechaun dream!!!

think green.. THINK GREEN!
think green… THINK GREEN!

we are leprechauns, marchin on the pentagon
we are leprechauns, marchin on the pentagon
to stop the droppin bombs,
inflictin massive harms,
all we wanna do is drop our lucky charms

all we wanna do is… drop our lucky charms
drop our lucky charms
drop our lucky charms
all we wanna do is drop our lucky charms
drop our lucky charms
drop our lucky charms
think green.. THINK GREEN!
live green… LIVE GREEN!!

(y'all holla holla for the 2007 remix…)

WATCH VIDEO. In Sept 2005, the Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency shared the stage with Thievery Corporation, Joan Baez, Sweet Honey and the Rock, Head-Roc, Cindy Sheehan, and many more in a concert demanding a ceasefire in Iraq. THANKS TO Shahid Buttar for recording of Baghdad Blues, to Quilting Point for footage from Arabs and Terrorism, and to Arlington Independent Media for Operations Ceasefire footage. On vocals: Mo Alem, Laurie Blair, Shahid Buttar, Jessica Philie, and Laila Shereen Sakr. Kristen Arant (percussions and flute), Mark Nickens (percussions), and Fadi Sakr (percussions).

Footage of Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency in action. Includes on stage at Operations Ceasefire 2005 and recorded WPFW Radio Pacific Show featuring Guerrilla Poets Laila Shereen Sakr, Shahid Buttar, Laurie Blair, and Leah Harris. Video footage includes Jessica Philie,Damien Petty, Mo Alem, Kristen Arant, Fadi Sakr, and more. Video Footage thanks to Elie Walton,Michael Lewis, Arlingtong Independent Media, and Spiritual Survival Society. Reel created as part of a portfolio for Guerrilla Poet [ ] Laila.

Jihad, duration: 04.20.01, 2007, View on YouTube.com. Artist: Laila Shereen Sakr (vocals, writer, composer), Fadi Sakr (percussion, background vocals), Mark Nickens (percussion, bass guitar), Laurie Blair (background vocals). INFINITE GRATITUDE to Issam Salameh for filming and video editing. AND THANK YOU to assistant sound engineers Fadi Sakr and Jessica Philie.

You ain't never seen nothin like John Braman's ukulele & hip-hop fusion. Check out his first music video, featuring videography by Mark Betancourt as creative as Jon's musical mix . . . . 

And no, this is not some kind of Halloween trick.  Check out the video — it's a treat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvQuKkPCkuw

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The guerrillas rocked the spot during the Adams-Morgan day festival, turning the front portch of the Belmont House into a fourth"stage" with live music.  The house hosted a garage sale, and with a series of arts booths lining one side of Belmont Street, a small army of folks rolled through over the course of the afternoon.  Check out video  of pieces by Shahid and Kristen, as well as a fabulous exchange with Josh, recorded and produced by video blogger Sini Vlaisavljevic.

We dropped a drumming set with poets rotating on the mic, amplifying with our mobile wireless system before bringing out the big daddy behemoth system later in the afternoon.  We also came inside for a short meeting that included Kristen, Mo, Fadi, Jeff, Juliana, Damian, Shahid, Josh, Ken, and John.  Read on for the notes….

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