Introduction by Tim King Salem-News.com
“TJP and Collective Consciousness says, It’s time to Free Palestine” – Siraj Davis in Occupied Palestine
The new song, FREE PALESTINE: There Ain’t No Holding Backis an Aldin Entertainment Production
(SALEM / BOSTON) – “My brother brings fire to the edge of the world and lights the way for all lions of the desert. The hunt is on for Truth, Justice and Peace. ” – Dr. M. Dennis Paul
|M. Dennis Paul, Ph.D.|
If Agron Belica has anything to do with it, this world is going to do some serious healing in the future. His musical talent is the expression of incredibly charged, pent up anger that we carry like a burden. A particular form of energy results from knowing about the cruelty that is taking place in this world unchecked, without even the attention of the failed western media… so much of it could be avoided if the world’s governments and media outlets simply applied fair attention to people, they do not.
The most important part is that his music inspires people to act. While we tremble with anger, the spirit of resistance that manifests in his music, guides us to look at human inequity through a clear eye; when we do we’re slapped with the bare, abrasive reality of people suffering and rejected; denied permission to live freely in the country of their birth.
Agron challenges Israel and the rest of the world to recognize the suffering of the Palestinians. He offers no quarter for his observations and neither do we. We dare all Palestinians and Israelis to simply hope and believe that peace is possible and to demand regime change in Israel. Peace is impossible under apartheid, and by no means is Israel the only violator of international law in the Middle east, obviously; however it is the one that draws massive U.S. taxpayer support, far far more than other countries.
A tremendous amount of raw power is required to end the horror of apartheid Israel and all other state terror governments that murder children en mass and then are portrayed as wonderful political/military allies by western media in spite of their foul crimes which make a mockery of international laws designed to protect citizens.
Agron believes an end to the misery is in our power, in our hands. This is certainly the point our friend and fellow writer Ken O’Keefe has made for years, often while in Gaza dodging Israel’s bullets, literally.
|People who died trying to make a difference, and others still going strong and making
a difference: Juliano Mer Khamis, Thomas Hurndall and Rachel Corrie, all deceased; Ken
O’Keefe, Tim King, Jamal Belica at far right. Center row: Gilad Atzmon, Agron Belica.
Bottom: Vittorio Arrigoni, now deceased, and Siraj Davis. Truth, Justice and Peace!
In fact Ken just reaffirmed his belief in human capability with me today in an earlier conversation, and if anyone can prove that one dedicated human being can make a difference, it is Ken.
With the contemporary all-too-real images of death in Palestine, the video also uses footage from an incredible documentary that was shown at Sundance Film Festival.
It depicts an invincible Palestinian woman with super hero capabilities. An armed group of armed men try to kill her, but they can not. This is the main message; no amount of Israeli and American bullets will ever end Palestine; no human being is more entitled to justice than the next.
We have word from Aldin Entertainment that there is much more to come, stay tuned….TJP!
FREE PALESTINE: There Ain’t No Holding Back/Aldin Entertainment Production
Music Produced by Nine Diamond & JB/Aldin Entertainment
TJP & Collective Consciousness Production
Tim King: Salem-News.com Editor and Writer
|Al Franken and Tim King in Afghanistan|
Tim King has more than twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. Tim is Salem-News.com’s Executive News Editor. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine who follows stories of Marines and Marine Veterans; he’s covered British Royal Marines and in Iraq, Tim embedded with the same unit he served with in the 1980’s.
He holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press andElectronic Media Association; he also holds awards from theNational Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and was presented with a ‘Good Neighbor Award’ for his reporting, by the The Red Cross.
Tim’s years as a Human Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions; he has rallied for a long list of cultures and populations and continues to every day, with a strong and direct concentration on the 2009 Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. As a result of his long list of reports exposing war crimes against Tamil people, Tim was invited to be the keynote speaker at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Conference in Baltimore, in July 2012. This is the largest annual gathering of North American Tamils; Tim addressed more than 3000 people and was presented with a traditional Sri Lanka ‘blessed garland’ and a shawl as per the tradition and custom of Tamil Nadu, India.
The notorious list comprising Tim’s ancestors includes Pedro de Alvarado, the lieutenant of Hernando Cortez of Spain; King Phillip IV, Eleanor of Aquitaine and William the Conqueror. Perhaps most interestingly, King John; the dark force in the story Robin Hood, and also the last Spanish governor of California, a real person fictionalized as the arch rival of the character in Zorro, are in reality both Tim’s multiple-great grandfathers.
Others include a Confederate officer in the U.S. Civil War and a decorated ‘hero’ of the Mexican-American War and the so-called ‘Indian Wars’. In fact on the east coast, Tim’s lineage with the Slaughter and King families, pre-dates the Mayflower and several members of his family were soldiers in the Revolutionary War. He says his family’s past; some of which is very dark; some quite chivalrous, presents a certain responsibility, and that in part drives his desire to see that people in today’s world are not exploited or allowed to suffer in silence as victims of Human Rights violations, as people of previous times were.
In a personal capacity, Tim has written 2,026 articles as of March 2012 for Salem-News.com since the new format designed by Matt Lintz was launched in December, 2005. Serving readers with news from all over the globe, Tim’s life is literally encircled by the endless news flow published by Salem-News.com, where more than 100 writers contribute stories from 23+ countries and regions.