Make Real News!

100K Challenge!

$48.234 raised so farEND DATE: October 3   
Every dollar you donate will be matched until we reach our 100K goal!
  • Latest News
  • Pitch a Story
  • Work with a Journalist
  • Join the Blog Squad
  • Afghanistan
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Baltimore
  • Canada
  • Egypt
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Russia
  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Health Care
  • Military
  • Occupy
  • Organize This
  • Reality Asserts Itself
  • US Politics
  • Egypt's Revolutionary Artists' Union Sing Out


    Activist artists sing for the revolution -   December 13, 2011
    Members don't see ads. If you are a member, and you're seeing this appeal, click here

    Audio

      Share to Twitter
    Share to Facebook




    Finally, News that brings out Facts usually concealed or edited out for Nielsen Ratings-Bravo! - Rev. David
    Log in and tell us why you support TRNN

    Precis

    Since massive protests erupted throughout Egypt last January, Egyptians from all walks of life have taken the streets to demand the end of military rule. They included artists, actors, singers and musicians who joined with their fellow revolutionaries in street battles with police, soldiers and thugs. Last February, when they managed to seize control of Tahrir Square, they formed an organization, called the Revolutionary Artists Union, painting, drawing, singing and performing, expressing themselves freely for the first time in their lives. As a second uprising took place in December, they returned to Tahrir Square...

    Transcript

    Egypt's Revolutionary Artists' Union Sing OutMAHER YOUNIS (SUBTITLED TRANSL.): [sung] My country! O my country! I love you, my country. I love you, my country. [spoken] My name is Maher Younis. I come from the Sharkia. I came to the square to join the sit-in to support the youth who stand up for Egypt and seek to end the military regime. We've spent 30 years in a state full of injustice, corruption, and theft. I am a singer, actor, and member of the Revolutionary Artists' Union. We are all the same here, whether you are an actor or a singer. We are a group of young people here to build Egypt, not here for personal interests. We are here to try and do something good for the country. [sung] Tell my mom not be sad. For my sake do not cry. Tell my mom not be sad. For my sake do not cry. Tell her to forgive me. I'll die so my country won't. Kiss her hands, and send my love to my country. [spoken] The demands increased to the point where we ousted the president and the system for the country's best interests. That was January 25. We removed a part back then, and now it's time to deal with the rest. We dealt with the head, but the rest of the body remains and roams freely. Everything is still the same. [sung] My country! O my country! I love you, my country. My country! O my country! I love you, my country. There is fire, bullets, and iron in my body. I die as a martyr with a flag in my hands. There is fire, bullets, and iron in my body. I die as a martyr with a flag in my hands. I'm saying goodbye to life and I hope to see Egypt in peace. They told me, let's go to heaven, but I told them heaven is my country. My country! O my country! I love you, my country. My country! O my country! I love you, my country. My country! O my country! I love you, my country.

    End of Transcript

    DISCLAIMER: Please note that transcripts for The Real News Network are typed from a recording of the program. TRNN cannot guarantee their complete accuracy.


    Comments

    Our automatic spam filter blocks comments with multiple links and multiple users using the same IP address. Please make thoughtful comments with minimal links using only one user name. If you think your comment has been mistakenly removed please email us at contact@therealnews.com

    Comments


    Latest Stories


    World Leaders To Emit Promises of Hot Air at UN Climate Summit
    Voices From The Historic 300,000+ Strong 'People's Climate March'
    Most Members of the Black Caucus Have Supported Police Militarization
    The Climate Crisis: Which Way Out?
    War, Whistleblowing and Independent Journalism Panel
    It's Time to Act on the Climate Crisis
    Breaking Down the Scottish Independence Vote by Class Lines
    Progressive Caucus Split on Issue of Arming Syrian Rebels
    Historic Climate Change Protests Only Days Away
    Philadelphia Decriminalizes Marijuana
    Coalition to Fight the Islamic State Unlikely to Succeed
    Upsurge in Voter Participation and Scare-Campaigns As Scots Head To The Polls
    Are Combat Troops on Their Way to Iraq?
    Media Failing to Provide Substantive Debate on ISIS
    Interpret or Change the World?
    Special Report: Scots in Their Own Words on Independence
    What Drives U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Israel?
    The Federal Reserve Makes "Effort" to Rein in Big Banks
    An American Fascism - Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (5/8)
    Breakthroughs Unlikely at Upcoming UN Climate Summit
    The Untold History of The Star Spangled Banner
    What Drives Obama's Foreign Policy?
    Israel Facing Major Economic Consequences for 50 Day War on Gaza
    FBI Targets Minority Communities in Mortgage Fraud Investigations
    Obama's 'Moderate' Syrian Rebels Are Nowhere to Be Found
    "The State Targeted the Panthers Because We Were Socialists, Not Because We Were Armed" - Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (4/8)
    Democrats Have Options to Pursue Campaign Finance Reform
    The Bennis Plan: Here Is a Real Strategy for Dealing with ISIS
    Baltimore Cop Says Some Officers Are a Threat to the Communities They Serve
    The World Made A Much More Dangerous Place by the U.S. Since 9/11

    RealNewsNetwork.com, Real News Network, Real News, Real News For Real People, IWT are trademarks and service marks of IWT.TV inc. "The Real News" is the flagship show of IWT and Real News Network.

    All original content on this site is copyright of The Real News Network.  Click here for more

    Problems with this site? Please let us know

    Linux VPS Hosting by Star Dot Hosting