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PILLAR OF CLOUDS – GAZA Exposé E.P.

This Album project focuses on the Policy or Rocket attack responses into the Gaza Strip. Drawing its title for the 2012 campaign and following the attacks through to 2014 under Operation Protective edge.

The Album , in the context of highlighting real stories from the Strip, probes and questions the reasons for the rocket attack responses and looks at both Israeli and Gazan responses to the attacks. The Album though highlighting the plight of victims of war, is not a judgement over the campaign, judgement for or against is for listeners on the project to pass not FISHINABOX. The sold intention of the project is to raise pertinent questions over the “why” and document the effects of the campaign on real lives that has largely been ignored by mainstream media.

The Album has been the subject of some controversy over content and as such has had to meet some restrictions to satisfy all parties connected to, active in, and reporting on the crisis.

With all that in mind FISHINABOX have condensed and represented the various angles of the debate that are , in places unpopular and contested in the political arena, yet the information available to the listener looking to look further into the issue is fully available to the inquiring public online. We invite you to explore the stories and issues raised further.

No matter what designs are being perpetrated as “the good , the future of the strip”.
Lives are at stake and generations of innocent people are on the receiving end of the greater plan for the region. This is , at all levels, unacceptable.

Listen to the project, hear the arguments and engage in a simple ethical choice: “fight war NOT wars”.

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01. PILLAR OF CLOUDS – ( Run for Cover Extended Mix) A Song for Gaza اعمدة الغيوم – اغنية من اجل غزة

How can there be peace when there is no respect for Human life, Israel , How can there be peace targeting with proportionality ? 1 rocket fired into Israel earns 100 hundred returned ?

كيف من الممكن ان يكون هناك سلام عندما لايوجد حُرمة لحياةِ الانسان, اسرائيل, كيف من الممكن ان يكون مقترناً مع هدف السلام ؟ صاروخ واحد يطلق نحو اسرائيل يستحق مئةً بالمقابل ؟

Why do you pull the whiskers of the cat Hamas, when your rockets are fired from trucks parked outside our schools and hospitals ?

لماذا تنزع شعيرات شارب القط حماس, عندما تُطلق صورايخك من شاحنات متوقفة خارج مدارسنا و مشافينا.

Mossad, shame on your “convenience” so “all seeing” yet unwilling to tell the difference between a fighter and a child.

أيها الموساد عار على ” راحة بالكم ” اذاً ” كل ما ترون ” الى الآن غير راغبين بالقول ما الفرق بين المقاتل والطفل .

When a hammer  (HALMUTH – jewish judges hammer) strikes on wood all nails will lift in defiance.

عندما هالموث ” مطرقة القاضي عند اليهود ” تضرب على الخشب كل المسامير سوف تُرفع في تحدٍ.

When a hammer (HALMUTH – jewish judges hammer) strikes on wood, all nails will lift in defiance.

عندما هالموث ” مطرقة القاضي عند اليهود ” تضرب على الخشب كل المسامير سوف تُرفع في تحدٍ.

When a hammer (HALMUTH – jewish judges hammer) strikes on wood, all nails will lift in defiance.

عندما هالموث ” مطرقة القاضي عند اليهود ” تضرب على الخشب كل المسامير سوف تُرفع في تحدٍ.

STORYBOARD:

الحرب الشاملة الاسرائيلية قد انطلقت البارحة ضد المدنيين الفلسطينين في غزة. الحرب قد اُعلنت من قبل اسرائيل كعملية عسكرية مُتحذةَ الاسم التوراتي ” عمود من الغيوم “. حتى الآن, 15 فلسطينياَ قتلوا منهم 8 مدنيين ضمنهم 5 اطفال, ثلاثة نساء و رجل مسن. الجيش الاسرائيلي قد اطلق 160 غارة جوية من الجو, الارض والقوات البحرية. ردت الفصائل المسلجة الفلسطينية على الهجمات الاسرائيلية المكثفة واللتي خلفت كذالك اصابات جسدية ل 100 فلسطيني. حالة الخوف والرعب انتشرت في غزة حيث اصابت الاطفال بالصدمات النفسية.

An Israeli full-scale war was launched yesterday against Palestinian civilians in Gaza. The war was announced by Israel to be as a military operation that took a biblical name “Pillar of the Clouds”.
So far, 15 Palestinians killed whom of which 8 civilians including 5 children, three women and an old man. Israeli army launched a number of 160 air raids from Air, Ground and Naval forces. Palestinian armed factions retaliated to heavy Israeli attacks which also left 100 Palestinians physically wounded. A status of fear and panic spread across Gaza where children are caught in Trauma.

العشرات من الاطفال الفلسطينين قد جُلِبوا الى المشافي في شمال وجنوب غزة. وأكد مراسل فلسطين تلغراف في غزة أن الإمدادات الغذائية أصبحت شحيحة في غزة. الناس في في خوف من هجوم بري مقرر. رانيا,22,قالت “نحن في خوف من القصف الاسرائيلي. ابن عمي قد قُتل محاولاَ الخروج ليشتري الخبز. غزة تبدو كمدينة اشباح.” كما شرحت ايضاَ كيف ان عائلتها في خوف شديد ورعب. مراكز الشرطة, المدارس,والمنازل قد دُمِرت بِفِعل القصف الاسرائيلي بطيارات اف 16 على قطاع غزة. في الوقت الحالي, أطلقت الفصائل الفلسطينية عشرات الصواريخ في عمل من أعمال الدفاع عن النفس كما يقصف اسرائيل بلدات ومدن غزة. القيادة الإسرائيلية تعهدت بمواصلة الهجمات على غزة حيث أُعطيت الضوء الأخضر من قبل الولايات المتحدة والاتحاد الأوروبي وحكومات أخرى. أعربت الحكومة البريطانية عن قلقها إزاء تصاعد الأحداث. كما حَمَلَت حماس المسؤولية عن الحرب الأخيرة. ومع ذلك، تسلسل الأحداث يشير إلى أن إسرائيل بدأت الحرب في وقت مبكر من 8 نوفمبر عندما قتلت طفلاَ فلسطينياَ لديه من العمر 11. أعلنت حكومة حماس في غزة أن رئيس الوزراء المصري، هشام قنديل،

Dozens of Palestinian children were brought to hospitals in north and south Gaza. Palestine
Telegraph reporter in Gaza confirmed that food supplies became scarce in Gaza. People are in fear that a ground invasion is due. Rania, 22, said that are in fear of Israeli bombing. That cousin’s were killed as they tried to go out to buy bread, that Gaza now seems like ghost town. She also described that her family is in great fear and panic. Police stations, schools and houses were destroyed in Israeli F16 bombings across the Gaza strip. For the meantime, Palestinian factions fired dozens of rockets in act of self-defence as Israel bombards Gaza towns and cities. Israeli leadership vows to continue the attacks against Gaza as the green light was given by the US, EU and other governments. British government expressed its concern about the escalated events. It also held Hamas responsible of the recent war. However, chronological order of the events indicates that Israel initiated the war as early as 8th of November when it killed a Palestinian child aged 11. Hamas government in Gaza announced that Egyptian prime minister, Hisham Qandil.

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02. ISRAEL RESPONDS – עַמּוּד עָנָן

what do they want ? I tell you what they want they want to die and take us with them., there’s nothing more to it than that. How much further do the Israeli people have to bend over for these people ? if its not Buss attacks its the endless tunnels under the border. Our foundations shift from the endless digging.…

for what ? what are they moles ?

They do it to attack us, that’s what they live for, it’s not human rights it’s all about wrongs and because we don’t just sit back and take it the international press are up in arms.

Take a few rockets in your back yard and see how you respond.

Though do the ends justify the means ?, They do it to attack us.

As for those rocket attacks,…… Take a few rockets in your back yard and see how you respond.

Though do the ends justify the means ?

Though do the ends justify the means ?, They do it to attack us.

Take a few rockets in your back yard and see how you respond

The bombing campaign started in 2012 under the code name “עַמּוּד עָנָן “ literally “Pillar of Cloud” that set a precedent in rocket warfare response never before seen in military combat. The premise that for every one rocket falling into Israel, a response of 100 hundred rockets would be sent in return.

The Pillar of Clouds campaign was so named referencing the manifestation of the God of Israel in the Torah, the five books of Moses which appear at the beginning of the Old Testament Bible. According to “Exodus”, the Pillar of Cloud guided the Israelites by day during the Exodus from Eygpt. The Pillar of Cloud is traditionally paired with the divine presence by night as a Pillar of Fire which provided a guiding light.

The Pillar of Cloud defence has become a blueprint in the region and was applied again, to a lesser degree in 2014 under Operation Protective Edge. In the Gaza Strip the missile campaign left over 2,000 Gazans killed and an excess of 10,000 wounded including 3,300 children of whom 75% have been permanently disabled.

The Hamas missile campaign claimed 67 Israeli civilians of which 5 were children and 467 IDF members in the combat and missile fall out zone

Though do the ends justify the means ?

Though do the ends justify the means ?

The Gaza Health Ministry, UN and some Human Rights Groups reported that 75% of the Palestinian Casualties were civilians. Israeli officials estimated that around 50% of those killed were civilians. Israel creates a case for military response though do the ends justify the means ?

Does an eye for an eye leave the whole world blind ?

Do, do ,do the ends justify the means ? They do it to attack us !

Do, do ,do the ends justify the means ? What are they moles ?

Does an eye, eye . An eye, eye, for an eye leave the whole world blind ?

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Though do the ends justify the means ?

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Though do the ends justify the means ?

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Though do the ends justify the means ?

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Though do the ends justify the means ?

Though do the ends justify the means ?

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Though do the ends justify the means ?

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Though do the ends justify the means ?

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Though do the ends justify the means ? What are they moles ?

Though do the ends justify the means ? Does an eye for an eye leave the whole world blind ?

Well, the Shelter is so far sometimes we just stop at friends on the 2nd floor on the way down and stay there. Sometimes we catch them with curlers in their hair or in their dressing gowns.
Then we all sit around waiting for the “boom”,. did you hear the “boom” , i heard the “boom” ,. did you hear the “boom” ?

Ok a “boom”

I don’t really see why we even bother to try to get to the shelters, The Iron Dome knocks out nearly all the Hamas missiles anyway and the News reported one that got missed was batted out to sea by a gust of wind and exploded in the water.

You see we have the Hand of God, the Hand of God watching over us.

We make light of the problem. it is true but we are nervous, the Sirens ring in your ears for hours and when we hear that someone has lost an eye or be caught by some debris it worries us.

We don’t want to make light of the conflict itself, or of what we here about the real suffering, Yes Yes, it causes innocent civilians here and over the other side of the green line and frankly we would rather have nothing to do with it, to be left to live out our everyday lives , but when the sirens wail, when they see the “boom” then people, most of them, maybe all of them even, thank God for the Security Forces quick response to attacks and hope they will be ever watchful against these trigger happy fanatics.

Why a civilized country should have to be put under this stress ?

We have children here, school parties that have to wait and line up at the shelters. It is just not a good way of life for them to have to experience. really. what do you say ? you understand the problem ? hummm ?

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03. TRAUMA صدمة نفسية

قصة :01

Standing in the rubble of his parents’ house Zaki walks around the perimeter of what was once the living room. His search to bring the bodies together for proper burial is endless.

واقف زكي ع انقاض دارهم, يحوم باللي كان بيوم من الايام غرفة القعدة. ع طوال الوقت يدور على اشلاء الجثث حتى يجمعهم ببعض ويدفنهم

They have to be here somewhere. Every day. Working mostly alone, lifting a shredded mattresses, discarded clothing, a bicycle frame brick and concrete block by block .He worries because the attacked happened at night,. His family were not declared martyrs

لازم يكونو هون بشي مكان كل يوم. بيشتغل لحالو, بيرفع الفرش, الخرق واللباس الممزق, دولاب سيكل وطوب من السمنت طوبة ورا طوبة. كان قلقان لان الهجوم صار بالليل. بعد ماحكو انو اهلو اسشهدو

The Remains of 8 people , two small brothers, mother, grandparents, two sisters and the little niece. Zaki, is still searching for a head. So far he has found only 13 legs, with small and large feet. He hopes that if he can assemble the bodies and arrange for Kafan then they will accept for al-proper burial.

اشلاء 8 اشخاص, خوه التنين, امه, جدينوه, خواته التنتين و بنت اختوه . زكي لساه بيدور على راس. لهلق شاف بس 13 رجل, مع قدم صغيرة وكبيرة. املو انو يحسن يجمع الجثث ويحضر الكفن عشان يقدر يدفنهم بطريقة كويسة.

قصة:02

Grandfather keep a small Olive Grove , there was no wall as people like to shade themselves under the tree so he marked the boundary of the land with flower pots. Because sometimes lovers came secretly to the grove a gang of young teenagers used to smash the pots and hurl insults and Grandfather used to chase them from the grove with a stick.

الجد عندو بستان صغير من الزيتون, ماكان في سور, الناس تحب تتفيا تحت الشجر عشان هيك هوه حط حدود للارض من حواض الورد.لانو احيانا العشاق كانو يجو للبستان و شلة من الولاد تكسر هل الاحواض وترميها والجد كان عطول يلحقهم بالبستان وهو حامل عصايتو .

On the Friday when the rockets fell , Grandfather didn’t need to chase the boys from the Grove, nor the Saturday or the week after. Each day he would come out with stick ready until on hearing the news that the boys had been killed during the rocket strike, dropped sobbing to the ground letting the stick fall and holding his head in his hands cried out to God to restore them to life, that if they were restored he would let them come and smash the pots every day just for them to live again. The Olive grove was watered with tears that day.

يوم الجمعة وقت نزل الصاروخ, ماكان في داعي لحتى يلحق الجد الولاد بالبستان, ولاحتى يوم السبت او حتى بالاسبوع اللي بعدو. كل يوم كان بدو يطلع لبرا بعصايتو حتى سمع خبر انو الولاد انقتلو بالصاروخ, وقع ع الارض وهو عبيبكي ترك عصايتو تقع ع الارض وحط ايديه على راسو وصرخ يالله رجعهم احياء, اذا رجعو رح خليهم يجو ويكسرو احواض الورد كل يوم بس مشان يرجعو يعيشو من جديد. شجرة الزيتون انسقت بالدموع بهداك اليوم .

قصة : 03

Rachel a 23 year old American activist, had gone out to Gaza to protest land reforms and fight against the Isreali Housing programme. Her group had been holding up tanks and bulldozers all morning in Hi Es Salam, Rafah. Other foreigners who were with her said the driver of the bulldozer was aware that Rachel was there, and continued to destroy the houses.

ريتشل, ناشطة اميركية عمرها 23, اجت ع غزة عشان تحتج على تسوية الاراضي عشان مشروع اقامة المستوطنات. جماعتها كانت بتحاول تأخر الدبابات والبلدوزرات طول الصبح ب حي السالم , برفح. اجانب تانين كانو معاها قالو انو سائق البلدوزر بيعرف انو ريتشل كانت هناك, وكمل تدمير البيوت.

Rachel a 23 year old American activist, had gone out to Gaza to protest land reforms and fight against the Isreali Housing programme. Her group had been holding up tanks and bulldozers all morning in Hi Es Salam, Rafah. Other foreigners who were with her said the driver of the bulldozer was aware that Rachel was there, and continued to destroy the houses.

ريتشل, ناشطة اميركية عمرها 23, اجت ع غزة عشان تحتج على تسوية الاراضي عشان مشروع اقامة المستوطنات. جماعتها كانت بتحاول تأخر الدبابات والبلدوزرات طول الصبح ب حي السالم , برفح. اجانب تانين كانو معاها قالو انو سائق البلدوزر بيعرف انو ريتشل كانت هناك, وكمل تدمير البيوت.

Rachel had engaged the Bulldozers attention with a megaphone. At first he just he dropped sand and other heavy debris on her to drive out of the demolition zone but then took matters further by using the bulldozer to push her to the ground and twice drive over her. Both arms, legs and skull were fractured. She was transferred out of the demolition zone to hospital, where she later died. The demolitions continued on schedule, though has been since questioned as illegal.

ريتشل خلت سائق البلدوزر ينتبهلها عن طريق مكبر الصوت. بالاول رمى عليها الرمل وانقاض وحطام حتى يقلعها من موقع الهدم بس الامور وصلت لمنحى تاني وقت استخدمو البلدوزر عشان يوقعوها ع الارض ويدعس عليها مرتين. ايديها, رجليها وراسها تكسرو. اخدوها براة موقع الهدم للمشفى, بعدين هنيك ماتت. الهدم استمر بجدولو, مع انو بهداك الوقت شككو بعدم شرعيتها.

How can there be peace when there is no respect for Human life, Israel , How can there be peace targeting with proportionality ? 1 rocket fired into Israel earns 100 hundred returned ?

كيف من الممكن ان يكون هناك سلام عندما لايوجد حُرمة لحياةِ الانسان, اسرائيل, كيف من الممكن ان يكون مقترناً مع هدف السلام ؟ صاروخ واحد يطلق نحو اسرائيل يستحق مئةً بالمقابل ؟

04. LAMENT الانقباضية

Why are they doing this to us ? oh Israel , Why ? ليش بتساوو فينا هيك يا الجيش الاسرائيلي

Why are they doing this to us ? oh Israel , Why ? ليش بتساوو فينا هيك يا الجيش الاسرائيلي

Why are they doing this to us ? oh Israel , Why ? ليش بتساوو فينا هيك يا الجيش الاسرائيلي

Why are they doing this to us ? oh Israel , Why ? ليش بتساوو فينا هيك يا الجيش الاسرائيلي

 

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Photographer: Roxana Tomita

05. The Sound of Free Speech Part 01

This is the sound of free speech

Ahuh, Ahuh, Ahuh, Ahuh, Ahuh, Ahuh, Ahuh, Ahuh,

Ahuh,

Ooooh Yeah !

2005 marked the “Hitnatkut” the official withdrawal of the Israeli Army and the dismantling of settlements in the strip.

Governments have changed in Israel and the question and relevance of Israeli desires for beach front properties along the strip must be raised once again.

Is the up cycling of Rocket campaigns, evident since the Pillar of Clouds, just a precursor to a west bank style settlement program ? A future paradise, a carbon copy, a settlement dream of the condo overlooking the Hebron Heights only available in Gaza City or of the Philadelphia route ?

Is the real blueprint drafted off the back of the rocket campaigns actually an evolution of the Strip as a Mediterranean beach paradise

The result of our inquiry on the project has meant that some real film and audio content intended for use is disallowed for public broadcast., namely interviews with settlers and Palestinian Arabs in the West Bank, of video footage detailing parts of the town, street, of military personnel and scenes of “disagreement” between the two communities in the settlement areas.

We have though allowed to recreate dialogue and provide comment of observations based around filming in Hebron West Bank, though are obliged due to broadcast restrictions to advise listeners that all content is a reconstruction and based on a theatrical re-presentation of events.

Lets do it Yeah !

Observations, ob ob ob ob ob ob observations

What Observations can be seen, when regarding settlements, when taking as an example, Hebron in the West Bank ?

The Following observations regarding living conditions can be noted:

A prominence of Israeli anti Arabic graffiti sprayed on Arab establishments.

Windows in Arab homes appear to have been smashed and the properties “run down” yet Jewish Settlers properties are in splendid condition.

The construction of cages around Arab properties, where none exist around Jewish properties on the same street.
(Note: the Cages have been provided by Israel to protect Arab Civilians from Bering assaulted and stoned by Settlers )

There is Military policing on foot by the IDF of Public Streets, in the settlement zone in Full Combat gear. Their Guns are always dropped towards the Arab side not the settlement side.

In talking to residents in the settlement zone, Jewish Settlers talk of looking out through motivation windows on to the strip, of a land ripe for development and once cleared inclusion into the Israeli Fold.

The Settlers complain of noise levels, that the Palestinian residents keep irregular hours and wail and shout constantly, that because of this, the happiness of the community is strengthen only by the settlement program.
In talking to Arab Citizens in the Settlement Zone, they talk of constant abuse by Settlers, common assault, throwing of stones and bottles, of being preventing from intervening against bullying, of having to ask permission from the IDF to cross a street to the Settler side and that any response to aggression by Palestinians, women or children , will result in their removal and detention by the IDF.

All settlers engaged, were overfed,. All Palestinians engaged were underfed, underfed, underfed, underfed, underfed, underfed…

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06. The Sound of Free Speech Part 02 (Lament Reprise)

Play it Loud

Go Go Lets do it yeah !

Ooooh Yeah !

This is the sound of free speech
This is the sound of free speech
This is the sound of free speech
This is the sound of free speech
This is the sound of free speech
This is the sound of free speech
This is the sound of free speech
This is the sound of free speech
This is the sound of free speech
This is the sound of free speech
This is the sound of free speech

(Choral)

This is the sound of free speech
This is the sound of free speech
This is the sound of free speech
This is the sound of free speech
This is the sound of free speech,
This is the sound of free speech,
This is the sound of free speech,
This is the sound of free speech,
This is the sound of free speech,
This is the sound of free speech

Rachel a 23 year old American activist, had gone out to Gaza to protest land reforms and fight against the Isreali Housing program. Her group had been holding up tanks and bulldozers all morning in Hi Es Salam, Rafah. Other foreigners who were with her said the driver of the bulldozer was aware that Rachel was there, and continued to destroy the houses.

ريتشل, ناشطة اميركية عمرها 23, اجت ع غزة عشان تحتج على تسوية الاراضي عشان مشروع اقامة المستوطنات. جماعتها كانت بتحاول تأخر الدبابات والبلدوزرات طول الصبح ب حي السالم , برفح. اجانب تانين كانو معاها قالو انو سائق البلدوزر بيعرف انو ريتشل كانت هناك, وكمل تدمير البيوت.

Rachel had engaged the Bulldozers attention with a megaphone. At first he just he dropped sand and other heavy debris on her to drive out of the demolition zone but then took matters further by using the bulldozer to push her to the ground and twice drive over her. Both arms, legs and skull were fractured. She was transferred out of the demolition zone to hospital, where she later died. The demolitions continued on schedule, though has been since questioned as illegal.

ريتشل خلت سائق البلدوزر ينتبهلها عن طريق مكبر الصوت. بالاول رمى عليها الرمل وانقاض وحطام حتى يقلعها من موقع الهدم بس الامور وصلت لمنحى تاني وقت استخدمو البلدوزر عشان يوقعوها ع الارض ويدعس عليها مرتين. ايديها, رجليها وراسها تكسرو. اخدوها براة موقع الهدم للمشفى, بعدين هنيك ماتت. الهدم استمر بجدولو, مع انو بهداك الوقت شككو بعدم شرعيتها.

Madness and the Demon in an ever enthralling violent embrace they lay the spawn of their copulation on our homes, our orchards, our fields our, our………………..

Rockets, scream into the sky like hungry mosquitoes seeking to suck the life, the blood from us, to drain us. The Jinn, (جن) The darkness, made from the fire ever changing, ever scorching a monstrous impersonation of humanity metalled by the fists of power media politic to justify how they pour judgement upon us.

we hide, we jump , we run. Fragile soulless dolls fleeing the nightmare condition by violence, in between cracks in concrete steel girders up shooters headless flowers, flowers, flowers in the night garden, flowers for graves, metal twisting lifeless rusting graves.

The explosion in rocket warfare around the Gaza strip and the incendiary social issues of tension between lying the two communities, the issue of an Israeli settlement program appears central to all disagreement.

The settlers living areas are serene as the IDF has their fingers on the trigger. The Defence or the threat of strength, leaves a clear imprint that the IDF are in control and there constant daily presence simply won’t let that be forgotten. For the Palestinian, the true reality is staring up the barrel of an IDF gun.

Entrances to Palestinian front doors wrapped in rusting steel cages, Yet seeing Settlers are gardens flowing with strawberries and roses.

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In relation to the strip, without disproportionate social control and wealth division would Hamas even exist ? Ironically with this line of questioning in mind, it appears that the Pillar of Clouds is not a guiding light for the Israeli People, it is not a metaphor, it is, in its current form, wantant endless demolition and it is that demolition that will not provide Israel with, as it publicly justifies, a protective edge to guard the civil liberties of the Israeli People,. It is though perhaps more with the intent to drive a parting through the red sea of Arab and World resistance to reach a beach front prime real estate opportunity.

When all the demolition is done, when the site is cleared,. Redevelopment can begin unhindered.
Do Hamas and the PLO, just by existing work in the interests of settlement development drivers by justifying policies of retaliation and occupation ?

The door swings both ways,. Action and reaction, Do those raised in Fear and Anger lean naturally towards Peace or War ? As the rocket responses policies continue, what type of a people are the hard right creating on the neighbouring strip ?

Looking though the smokescreens, the political and Media twists a clarity emerges,. Is this really what the driver for war on Gaza is ?

Not just another clear and build campaign, not a small town resurgence of apartheid, this is a redevelopment plan on a biblical scale. Prime location condo’s in the “Hebron heights” development program .

How far will the policy of Protection for the privileged at any length go ? Not a racism issue, not a tribal war issue , not a religious issue but Over 60 years of the greatest real estate planning in History.

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07. PILLAR OF CLOUDS – (DEMO Radio Edit) – A Song for Gaza اعمدة الغيوم – اغنية من اجل غزة

How can there be peace when there is no respect for Human life, Israel , How can there be peace targeting with proportionality ? 1 rocket fired into Israel earns 100 hundred returned ?

كيف من الممكن ان يكون هناك سلام عندما لايوجد حُرمة لحياةِ الانسان, اسرائيل, كيف من الممكن ان يكون مقترناً مع هدف السلام ؟ صاروخ واحد يطلق نحو اسرائيل يستحق مئةً بالمقابل ؟

Why do you pull the whiskers of the cat Hamas, when your rockets are fired from trucks parked outside our schools and hospitals ?

لماذا تنزع شعيرات شارب القط حماس, عندما تُطلق صورايخك من شاحنات متوقفة خارج مدارسنا و مشافينا.

Mossad, shame on your “convenience” so “all seeing” yet unwilling to tell the difference between a fighter and a child.

أيها الموساد عار على ” راحة بالكم ” اذاً ” كل ما ترون ” الى الآن غير راغبين بالقول ما الفرق بين المقاتل والطفل .

When a hammer (HALMUTH – jewish judges hammer) strikes on wood all nails will lift in defiance.

عندما هالموث ” مطرقة القاضي عند اليهود ” تضرب على الخشب كل المسامير سوف تُرفع في تحدٍ.

When a hammer ( HALMUTH – jewish judges hammer) strikes on wood, all nails will lift in defiance.

عندما هالموث ” مطرقة القاضي عند اليهود ” تضرب على الخشب كل المسامير سوف تُرفع في تحدٍ.

When a hammer (HALMUTH – jewish judges hammer) strikes on wood, all nails will lift in defiance.

عندما هالموث ” مطرقة القاضي عند اليهود ” تضرب على الخشب كل المسامير سوف تُرفع في تحدٍ.

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Cast & Crew:

Vocalists: Li Webster, Salya Al Hamdi Shabaan (سالية شعبان الحامدي) , Andie Handei Kumafaro, Kate Shortt

Trumpet: Andie Handei Kumafaro

Chello: Kate Shortt

Turntables, Scratching: DJ Skyaaz

Hand Drums: Jim Dooley

Keys , Synth, Drum Programming, Didgeridoo, Didge, Wind pipes, Bottle glockenspiel: Andie Handei Kumafaro

Model: Zainab Sheikh

Artwork, Design Concept, Studio and Production: FISHINABOX

Lyrics, Storyboard, Scripting: Muhammad Wareef Bawadekji, Salya Al Hamdi Shabaan (سالية شعبان الحامدي)  Andie Handei Kumafaro, Kate Shortt

©℗ 2015 FISHINABOX (All rights reserved)

YESTERDAY’S NEWS TODAY – Un-Writing the so called “truth” conspiracy

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YESTERDAY’S NEWS TODAY – Un-Writing the so called “truth” conspiracy NUMBER ONE

(What did you miss ? What was hidden from you ? VEGAN ANARCHIST REVOLUTION SYMBOL)

This was one of those odd meetings  in Westminster Station on the circle line concourse today, Just a hoodie who i used to know in the early days of setting up the FISHINABOX, part of the early crew who dropped out to drop out permanently (but said he’s more dropping “in” as dropping “out” is about taking what the system gives you up the backside) and who still keeps enough tabs on my movements to know me. It was refreshing, catching up n some of the early Album socio-political ideas we shared

He finds me in the crowd, comes up to me,  standing up close and talking like we had secrets to tell but no real secrets of any consequence. For the sake of argument, let’s call him “Yesterdays news today”, and I (writing this article) , Kumafaro the trumpet player, finally giving him the space he is looking for to add to the overall FISHINABOX message.

“Yesterday’s news Today” gave me his paper, he’s no fixed abode these days he says. I look at his hands, and ask about the paper, “is there a story in it” I ask looking at the scribbled cover and then to his hands scarred with cigarette burns and knuckles grazed, dirt under the fingernails and a graying unshaven look, nothing sinister just a few days out of digs is all,.

I flick through the pages of the News rag, it’s chaos, black ink everywhere, incoherent in places,. but what i pick up is the certain issues , short notes in his own way, that make me think, that yes, this is the news that they un-write in the editing rooms, it might even be subcioncious but its there, these are the underlying issues with whats being put out to the public,. the message behind the story that’s always hidden, the scam , the lie , the double standard.  I smile , Yesterday’s news today makes perfect sense as part of the news feed, chaos or not.. its relevant. relevant to our daily city lives, relevant because this is how journalism and the media keep us tuned in to shit while not picking up whats important in a story.. Yesterdays news today,.has rewritten the news.

After photographing the pages on the station concourse, i did the right thing and dropped the newspaper into the next Circle line carriage heading towards liverpool street. This post is for “Yesterdays news Today”. If the paper gets picked up by anyone and they track it back to the news feed here, hey send me a picture with your self and the paper and ill post it on the story feed, i will also trade it with you for a FISHINABOX CD……… just for the fun of the finding..

In the meantime lets roll out the content. “Yesterday’s news Today” says he will run some more as long as we post articles about them,. I suppose its actually a kind of fan mail of a sort. We are obliged to pixel-ate some of the content on the ad’s such as branding and features otherwise the pages are as were photographed on the station concourse…So let’s take a look at what “Yesterday’s news Today” delivered………

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PAGE: Fashion Fur Add

CAPTION: The real fashion victims in the world are the animals skinned alive for your vanity

#MAKEITFAKE #SKINNEDALIVE

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PAGE: Price of flats (in London) jump 60%

CAPTION: Because the Elite “Buy to Leave” Qaatari’s etc want you to fund their A lister lifestyle

#SQUATTERSRIGHTS

PAGE: Tube strike just 3 people voted for

CAPTION: Where Managers DON’T manage, Workers DON’T work

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PAGE: Fashion spread on Star’s new Style

CAPTION: Bubble gum Pop on Plastic Transistors – Harry Styl’es finest moment = “DONT GO TO SEAWORLD”

PAGE: Woman gets overly flirty with David Beckham in an interview

CAPTION: Promote sex and temptation for married men ? You sold me your love as a conspiracy but it was only a social obscenity (Lyrics from SOLD the punk operetta)

#SOLD #OBSCENITY #TRIVIALISEMARRIAGEVOWSANDCOMMITMENTS

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PAGE: The pig sex accusation story with David Cameron

CAPTION: #GETPIGGYWITHIT #CASSETTEBOY

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PAGE: Burger Advert

CAPTION: Humanity will die in a sea of Cow Farts. Meat is Murder with animal torture and Bovine Growth Hormone

#COWSPIRACY #UNREPORT

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PAGE: Why should God save the Queen ?

CAPTION: Divine right is not divine it is achieved by subjugation of the masses. The very existence of God /State / Church is oppression to everyone’s right to freedom of choice

#PYRAMIDPOWER #UNSUBSCRIBE #VOTECORBYN ? VOICE OF THE PEOPLE ? #POWERCURRUPTS

NOTE: FISHINABOX would interpret the above as “The very existence of the belief in the existence of…….”

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PAGE: VW diesel deception court case

CAPTION: #GREED #CAPITALISM #SELFSEEKINGWILLKILLUSALL #OCCUPY #CLIMATECHANGE #GREED

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PAGE: Article on Prince William air force service

CAPTION: Fight War not Wars. Create hero’s to create support – Royal rule is through subjugation of the nation not divine right

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PAGE: Sale deal for Broadband

CAPTION: Because you must never miss that next tweet, but you might walk into a bus reading it

#NEVERMIND

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PAGE: Britain greats first refugees

CAPTION: Message in the Sand. 20K on the way, 4 million homeless. NO – Europe’s refugee crisis caused by European Development Funding Syria’s refugee crisis

#ADROPINTHEOCEAN #WESOLDTHEMTHEGUNDSANDTHEYSTARTEDAWAR #HUMANITYWASHEDASHORE #SYRIA

PAGE: Mobile phone Advert

CAPTION: Because your old phone has it stopped working ?

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PAGE: Obituary article and legal case on sporting stars

CAPTION: People will believe anything if you print it in a newspaper

#SUICIDEGIRLS #SELFOPPRESSEDIDIOTS

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PAGE: Fingerprint germ technology

CAPTION: Chem Trail Conspiracy is real

#1984 #GATTACA

PAGE: Bay City Rollers drinking Milk

CAPTION: MILK – Early on set puberty, Gender confusion, ADD, ADHD, Bowel Cancer, Animal Torture (VEGAN ANARCHIST REVOLUTION SYMBOL)

#DRINKAPINTAMILKADAY? #ANIMALABUSE

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PAGE: Fashion add with Discount

CAPTION: The discount is not good enough so let’s use an over sexualised model to further objectify women – BEAUTY – This is a marketing lie, – BEAUTY – Sunset on a mountain is beautiful / A Dolphin in the wild is beautiful

#EQUALIYISDEAD #FEMINISMISDEAD

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PAGE: Tycoon up’s the price of AIDS medicine from £9 to £500

CAPTION: The creation of elitism, capitalism and pyramid power, something to be proud of ? This man holds the power of life or death over AIDS sufferers. Why ? What society allowed this to happen ? Profiteering of health issues

PAGE: Belgian food bug

CAPTION: All processed food is poison

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PAGE: Bleach and cleaning product ad’s

CAPTION: Bleach everything because the fish in the oceans need it.

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PAGE: Cosmetics advert

CAPTION: Don’t forget to check PETA for the ones that still do animal testing. A moisturizer can’t be any good if 30 rabbits and cats have died to produce it.

#ETHICALIVING

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PAGE: Advert for Football game

CAPTION: Don’t play football, don’t exercise, don’t get fit. Sit on your arse in your living room and play it so that later in life you will be dependent on prescription medicines

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PAGE: Another article on the David Cameron Piggy scandal

CAPTION: Get “Piggy” with it #ANIMALABUSE #ANIMALCRUELTY #GOVEGAN

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PAGE: Good Deeds page

CAPTION: The only article of value in the whole newspaper

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PAGE: Well know Knightsbridge store announces sale

CAPTION: We stock Fois Gras, Fur and it’s all unethically sourced because we care about profits NOT people.

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PAGE: Marine Le Pen on trial

CAPTION: The far right in France are very knowledgeable about Nazi Germany #OBVIOUS

PAGE: Car theft, shipped to Uganda

CAPTION: We know where you are. Credit Finance, Buy now pay later

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PAGE: 500 Year old Butchers

CAPTION: What would the culinary retards do if they couldn’t get their meat ?

#MEATISMURDER #MEATISOBSCENE #GOVEGAN

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PAGE: Bank load advert

CAPTION: Banks need you to feel inadequate so they can profiteer of you. Interest is a debt prison. (VEGAN ANARCHIST REVOLUTION SYMBOL)

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PAGE: Veteran soldier killed back home

CAPTION: Fight war not wars, destroy power not people #VICTIMS (VEGAN ANARCHIST REVOLUTION SYMBOL)

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PAGE: Debt advert for remortgages

CAPTION: Take on more debt, save the bankers as they need more COKE !

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PAGE: Hands in the till charity boss

CAPTION: #SELFSERVICE

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PAGE: Positive affirmations

CAPTION: You need this because everyday the system works subliminally to undermine your confidence

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PAGE: James Dean the movie

CAPTION: All cigarettes apart from “American Spirit” are animal tested. Get people to start smoking again with a boygirl pinup.

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PAGE: Celebrating Music mega stars

CAPTION: Let’s promote social decadence as the new “black” – Why ? Cocaine abuse is not class.

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PAGE: TV Page

CAPTION: Don’t talk to your kids or spouse tonight, Watch TV instead ?

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PAGE: Quiz page

CAPTION: Occupy your mind with games instead of thinking

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PAGE: London stop dreaming

#ABSOLUTELY

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PAGE: Fur Advert

CAPTION: Make it Fake.  FAKE FUR . The real fashion victims are the animals skinned alive for your vanity

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PAGE: Pop star interview about behavioral disorders

CAPTION: Drop the Milk !

The Newspaper was full of captions on every page, we have just put up a sample of them here for acknowledgement.

The principle of re-writing the news with the underlying issues put back is an eye opener to how much we are all being brainwashed, conditioned and sold in to consumer slavery.

Though I post the article for an old colleague  who dropped “in”  rather than “out” I also hope that some of the content here strikes a chord with people, that they can take a second glance at a daily news paper and realize that there is more behind the story that the pitiful drivel the gets plastered across celebrity lifestyle sections and the latest fashion or trend.

FISHINABOX RECORDS excerpt their right under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 to discuss all aspects of the Press industry, source material, comment on this project and all content under the context of “fair comment and criticism”.

DISCLAIMER: Links to information on sites other than those operated by FISHINABOX RECORDS are for your convenience only and are not an endorsement or recommendation of those sites. FISHINABOX RECORDS does not control or provide any content or information at these sites, makes no representation or warranty of any kind with respect to these sites or their content, and does not maintain, operate, or take responsibility for information provided. FISHINABOX RECORDS does not endorse and is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of such content or information and any use thereof is solely at the user’s risk.

 

 

 

HANNIBAL FINALE – Extended 12″ Skinned Alive REMIX – The Full Story

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HANNIBAL FINALE – Extended 12″ Skinned Alive REMIX – The Full Story

After 3 months of preparation, near zero budget , we pulled the HANNIBAL anti-Fur video together.

With fantastic energy and support throughout the production team to get this message out there it finally all came together in August in our Hannibal Finale to the Anti Fur awareness campaign. Our hope is that the sheer volume of content we have created both here in London and in the inside footage from Fur Farms in Norway, that we will be able to continue a long and widespread awareness campaign over the unethical conduct of the Fur Industry as it continues to drive and brain wash young peoples minds that they “simply cannot be any one of importance, or exist in modern society without having to own a real fur”.

The Media machine of the Fashion Industry has accelerated it’s sexualization of the image of Fur to expand on the financial gains of opening markets and it’s working. Young Women we have questioned in fur have openly commented that they feel a real fur enhances their sexuality and standing, makes them more attractive to the opposite sex and more accepted in high society.

The Hannibal song has been criticized for appearing to be rapey or degrading to women. but on what grounds ? lyrical content ? At FISHINABOX we take all criticism on board and check whether it is constructive and valid or whether it is just a knee jerk reaction to controversial issues.

So we asked around in Hoxton and Stratford on a few Saturday afternoons and evenings on the Bar circuit (before people got past their first drink) about what the image of a girl in a fur conjured up for them ? What we got back was right on the money with the Hannibal track:  “Trashy / Street Trash / Prostitute  / Thick / Wanabee / The Kardashian’s but with an empty purse / a one night stand ” , When asked would they see a girl in a denim or a leather jacket in the same way, (aside form the jokes that Mark after a couple of pints would shag a lamp post) the response was no, its the fur that makes them “game” .These responses were being bandied around by young males in East London.

The Bottom line ? From the responses we got back overall, HANNIBAL is not “rapey” but it does capture the clear issue of concern, that the status of a Women in a fur coat when compared to one without is degraded and not enhanced unless as an object.

The Fashion industry angle that “Fur is sexy is also true it seems, but sexy in what way ? It is true Fur does make you more appealing, but only as a free ride on the village bicycle.  What did anyone expect ? Was the “Sex” in wearing a fur ever going to be anything more than a pornographic statement ? After all The fashion rags are selling an image of objectification and that is exactly what wearing a fur creates. Not class, not luxury, just the image of a street hooker for free. When you wear a fur out on the town is this how you want to be perceived ? Are these perceptions acceptable ? absolutely not , but the glamorization of fur has created that image not the minds that have read and seen the ad campaigns and soaked it in. The fault lies with the fur industry and it’s marketing campaign.

After such socially ground breaking steps in Animal Rights legislation and Women’s rights and feminism over the last 40 years, we hit the new millennium and Empathy and Responsibility have been thrown out of the window. This is the age of the Selfie and in the age of the Selfie, shallow plastic painted faces in pornographic skins ripped of the bodies of beautiful wild animals while still screaming is the new “black”.

The ability to think for ourselves culturally has been “sold” to our mobile phones, news rags, and plastic passion icons of no substance. The evidence is everywhere, from what you see tottering along in Knightsbridge in heels that cost more that a studio flats monthly rent, through to even the pitiful egotistical choices for candidates in the US Presidential election. The Social and Political spheres of the western world are no longer right wing or left wing but self wing.

Humanity is heading for a fall, the Fashion Carnival has made a mockery out of people and a tragedy out of the animal it persecutes. but for what ? to satisfy one simple thing: greed.

We hope that Hannibal, whether you find the content offensive or not, will get this message to you.

Do not degrade yourself and sacrifice your independent ethical choice, morality, or true beauty as sentient beings by engaging and buying into the base, immoral and pornography of the Fur Industry. Just say NO to FUR.

The care / don’t care about Fur debate in the Media:

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/nov/22/fur-rather-go-naked

http://www.elle.com/fashion/personal-style/a2498/essay-on-fur-and-animal-rights/

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/20/fur-style-britain-cruel-crude-unsustainable-wealth

http://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/ethical-fur-farming-in-europe-expose-focus-on-norway/

Footage shot in side Fur Farms in Norway and used by kind permission of Nettverk for dyrs frihet/ Anti Fur Society

Filming HANNIBAL we basically only had enough budget to get the film studio blood (V) , pull together some costumes and the petrol to get to location. When we reached out to the Fashion Community to fund / donate / support this campaign no one wanted to touch it. responses over ” it’s fashion suicide for our business to be involved in such a campaign/ we have been told to ask you to leave,  through to , you don’t understand the power of the Fur industry, just walk away”

We were able though to secure the good support and to work once again with the Animal Rights Group “FBI Animals” (best known for the weekly Saturday Anti Fur and Anti Fois Gras protests in Knightsbridge) to produce the video.

The Story line follows a play off with a hunt and trap group coming across a wild tribe, they are trapped hunted and skinned for their fur coats then discarded. Simple story . Basically the story of forest and field mammals all over western Europe, US, Canada and Asia.

We have placed into the story some symbolism worth mentioning to better understand the depth in the story:

CARNIVAL MASKS: Carnival and Circus Masks were used on the catwalk to parody the fake plastic image of the Fashion Industry  and its endless re-branding of bling and glitz. This symbolism is aimed at the shallow self wing lifestyle that the industry and fur products appeal to.

MASKS IN GENERAL: FISHINABOX continues to use the symbolism of the mask to focus people on what is being presented in the story and not the people or players behind the set. There is nothing, no self , no personality beyond the story. The Mask has always been, throughout all tribal culture, used as a way to project the character carved into the Mask and to loose the person animating it from behind. Religious and ceremonial Masks have been assigned with Magical transitioning qualities throughout history.

UMBRELLAS: The Umbrella became a symbol of revolution during the Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution. Yellow Umbrellas were assigned significance as meaning “our home” and red for the blood of the downtrodden. The Umbrellas in the Hong Kong Protests were used as a wall to deflect tears gas and protect the demonstrators.

In the HANNIBAL video we use a giant Yellow Umbrella sail for the roof of the Fur Tribe home and the twirling Red Umbrella in the hands of Catwalk models, or, just discarded on the floor to symbolize the fickle disregard to the lives of the animals that had been killed for pelts.

NOTE: Previously FISHINABOX has also used this symbol as a defiance against the Japanese Whaling industry representing the spilt blood of Dolphins in the annual Taiji Cover Slaughter)

CATWALK SCENE: The Catwalk scene was included as it is the core image of anti-fur protesting. The trashing of Fashion Models, in Furs, with Blood stains stems back to the LYNX campaign in the early 1980’s where they pictured a woman in heels and fur coat leaving a trail of blood as she walked. The idea has been done many different ways but essentially around the same theme. It is not an original concept though is central to the subject matter of the storyboard hence it’s inclusion.

FIRE: Is used as a symbol of cleansing and cremation. In the Video the furs skinned off the Fur Tribe as set on fire and waved in a circle signifying Samsara the wheel of life and reincarnation. As they are turned in a circle the reference is that the Fur Tribe will be reincarnated and restored to life which is opposite of Humanities spiritual ideal that they will be able to leave the eternal cycle of reincarnation and achieve enlightenment and nirvana.

FUR TRIBE MAKE-UP: The Tribes make up were based around Native North and South American Amazonian and other Women strong warrior tribes.

MA’IINGAN (THE WOLF SPIRIT): The Wolf Spirit appears in line with First Nation Canadian Spiritual Beliefs of the Wolf as a Teacher, Mother Protector and Guardian and predictor of the future. Where the Wolf Spirit Dies so does it’s people. Ma’iingan being shown as a powerful Forest Dwelling Spirit captures the belief that in the end the Fur Tribe will be victorious over the plague of endless hunting. rape and destruction. Ma’iingan holds the anti fur placards and beats them on the ground to drum support from us the people to stop the crimes of the Fur Industry.

INSPIRATION FOR THE PROJECT: PETA Anti Fur Web campaign (Exposing Fur) / CRASS – Bata Motel (Objectification of Women) / Nettverk for dyrs frihet (Norwegian Fur Farms) / FBI Animals Harrods Anti-Fur Campaign / CAFT Anti Fur Harvey Nichols Campaign

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FISHINABOX RECORDS excerpt their right under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 to discuss all aspects of the Fur trade industry, source material, comment on this project and all content under the context of “fair comment and criticism”.

DISCLAIMER: Links to information on sites other than those operated by FISHINABOX RECORDS are for your convenience only and are not an endorsement or recommendation of those sites. FISHINABOX RECORDS does not control or provide any content or information at these sites, makes no representation or warranty of any kind with respect to these sites or their content, and does not maintain, operate, or take responsibility for information provided. FISHINABOX RECORDS does not endorse and is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of such content or information and any use thereof is solely at the user’s risk.

East London Community Events (Day 2 of 2) – Hackney Carnival

East London Community Events (Day 2 of 2) – Hackney Carnival

FISHINABOX set a weekend aside to get involved, help out and join in on East London Community events

Day 2 was spent behind the scenes and on the procession with Paracarnival (Bringing Carnival Therapy to Special Needs) at the Hackney Carnival. Paracarnival is attached to the Paraiso school of Samba.

Hackney Carnival has the feel of a Notting Hill Carnival 25 years ago: less policing, though still a presence, crowd can move freely, space on the pavements, no overcrowding, shops all open and people engage with the crowd. It feels lighter , it feels safer, its a great street event platform for people to get involved and engage in.

We signed up to help making sure everyone performing in the Paracarnival group enjoyed the event, participated and kept up with the procession, the moves and were able to engage with the spirit of Carnival.  Supporting the Carnival Group meant we also had to costume up and dance it out for 5 miles while working with the group.

The Carnival parade placed a support bus behind us so that we were able transfer any one flagging in the group. The route being 5 miles this can really be quite heavy work on some of the participants. Carnival Therapy is an excellent way to create Special Needs engagement into mainstream celebrated community events, though it must be remembered that where other groups only have to focus on the dance and costume aspects of the procession, the Paracarnival has to think that one step ahead. taking into consideration the planned moves, sign language, mobility and attention.

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What did we make of Day 2 on the Community Festival trail ?

Highs – An amazing an engaging experience for everyone, great fun, fantastic , colorful, vibrant, stimulating at all levels. Friendly and a safe atmosphere, excellent use of local schools and changing and preparation sites close to the carnival route. Excellent traffic control with fast taking down of the route so there is no traffic build up after the event. The Carnival has lots of exit points so there is no chance of being kettled. Forward planning in use of the support bus. Lot’s of Media and Press, well funded.

Lows – Serious lack of Toilets…(need more). The route was very long for Special Needs which meant we had to be extra vigilant for signs of fatigue. The dance moves seemed a little fast and complex for the group even we had trouble keeping up with the sign language.

East London Community Events (Day 1 of 2) – Toronto Road, Ilford Art Festival

 

East London Community Events – Toronto Road, Ilford Art Festival : DAY 1 of 2

FISHINABOX set a weekend aside to get involved, help out and join in on East London Community events

Day 1 was spent on the Toronto Road Arts Festival. Our task, to create some street art to engage the people visiting the event. After a little brainstorming with some of the event committee we constructed a bill board from wood ends we pulled out of skips along the street of the actual event site (Toronto Road) cut all the pieces to size, nailed it all together put it in the street, and invited the community members of all ages to add a little art to the billboard to build up.

This event still in it’s infancy but appealed to all ages and all ethnicities with some clever and ground breaking ways to play with junk, Paper Presses for furniture making, crab apple sculptures (also swept up from the street where the event was held). The event also had members of Para carnival arrange a carnival parade including learning a routine. this paired beautifully with a Zumba Bollywood style dance class, an open mic, street lounge / cafe,.  painters corner, red carpet and the obligatory face painting and food (V) and cake stalls (V) to feed the hungry. As the event is focused heavily on recycling, CleanUpUK were on the event as well to help change behaviour over littering, They formed two litter pick teams of volunteers as fast as snapping your fingers from the people at the event to keep the street spotless.

If you were interested in arranging your own Litter pick or simply just wanted to run a care in the Community campaign then here is the link:  http://www.cleanupuk.org.uk

For more info about the Toronto Arts Group and if you were interested in supporting the event then here is the link: https://www.buzzbnk.org/TorontoRoadArtsFestival2015

Just when all that was dying down as night fell and we thought we would be done for the day, the festival threw up a pop up Cinema having has a licence to screen on the street. A day on the community festival ended with putting our feet up to Rowan Atkinson starring in”Johnny English”.

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What did we make of Day 1 on the Community Festival trail ?

Highs – An amazing an engaging experience for everyone, great fun, fantastic use of resources literally from recycling on the street. No causalities and no tears. The Carnival workshops and Dance workshops had even the Supporting Met Officers, who had been assigned to the event, (who also painted on the Bill Board) beaming from ear to ear. Definitely not short of Ideas.

Lows – No Toilet…(knock on a door), Where was the local  newspaper”rag” and reporter ? A Community event on their patch you would expect them to be there no ? Definitely Short of a bob or two (funding) for an education and community well being event. We were surprised not to see Jack Petchey Foundation or the Redbridge Community Fund not jumping up and down to fund this. Talk to them.

 

GLEDE WOOD Alternative Eco Lifestyle Project feat: Emaline Delapaix

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GLEDE WOOD Alternative Eco Lifestyle Project feat: Emaline Delapaix

If you go down to the woods today, be sure to build your own house and you’ll be quids in. A house in the woods might sound like a fairy tale, but it doesn’t have to be made of gingerbread.

FISHINABOX in the search for the perfect Wilderness fairy tale village location to shoot the Rap Music Video for the hit song HANNIBAL we stumbled into , (literally) GLEDE WOOD. A picturesque Eco village alternative lifestyle “happening” set deep in the thickening forests of Shropshire .

The Location was perfect and so we chose it for the earthy leafy backdrop for our Filming Project.

To support the feature on the Wood, FISHINABOX reached out to renowned Vegan singer Songwriter Emaline Delapaix (also featured in the Sep/Oct issue of Barefoot Vegan Magazine. www.barefootvegan.com ) to provide a backtrack for the Wood website “Behind the Scenes” Feature.

Enjoy the Music and images as you journey further into Glede Wood……………..

Glede Wood is an alternative lifestyle choice. Where people are being increasingly being priced out of real estate and are faced with ever diminishing floor space, the chance to take a step out of the system and go it alone is becoming increasingly more popular.

Glede Wood came into being just over a year ago, with the purchase of a 5 acre plot of absolute wilderness and an iron resolve to start to build and create a safe, long standing set of perma-structures to live in. The work began on clearing and building, as the first step, a traditional Yurt (from the Turkic).

So what exactly is it, and, is it warm enough to sit the winter out in ? Simply speaking, a Yurt (or “ger” in the Mongolian) is a portable, round tent covered with fabrics or felts traditionally used as a dwelling by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia.

The structure comprises of an angled assembly or latticework of pieces of wood or bamboo for walls, a door frame, ribs (poles, rafters), and a wheel (crown, compression ring) possibly steam bent.

The roof structure is often self supporting but large yurts may have interior posts supporting the crown. The top of the wall of self supporting yurts is prevented from spreading by means of a tension band which opposes the force of the roof ribs.

At Glede Wood they decided to build a Modern version of the Yurt, set it up as a permanent built on a wooden platform and using beautifully decorated elaboratly formed wooden framing with canvas and tarpaulin sails. The Yurt is the first structure built in the project which will,  over time to build a permanent house along with other yurts for guest and family to stay and also enjoy the serene tranquility of the woods.

On location at Glede Wood,  in between filming we shot some stills of the site. Lets take a look around:

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LIKE THE MUSIC ? Join Emaline Delapaix and her Leeds born guitarist for an intimate duo concert at The Green Kitchen in Saint Albans on Thursday 1st October. Original Folk-Pop on electric piano, acoustic guitar, baby celtic harp and electric/lapsteel guitar and vocals.

£15 includes the concert, a main meal (choice of 2) and dessert, all vegan. BYO alcohol and tea/coffee/soft drinks are extra. Tickets are limited so please book your spot directly with the cafe. Doors open 7pm, concert starts at 8pm. Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/401460926723706/

WANT TO INVESTIGATE ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE ? The Below links talk in further detail over Eco Living options to suit everyone with or without a budjet, looking to move out to the woods or for the more city bound to find a communal affordable option.

http://lammas.org.uk/

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/self-reliant-residents-live-good-life-1820492

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/how-i-built-my-house-for-4000-784278.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/green/

http://www.diggersanddreamers.org.uk/communities/forming

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1056637/Lost-middle-class-tribes-secret-eco-village-Wales-spotted-aerial-photograph-taken-plane.html

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Emaline Delapaix Content ©℗ 2015 www.emalinedelapaix.com (All rights reserved)

 

 

STOP TAIJI – New Hunt Season Sept ONE 2015 Death & Captivity

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STOP TAIJI – New Hunt Season Sept ONE 2015 Death & Captivity

On this Day, an extremely vocal 900 strong crowd gathered to protest Japan’s Dolphin Hunting Policies in London as well as other similar demo action all over the world. Ric O’Barry, The first man to train a Dolphin in Captivity (way back in the 1950/60’s) and now after living with and seeing the effects of captivity first hand, stands head of the Dolphin Project to break down all Dolphin Captivity and stop hunting was released from Police Custody in Japan. Storm weather stopped the first day of this seasons Dolphin hunt from going ahead (The Cove ran blue). Live video feeds were shared with Pamela Anderson from the Demo and Dominic Dyer from Care for the Wild stood up as speaker.

Pressure has been constant on Social Media against the Hunt, any many activists sharing information have been targeted by right wing Nationalists in Japan keen to sidetrack the Japanese People into thinking awareness is an attempt at Racism and aimed at undermining the Government. FISHINABOX, in response, along with other Groups, have been heading of the political aggressors to ensure the general Public have access to information while the Main Media and Political elements continue a charade designed at watering down evidence. Main Media have at best trivialized the issue as anti Japanese and support the non disclosure of critical information regarding toxicity in Dolphin Meat, in arguments over cruelty and in distracting the Public form the money trail around the Captivity industry. Despite this support continues to grow and Japanese people are now out and protesting against the trade.

We can only hope that strong support globally and at Global Demos (from Manila to Canada) such as September 1 will provide them with a network to reach out to as one thing is sure, only when the Japanese People are able to rise up against intimidation to ignore the issue will the Japanese Government, finally review the industry. Short attempts to appease the Global community such as an insignificant reduction in the kill quota have not worked. The industry, for the rightful good health of the Japanese People and the protection of cetaceans against eradication and entrapment, needs to be shut down.

The Hunt Season is on, join the global protest or if Protesting is not your thing, then join the online groups such as Dolphin Angels and Empty the Tanks and add your voice to the campaign.

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FISHINABOX RECORDS excerpt their right under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 to discuss all aspects of the Live animal trade industry, source material, comment on this project and all content under the context of “fair comment and criticism”.

DISCLAIMER: Links to information on sites other than those operated by FISHINABOX RECORDS are for your convenience only and are not an endorsement or recommendation of those sites. FISHINABOX RECORDS does not control or provide any content or information at these sites, makes no representation or warranty of any kind with respect to these sites or their content, and does not maintain, operate, or take responsibility for information provided. FISHINABOX RECORDS does not endorse and is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of such content or information and any use thereof is solely at the user’s risk.

STOP TAIJI New Hunt Season Sept ONE 2015 Death & Captivity

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STOP TAIJI – New Hunt Season Sept ONE 2015 Death & Captivity

On this Day, an extremely vocal 900 strong crowd gathered to protest Japan’s Dolphin Hunting Policies in London as well as other similar demo action all over the world. Ric O’Barry, The first man to train a Dolphin in Captivity (way back in the 1950/60’s) and now after living with and seeing the effects of captivity first hand, stands head of the Dolphin Project to break down all Dolphin Captivity and stop hunting was released from Police Custody in Japan. Storm weather stopped the first day of this seasons Dolphin hunt from going ahead (The Cove ran blue). Live video feeds were shared with Pamela Anderson from the Demo and Dominic Dyer from Care for the Wild stood up as speaker.

Pressure has been constant on Social Media against the Hunt, any many activists sharing information have been targeted by right wing Nationalists in Japan keen to sidetrack the Japanese People into thinking awareness is an attempt at Racism and aimed at undermining the Government. FISHINABOX, in response, along with other Groups, have been heading of the political aggressors to ensure the general Public have access to information while the Main Media and Political elements continue a charade designed at watering down evidence. Main Media have at best trivialized the issue as anti Japanese and support the non disclosure of critical information regarding toxicity in Dolphin Meat, in arguments over cruelty and in distracting the Public form the money trail around the Captivity industry. Despite this support continues to grow and Japanese people are now out and protesting against the trade.

We can only hope that strong support globally and at Global Demos (from Manila to Canada) such as September 1 will provide them with a network to reach out to as one thing is sure, only when the Japanese People are able to rise up against intimidation to ignore the issue will the Japanese Government, finally review the industry. Short attempts to appease the Global community such as an insignificant reduction in the kill quota have not worked. The industry, for the rightful good health of the Japanese People and the protection of cetaceans against eradication and entrapment, needs to be shut down.

The Hunt Season is on, join the global protest or if Protesting is not your thing, then join the online groups such as Dolphin Angels and Empty the Tanks and add your voice to the campaign.

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FISHINABOX RECORDS excerpt their right under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 to discuss all aspects of the Live animal trade industry, source material, comment on this project and all content under the context of “fair comment and criticism”.

DISCLAIMER: Links to information on sites other than those operated by FISHINABOX RECORDS are for your convenience only and are not an endorsement or recommendation of those sites. FISHINABOX RECORDS does not control or provide any content or information at these sites, makes no representation or warranty of any kind with respect to these sites or their content, and does not maintain, operate, or take responsibility for information provided. FISHINABOX RECORDS does not endorse and is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of such content or information and any use thereof is solely at the user’s risk.