A Song for Syria
This from songwriter Dylan Connor: “The Syrian regime of Bashar Al Assad has murdered over 4,000 of its own citizens since the start of the Syrian uprising 9 months ago. November was the deadliest month to date, and just today I read of over 30 bodies being dumped on the street by the Shabiha (armed thugs loyal to the regime) in the city of Homs. So much help is needed as the humanitarian crisis grows: medical supplies for the wounded, food for refugees, money for the families who have lost their breadwinners, toys for children who have been tortured and are forever scarred.” He’s got a new single – in both English and Arabic – titled Feza Feza, which means “help, help” – up at his bandcamp, as a pay-what-you-want download, all proceeds to the Zakat Foundation, which is helping the Syrian freedom fighters as well as their children and survivors. Americans are rightfully outraged when fascist cops pepperspray innocent Occupy protestors, but the Syrians have it a lot rougher. Stick with this song – you can stream the whole thing here, and it grows on you.