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Protest Listen: 'How Is the Revolution Supposed to Shine?'

The world’s dispossessed have always made sense of their troubles and eased their sorrows through music. The Internet lets them do it across borders and cultures.

The performance below, titled “Don’t Want Your Life,” by “Z the People” and “El Far3i,” filmed by photographer Laith Majali in Amman, Jordan, is bursting with the elegant fury and refusal to suffer bullshit that fueled international protests from Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park in 2011.

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— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

Alexander Reed Kelly
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In December 2010, Alex was arrested for civil disobedience outside the White House alongside Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, Pentagon whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, healthcare activist Margaret Flowers and…
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