Opposing The War Machine Is Cool Again, And The Empire’s Getting Nervous

Source: Caitlin Johnstone, Rogue Journalist
by Caitlin Johnstone

“American rapper Macklemore has released a single titled ‘Hind’s Hall,’ the name given to Columbia University’s Hamilton Hall by anti-genocide protesters in honor of the six year-old Hind Rajab who was murdered in Gaza by Israeli forces. The artist says all proceeds from the track will go to UNRWA. The song with its accompanying video is such a scathing indictment of the US-backed destruction of Gaza that Google-owned YouTube promptly age-restricted it. Macklemore attacks Biden, the brutal police crackdowns on protesters, the conflation of anti-Zionism with anti-semitism, US politicians and the Israel lobby, with lines that will haunt you for days like ‘The Nakba never ended, the colonizer lied.’ This marks the first really mainstream artist to take on this issue in their chosen medium with a track intended for widespread circulation. It probably won’t be the last.” (05/08/24)