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PEOPLE NOT PLACES: MC Invincble tackles Zionism

From the newly-launched Emergence Travel Agency:

Please check out this docu-music video by Invincible (Ilana Weaver) about Zionism, Birthright Israel and the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homeland. Nora Barrows-Friedman assisted in filming some of the interviews.

Click Here! Then scroll down to the video under the “People Not Places” banner.

People Not Places (Detroit, New York, Palestine, 12 min)
Directed by Iqaa The Olivetone
Score by Vaughan T (LABTECHS)
Produced by EMERGENCE and Palestine Education Project

This docu-music-video is based on the song of the same name by Invincible featuring Abeer and Suhell Nafar (DAM). Invincible plays two characters in the video: a Birthright Israel tour recruiter, styled as a used car salesman; and herself, subverting the recruiter’s mission by exposing the buried Palestinian significance of each location in the tour.

Invincible exposes the process of historic and continued colonization of Palestine as being even deeper than land seizure and ethnic cleansing, but one that attempts to erase the indigenous language, culture, and memory of Palestinians.

Intertwined with the music video are interviews that expose how Zionist claims to a Jewish “birthright” to Palestine have come at the expense of the Palestinian Right of Return to their indigenous land. These interviews show how the Right of Return of Palestinians is interconnected with the resistance of occupied and displaced refugee communities globally, from Turtle Island to Puerto Rico and beyond.

People Not Places is featured on Invincible’s ShapeShifters album, available in the EMERGENCE Store.
Read lyrics and explanations for
People Not Places. Click “MORE” to view related interview videos.

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  1. sandra morey says:

    I want to be on your mailing list when you get it together. What has happened to Nora Barrows Friedman? I tuned in late today, 5/27/2010 and heard you say that the interview she did was the last. Has she quit? Been fired, laid off? What. I was going to pledge today yet again, but now I’m not sure. I always pledge a little during your time period.

  2. Flashpoints says:

    Hi Sandra,
    You can now sign up for our mailing list on the home page of our website at (at the top of the page, near the middle).
    As for Nora, she has decided to move on with her work. She will be focusing on other things, especially writing. You can follow her at her blog and her soon-to-be podcast at
    In terms of the show, We will definitely maintain a relationship with Nora and she won’t be a stranger to our audience. We hope to build from her 7+ year legacy of shaping Flashpoints and KPFA in incredible ways. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her. Best of luck, Nora!!!

  3. Jeff Story says:

    Do you know another source for your program that has MP3 downloads that work? Unfortunately, the and your own webpage contain non-functioning MP3 downloads. I miss hearing your program and doubt I am the only one.

    Best regards,


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