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Existence is Resistance does the Harlem Shake

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Existence is Resistance is a New York-based organization that “use the arts as a means of expression and liberation of marginalized peoples throughout the world with a focus on connecting to the situation of occupied Palestine.”

The Harlem Shake has made its way to Palestine as well. Here’s Bethlehem University:

Beit Jala:

And the Harlem Sheikh:

If you have no idea what’s going on in these videos, read this and this.

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  1. annie on February 26, 2013, 3:06 pm

    I LOVE THIS!!!!!!

  2. kayq on February 26, 2013, 5:48 pm

    This is awesome! I really love the idea of the use of viral videos in order to bring attention to the Palestinian cause.

    pro-Palestinians: 1 Hasbarist Media: 0

  3. Avi_G. on February 26, 2013, 7:26 pm

    If you have no idea what’s going on in these videos, read this and this.

    Thanks. I needed that.

    By the way, if anyone is interested in subscribing to my feed of smoke signals, please let me know.

    I also have a sub-channel called Two Cans and a String.

  4. riyadh on February 26, 2013, 9:11 pm

    I know you probably think this is all in good fun, but I’m disappointed that you’re entertaining this highly calculated “viral” phenomenon. As someone who fights against the gentrification of Palestine, how could you endorse the gentrification of Black culture? But thanks for filling the pockets of Mad Decent, and the laziest producer to ever luck into success, Diplo. You should really read Brandon Soderberg’s article about “Harlem Shake” over at Spin Magazine.

    • annie on February 26, 2013, 9:41 pm

      gentrification of Black culture? lol, i thought it was latino.

      anyway, this is the first i had heard of the harlem shake.(one of those videos has 24 million hits!) it just goes to show young people everywhere are plugged in and not very different from eachother. that would include palestinian kids!

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