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Redlining - Strange Flute, feat. Swatara

from Y'all Need a Reminder To Be Against Genocide? by Free Radicals

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From Palestine to Ferguson, from Oak Forest to Sugar Land, from Third Ward to Galveston, white hands drew red lines in the sand. 

First you moved us over here, now you want our land for your own. Our next place? You'll want that too. Each time, it seems your appetite has grown. 

Inside your gated communities, segregated and isolated, faces illuminated by screens, electronically inundated. 

Scared voters will elect gentrifiers peddling hate and fears. Past policies still affect where we live and who we live near. 

You think you're some kind of scientist? With craniometries, cartologies? A PhD in urban planning? Still some strange fruit dripping from your Poplar trees. 

I would have hoped that long ago, you would have outgrown your propensity to celebrate western civilization as the culmination of genetic destiny. 

The social contract was never signed. The 40 acres was never paid. White hands wrote the peace treaties, but the white side was the one that disobeyed. 

You own the deeds, the papers, the laws, you own the words in which they're written. You got the cops, the troops, the dogs, we got the asses being bitten.

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from Y'all Need a Reminder To Be Against Genocide?, released November 28, 2023

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Free Radicals Houston, Texas

Free Radicals sends a new collection of Palestine solidarity and anti-genocide music to the world, and to our rapper and friend Beesh in Gaza.
Without a phone, electricity, food or water, and with bombs dropping all around him and his daughter, we hope he's still alive and not in pain.
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