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Thread #129840   Message #2958020
Posted By: Fred McCormick
04-Aug-10 - 12:00 PM
Thread Name: BS: New Israeli atrocity: attack on Gaza aid
Subject: RE: BS: New Israeli atrocity: attack on Gaza aid
As an antidote to that awful (awful in artistic terms as well as being in apalling taste) here's a song which the liverpool Socialist Choir has added to its repertoire recently. It was written by Elain Ryan and Marie Walsh, and gives some splendid advice about how you can help the victims of Israel.

I don't know what tune they set it to, but it goes very well to the tune of Bye Bye Love.

The Boycott Song

To help the people of Palestine
We don't buy grapefruit or Israeli wine
And if you're wondering what you can do:
Please join the boycott and help them too!

Ch. So we say Don't buy dates
don't buy:) Don't buy Jaffa fruit
Don't buy Israeli wine
There's a boycott going on!
repeat

Their land's been taken and occupied
Their houses bulldozed and farms destroyed
The Western powers send arms with glee
While Israel acts with impunity.        

Ch

Check sweet potatoes, avocados too
if they're from Israel you-knew what to do
Just read the bar codes those little lines,
Things made in Israel start 7 2 9.        

Ch

Tell all your neighbours "Please don't be shy
Read all the labels before you buy
You have the power each time you shop
Israel's apartheid has got to stop.        

Ch