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Tisakorean – SchoolEnd Lyrics

Even though I got the club loose as a goose (As a, as a, as a)
I still like the p*ssy tight
[Chorus]
Can I put the jelly on your f*ckin’ jam? (Ew)
She like meat and I am servin’ ham
I like an ass rounder than f*ckin’ fan (Ew)
If it’s too much for you, let me know
‘Cause I know your friend and that bitch ready to go (Ew)
[Verse 1]
I’m at the club and it is not a maze
But I’m searchin’ for a ho (Uh)
Her p*ssy wet and don’t ask me how I know (Wait, what?)
Her ass up and her hands up on the floor, ayy
I text a kitty and she text me back hello
I’m tryna find a place for my dick to go, ooh (I’m tryna f*ck)
Like grass, make it grow
Make it, make it go, make it, make it go, go
[Chorus]
Can I put the jelly on your f*ckin’ jam? (Ew)
She like meat and I am servin’ ham
I like an ass rounder than f*ckin’ fan (Ew)
If it’s too much for you, let me know
‘Cause I know your friend and that bitch ready to go
[Verse 2]
She a white bitch, Carrie Underwood
I’m in the backyard smokin’ Backwoods
She left you but she still livin’ right (Soap)
I’m tryna give this ho the dick of the night (Ooh, soap)
Her hair green and I do like some Sprite
I’m tryna see the p*ssy, where’s the flashlight? [Intro]
You ain’t even know that, though
Class over, I don’t give a f*ck
Ayy, I just wanna be in the club tonight
[Chorus]
Can I put the jelly on your f*ckin’ jam? (Ew)
She like meat and I am servin’ ham
I like an ass rounder than f*ckin’ fan (Ew)
If it’s too much for you, let me know
‘Cause I know your friend and that bitch ready to go (Ew)

Nancy Sinatra – Nice ‘n’ Easy Lyrics

Let’s take it nice and easy
It’s gonna be so easy
For us to fall in love
Hey baby what’s your hurry
Relax and don’t you worry
We’re gonna fall in love
We’re on the road to romance – that’s safe to say
But let’s make all the stops along the way
The problem now of course is
To simply hold your horses
To rush would be a crime
‘Cause nice and easy does it every time

Apink – A L R I G H T Lyrics

[Verse 1]
한동안 조금 힘들었지 이별에
많이도 아팠었지 It’s alright, girl
너무나 믿었던 사랑이 떠나고
많이도 울었지만 이젠
[Refrain]
Don’t worry worry 괜한 걱정하지 마 이젠
Don’t hurry hurry 괜히 서두르지도 마
[Pre-Chorus]
한 번만 상처 없는 사람처럼 사랑해보고 싶어
그게 너라면
[Chorus]
I feel love, Oh love
내 맘은 파랗게 물들어가
Alright, Alright, Baby it’s alright
Feel love, Oh love
여름 햇살만큼이나 뜨겁게 느껴
Alright, Baby it’s alright
하늘은 분홍빛 물들고
너란 파도가 밀려와
아무 말없이 날 안아줘
Cuz now I’m your lady
Alright, Baby it’s alright
[Verse 2]
I know love isn’t like sweet candy
But 너와의 입맞춤은
달고도 쓴 진한 에스프레소 같더라
Love is bitter but you’re so sweet boy
누구도 Ain’t nobody like you boy
[Refrain]
Don’t worry worry 괜한 걱정하지 마 이젠
Don’t hurry hurry 괜히 서두르지도 마
[Pre-Chorus]
한 번만 상처 없는 사람처럼 사랑해보고 싶어
그게 너라면
[Chorus]
I feel love, Oh love
내 맘은 파랗게 물들어가
Alright, Alright, Baby it’s alright
Feel love, Oh love
여름 햇살만큼이나 뜨겁게 느껴
Alright, Baby it’s alright
하늘은 분홍빛 물들고
너란 파도가 밀려와
아무 말없이 날 안아줘
Cuz now I’m your lady
Alright, Baby it’s alright
[Bridge]
Ooh, 조금은 두렵지 새로운 시작이
But baby it’s alright
Alright, alright it’s alright
Everything’s gonna be alright
[Chorus]
I feel love, Oh love
내 맘은 파랗게 물들어가
Alright, Alright, Baby it’s alright
Feel love, Oh love
여름 햇살만큼이나 뜨겁게 느껴
Alright, Baby it’s alright
하늘은 분홍빛 물들고
너란 파도가 밀려와
아무 말없이 날 안아줘
Cuz now I’m your lady
Alright, Baby it’s alright

Wise Guys – Werther Lyrics (feat. A.hurth)

Die Liebe beleibt ihm ja verwehrt ja
Da sagt sich der junge Werther
Mein Leben hat kein Wert ja ich will lieber nicht mehr sein (mach kein scheiß alta)
Der arme Werther
Die Lotte, die verehrt er, total nach ihr verzehrt er sich einfach viel zu sehr (oh man alta)
Er wird immer verkehrter, weil nix die Hoffnung mehrt ja
Schließich ist ja der Albert da
Und der Werther will nicht mehr
Schluss! Der Werther ist noch jung und irgendwie nicht ganz normal. Der Werther ist noch jung und irgendwie nicht ganz normal. Werther macht nen Abdlug, er hält es nicht mehr aus
Und bald hängt er wieder dauernd ab in Lottes Haus
Mensch Werther, die Lotte die begehrt er
(jaja) doch ziemlich bald erfährt er (Werther)
Was das ihmn das Herz zerbricht (mach kein Scheiß alta)
Gegen die Gefühle wehrt er (jojo)sich zwar doch unbeschwerter (homiehomie) wirds für den armen Werther (werther) trotzdem leider nicht.(jaja)
Ey Werther alter Bruder jetzt verlier bloß nicht die Nerven hier
Mittlerweile geht der Werther manchen auf die Nerven, Albert hätte manchmal Lust ihn einfach aus dem Haus zu werfen
Und die Atmo wird für alle drei zum Verdruß
Irgendwann denkt Werther: Ich glaub, ich mach mal Schluss
Er schickt seinen Diener. Und go! feat Johann Wolfgang von Goethe…krass! Dann kam Albert, der Verlobte, vonner Reise zurück
Und dadurch dass er da ist, stört er Werthers Glück
Doch Werther denkt, obwohl er gerne selbst die Lotte hätt, im Grunde ist der Albert so als Typ ja ziemlich nett
Darum resit er ab und kriegt nen Job am Hof
Doch die schnöseligen Adeligen behandeln ihn doof. Bei allem was er tut ist er total emotional
Der schreibt zum Beispiel das ein Strom aus seinem Herzen bricht
Ich glaub, so richtig sauber tickt der Werther nicht
Eines Tages geht der junge Werther zu nem Tanze
Da trifft er sonne Ische und so beginnt das Ganze
Das Mädel ist ne Perle ihr Name ist Lotte;
Die zieht den Werther
An wie das Kerzenlicht die Motte
Nach nem mega Wolkenbruch genießen sie die Sicht
Und plötzlich denken beide an das selbe Gedicht
Eine Ode von Klopstock und der Werther hat erkannt:
“Ey, die Lotte und ich, ey wir sind seelenverwandt!”
Und weil jetzt in ihm total die Leidenschaft tobt
Hat er irgnoriert: Lotte ist schon fast verlobt
Und zwar wie man sich natürlich jetzt schon denken kann:
Mit nem anderen Mann
Refrain:
Der arme junge Werther
Die Lotte die begehrt er, (genau)doch ziemlich bald erfährt er (jojo)
Was das ihmn das Herz zerbricht (so traurig)
Gegen die Gefühle wehrt er (jo ja) sich zwar doch unbeschwerter (checkcheck ) wirds für den armen Werther trotzdem leider nicht
(Oh mann)
Werther… Lotte… Albert…
3 sind einfach einer zu viel, Alta! Bei allem was er tut ist er total emotional
Und go! Der soll auf schnellen Sohlen
Zum Albert gehen um dort ein paar Pistolen abzuholen
Werther schreibt an Lotte dann jagt sich der arme Tropf eine Kugel in den Kopf
Der arme junge Werther (jaja), es wurde immer härter (drama) und schließlich überquert er
Den Jordan von allein. Agro Hürth unterwegs im District…. Agro Hürth unterwegs im District…. feat Johann Wolfgang von Goethe…krass!

Matthew Good – Empty’s Theme Park Lyrics

Used to steal real estate signs
Cookie’d keep ’em in her basement
Used to stay up all night
Chemistry set a replacement
Yeah I’ve seen that door
And I’ve walked through it both ways before
Yeah I live just around here
And I sleep just around here
And I wake up every day
And my feet hit the floor in exactly the same place
Tell me, will I love? Hold me like you’ll never let me go
Bear it like you’ll never let it show
Shine the light and so never let me go
Never let me go, never let me go Tell me, will I stay
With my feet in exactly the same place? Hold me like you’ll never let me go
Bear it like you’ll never let it show
Shine the light and so never let me go
Never let me go
I grew up just around here
I took a few just around here
I wake up every day
With poison in my head behind exactly the same face
Tell me, will I dream? Tell me, will it be serene? Tell me, will it be enough? Tell me, will I stay
With my feet in exactly the same place?

Nav – Chirp Lyrics (feat. Quavo)

(My phone gon’ chirp)
(My phone gon’ chirp, gotta bend these Percs)
Breakin’ down, get a brick like a Kit-Kat (Ayy, yeah)
Rockin’ all designer clothes but it’s mismatched (Ayy)
I don’t ever worry ’bout where a bitch at
Drivin’ packs on the road, had to vis’ that (Let’s go, brr)
I’ma get the Rollie slime green, slatt, slatt (Slatt)
She movin’ out the way every time a bag back (Skrrt)
Spend a hundred fifty K, get my wrist wrapped
I could put the money up, I know I get it back
Both of my pinkies got riggity-rocks (Bling, rocks)
I could get birds by the flickity-flock (Brr)
Shoppin’ in Paris for drippity-drop
Makin’ hits, I never flippity-flop (Flop)
I can ‘t just let any bitch into my spot
Before you get in, are you f*ckin’ or not? All tanks on top, I don’t care for the box
She on the way, I fell asleep on the Wock’ (Yeah)
Pullin’ out bitches from the crowd at my show
Like a hood girl, I don’t like pink toes (Yeah)
I think I’ma keep her, I’m impressed by her throat
Bought the bitch a Benz with a Prada pink coat (Yeah)
Yeah I pop pills, I been rollin’ all day
Ain’t a bad bitch in my city I ain’t slay (Yeah)
Wake up in the mornin’ ‘fore I eat a good cake
Don’t wanna hear your problems, got a lot on my plate
[NAV:]
My phone gon’ chirp (Brrt)
Drivin’ Bentley, vert (Skrrt)
Try to put me in the dirt (Dirt)
But I broke the curse (Curse)
Cash said, "Eighty for a verse" (Yeah)
Said, "You got half, less work" (Yeah)
Almost got attached to the Percs (Percs)
Pop another Addy, go to work (Skrrt, let’s go)
[Quavo:]
Sippin’ on drank (Syrup, drank), sippin’ on drank (Sy-syrup, drank)
Told her put the money in her skirt (Skrrt)
Told her, "Bend that ass," she squirt (Squirtle)
Diamonds gon’ bling like blurr
Drip, clear water, pure water, surfer (Oh)
Flip, l this money I get (Cash)
Pullin’ up money, I’m watchin’ your bitch, strip, strip (Pop it)
[Quavo:]
My whip is exotic, my bitch is exotic
And we on the block with narcotics (Narc’)
AK won’t fit in my pocket, we order five profits to the tropics (Oh)
I want two humid M’s ain’t no option
We keep on poppin’ pills ’til it’s toxic (Yeah)
Dirty the money, laundry, had to wash it (Yeah)
I put the bounty on him, had to drop it (Drop it, uh)
On the phone, put ’em on a lil’ lick (Brrt)
If you hit, I’ma get a lil’ rich (Brrt)
Don’t call if it don’t make sense (Don’t call)
Don’t make cheese it don’t make sense (No, no)
Got too many tings on the leash (Too)
Good dope make ’em turn to a fiend (No)
Alicia (No), Alicia (Alicia), Alicia when I play with the keys
[NAV:]
My phone gon’ chirp (Brrt)
Drivin’ Bentley, vert (Skrrt)
Try to put me in the dirt (Dirt)
But I broke the curse (Curse, ain’t no mind)
Cash said, "Eighty for a verse" (Yeah, yeah)
Said, "You got half, less work" (Yeah, let’s work)
Almost got attached to the Percs (Percs)
Pop another Addy, go to work (Skrrt, let’s go)
[Quavo:]
Sippin’ on drank (Syrup, sippin’ on drank)
Sippin’ on drank (Sy-syrup, sippin’ on drank)
Told her put the money in her skirt (Skrrt)
Told her, "Bend that ass," she squirt (Squirtle)
Diamonds gon’ bling like blurr
Drip, clear water, pure water, surfer (Oh)
Flip, l this money I get (Cash)
Pullin’ up money, I’m watchin’ your bitch, strip, strip (Ayy)
[Quavo:]
Mmm-mmm
Mmm-mmm, mmm
Mmm-mmm
Mmm-mmm, mmm [NAV:]
(Mmm, my phone gon’ chirp, mmm)
(My phone gon’ chirp) Yeah, yeah whassup? (My phone gon’ chirp)
(My phone gon’ chirp) Um, I’m still, I’m still recording
You wanna come by?

Bad Bunny – Bendiciones Lyrics

Mis enemigo’   no han podido
Yo estoy bendecío’
[Coro]
Bendicione’ pa’   to’ el mundo, ey
Chavo’ pa’ to’ el mundo
En el club botella’ pa’ to’ el mundo, ey
Hasta pa’ los que se viraron y me tiraron
Bendicione’ pa’ to’ el mundo, ey
Salud y vida pa’ to’ el mundo
En el club botella’ pa’ to’ el mundo, eh
Hasta pa’ los que se viraron y me tiraron
[Verso]
Bendicione’ pa’ to’ los que me maldicen
Y que me perdonen si yo algo le’ hice
No hables de hipocresía, no, que se contradicen
Yo combino las Yeezy, ey, con los día’ grise’
So, no hables de eso, háblame de progreso
Ello’ me sacan el de’o mientra’ yo le’ tiro beso’, ey (Muah)
Mi vida e’ un V.I.P y tu mala vibra no entra aquí
Me estoy cuidando del viru’ y de lo’ envidioso’
Yo sigo siendo el mismo, no me llevo con famoso’, no
Arrebata’o, viendo todo borroso
Gracia’ al sol por otro día hermoso
Que Dios proteja a los niño’ y a lo’ mayore’
A la’ enfermera’ y los doctore’
A Puerto Rico de huracane’ y temblore’
Yo tengo fe de que vendrán día’ mejore’, ey
Y que saldrán nuevo’ colore’
La vida es corta y yo quiero más amores
Por ahora sigo hablando con las flores
Un phillie pa’l estrés y alcohol pa’ los dolores
[Puente]
Y hoy me levanté con gana’ de abrazar a mami
De janguear bien loco por Miami
La felicidad me canceló una cita
Pero siempre doy buena’ vibra’ por si alguien la’ necesita
[Coro]
Bendicione’ pa’ to’ el mundo, ey
Salud y vida pa’ to’ el mundo
Desde acá un abrazo pa’ to’ el mundo, eh
Hasta pa’ los que se viraron y me tiraron, yeh (Yeh, yeh) [Letra de “BENDICIONES”]
[Intro]
Estoy aquí porque Dios tuvo planes conmigo
Gracia’ a ustede’ y a lo’ mío’ soy agradecido
¿Tumbarme   a   mí?

Pendragon – A Million Miles Away Lyrics

When she speaks to you in a soft voice
Makes you feel secure
Makes you feel good at things you do
When they speak to you in a loud voice
They just don’t understand
And although you’re there you’re a million miles away
And I could be a million miles away
I’m a wandering stranger just trying to find some answers
And although you’re there you’re a million miles away
I could be a million miles away
I’m a wandering stranger just trying to find some answers
And although you’re there you’re a million miles away
When she speaks to you in a soft voice
Makes you feel secure
Makes you feel so good at things you do
When they speak to you in loud voices
They just don’t understand
And although you’re there you’re a million miles away
And I could be a million miles away
I’m a wandering stranger just trying to find some answers
Please try to understand

Klu – Hommie Hommie Lyrics

Could I lose you to money
Can you say that you love me now
Hommie, Hommie, Hommie, Hommie, Hommie
Weytin wey go spoil we
Tell me I can trust you now
(Yeah)
Hommie, Hommie, Hommie, Hommie, Hommie
Could I lose you to money
Can I trust you with all me? Could I lose you to money
Can you say that you love me now
Hommie, Hommie, Hommie, Hommie, Hommie
Weytin wey go spoil we
Tell me I can trust you now
(Yeah)
Hommie, Hommie, Hommie, Hommie, Hommie
Could I lose you to money
Can I trust you with all me
Weytin wey go spoil we now
Hommie, Hommie, Hommie, Hommie, Hommie
Tell me say you love me
Tell me I can trust you now
(Verse 2)
I dey kaikai, so so vibes
All the nights and days you dey my side
Charley I swear to God you no get size
You dey talk your mind, you’re just precise
Gari pinno when money no dey sight
You were nice to me
God bless you and your honesty
God bless you with honesty
Charley we f*ck with me
Would your real friends do that
Will they hold you down and then vim you up
Weytin you dey want Charley just speak up
KCMG I dey spoil speaker
Real friends, that be major key so use head
This that jam Charley, Too Fresh
Shoutout to my hommies
See I love them, i love them
I can say you saved me
Plenty times you saved me
We share dough before
You feed me when I hung
This for your hommies, your real friends
You know them
I see our dreams taking over
Let’s play this back to say we did that
(Chorus)– 2x
Hommie, Hommie, Hommie, Hommie, Hommie
Can I trust you with all me? Weytin wey go spoil we now
Hommie, Hommie, Hommie, Hommie, Hommie
Tell me say you love me
Tell me I can trust you now
(Bridge)
Me and my niggas we m’f*cking tight
Can’t even tell us apart
You can’t even tell us apart
Me and my niggas we m’f*cking tight
Hommie hommie hommie homie hommie (Verse 1)
Would I ever lose you like my daddy
Can we never have to say sorry
Can you promise you’d be happy for me
Can I never ever have to worry
Can you be there just because you said it
Can I never ever have to bore you
Our friendship is loyal, riding for you cause I can though
One touch, no body go cross am, one god
Nobody go cross we on God eh
I swear they go lose jaw (ay)
Just talk, If matter dey make we just talk
If matter dey make we just talk
Make we never ever hold grudge (ay)
E be you dey Vim me pass (huh)
We dey work on all our plans (huh)
We dey discuss dey make plans
Real friends e be them wey dey hold yuh
Adenta boy, nothing over
Adenta boy taking over
I see our dreams taking over
Let’s play this back to say we did that
(Chorus)
Hommie, Hommie, Hommie, Hommie, Hommie
Can I trust you with all me?

Dave Thomas Junior – Lost At Sea Lyrics

Turn the other way look around
Something big’s about to happen
I swear to God that I’ve been here before
And you were here I guess it’s nothing
Lost at sea
Lost at sea
Guess I do know the truth afterall
Guess I do know the truth afterall
Stay the current course
No matter what don’t change for anyone
Say you’ll save a corner of your mind
Cause I think about you all the time
Lost at sea
Lost at sea
Guess I do know the truth afterall
Guess I do know the truth afterall
And nothing you can do to turn it back around
Is gonna make a difference it’s done it’s happened now
So take me where you go
Watercolour eyes
And we can start again
You’ll never know if you never try

Lyfe Harris – No Romance Lyrics

Ima get to bussin’ at the first chance
Shawty bad as hell but I ain’t into   romance
I   let the money   talk , codeine dance
Shawty just got   her soul snatched off of one glance
4:30 , nigga ain’t rich but still got blue faces busting out the rubber bands
Sippin on juice while i’m tryna get the upper hand
9 am I hit the airport out of Dallas I was still a little off balance
Flying in and when I land i’m in the hood still tryna duck the fame status
But if you pull me to the side I got time fasho
A lot is on the line girl that’s all I know
But I figured its still worth it
I need time I’m still searching
But its not easy , I got eyes on me
Rolling with a bad bitch who only got eyes for me
10 racks on a bag you got expensive taste
Tattoos on her ass, she don’t have a waist
Ima get to bussin’ at the first chance
Shawty bad as hell but I ain’t into romance
I let the money talk , codeine dance
Shawty just got her soul snatched off of one glance
4:30 , nigga ain’t rich but still got blue faces busting out the rubber bands
Sippin on juice while i’m tryna get the upper hand
9 am I hit the airport out of Dallas I was still a little off balance
Flying in and when I land I’m in the hood still tryna duck the fame status
Can’t let you run off with me
I’m still one call away
Girl your still getting tipsy
And I still won’t fade away

Tisakorean – Apple Juice Lyrics (feat. 10k.Caash & Kenny Beats)

(What?), she’s a ‘quistador (Huh)
It’s hotter than a motherf*cker, goddamn (Fan, fan), swag, fan them whores (Fan ’em, go)
Okay, buttercup, I would really hate to burst your bubble
Perc rollin’ hard (Rollin’), got me doin’ the Cupid shuffle
Uh, uh, roll blind, West Coast in my duffle
Gatorade, Lean hard (Swajjur, swajjur), yeah, show your muscle (Geeked)
Bitch, you know my lean strong (Lean), ooh, curve, heavy metal (Ayy)
[Chorus: TisaKorean]
Shawty got a fat ass booty (Ooh, fat)
Shawty got a fat ass coochie (Ooh, fat)
Shawty got a fat ass booty (Ayy, dawg, it’s fat)
Shawty got a fat ass coochie (Ooh, dawg, she thick)
Shawty got a fat ass booty (Ooh, yeah)
Shawty got a fat ass coochie (Ooh, she soapy, dawg)
Shawty got a fat ass booty (She just like Suzy, dawg)
Shawty got a fat ass coochie, uh (Ew, ew, ew, ew)
[Outro: TisaKorean]
Woah, Kenny
Ooh, fat
Work [Intro: TisaKorean]
Yeah, she so thick
That right there, right there, mane
Woah, Kenny
I like that, dawg
[Chorus: TisaKorean]
Shawty got a fat ass booty (Ooh, fat)
Shawty got a fat ass coochie (Ooh, fat)
Shawty got a fat ass booty (Ayy, dawg, it’s fat)
Shawty got a fat ass coochie (Ooh, dawg, she thick)
Shawty got a fat ass booty (Ooh, yeah)
Shawty got a fat ass coochie (Ooh, she soapy, dawg)
Shawty got a fat ass booty (She just like Suzy, dawg)
Shawty got a fat ass coochie, uh (Ew, ew, ew, ew)
[Verse 1: TisaKorean]
Ayy, dawg
Let me soap it, dawg, let me juice it, dog, let me juice
Let me choose it, dog, let me juice it, dog (Ayy), let me juice it (Ooh)
Huh, move over, I’m tryna flex, coochie, I’m tryna lick
Fly as a airship, huh, condoms, I take a grip
Although, huh (Ooh, ooh), she a ho (She a thot)
Beat her back, let her go (In her cheeks, dawg)
Ooh, roll it up, roly-poly, see her later, adios
Up and down, yoyo, sippin’ on that hocus-poc’
[Chorus: TisaKorean]
Shawty got a fat ass booty (Ooh, fat)
Shawty got a fat ass coochie (Ooh, fat)
Shawty got a fat ass booty (Ayy, dawg, it’s fat)
Shawty got a fat ass coochie (Ooh, dawg, she thick)
Shawty got a fat ass booty (Ooh, yeah)
Shawty got a fat ass coochie (Ooh, she soapy, dawg)
Shawty got a fat ass booty (She just like Suzy, dawg)
Shawty got a fat ass coochie, uh (Ew, ew, ew, ew)
[Verse 2: 10k.Caash]
Ayy, this is a public service announcement, dip, lean, swag
(Woah, Kenny)
She different, what?

Apink – Don’t Be Silly Lyrics

그건 또 무슨 말이야 뭔가 좀 잘못됐어
넌 자꾸 불안한 말들만 늘어놔 oh
모든 걸 표현해도 부족했던 건지 넌
아냐 정말로 난 항상 노력해왔어
맞지 그치 지금 내 생각들이
하나부터 열까지 다 들어맞았는걸 no
조각났던 우리의 추억 퍼즐처럼 흩어져
그 기억만이 남겨져있어
Don’t be silly silly silly silly
Silly that’s not true
I’m so really really really really
Really I want you
어린애같이 좀 굴지 좀 마
넌 아직 사랑을 잘 몰라
Don’t be silly silly silly silly
Silly that’s not true
네가 어딜 가든 똑같을 거야 설렘은 잠시뿐인 걸
너도 잘 알고 있잖아 바보야
왜 그걸 모른척해 네가 조금 더 나와 노력했다면
참 좋았었을 텐데
나는 잔소리만 따라따따 중얼중얼거려
이런 날 이해할 리 없잖아
작은 바람에도 흔들흔들 정신없는 네가
날 안아줬을 리가 없잖아
노력해도 마음만 의심했었던 우리
다시 사랑하고 싶어 널 돌리고 싶어
Don’t be silly silly silly silly
Silly that’s not true
I’m so really really really really
Really I want you
어린애같이 좀 굴지 좀 마
넌 아직 사랑을 잘 몰라
Don’t be silly silly silly silly
Silly that’s not true
넌 몰라 몰라 몰라 난 아파
아파 아파 아픈 날 몰라
알아 알아 알아 난 네 마음
아파 아파 그래서 아파
흔한 핑계라도 댔었더라면 나는
But I don’t want to believe it
아무리 생각해봐도 나는 너만은 놓치기 싫어
너뿐야
Don’t be silly silly silly silly
Silly that’s not true
I’m so really really really really
Really I want you
어린애같이 좀 굴지 좀 마
넌 아직 사랑을 잘 몰라
Don’t be silly silly silly silly
Silly that’s not true
넌 몰라 몰라 몰라 난 아파
아파 아파 아픈 날 몰라
좋아 좋아 좋아 난 네가
좋아 좋아 그래서 아파

Nancy Sinatra – Kind Of A Woman Lyrics

Well, I’m a sweet smelling, truth telling, city dwelling kind of a woman
Looking for a slow walking, sweet talking, hungry kind of a man
Well, I’m a wine drinking, fast thinking, eye winking kind of a woman
Just a-looking for a cool headed, un-wedded serious kind of a man
Well, I’m no man’s lady if you’re no lady’s man
So come and get me, baby, if you can, oh yeah, if you can
I’m an ice breaking, painstaking, merry making kind of a woman, yeah
Looking for a big-hearted, uncharted, vulnerable kind of a man, yeah, I am
Well, I’m an eye-catching, back scratching, door-latching kind of a woman
Just a-looking for a love craving, cool-shaving, curious kind of a man
Well, I’m no man’s lady if you’re no lady’s man
So come and get me baby, if you can, oh yeah, if you can
Well, I don’t want a knight in armor who would be untrue
Or a rich old man who needs love too
No juvenile delinquent trying to learn what to do
Just need a good man to carry me through
I’m a hard busted, long lusted, maladjusted kind of a woman
Looking for a good looking, slow cooking, powerful kind of a man
Said I’m a big eyed, soft eyed, qualified kind of a woman
Looking for a hard riding, time binding, animal kind of a man
Well, I’m no man’s lady if you’re no lady’s man
So come and get me baby, if you can, oh yeah, if you can

Matthew Good – Champions Of Nothing Lyrics

The white coats are melting to snow down the mountains
To process the rivers for hallways, and fountains
And I’d say what you’d say but it makes me feel nothing
So there’s a man waiting to take me something
That I’m ‘for’ [Verse 1]
When Hollywood runs out of Indians
When the bar stars melt and their golden hair turns to glass
When Hollywood runs out of Indians
When the bubble bursts and first come for by the last
There’s something in the way you move
That makes me catch a cold
There’s something in your ‘too cool for school’
When you slide up and down my pole
There’s something in the way you look
That only casts a shadow
When Hollywood runs out of Indians
Only the Indians will know
[Pre-Chorus]
A kick in the head, pass it around
Begging for a bed, pass it around
[Chorus]
And I’d say what you’d say but it makes me feel nothing
There’s a car waiting to take me to something
At the end of my rope, there’s a new world, it’s snowing
The globe it starts shaking, was it me not worth knowing? The white coats are melting to snow down the mountains
To process the rivers for hallways and fountains
And I’d say what you’d say but it makes me feel nothing
So there’s a man waiting to take me to something
That I’m ‘for’
[Verse 2]
Hell, it looks red in all it’s pictures
My sisters sing laments while their skin blisters
(Take your time, take your time, take your time)
Halleluiahs are for down on the floor
Nobody goes above decks, no not no more
They say the sun is still shining, that, you can feel it in your core
But I ain’t seen nobody move that weren’t going for the door
[Chorus]
And I’d say what you’d say, champions of nothing
But there’s a car waiting to take me to something
The end of my rope, there’s a new world, it’s glowing
The globe it starts shaking, was it you not worth knowing?

Wise Guys – Alles So Schon Bunt Hier Lyrics

Oder nie
Sanft geführt, nicht angeschoben
Schau ich mich seit Stunden um
Seh das Gras wachsen von oben
Die Zeit, die geht zum Glück nicht rum
Alles so schön bunt hier…
Ich habe die perfekte Tarnung
Und was ich seh, ergibt keinen Sinn
Ich vor allem keine Ahnung
Wie ich hier hingekommen bin
Es gibt keinen Plan, kein echtes Wetter
Es gibt keinen Grund, es gibt keinen Zweck
Der Wind geht rauschend durch die Blätter
Ich glaub, ich geh hier nicht mehr weg
Alles so schön bunt hier…
Seite zurück Einfach durch die Farben schweben
In diesem schön bizarren Land
Darf ich so was noch erleben
Ich bin so was von entspannt
Zeit und Raum sind ohne Maße
Ich nehm mich selber nicht mehr wahr
Zuckerwatte auf der Straße
Verschwommen scharf, benebelt klar
Alles so schön bunt hier
Alles sonnenklar
Alles hier gefällt mir
Alles wunderbar
Scheinbar hinter jeder Ecke
Lauert die nächste Fantasie
Und was ich heute nicht entdecke
Entdeck ich morgen.

A taste of Brexit: Virus locks out UK migrant farm workers

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May 12, 2020

By Sylvia Hui
Associated Press

London
Britain’s fruit and vegetable farmers have long dreaded their country’s exit from the European Union, worrying that it would keep out the tens of thousands of Eastern European workers who come every year to pick produce.Now, the coronavirus pandemic has brought that feared future to the present: Travel restrictions imposed to slow the virus’ spread are blocking laborers just as the harvest season for lettuces and berries begins in earnest.In June, 1 million heads of lettuce will need to be picked in Britain every day, then trimmed and transported to supermarkets – all without bruising and before they wilt. Britons make up just 1% of the workers.Many of the migrants from EU states Romania, Bulgaria, and Poland return year after year, and are highly valued by farmers for their skill and speed.But with most flights grounded, only about a third of the migrant workers who would normally be in Britain are there, according to Environment Secretary George Eustice.”Normally we would have 12 to 16 Polish workers here in the spring. Many who explicitly rejected the roles cited the difficulty of traveling to the farms or the length of contracts as factors that put them off.Ms. Loading… A taste of Brexit: Virus locks out UK migrant farm workers

Who will harvest Britain’s produce? But it’s intensifying America’s red-blue divide.Britain – which grows over 50% of its vegetables and just under 20% of the fruit – is heavily reliant on seasonal farm workers from abroad. Since mid-April, Air Charter Service has flown in 1,200 passengers from Romania to meet the needs of farms, said Matt Purton, director of commercial jets for the company.Britain’s government says it is acutely aware of the problem, and has expanded a temporary workers program to allow 10,000 migrants from outside the EU – mainly from Ukraine, Russia, and Moldova – to work on British farms.But air travel remains difficult and often expensive, and it’s unclear how many have arrived under that program. Capper, who is also the National Farmers’ Union spokeswoman for horticulture, stressed that while she supports hiring British workers, “anyone who suggests that as a long term solution is just not being realistic.””It’s hard physical work, it’s temporary, and it’s seasonal,” she said. belonged to the union. Until that date, EU citizens are allowed to travel to and work in Britain without any restrictions, just as they did when the U.K. “You have to be prepared to follow that work around the country to different crops and that really doesn’t suit people who need to pay the rent or mortgage.”What farmers really need, she said, is clarity from the British government about its immigration plans after Dec. Capper. “Trying to do that with an enthusiastic but relatively inexperienced workforce is, shall we say, difficult.”With Brexit on the horizon, these changes were always coming, but the pandemic has made growers confront them sooner – while also trying to plan for the long term.”It’s a total double whammy,” said Ms. Ward, of the British Growers Association, said the June lettuce harvest – when pickers need to meet high standards for a very high volume of crop – illustrates why farmers need a reliable workforce.”You’ve got to get them trimmed, chilled, transported. Officials have urged millions of people who have been furloughed or unemployed during the pandemic to help with the harvest.Recruiters say the response from Britons has been enthusiastic, but nowhere near solving the problem.Concordia, a leading recruiter of seasonal farm workers, says up to late April, 55,000 people applied for farm positions, but just 150 took up job offers. 31, when the current Brexit transition period ends and, with it, freedom of movement for EU citizens to Britain. I don’t know where they’re going to come from at the moment.”The problem is most urgent for asparagus and lettuce farmers, whose crops are ready for harvest soon. Virus lockdowns are keeping out tens of thousands of migrant Eastern European workers. Even if it reached its goal, that would still leave farms tens of thousands of workers short, so the government also headed a “Pick for Britain” hiring campaign in a bid to attract Britons to farms. “For the harvest in September we will need about 70 people. The pandemic is limiting travel of immigrant farm workers from neighboring countries, raising concern for British farmers. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

Ali Capper inspects the blossom on her apple trees at Stocks Farm in Suckley, England, on May 5, 2020. As spring produce begins to ripen in the fields, farmers worry about finding the labor they need. We’ll have to move production to where the workers are.”
COVID-19 isn’t partisan. One large salad producer, G’s Growers, resorted to booking a 40,000-pound ($49,000) charter flight to fly in 150 Romanian workers in April to pick the vegetables and help train less experienced recruits.The company that operated the flight said it’s fielded many similar calls from other British farms desperate for labor. When you pick one up at the retailer it’s got to be perfect,” he said. An estimated 70,000 to 90,000 people are needed between April and October each year to plant, pick, and pack the produce.The overwhelming majority come from Eastern Europe, most just for the season before returning home. Only four of our team made it, and they arrived before lockdown,” said Ali Capper, who grows apples and hops with her husband at their family farm in Worcestershire, western England. It takes experience and a lot of hands.Without the necessary workforce, crops could be left to rot and growers may eventually decide to move some of their operations overseas, farmers warn.”It may be a foretaste of what next year will look like,” said Jack Ward, chief executive of the British Growers Association. “Except that if the economy picks up again, we’ll get to the situation where there isn’t even the unemployment to make good the shortfall of people coming from Eastern Europe. But from 2021, people from the bloc seeking to work in Britain will likely need to meet the same requirements as any other immigrants.But the rules have not yet been finalized, and that uncertainty is weighing on farmers.Mr.

Facing down jail and wealthy foes, Arab rights defenders soldier on

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“We don’t know if or when the regime will change its calculations and we will be arrested for good.”He shrugs. “So we might as well continue.” “That is what we are all wondering,”   Mr. Hamama   says, sitting on the iron balcony of Mada’s office.
Seventh in our global series “Navigating Uncertainty.”

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Bahraini anti-government protesters hold up images of jailed human rights activist Nabeel Rajab during a demonstration outside his home in Bani Jamra, Bahrain, in May 2015. COVID-19 isn’t partisan. Taylor Luck

Gamal Eid, veteran Egyptian rights activist and director of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, on the balcony of his Cairo office, December 19, 2019. That is my motivation and my protection.”Gulf citizens step upActivism endures, too, even in the   oil-rich   Gulf, where citizens must maneuver under the iron grip of monarchs who repress political life and speech with more impunity and brutality than governments anywhere else in the region.On paper,   the   Gulf   Arab   governments seem unstoppable, thanks to   their enormous wealth and decades of shared military and economic interests with Western countries that do not dare risk the sheikhs’ stability with any criticism, let alone action.With rights organizations shuttered and   traditional   activists in jail, democracy and social justice have one last champion:   individual Gulf   citizens.Concerned citizens are now on the front lines for human right in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and elsewhere, using social media to stand up for their communities and challenge official narratives.They are being assisted by activists and exiles abroad providing organization, advocacy, and communications and cybersecurity knowhow.“Mobilization on social media has been key to raise awareness and lobby on certain issues,” says Mr. It also defends a growing number of young liberal Egyptians who once supported Mr. Covid-19 raises the stakesThe coronavirus pandemic has only highlighted the urgent need for independent voices in the Arab world.As Arab regimes struggle to confront the virus and invoke emergency powers to suppress information contradicting their claims of “victory,” journalists and activists are   seeking to provide dependable   information.In Cairo, Mada Masr   is a lone dissenting voice challenging the pro-regime media chorus that at first downplayed the virus and now only praises the government’s response.Its   journalists have reported on the limited availability of tests, explored life under quarantine lockdown in rural villages, described how doctors and nurses are braving   the   front lines without protective gear, and   chronicled an outbreak at the National Cancer Institute.Meanwhile, Gulf activists have reported on the dangers Asian laborers face in crowded housing, and are mounting campaigns pressuring Egypt, Saudi   Arabia, and Bahrain to release political prisoners amid concerns the virus will   spread in crammed jails.Bearing witnessDespite   lamenting Western indifference to their fate, Arab democrats and rights defenders say their struggle remains winnable. Consumed by political divisions at home,   and lately by the coronavirus pandemic,   they are more likely to praise autocratic regimes than challenge them.The silence has an impact.In late November,   Egyptian police raided a Cairo coffee shop and arrested three independent journalists: Solafa Magdy, Hossam al-Sayyad, and Mohamed Saleh. Alwadaei   was assaulted by government agents, tortured, and imprisoned for six months; he still bears scars on his forehead. Hamama,   and reporter Rana Mamdouh.The three were convinced they would not see the light of day for a year, if ever. May 12, 2020

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Deep Read ( 8 Min. But it’s intensifying America’s red-blue divide.That sort of stubborn determination is common to reporters and human rights defenders throughout the Middle East who are fighting – and sometimes defeating – a wave of repression.As Europe, Latin America, and even the United States witness a steady erosion of democratic norms and institutions, Arab activists and journalists are embroiled in an all-out war   in defense of those values,   facing arrest,   sham trials, even   torture.If today the world order is shaking,   the Arab world, in tectonic terms, has been feeling the foreshocks for nearly a decade.In   much of the   region, which less than 10 years ago   experienced an awakening of political and personal freedoms,   culture, and   the   media,   activism has become a matter of life or death. We won’t let repression change us,” says Sharif Abdel Kouddous, an editor. After 90 minutes,   a   “miracle,” in Mr. And it is our duty to get the message out.”Yet Arab democrats say their struggle remains winnable. In 2012, he fled to the U.K.From London,   Mr. In fact, they like their odds. Facing down jail and wealthy foes, Arab rights defenders soldier on

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If support for democratic norms and institutions is eroding in the West, where does that leave rights activists and journalists in the Arab world? “You must never feel broken or powerless,” says Sayed Alwadaei, a Bahraini rights activist, “because that is the entire aim of repression and intimidation; to make you overlook your own power to hold people to account.”

CAIRO, Egypt, and AMMAN, Jordan
On a December Thursday in a nondescript Cairo apartment building, a table is spread with plastic containers of Egyptian morning mainstays – fava beans, taamiya, scrambled eggs, and   falafel. Meli Petersson Ellafi /TT News Agency/Reuters/File

Omar al-Qahtani (L) and Saudi human rights advocate Yahya Assiri hold up the Right Livelihood Awards for imprisoned Saudi human rights defenders Abdullah al-Hamid, Waleed Abu al-Khair, and Mohammad Fahad al-Qahtani at a ceremony at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, November 23, 2018. Alwadaei. Eid and his staff fear that if they shutter their doors, Egyptians being held in pretrial detention will go undefended, undocumented, and unseen.“If it wasn’t for us, these people would be lost to the system forever,” says an ANHRI lawyer   who requested anonymity. Hamama and   the   Mada Masr   staff   were drawn to journalism   during   the   heady days of   the Arab Spring. During a 2018 U.K. Alwadaei   founded the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), a network of citizens and activists in his home country and abroad working to pressure Bahrain’s rulers to release activists, improve prisoner conditions, and challenge Western governments’ unwavering support for Manama.BIRD carries the voice of prisoners and survivors to the international media and   to the United Nations, sharing recordings of prisoner phone calls and firsthand testimonies of torture, abuse, and prison conditions. When authorities pressured advertisers to withdraw funding,   they offered   “memberships” to readers, inviting them to support the news while forging a community of concerned Egyptians.Catch and releaseMada Masr journalists held   to   the   belief that they were too small   to be   worth jailing. In the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring has come an anti-democratic counterrevolution that rages on. The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy said in September 2019 that a court in Bahrain had refused to release Mr. One of the fiercest campaigns continues   under President   Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt,   funded by Gulf allies, who   has jailed 60,000 political prisoners and dozens of journalists,   according to Human Rights Watch. Since 2014, authorities have routinely subjected detainees to months or years of pretrial detentions. For in the wake of the   2011 Arab Spring protests to end autocratic rule and   foster   democracy has come   an anti-democratic   counterrevolution that   rages   to this day.In the belief that democracy in one Arab state is a threat to all,   regimes flush with petrodollars have cracked down   mercilessly   on political activity and media. Hamama’s word: The police car returned and dropped the reporters at   the office. Today they remain in prison in cramped conditions and denied medical care, like hundreds of rights defenders and journalists across the region.Meanwhile, America and Europe continue to enable Arab regimes’ crackdowns with money, weapons, and technology. )

By Taylor Luck
Correspondent

If today the world order is shaking, the Arab world has been feeling the foreshocks for nearly a decade. Consumed by political divisions at home, they are more likely to praise autocratic regimes than challenge them. It has swayed public opinion at home and in the U.K., a key Bahrain supporter.Mr. Eid. They called their embassies, and diplomats queried the Interior Ministry. There are no   obvious   signs of the police raid   a few weeks earlier that led to the brief detention of the paper’s top editors   – except, that is, the bolted front door.At Egypt’s last independent media outlet,   which reports in a country that jails more journalists than almost any other, displaying   normalcy is not just a coping mechanism, it’s a moral code.“We live and work like any other news organization. Its lawyers have been arrested, and Mr. They remain in prison, like hundreds of rights defenders and journalists across the region.Western governments rarely talk about Arab human rights these days. “Sometimes vulnerability means opportunity, and you can turn it to your favor.”At Mada Masr, the young journalists   say they   have a simple strategy   to   survive a regime that bullies the press, blurs the lines between fact and fiction, denounces the media as “enemies,” and polarizes the nation using a with-us-or-against-us narrative:   Stay above the fray.The publication embodies classic journalistic principles:   to analyze events and publish “a record of life in Egypt at a time of great social and political change” without   taking sides, says managing editor   Mohammed Hamama.“We are not activists; we are   witnesses,” he insists. Their   detentions received no domestic or international media coverage. Rajab and allow him to serve at home the remainder of his five-year prison sentence for tweets. The newspaper’s reports carefully weigh what the government does and says, always willing to give credit where it’s due.The same   edition   might carry   praise   for   the regime’s “ingenious” universal health care plan and   a   report   on   a corruption scandal involving   Mr. ANHRI has paid a heavy price. Amr Nabil/AP/File

Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, known by his nickname Shawkan, gestures in a soundproof glass cage inside a makeshift courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo, July 28, 2018. Former U.S. parliamentary debate calling attention to “continuing human rights abuses in Bahrain,” MPs criticized London’s “failed” policies and singled out Mr. National Security Agency employees   have been widely reported as saying they   worked with the UAE to monitor and spy on journalists and rights defenders.The   technology has aided   regimes’   use of anti-terror laws that criminalize as “terrorism” Facebook posts   that are merely critical of   the government. “That is how the regime wins,” he sighs. In the words of one veteran Arab activist, “it is as if in the battle between David and Goliath, Goliath was given a rocket-launcher.”“These regimes have the support of the West, they have money, they have armies, and they have the latest technology. Canadian and French firms have sold software   to   the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt that those governments have used to block the websites of human rights organizations and media outlets,   internet watchdogs say. And   Western media repeatedly reference jailed Saudi women activists like Loujain Halhoul, tarnishing   the image of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Such is the work of Sayed   Alwadaei.After taking part   in   pro-democracy protests in Bahrain during the Arab Spring, Mr. Sisi’s inner circle.Mada Masr reporters   say the need   for solid journalism is more important than   their own   personal feelings, no matter how great their outrage.Mr. “We only have the word. For if they can keep the flame of democracy and freedoms alive in the darkest of times, they say, the future bodes well.“You must never feel broken or powerless, because that is the entire aim of repression and intimidation; to make you overlook your own power to hold people to account,” says Mr. Alwadaei   has changed the conversation, linking the monarchy to rights abuses, and inspiring people to question Western backing for the king. SOURCE: Committee to Protect Journalists
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Goliath with a rocket launcherWestern governments rarely talk about human rights in the Arab world these days. Ibrahim of the Gulf Center for Human Rights in Beirut.The end result: even with rights defenders in jail and the press muzzled, the truth is getting out, sustaining international scrutiny   of the   image-conscious monarchies. He was arrested in August 2013 while taking photographs of the government’s violent dispersal of a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Shawkan was released March 4, 2019. Sisi but are now persecuted for failing to toe the regime’s line.“We cannot turn our backs on each other because of ideological differences,” says Mr. SOURCE: Freedom House
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In   Saudi Arabia,   the   death in prison last month of leading rights defender Abdullah al-Hamid, reportedly for lack of medical care, triggered international condemnation.Last year, public pressure forced the reversal of   a death sentence imposed on peaceful activist Israa al-Ghomgham. But, he says, looking out from his balcony onto the bustling Cairo street below, “The people are with me, they thank me every day for our work. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned the raid in a rare public rebuke of the Sisi regime.The cost-benefit for the government shifted; arresting Mada’s reporters and subjecting them to years   in prison is more trouble than it’s worth for now.But what if the government’s thinking changes again? And   due to crowding and   poor conditions, a prison term can be a death sentence in Egypt.Mada’s readers alerted Western reporters in Cairo. But   in   late November, police stormed   the paper and drove off with chief editor Lina Atallah,   Mr. Alwadaei   says from London. And it is our duty to get the message out any way we can.”Activists as “terrorists”One person fighting to get the word out is Gamal Eid, among the last human rights defenders operating in Egypt.His Cairo-based   Arabic   Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), which once worked to reform police practices, is now consumed with defending the growing number of Egyptians jailed for “terrorism.”From 2013-17, ANHRI dealt with around 300 cases a year,   but   in 2018 and 2019 its caseload surpassed 500 a year.Today few organizations or lawyers are willing to defend the increasingly varied range of Egyptians brought before the courts as “terrorists.” Many who dare to defend activists, such as human rights lawyer Mohamed el-Baqer, end up being arrested themselves.Mr. “We only have the word. And the United States and Europe enable the regimes’ crackdowns with money, weapons, and technology.“These regimes have the support of the West, they have money, they have armies, and they have the latest technology,” says Khalid Ibrahim, director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights. And a box of Dunkin’ donuts.Reporters at   the online newspaper   Mada Masr are gathering for a tradition observed in newsrooms across the world: the end-of-week staff breakfast.As they break bread, laughter and gossip fill the air. Eid   says he   has been attacked by suspected regime agents twice in recent months, leaving him with cracked ribs.He now carries pepper spray, constantly glancing over his shoulder in public. What do we have?” asks Khalid Ibrahim,   co-founder and   director of the Beirut-based   Gulf   Center   for Human Rights. In November, Egyptian police arrested three journalists at a Cairo coffee shop. The raid received no media coverage. “We are their last, and only, hope.”ANHRI defends suspected members of the former Muslim Brotherhood, which backed the government that General Sisi overthrew in a 2013 coup. They were released without charge.Two days later, U.S. Alwadaei for his “bravery and tenacity.”“The moment they see their names mentioned in a report on torture or their image portrayed as torturers, they will think twice before they commit an abuse again,” Mr. “What we deem deserves to be witnessed, documented, and commented on for the Egyptian people and future generations – we report it.”At the Mada Masr office, you would be hard-pressed to hear insults or complaints   directed toward President   Sisi   or   his government. Loading… But   while   the turbulent   post-revolutionary period and   2013 military coup led others to give up or emigrate,   the   Mada Masr staff became convinced   that Egypt needed   independent journalism more than ever.To survive   amid widespread arrests of journalists and   the nationalization of   most private media, they adapt.When the government blocked their site, they provided readers with   work-arounds.

His Afghan mission: to restore lives and limbs

But as the patients make tangible progress, he sees despair turn to hope, every day.“You can see these kinds of miracles, people that, when you looked at them the very first time, you see them totally lost,” he says. Cairo ponders a moment and mentions a man in his mid-20s who now works as an administrator at the Kabul center but who arrived as a boy.Ashraf came at the age of 7, he says, paralyzed from the chest down due to shrapnel in his back. People shift, programs shift,” says Mr. Cairo] has really become an icon,” says Benjamin Wahren, the ICRC deputy head of delegation in Kabul. Cairo, who arrived here in 1990 after the Soviet occupation. It’s fantastic.”

KABUL, Afghanistan
When a rocket tore through the roof of Ahmad Zubair’s house in Afghanistan’s Parwan province, the boy lost his right leg – and with it, his family thought, any chance of a decent future.That was last September, on election day, north of Kabul. An internal joke is that Mr. ousting of the Taliban in 2001, and the subsequent insurgency, which has at times resulted in the ICRC being targeted and forced to curtail its work..Through much of it has been Mr. Self-esteem was so low. Cairo started reading about physiotherapy as a hobby and every so often returned to the care home. He could not do anything. Ashraf felt he couldn’t even propel his own wheelchair outside. But it’s intensifying America’s red-blue divide.Ahmad’s story represents another devastating war casualty in Afghanistan, but also another life transformed for the better by a comprehensive ICRC program that, for 30 years, has been shepherded by Italian physiotherapist Alberto Cairo. “I remember that he was doing very simple things, but very useful, because people that I could never imagine would be able to stand. His Afghan mission: to restore lives and limbs

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In Afghanistan, a soft-spoken former lawyer has dedicated himself to helping those wounded in war walk a path from despair to hope. And now look at them, they are there, teaching other people and helping them, and very proud.”As much of the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. COVID-19 isn’t partisan. Last August he was made an honorary citizen of Afghanistan.Mr. The Kabul center is one of seven around the country that have provided new limbs, training, and social support under the directorship of Italian physiotherapist Alberto Cairo. there is no hope at all,” he says. Cairo is still on the longest-ever “first mission.”“The impact that he as a person has had is in a way much more tangible, at least in terms of humanitarian work, because [for others] a lot of it tends to shift. His first mission, to southern Sudan for an Italian relief group, ended after three years, when the team was evacuated. Cairo says, “I have only one word for that: It’s a privilege.” He says he sees despair turn to hope, every day. )

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For 30 years, Italian physiotherapist Alberto Cairo has shepherded a comprehensive program in Afghanistan run by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Taliban insurgents had vowed to disrupt the presidential vote, and so the rocket attack added the young boy to the near-endless list of wounded civilians from decades of war in Afghanistan.But these days the 10-year-old is in Kabul, steadying himself on a newly fitted prosthesis at an orthopedic center run by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).“I am so very happy to walk,” says Ahmad, moving forward confidently with his right shoe strapped to the plastic and metal foot.“It’s too important to have the [prosthetic] leg,” concurs Ahmad’s father, Ghanem Gul Hojat, as he watches his son test the new device. Self-confidence was minus 20. “It was during the civil war, and nobody wanted to come to Afghanistan. In 2017 the Spanish ICRC physiotherapist Lorena Enebral Perez was shot dead by one of her own polio patients inside the orthopedic center in Mazar-e-Sharif.ICRC operations in Afghanistan since 1979 have also weathered dramatic political change, including the Soviet pullout, the civil war of the 1990s, the U.S. Cairo as the “most celebrated Western relief official” in the country, and in 2010 he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Cairo has overseen an expansion of the ICRC’s work with limb-fitting and physical rehabilitation to seven orthopedic centers around the country.Last year alone those centers helped more than 160,000 Afghan patients, including nearly 15,000 new ones – Ahmad among them. And now I think they forgot me.”Already by 2008, The New York Times referred to Mr. But the path was circuitous for someone who became captivated by physiotherapy at age 16 during his first visit to a care home, with classmates.“There was a man helping these elderly people to walk and move around,” recalls Mr. Cairo exemplifies the impact that one individual can have during a lifetime of devotion as a committed humanitarian.“Even within the institution, [Mr. “The person who comes the very first time, who has lost one or two legs … Their workshops created some 27,000 artificial limbs, put to use in nearly 350,000 physiotherapy sessions.At the heart of the program, and its holistic broadening to include home visits, job training, social integration, and even wheelchair sports teams, is a soft-spoken former lawyer who found his calling far from his native Turin, Italy.Of the tangible progress that has motivated him to help Afghans over the course of multiple wars and social upheavals, Mr. And it has survived setbacks. He studied law but finally, in his late 20s, asked himself if he wanted to be a lawyer for the rest of his life – or something else.So he went back to school. Foreign staff are usually rotated frequently in dangerous and grim postings like Afghanistan, Congo, Syria, and Iraq. Cairo now says that his time in the country flies by too quickly, so he just agreed to extend his Afghanistan tour through 2022.Do any cases stand out to the man credited with helping more than 100,000 Afghans walk again?Mr. Cairo explains. Revered by Afghans as “Mr. Mr. It’s far from home,” says the father of the 25-minute walk. “At the very beginning, he was so, so afraid of everything. He was never, ever, leaving his house without being escorted by one or two people,” he recounts. Scott Peterson/Getty Images/The Christian Science Monitor

Ahmad Zubair, who lost his leg in a rocket attack that struck his house on election day in September 2019, practices with a new prosthesis beside his father, Ghanem Gul Hojat, as physiotherapists care for victims of war and disease at the ICRC’s Orthopedic Center, March 3, 2020, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Alberto” has overseen an expansion of the ICRC’s work fitting disabled Afghans with artificial limbs.The holistic rehabilitation program has broadened to include home visits, job training, social integration, and even wheelchair sports teams. It’s fantastic.”Beyond the sheer numbers, the proof is in the ICRC centers and prosthesis workshops, where the combined staff of 750 are almost exclusively disabled former patients.“There are some excellent physiotherapists, men and women, some excellent orthopedic technicians, making prosthetics,” says Mr. Later on, I asked to stay, and they allowed me. There is a transformation. At seven orthopedic centers around the country, the former lawyer reverentially called “Mr. Cairo. Patients feel their life is over, that they have no chance of finding a job or getting married. Watching that progression, he says, is a “privilege.”

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Alberto Cairo (second from left), for decades the head of a Red Cross orthopedic project in Afghanistan, gives a tour to International Committee of the Red Cross President Peter Maurer. Last year alone those centers helped more than 160,000 Afghan patients. “It’s very, very rare to have a single person building from zero to where it is today, a program like this.”That program has been built with sustainability in mind. Cairo. “He is top in school. May 12, 2020

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An Afghan orthopedic technician for the International Committee of the Red Cross builds prostheses at the ICRC’s Orthopedic Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 3, 2020. Cairo. “In front of you, you really see day by day people are growing, people are changing. Wahren. Alberto,” and respected by colleagues for devoting his life to helping disabled Afghans, Mr. Their workshops created some 27,000 artificial limbs, put to use in nearly 350,000 physiotherapy sessions.“The person who comes the very first time, who has lost one or two legs … “They are people in an awful situation,” he says.“You can see these kinds of miracles, people that, when you looked at them the very first time, you see them totally lost,” he says. “In front of you, you really see day by day people are growing, people are changing. Loading… they are people in an awful situation,” Mr. He joined the ICRC and was sent to Afghanistan, where he fell in love with the place and its people.“For a while, nobody wanted to come and replace me, so it was very easy to stay,” says Mr. There is a transformation.
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This is one of the thousands.” Now, on top of his ICRC job, Ashraf studies at university, speaks fluent English, is writing a novel, and recently traveled – insisting on doing so alone – to India and Moscow.“This is a person who, believe me, was scared to look around; he was so, so afraid,” adds Mr. “And now he’s a new person. Cairo. Cairo, with a hint of pride in his voice. “It took some time to convince him, and we sent pictures home to teach him,” says Mr.

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Wary Europe welcomes China’s help – but not its disinformation

“But more and more, we see both.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. The point, analysts add, is to call out the bad behavior. Bondaz says, referring to Russian and Chinese exploits. No paywall. “Our friends in Asia warned us, ‘You only see the head of the bear, and not the head of the dragon,’” Mr.
Godement says, since China’s goal of strengthening its economic partnerships is often best accomplished by fighting EU cohesion.EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell warned this month that up until recently, Europe has been “a little naive” in its relationship with Beijing. While Beijing “professes great respect” for the EU, it “goes through every bilateral channel it can adopt” in order to divide and conquer, Mr. )

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The Chinese government has been waging a disinformation campaign within the European Union amid the coronavirus pandemic – and it has not been very convincing. BRUSSELS
In the video, strains of China’s national anthem swell as Italians under coronavirus quarantine offer raucous, emotional bravos from their balconies. By way of contrast, 45% of those surveyed say Germany is an “enemy country,” and 38% say the same of France. Le Drian, in his response to the Chinese ambassador, emphasized good bilateral relations between France and China overall. A video purported to show a similar scene of Italians cheering from their balconies for China, in gratitude for the country’s aid in the pandemic. Taiwanese officials, for example, advise responding in less than 60 minutes to spurious charges made by China. Bondaz says.French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian last month took the striking step of summoning China’s ambassador to express his displeasure with the disinformation effort. When the Chinese ambassador insulted France for letting its citizens die of hunger, “I don’t think he expected to be believed,” Mr. Loading… But it was a fake. Bondaz says.“Chinese officials are fully aware that one of their main problems is how to reconcile internal versus external propaganda,” he says. “It’s ‘humor over rumor.’” COVID-19 isn’t partisan. “They’re trying to do the ‘fact-checking’ stuff” with a mix of “good sources” and conspiracy web sites. But he also emphasized good bilateral relations between France and China overall.Beijing “goes through every bilateral channel it can adopt” to divide and conquer, says François Godement of the Institut Montaigne in Paris, since China’s goal of strengthening its economic partnerships is often best accomplished by fighting EU cohesion. But despite the poor production values and facile messaging, the campaign has spurred European Union officials to warn member states to be on alert.In particular, they say, the campaign could force member states dependent on Chinese economic ties to weigh the costs and benefits of calling out Beijing’s misbehavior as the financial damage of the coronavirus lockdown compounds.Perhaps no case exemplifies this more than the Chinese Embassy in Paris publishing an article leveling false charges that French nursing-home workers had abandoned their posts amid the pandemic, “leaving their residents to die of starvation and illness.” The article was retweeted by apparent bot accounts.French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian last month summoned China’s ambassador to complain about the disinformation effort. Quartapelle noted that Germany donated even more masks to Italy, and NATO and the EU have come through with millions of euros in supplies and aid. Bondaz says. “They’re not stupid. And while Russia has sometimes been made out as a major source of such activity, evidence suggests that China is actually the more active threat. “The fact that strategically we didn’t think about how to thank fellow EU members for help received was a problem.” In a later interview, she told the Monitor that such symbolism is important in a country “that’s confused, afraid, saddened by the crisis.”Beijing knows this, and pushes hard for such symbols – particularly since it’s the first time China has come to European aid. No paywall. Bondaz says. They’re trying to improve.”As they do, the EU needs to take a page from the playbook of those who have long grappled with Chinese disinformation, analysts say. Just days later, the EU’s diplomatic service released a report charging Russia and “to a lesser extent, China” with disseminating “conspiracy narratives and disinformation.”Taken at face value, all this seemed to put China on notice. Wary Europe welcomes China’s help – but not its disinformation

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Disinformation campaigns are a growing concern in the West. But it’s intensifying America’s red-blue divide.Yet China’s disinformation campaign offers opportunities, too. In terms of creating a more subtle disinformation campaign, “it’s actually quite well done,” Mr. For example, Ms. May 11, 2020

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The point is to please higher-ups back in Beijing, who have made it clear they want their ambassadors to push back aggressively on narratives that portray China as a coronavirus culprit – or in any negative light.Accordingly, their credo tends to be that a good offense is the best defense. “In the face of the virus and its consequences on our economies, there is no place for controversy,” he said.And the published EU report on disinformation was less critical of China than earlier internal drafts, according to EU officials who voiced their concerns in news reports that the EU was engaging in “self-censorship.” While an early draft warned of a “continued and coordinated push by official Chinese sources to deflect any blame” for the coronavirus pandemic, for example, the published version noted a “continued and coordinated push by some actors, including Chinese sources, to deflect any blame” – stopping just short of linking the behavior directly to Beijing.Still, while “maybe people would have wanted the report to hit harder, it testifies to a shift in thinking by the EU – it’s a sea change really – and also a realization that a lot of propaganda is raining down on us from authoritarian states,” says François Godement, senior advisor for Asia at the Institut Montaigne in Paris.Managing the messagingThis is particularly important as some European nations warm to China and even sour on their bloc partners. They have also found that, “When you try to argue in an academic way, it doesn’t always work.” So Taiwan has hired comedians to push out quick-witted responses to particularly outlandish Chinese statements, which often go viral, Mr. The EU for the first time has begun “to identify and expose this kind of manipulation,” even if the bloc’s response to Beijing is currently tempered by financial considerations, says Antoine Bondaz, research fellow at the Foundation for Strategic Research in Paris.“Conspiracy narratives and disinformation”   Perhaps no case exemplifies this more than the Chinese Embassy in Paris publishing an article on its website leveling false charges – made by a Chinese diplomat – that French nursing-home workers had abandoned their posts amid the pandemic, “leaving their residents to die of starvation and illness.”The article was amplified by dubious Twitter accounts expressing outrage at, among other things, the failure of the French government and the tragic plight of the French elderly. Because some of the fabrications have been “so extreme, so offensive, and so obvious,” the matter is now firmly on the European radar as a problem. Most of these accounts had been created in the past couple of weeks, with “no followers at all, being re-tweeted and liked by the Chinese embassy” – sure signs of bot farms, Mr. NATO for its part says the problem “is high on our agenda,” and warns that it is an effort to “sow division and undermine our democracies.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. While China is an economic partner, it is also a ”systemic rival that seeks to promote an alternative model of governance.”Who’s the target?At the same time, much of the disinformation put out by China has up until recently been intended chiefly for internal consumption. But the pushback against China has been tempered.Mr. In particular, they say, the campaign could force member states dependent on Chinese economic ties to weigh the costs and benefits of calling out Beijing’s misbehavior as the financial damage of the coronavirus lockdown compounds. And negativity toward other EU nations is the result of dissatisfaction with the bloc’s response to the pandemic, coupled in part with lingering resentments around 2008 austerity measures.“We had face masks bought from the EU, and free masks from China,” said Lia Quartapelle, a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, in a briefing organized by the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab.But that’s an incomplete picture, and underscores what the EU needs to do to counter the Chinese narrative. Being seen as benevolent is better for business than being tagged as a producer of shoddy goods – or as the point of origin for the virus.The problems come, analysts warn, when the lingering economic effects of the pandemic make EU member states more vulnerable to Chinese threats of both the veiled and unveiled variety. Polls found similar pro-China feelings in Spain, which has historically been one of the most pro-EU countries.This endearment toward China stems from its aid efforts: Italy was short on face masks, and China donated 200,000 of them. They’re chanting “Grazie, China!” the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman wrote as he tweeted out the clip.But the production was a ham-fisted fake, analysts say: the Italians were cheering local health care workers, not saying “Thanks, China.”The video is part of a growing disinformation campaign within the European Union that, in contrast to allegations against the Kremlin, can be easily linked to the Chinese government.Although the production values are questionable and the claims are handily disproven, the disinformation push has spurred European Union officials to warn member states to be on alert. Godement says. A recent poll found 52% of Italians feel China is a friendly government and 36% want a “stronger future relationship” with it. “They see now that to insult and criticize isn’t enough. In the EU, they have to convince – or at least add convincing to the criticizing and insulting part.”To this end, the Chinese embassy recently posted a list of “16 fake news statements” that purports to identify untrue stories in the EU press. Instead, he and other ambassadors want “to be able to tell their supreme leader that they just walked the extra mile for the boss.”Yet the backlash to this aggression has curbed the goodwill that was a goal of China’s “mask diplomacy.” And so while the Chinese diplomats continue to be “very offensive” in their approach, they also appear to be learning from their mistakes, Mr. Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse/AP

People clap their hands as the Italian, top, and European Union flags hang from windows, in Rome, March 14, 2020.

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