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“So even if we are at a tipping point, there are big, threatening reasons that are coming in the form of U.S. pressure, and even if it is only by a thread, it does seem to keep both actors plugged in by a thread.”Hidayatullah Noorzai contributed reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan. “The Taliban still very badly wants to reap the fruits of international legitimacy and what seems like the certification of their victory that the deal signed in Doha would deliver them,” he says.

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U.S. What is it that we might be tipping back into?”“I don’t think it’s a final blow to the inching forward that the peace process has undergone,” he adds. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad tweeted the American assessment that the Islamic State conducted both attacks, and urged Afghanistan not to fall “into the ISIS trap and delay peace or create obstacles.”A stymied peace dealThe withdrawal agreement the Taliban signed with the U.S. “In order to provide security for public places and to thwart attacks. “What I’m not hearing is any recommendation for anything that could prevent this from happening again tomorrow. For some seniors, virus is shifting their views of TrumpMany Afghans have turned even more stridently against Taliban and Islamic State militants responsible for so much bloodshed in the country, jeopardizing an already stalled U.S.-led peace effort. I will never forgive the Taliban,” he says, distraught. And, if such a horrifying assault is not a tipping point, what it would take to alter such a violent status quo, including a surge of lethal Taliban attacks.“We have spent our whole lives in war and violence, and expected to make our children’s lives better, but the Taliban will never let us achieve our dreams,” says Mr. To build “confidence,” the government was meant to release 5,000 Taliban fighters, and the Taliban to release 1,000 prisoners. Why this hospital attack is pushing Afghans toward ‘tipping point’

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An attack this week horrified a country all too accustomed to violence. But many Afghans have turned even more stridently against Taliban and Islamic State militants, jeopardizing an already stalled U.S.-led peace effort. But only a fraction have been let go.But the Ghani government is facing tremendous U.S. It is the Taliban’s continued violence that “paves the way for other groups,” says Mr. That raises the question of whether the attack may prove to be a tipping point that galvanizes Afghans seeking a way out of war.Rafiullah Wardak, whose wife was killed in the attack after giving birth to their daughter, says he will never forgive the Taliban, charging that their continued violence “paves the way for other groups.” “Unfortunately, what this seems like it might be a tipping point for, is a lot of people rejecting the very idea of trying to give this peace process a chance,” says Andrew Watkins, an International Crisis Group analyst. Courtesy of the Rafiullah Wardak family

Afghan father Rafiullah Wardak looks upon his newborn daughter Amina, recovering after being wounded by gunmen who stormed a maternity award in Kabul on Tuesday. Amina, shot twice in the leg, survived.Women and children have died before in Afghanistan, in the decades of war that have killed tens of thousands of civilians. “Now you can talk and fight, we’ve seen that in other conflicts. “What I’m not hearing is any recommendation for anything that could prevent this from happening again tomorrow.”

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Rafiullah Wardak and his wife Nazeya chose the   Barchi National Maternity Hospital in Kabul for the birth of their third child because it was “safe.” They never suspected it would be the target of a militant attack that would shock even war-hardened Afghans.Baby Amina was born Tuesday morning, welcomed into the world with the first embrace of her mother. Since the accord, under which American officials say the Taliban agreed to an 80% reduction of violence, the jihadists have instead conducted some 55 attacks per day, Afghan officials say. pressure.“As terrible as it is, and as much as I don’t want to minimize or marginalize the mass psychological impact of Tuesday’s attacks, the fact is the Afghan government still has a $1 billion cut to [U.S.] aid dangling over its head, like the Sword of Damocles,” says the Crisis Group’s Mr. Watkins. May 15, 2020

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Deep Read ( 5 Min. in Doha, Qatar on Feb. And up to now, I don’t think we’ve seen that from the Taliban side.”Still, neither Afghan side wants to be held responsible for completely shutting down the American-initiated process, even as they bicker over the very first step of a prisoner exchange,   two-and-a-half months after the deal was signed. “What really worries me is not the fact that there are such intense responses to this attack, [but] that there are no new ideas,” he says. Their actions belie that,” Ms. … Loading… The question is whether it will galvanize thinking about what it would take to alter such a violent status quo. 29 was meant to lead to intra-Afghan talks beginning March 10. Mr. But that deal, which excluded the Afghan government of President Ashraf Ghani, has been stymied by a dispute over prisoner releases and a resurgence of Taliban attacks against Afghan security units –   even if the jihadists have steered away from targeting U.S. “The attacks of the last two months show us and the world that Taliban and their sponsors do not and did not intend to pursue peace,” he tweeted.If the Taliban can’t control violence, he added, there “seems little point in continuing to engage Taliban in ‘peace talks.’”Anti-Taliban sentiment deepensIndeed, though technical discussions continue behind closed doors on provisions of the U.S.-Taliban accord – prisoner releases, efforts to reduce violence, and the start of Taliban-government talks – popular sentiment against the militants has been forged anew by the scale of killing.Even without a fresh declaration of war, the violence feels like business as usual in Afghanistan, where the Taliban have made battlefield gains for years and now control or contest more than half the country.“If you look around Afghanistan today and the last few weeks, it looks like a normal spring offensive to me,” Kate Clark, the co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, told Al Jazeera English.“To be honest, I don’t see any intention from the Taliban of sitting down and talking. )

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Women and children have died before in decades of war in Afghanistan. Hospitals, too, have been attacked. “Unfortunately, what this seems like it might be a tipping point for, is a lot of people rejecting the very idea of trying to give this peace process a chance,” says Andrew Watkins, senior Afghanistan analyst for the International Crisis Group think tank.“What really worries me is not the fact that there are such intense responses to this attack, [but] that there are no new ideas,” says Mr. And it took place amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. It would also be her last.Less than an hour later, Nazeya was killed by three bullets as three gunmen stormed the ward. Wardak, Amina’s father.“I will never forget this crime. Wardak’s wife, Nazeya, was among at least 24 people killed in the attack, including women, nurses, and newborns. Clark said. Rahmat Gul/AP

Newborn babies lie in their beds at the Ataturk Children’s Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 13, 2020, a day after militants attacked another hospital in Kabul, killing at least 24 people. Watkins. But even by that low standard, the attack Tuesday that left at least 24 dead at a Kabul hospital – including mothers, nurses, and two newborns – changed minds. The Taliban denied responsibility for the attack. and NATO forces. Hospitals, too, have suffered dramatic attacks.But   even by Afghanistan’s low standard, the brutal attack Tuesday   changed minds. … “The Taliban will never accept peace.” And he is not alone.An angry and exhausted Afghan eyewitness to the attack was visiting the family of another newborn when the shooting began. And that raises the question of whether the attack against such innocents might prove to be a tipping point that galvanizes Afghans seeking a way out of war. … I am ordering Afghan security forces from an active defense mode to an offensive one, to start their operation against the enemies.”Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan’s national security adviser, weighed in as well. “But then we come to this question of the national mood, and for so many people this just seems to be it, this seems to be a line crossed.”Indeed, it doesn’t matter that the hospital attack,   striking civilians in the Shiite-majority district of Dasht-e Barchi in western Kabul,   bore the signs of an Islamic State operation. Wardak, an Afghan policeman for eight years. “Peace with the Taliban is like writing on a piece of ice, and putting it in the sun,” he said, citing a well-known Afghan saying.Official reaction was swift.“The Taliban have not reduced violence, and instead they have increased their attacks,” President Ghani said. But you have to at least have the intention that a political negotiation is your aim. After burying his wife Wednesday, he waited anxiously Friday as little Amina underwent another round of surgery.The conservative Islamist Taliban denied any role in the Kabul attack, or in a suicide bombing that day of a funeral in eastern province of Nangarhar, which killed at least 32 people. It left at least 24 dead –   including mothers, nurses, and two newborns.

Even with one year delay, 2021 Tokyo Olympics won’t be the same

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“So we at the organizing committee have no idea of all the details about how this money will be spent.”Soaring Olympic costs are sure to be a touchy subject as Japan, like most countries, battles a deep recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.Japanese organizers and government bodies are obligated by a Host City Contract signed in 2013 to pick up most of the Olympic costs. Muto said he didn’t know, either. Muto floated ideas about cuts everywhere, though the only specific target he mentioned was the torch relay. And what about thousands more staff and games officials?Will there be fans, or will it be a television-only show? Muto said he still could not give an estimate of how much the delay will cost but that the 2021 Olympics may not be conventional. The IOC said $150 million would be made available for loans to national Olympic committees and sports federations, some of which have few sources of revenue outside the games.But the IOC gave no details of where the other $650 million would go.Mr. Where will they stay? 

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Olympic Committee CEO Toshiro Muto attends a news conference in Tokyo, March 30, 2020. Will there be fans? What about millions of tickets already sold? Even with one year delay, 2021 Tokyo Olympics won’t be the same

There are more questions than answers for the 2021 Summer Olympics. What will be cut? What about ticket refunds? … I think we might come up with a new Olympic and Paralympic Games, something that is unique to Tokyo.”Tokyo’s future still has more questions than answers.How will 11,000 Olympic athletes and 4,400 Paralympians be housed in the Athletes Village? Will there be refunds? How will they travel to Tokyo? Will young, healthy athletes be a priority for a vaccine?Mr. Muto said, “and that cannot be helped.” Will a vaccine be available? “It’s time for all of us to review what are the essential things for the games. May 15, 2020

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Almost two months after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said Friday he still could not give an estimate of how much the one-year delay will cost.Figures in the Japanese media have ranged between $2 billion and $6 billion, with most mounting expenses likely to be covered by government entities.Although he was vague about the costs and who will pay, Mr. Muto was very clear about one thing in the online news conference.”The actual games we will have one year from now may not be the same conventional Olympic and Paralympic Games that we have come to know,” he said, speaking in Japanese and translated through in interpreter.Mr. How will athletes travel to Tokyo? On May 15, Mr. How will they train and qualify? Loading… Will the tight quarters be safe? When they were awarded the games seven years ago, Tokyo officials said the Olympics would cost just over $7 billion.Tokyo now says it is spending $12.6 billion to organize the games, but a government audit report last year said it was twice that much.All but $5.6 billion is public money.Mr. Muto said organizers are still trying to guarantee that 43 venues will be available next year, hoping to keep the same event schedule when the Olympics open on July 23, 2021.”It’s going to take a bit of time,” Mr. Muto spoke a day after the Switzerland-based International Olympic Committee acknowledged it would have added costs of $800 million because of the postponement. Muto said. What are the must-have items? Or at least he wasn’t saying.”As to the breakdown of how this money will be used, the IOC has said it’s too early to tell,” Mr. For some seniors, virus is shifting their views of Trump”We are looking into every possible area,” he said.

Polish Grannies vs. the right-wing: Europe’s unlikely democracy defenders

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Klementyna Suchanow is a member of the protest group called Women’s Strike. Hertzberg. A newly formed alliance, Konfederacja, won 6% of the vote and earned 11 parliamentary seats in October legislative elections.“We allowed fascists to enter the public debate and run in elections,” says Gabriela Lazarek, a former hair dresser who is now a women’s rights activist and who unsuccessfully ran for office in the town of Cieszyn, near the Czech border. Far-right groups were staging what they call the “March of Remembrance of the Cursed Soldiers” – a reference to Polish partisans who resisted the introduction of communism but some of whom also took part in war crimes against Belarusian communities in the region.“The government allows nationalism to grow, and it goes together with [fascism],” says Ms. Poland experienced fascism. In Germany, the grannies movement (known as Omas Gegen Rechts) spread in response to the rise of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party (AfD). Suchanow and her sisters in arms have regularly found themselves on the streets confronting an increasingly bold far-right nationalist movement that now has members in parliament. A wide range of female activists has championed the cause of women’s rights but also turned out in the streets to defend the constitution.“In recent years we have observed in Poland, and also in other countries, a tendency for women to mobilize in progressive movements opposing fascism or right-wing populism,” says Elżbieta Korolczuk, a sociologist at Södertörn University in Stockholm and the American Studies Center of Warsaw University. “This is a conflict around who is really ‘the people.’ Right-wing populists often use rhetoric to claim that they are ‘the people’ and that they have the right to decide how the state should act and what rights the individual groups should have. Piotrowska, Anna Irena Łabuś   works the streets with zeal. Large-scale, women-led demonstrations are widely credited with halting the legislation.“It was just an eruption of women’s voices,” says Ms. Łabuś, one of many counterdemonstrators to have been arrested for allegedly disrupting that nationalist march, which was officially authorized. Zuzanna Hertzberg, for instance, is pursuing her activism with the bristles of a paintbrush. “What they say is hatred. The group – most of them grandmothers – have handed out leaflets and hoisted placards to protest against a poisonous kind of patriotism that they see afflicting modern Poland.Until the onset of COVID-19, they had been meeting on the streets of Warsaw every week under the protective gaze of two police officers. Łabuś   recalls an encounter on Dec. The war and, in particular, the Holocaust have today become flashpoints for Poland’s right-wing government.“If you take the definition that fascism is a social practice connected with oppression, then you can see this on a daily basis in Poland,” says Ms. There, until recently, the demonstrators – most of them grandmothers, or in her case a great-grandmother – have handed out leaflets and hoisted placards to protest against a poisonous kind of patriotism that they see afflicting modern Poland. In fact, the members here were unaware of their European counterparts.***   The grannies share many ideals with, and draw inspiration from, other women fighting the right-wing government in Poland. the right-wing: Europe’s unlikely democracy defenders

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A group of grandmothers in Poland, many of whom lived through German occupation and later Soviet rule, are challenging nationalists and the right-wing government to protect freedoms and push for a more inclusive society. Fascism divides people into good and bad. They see worrisome echoes in the fear-mongering rhetoric and policies of the Law and Justice party (PiS), the populist right-wing government that came to power here in 2015 and immediately began introducing controversial judiciary reforms, as well as the swelling ranks of far-right nationalists.“I lived most of my adult life under communism,” Ms. She takes pride in having worked in the past for an anticommunist underground publishing house, Nowa (New). She is equally concerned about the environment in a coal-producing nation resistant to change. Public gatherings were banned. Dominique Soguel

Young men listen to far-right leaders at a gathering of the Konfederacja political party in the port city of Gdańsk, Poland. While some of the groups, such as the grannies, aren’t backing a presidential candidate, they are making their views felt on issues. PiS believes Poland is unfairly blamed for Nazi atrocities. She says the name of her group tends to pique the interest of young people and even elicits good responses from police.“Everyone has or had a grandma,” she notes. Women’s Strike, for instance, has been waging a campaign to pressure candidates to clarify where they stand on abortion rights. Hertzberg is worried enough by such historical conflicts that she now devotes more time to political activism than artistic creation. They don’t realize that all this can lead to such bad things. I remember the ruins of fascism. I could travel freely. Piotrowska says. The group has put up billboards in 14 cities. “In Poland it is on a big scale: fake historical narratives, restaurants [that refuse to admit] Roma people, LGBT-free zones.”She points out that the museum’s director, Dariusz Stola, was recently pushed out of office because PiS blocked his reappointment. A stalemate over the independence of the institution has pit- ted the museum’s former director against the populist government. They see worrisome echoes in the fear-mongering rhetoric and policies of the Law and Justice party (PiS), the populist right-wing government that came to power here in 2015 and immediately began introducing controversial judiciary reforms, as well as the swelling ranks of far-right nationalists.“I lived most of my adult life under communism,” Krystyna Piotrowska, a great-grandmother, says. Suchanow. That’s why it is so dynamic and diverse.” 3, 2015, when crowds gathered outside the constitutional court in protest of PiS-led government legal reforms that changed the character of the Constitutional Tribunal, the country’s highest constitutional court. They believe it shows there is an alternative voice in the country – and the more women that grab placards and bullhorns, the better.“We regard ourselves as street feminists,” says Ms. Dominique Soguel

Artist Zuzanna Hertzberg has an exhibit at a museum that pays tribute to women who were part of the War Ghetto resistance in World War II. The women believe that consistency is key to getting their message out.Unlike some other activists, their passion is rooted in the hard history that they’ve witnessed – notably the toll that German occupation in World War II and later Soviet rule took on their nation. Iwonna Kowalska, another grandmother, thought she was done demonstrating and was focusing instead on building her business after 1989. All candidates were forced to cancel their campaigns because of the pandemic. In February 2018, for instance, she joined a rally that aimed to block a nationalist march in the northeastern town of Hajnówka, on the fringes of the primeval Białowieża   Forest. Indeed, women say their advocacy on the issue not only affected the outcome of the legislation but triggered a national discussion on what it means to have a right to abortion and ultimately softened the public’s attitude toward it.Similarly, in 2019 political pressure from women helped prevent Poland from following Russia’s example and limiting domestic violence cases to only those in which a woman is beaten repeatedly.Women also say there is value in simply confronting nationalists when they are out in the streets holding demonstrations. She had an exhibit at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews that paid tribute to women who formed part of the Warsaw Ghetto resistance in World War II. Over tea in her small Warsaw flat, where floral motifs and pictures of grandchildren dominate the living room decor, she talks about being a “soft” feminist. Women in Poland, Argentina, or Spain oppose this. Dominique Soguel

“Freedom is not given once and for all. We spoiled them.”The idea that grandmothers have the responsibility to alert the next generation to avoid the mistakes of the past has also gained momentum in Austria and Germany. Suchanow says she could not imagine her daughter growing up with fewer reproductive rights than those enjoyed by Polish women under communism. “In 1989, I started to breathe like a human being. And now I feel like someone wants to take this away from me.”Can she and her fellow matriarchs help change the face of Polish society?***Ms. … … … “The movement isn’t based on academic theories. I don’t agree with breaking the constitution.”Ms. The grannies are anything but stationary: They’ve marched in front of a branch of the state television channel as well as the guarded gates of the presidential palace.“I didn’t expect that I would have to go out on the streets again,” says Ms. All terminations are banned unless the pregnancy is the result of incest or rape, puts the health of the mother at risk, or if the fetus is severely deformed. Polish Grannies vs. Nationalists want to subjugate women to live the way they want them to and that is why women are the first to protest against them.”

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Iwonna Kowalska uses her background in printing to help the Polish Grannies create banners and leaflets. The latter made its debut by reading the poem “We, Polish Jews” during Independence Day celebrations in 2018, when more than 200,000 people gathered in Warsaw. Grannies Against the Right took shape in 2017 when the far-right Freedom Party of Austria joined the country’s coalition government. Their slogans: “Stop Hate Speech,” “Nationalism is not Patriotism,” “Stop Neofascists.”The disparate crew of retired professionals, some in tennis shoes, all impassioned, has been confronting authorities and nationalist demonstrators for more than a year. The Polish Grannies aren’t even on his radar, he says.Yet the women activists, and some outside analysts, believe they are leaving a mark nonetheless. I could travel freely. The Independence Day rally, organized by Polish nationalist and far-right groups with the blessing of the president, featured fascist flags and symbols. You have to take care of it and fight for it, just like love.” – Krystyna Piotrowska, a member of the Polish Grannies

While the groups are not officially linked, many of them share the same goals – to stop modern day fascism. “They’re not just street fighters anymore, but men in suits.”***One test of how much influence the women activists have will come in the presidential elections. For some seniors, virus is shifting their views of TrumpFrom Austria to Germany to rural and urban Poland, they are alarmed by the mainstreaming of hate speech toward migrants, the LGBTQ community, and other minorities. “Unfortunately, freedom is not given once and for all. Dominique Soguel

Anna Irena Łabuś, who has two grandchildren, is a member of the Polish Grannies advocacy group. While the protesters have stopped amid the coronavirus outbreak, they vow to take up their curbside activism again once the lockdown here ends.Being grandmothers, the protesters say, decreases their chances of being manhandled by police on the streets as has been the fate of other groups standing in the way of nationalist marches. Poland already has some of the strictest laws on abortion in Europe. She got her first taste of protests in 2016, when the government announced plans to ban abortion in almost all cases and punish women who broke the law. She bounded around blasting oppositional songs through a bullhorn. It is our fault. “You have openly fascist people in the Polish government,” says the artist, who takes pride in being the granddaughter of a man who fought fascism in Spain but whose artwork often focuses on the untold stories of women. The reforms were deemed by many in Poland, as well as the European Commission, as a threat to the rule of law.“In 2015, my world collapsed,” says Ms. The Polish Grannies support that cause.Yet there is no doubt the coronavirus has changed the dynamic of the election. “People usually think positively about them. Yet the founding members met and found common cause years before.Ms. The Polish grandmothers is a distinct group. She worries that high social spending will translate into unpayable debt and frets over the mainstreaming of hate speech and growing polarization of Polish society.What worries her most are the young people who, she says, behave like soccer hooligans and have embraced far-right slogans such as “Death to the enemies of the   motherland” and “Poland only for Poles.” Ms. They are shattering the stereotype often held here of the quiet, church-going grandmother. Kowalska was showing up at the weekly protests in platform sneakers. Witold Waszczykowski, a party member and former foreign minister who now holds a seat in the European Parliament, says more people show up to an average football match than to the largest anti-government protests witnessed in recent years.“Of course, nobody underestimates these protests, but the protests are marginal,” he says, downplaying the influence of both   ultra-nationalists to the right of his party and of women and LGBTQ rights activists. Piotrowska recalls her first encounter with the throngs of young men, during a massive nationalist march on Independence Day in November 2017. Piotrowska is not the eldest member of the group but, at 68, she is definitely the youngest great-grandmother. Kowalska. They say we are ‘the people.’”The newest star in the protest movement has been the Polish Grannies. It is built on action, street action. Piotrowska. And now I feel like someone wants to take this away from me.”

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Every Thursday Krystyna Piotrowska, in her puffy parka, has gathered with a handful of other activists near the Charles de Gaulle statue at a busy intersection in central Warsaw. “Young people have this freedom and they think that by definition they deserve it,” says Ms. Government meddling has also sparked a legal conflict with historians at the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk. “In 1989, I started to breathe like a human being. “Since then, I have been saying openly what hurts me. The women believe that consistency is key to getting their message out.Unlike some other activists, their passion is rooted in the hard history that they’ve witnessed – notably the toll that German occupation in World War II and later Soviet rule took on their nation. People are prohibited from protesting in the streets. … Łabuś. When demonstrating, the widow wields a rainbow flag like a lance and glares at passersby who fail to pick up a leaflet. … One of the oldest members of the protesting grannies, she grew up in a small lumber town in central Poland but as an adult worked in a bank in the capital. But their activism is not without risk. CZAREK SOKOLOWSKI/AP

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Hanna Pietkiewicz-Sałdan (foreground, left) and other members of the Polish Grannies hand out leaflets in central Warsaw. But her list of grievances with the current government extends beyond women’s rights. )

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The Polish Grannies may sound innocuous from their name, but they are a disparate crew of retired professionals, all impassioned, that has been confronting authorities and nationalist demonstrators for more than a year. “There’s not enough people to sit on the street to block them, and if we do, police pull us out of the streets.”Author Klementyna Suchanow is a street warrior, too. Far-right youths have hurled abuse and even flammable projectiles at the intrepid demonstrators. “What is their definition of the enemy?” she asks agitatedly. Suchanow, member of a movement called Women’s Strike.Since 2016, Ms. Members of PiS and their supporters argue the women activists wouldn’t have much influence in the elections whether the country was in lockdown or not. The museum, a cubic glass structure, lies in a district of the capital city where the Jewish community thrived before occupying German forces fenced it off and created the largest ghetto of its kind in Europe. Our name is also a type of protection against attack.”Like Ms. They point, for instance, to their help in defeating the restrictive abortion law in 2016. You have to take care of it and fight for it, just like love.”The Polish Grannies, as the protesters are called, symbolize a grassroots movement across parts of Europe that is trying to blunt the most extreme versions of far-right nationalism. The youth threw red flares as they coursed through the streets of Warsaw. “They have passports, mobile phones, cars, easy access to credit to buy cars and flats, so they don’t care. Often led by women, these groups are fighting for gender-specific causes such as reproductive rights but also broader issues ranging from democratic freedoms to preserving the rule of law. Critics counter that the government is trying to rewrite Holocaust history and downplay the role of Poles.Ms. She reveres the Polish Constitution and keeps a copy, which was signed by the president of the supreme court, in a red Victoria’s Secret handbag. The women, as well as a few men, protest against the rise of hate speech, far-right groups, and the polarization of society under a right-wing government. Her necklace and bracelet spell out konstytucja (“constitution”).***The Polish Grannies staged their first protest on March 1, 2019, when they were counteracting a demonstration in Warsaw by a group of nationalists. Her apartment doubles as the group’s headquarters for planning meetings, a place to craft banners and brainstorm slogans.Ms. She says they are fighting “for the young people, for their future.”

Her indomitable personality has earned her the nickname “Mother Superior,” but the septuagenarian is actually an atheist and quick to denounce the Roman Catholic Church, which has been a bastion of support for the ruling government. “Nationalists feel more and more confident. They are going in that direction.”Ms. May 11, 2020

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Deep Read ( 12 Min. Now she uses her printing expertise to help the Polish Grannies. Their signs have been made of plastic foam so they are easy to carry. Piotrowska has installed a safety app on her phone at the request of her son, who wants to be able to find her should she end up at a police station. Kowalska, who had printed more than 10,000 leaflets against President Andrzej Duda ahead of elections that were scheduled for May 10 but were not held due the coronavirus pandemic.“It’s our job to signal the dangers to the younger generation,” says Ms. Łabuś   has focused much of her energy on directly confronting conservative activists. She has reconciled the two through her efforts in support of the “anti-fascist year,” an initiative bringing together public institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and social movements to celebrate those who fought authoritarianism in the past and encourage opposition to it today.She is a member of the leftist antifa coalition and a co-founder of the anti-fascist Jewish Bloc. The bill would have narrowed the right to abortion further – to only when a woman’s life is in danger.Ms. Loading… Until the onset of COVID-19, they had been meeting on the streets of Warsaw every week under the protective gaze of two police officers.
For the grannies, there are other incentives to taking to the streets, too. “They don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen or at church. They believe they are not only elevating public discourse on issues but smashing a stereotype about themselves.“The positive thing is that women are more aware of their rights,” says Ms. They want to be an equal part of society.” Piotrowska taking stock of the gains made by Polish women since 1989.

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Andrea Berg – Himmel Auf Erden Lyrics

Du kannst meine Gedanken lesen
Als wärm wir und ewig schon vertraut
Hast Rosengelegt auf meinen Weg
Ich mag deine Art zu lieben
Die alles um dich nur schöner macht
Ich atme das Glück, will nie mehr zurück
Mit dir hab ich den Himmel hier auf Erden
Du rettest all die Träume tief in mir
Du bist mein Neubeginn
Und es macht so viel Sinn mit dir
Du lässt mich meine Flügel wieder spüren
Ein absolut vollkommenes Gefühl
In jedem Augenblick
Nur noch ein pures Glück in dir
Wir sind zwei verwandte Seelen
Teilen die Schatten und das Licht
Wird nie was bereuen und alles verzeihen
Du schenkst mir den Mut zu lieben
Ich leg dein Herz in deine Hand
Es ist wie Magie, so was fühle ich nie
Es zählt doch längst nicht mehr
Was gestern war
Die Wunden sind verheilt
Denn du bist da
Ich bin in Sicherheit
Für jeden Weg bereit
Mit dir, egal wie weit
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Alice Boman – Skiss 3 Lyrics

There’s no place I’d rather be now
Than right here with you
The only light in this world now
Is that from the moon
No one knows me better
Than you do
I need your lovin’ honey, need you
There’s no place I’d rather be now
Than right here with you
No place I’d rather be now
Than right here with you
It’s true

Crystal Gayle – Crying Time Lyrics

Oh it’s cryin’ time again, you’re gonna leave me
I can see that far away look in your eyes
I can tell by the way you hold me darlin’
That it won’t be long before it’s cryin’ time
Now they say that absence makes the heart grow fonder
And that tears are only rain to make love grow
But my love for you could never grow no stronger
If I lived to be a hundred years old
Oh, it’s cryin’ time again, you’re gonna leave me
I can see that far away look in your eyes
I can tell by the way you hold me darlin’
That it won’t be long before it’s cryin’ time
Now you say you’ve found someone that you love better
That’s the way it’s happened every time before
But as sure as the sun comes up tomorrow
Cryin’ time will start when you walk out the door
Oh it’s cryin’ time again, you’re gonna leave me
I can see that far away look in your eyes
I can tell by the way you hold me darlin’
That it won’t be long before it’s cryin’ time
I can tell by the way you hold me darlin’
That it won’t be long before it’s cryin’ time

Frittenbude – Filmriss 2000 Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Erzähl mir nichts
Vom Rockstar-Dasein
Wie man lebt als Popstar, war ein
Traum den ich nie hegte, war ein
Traum den wir nie lebten
Immer noch dieselben Freunde
Immer noch kein Management
Immer noch beim selben Label
Immer noch am strugglen, Baby
12 Jahre touren, 5 Jahre Steuerprüfung
5 Alben später, 13 Jahre Frittenbude
1, 2, 3 große Lieben
Raus aus der Depression
Sag mir, was ist geblieben? Plauze und Schandenschmuck
Unser Crew
Wurde größer
Unsere Crew
Wurde kleiner
Opel Astra, VW Bulli, Mercedes Sprinter
Nightliner, Nightliner, Mercedes Sprinter
[Hook 1]
Ganz egal wie lang es geht
Ganz egal wohin es geht
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
So viele Tage, Nächte, Jahre
Um die Ohren geweht
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
Manchmal geht es zu schnell
Doch oftmals ist es ein langer Weg
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
So viele Tage, Nächte, Jahre
Um die Ohren geweht
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
[Verse 2]
Falsche Versprechungen
Zu hohe Erwartungen
Eintausend Fehler
Und Chartplatzierungen
Ein paar schöne Videos
Und ein paar beschissene
Ein gutes Interview
Einhundert vergessene
Viele falsche Menschen
Erzählen dir, was du hören willst
Nur ein paar bleiben
Am Ende ehrlich
Musikindustrie
War nie das große Ziel
Musik machen, Texte schreiben
Alles selbst produziert
Alles selbst ausgedacht
Alles selbst überlegt
Bis man auch endlich
Mal davon lebt
Wir haben gemerkt
So doof wie es klingt
Das alles, was uns zerstört
Wir selber sind
Selbstzweifel
Nihilismus
Geldnot im Hedonismus
Bis du kotzt
Wie auf Klassenfahrt
Hallo, Bubu
Hallo, Zukunft
Hallo, Hamsterrad
[Hook 2]
Eingepennt in Hamburg
In München wieder aufgewacht
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
Erst in Wien die ganze Nacht
Dann Berlin den ganzen Tag
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
Zuerst in Dorfen abgekackt
Dann Zürisee FKK
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
Schlaflos in Madrid
Und in Paris nie angekommen
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
[Verse 3]
Wir haben viel gesehen
Viel gelacht, viel erlebt
So viele schöne Menschen
Festivals und Tourneen
Lass es ewig so weitergehen
Doch spiel mir das Lied vom Tod
Eines Pteranodon
Auf einem Saxophon
Wir sind keine Brüder
Wir sind eine Hydra
Drei Köpfe wie King Ghidorah
Sechs Fäuste für die Liebe
Durch den Krieg und für den Frieden
Gegen Hass und für den Hass
Alles was man zum Leben braucht
Jeden Tag
Solang’ der Bass noch drückt
Und man weiß, was Sache ist
Lasst uns einfach für immer sein
Für immer wie ein Obelisk
Tick, Trick und Track
Bitte sag wo oben ist
Idefix, Asterix, Obelix
Troubadix
[Hook 3]
Ein Licht in der Dunkelheit
Ein Hoch auf die Vergesslichkeit
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
Widerstand zwecklos
Denn wir drehen uns im Kreis
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
Da oben die Sonne
Über dem Turm aus Elfenbein
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss
Quantenphysik, Universum
Unendlichkeit
Das Leben ist ein Filmriss

Joesef – All I Ever Wanted Lyrics

Every time I pull you closer all you seem to do is let me go
But   all   I ever wanted   was you
And every time I feel   you near its like a whisper baby I can’t here
But all I ever wanted was you
All I ever wanted
All I ever wanted to be, was yours
(it’s funny how everything you want you have right now)

W.e.t. – Broken Wings Lyrics

This broken road has brought me here
There’s no point in looking back
Like everyone, I have been bruised
But I won’t get stuck down there
I kept on fighting
I kept on grinding
Walked on – Walked on
Now it feel like I’m standing on the top of the world
This emotion is taking me higher
Yeah – It feel like the first time
Now the pages have turned
And I’m flying on broken wings
There have been times I lost all hope
And everything was dark
This beaten heart has healed again
And I’m taking it day by day
I kept on fighting
I kept on grinding
Walked on – Walked on
Now it feel like I’m standing on the top of the world
This emotion is taking me higher
Yeah – It feel like the first time
Now the pages have turned
And I’m flying on broken wings

Wilsen – Moon Lyrics

Woke up in a bed not mine
Didn’t find the indents, the swells and dives
My limbs   were   hanging off the   ends
Grabbing the sun as it blew   in
And all this time I waited to begin
I waited for the cue
Someone to push me in
But the moon rises and empties again
Chases no one
Get ready set
Chases no one
Get ready set
Camille sees the spaces between (things)
As she’s melting layers off this scene
She says, “you’ll always feel sick from home
So you might as well just get along and take the simple trip”
Cause all this time you’ve waited to begin
You’ve waited for the cue
Someone to push you in
But the moon sails and empties again
Chasing no one
Get ready set
Chasing no one
Get ready set
I woke up in a life not mine
With a list to do and a means to an end
I’ve got a jar full of the tokens to
Slide on into the slot marked ‘x’
And all this time I waited to begin
I waited for the cue
Someone to push me in
But the moon’s still combing up overhead
Catches no one on this simple trip
Catches no one
Get ready set

Xlr – Mr. Poissard Lyrics

[Couplet 1 : Oner]
C’est l’gars qui roule mais pas d’chance, la feuille se pète
Mec, ici la chance se perd net, d’avance, ouais, c’est moins cool
Oublie tous tes doutes, la poisse m’attend à la prochaine
Baise en brochette donc prie Dieu pour qu’il t’écoute
[Couplet 2 : Areno Jaz]
J’le connais bien j’te promet rien quand il doit venir
Il m’dit: ” tranquille! Lui parlez pas de meuf, c’est loin d’être prometteur
La dernière qu’il a eu était enceinte mais c’était pas lui l’reup
[Couplet 6 : Oner]
Tu vas glisser sur le verglas, mec, tu gères pas
Ça s’voit au premier coup d’œil, ta vie, ouais, c’est qu’une lère-ga
Tu traînes avec une nette-ca, pourtant l’alcool n’aide pas
Et tu pousses que des coups d’gueule
T’es seul, faut être honnête, gars
[Couplet 7 : Skelta]
Il a des airs de Pierre Richard
Qui sème la poisse, récolte la magie noire
Monsieur Poissard a la scoumoune comme sur une patinoire
Avec lui rien ne marche, le fait pas boire ça lui va pas
Encore une mauvaise pioche et tu verras, il finira à poil
[Couplet 8 : Areno Jaz]
Écoute la suite, il était parti pécho
Mais y avait personne en bas, dès l’départ j’dis qu’c’est chaud
Trois halls plus tard il revient fâché, écoute moi
Il a acheté des bouts d’bois
[Couplet 9 : Skelta]
Il dort plus, peur d’être en retard c’est l’intrus
Dans un bar de trav, il s’enrhume à la moindre occase
Recto verso qui peut l’ver-sau de la merde
Il pourrait même s’noyer dans un verre d’eau
Tellement c’est la dèche
[Couplet 10 : Areno Jaz]
Il a la tchatche comme un baveux
Il s’attache à la tâche mais pas d’chatte, comme un trav
Toujours un truc à faire, une connerie à dire
J’te présente Monsieur Poissard, tu m’cognes si y a pire ” mais dans cette grande ville, j’vois l’pire
Il change les retards en records, poisseux comme Aquaman
J’croise le Don Alpha Wann et j’repars sans remord
[Couplet 3 : Skelta]
Que ça passe ou ça casse pour lui ça casse toujours
Pas de chance, c’est grisant
Tellement glissant qu’il va finir par se casser l’cou
Fils de geek, il a la guigne même quand il reste chez lui
Debout, j’ai peur pour l’incendie
Ça va sans dire qu’il n’y aura pas d’secours
[Couplet 4 : Areno Jaz]
Il s’est fait voler son scooter, contrôlé dans l’bus
Sur sa tête, sûr qu’y a p’têt un complot d’étranges gus
Il subit la malchance, sachant
Qu’elle te chie dessus si tu jubiles à l’avance
[Couplet 5 : Skelta]
Faut qu’il aille voir un marabout, on lui a jeté le mauvais œil
Tout c’qu’il touche part en couille depuis qu’il n’a plus d’professeur
Quoi d’neuf?

Sel – Danguje Lyrics

Bet paskui elektroniniam dangui
Saulė kvies atgal paukščius
Tavo veidą vėl nuskaidrins šypsena
Kaip pajusi rankoje gyvas gėles
Būs atvestos durys jos pakvies visus siek tiek kitaip gyvent
Lauk kol praskirs debesys danguje
Kol vėl naktimis žvaigždės švies danguje
Kol paukščiai praskris virš galvų danguje
Kol mes su tavim būsime danguje
Aš žinau, kad greit iš čia išnyks žiema
Dar paliks šiek tiek juodų minčių
Apie mus.. Aš žinau, kad greitai iš čia išnyks žiema
Dar paliks šiek tiek juodų minčių
Apie mus.. Bet paskui elektroniniam mieste saulė vėl nušvis lange
Lauk kol praskirs debesys danguje
Kol vėl naktimis žvaigždės švies danguje
Kol paukščiai praskris virš galvų danguje
Kol mes su tavim būsime danguje
Aš žinau…
Lauk kol praskirs debesys danguje
Kol vėl naktimis žvaigždės švies danguje
Kol paukščiai praskris virš galvų danguje
Kol mes su tavim būsime danguje
Aš žinau…
Aš žinau…

Jairzinho – Liefde Maakt Blind Lyrics

Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm
Ye-eh-ey, ye-eh-eey
Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm
Ze zeggen "Liefde maakt blind" vandaar dat ik niets zag
Dat jij je tranen verstopte achter je lach
Dat jij wel mijn geluk maar niet gelukkig was
Want ik was niet eens daar waar je me nodig had
Wat weet ik nou over liefde, liefde
Want ‘t was daar en ik kon ‘t niet eens herkennen
Liefde, liefde
‘t Was daar maar wist niet wat ‘k moest doen met al dat gevoel
Schat in mijn hart heb jij een hele mooie plek
Ik hoop dat ik al die vlinders voor je terug vindt
Ye-aaaah, ye-aaah, ye-eh-aah
En ik kan blijven zeggen dat ‘k je mis
Maar schat dat veranderd niets, dat veranderd niets
En ik kan blijven zeggen dat ‘k je mis
Maar schat dat veranderd niets, dat veranderd niets
Wat weet ik nou over liefde, liefde
Want ‘t was daar en ik kon ‘t niet eens herkennen
Liefde, liefde
‘t Was daar maar wist niet wat ‘k moest doen met al dat gevoel
Schat in mijn hart heb jij een hele mooie plek
Ik hoop dat ik al die vlinders voor je terug vindt
Ye-aaaah, ye-aaah, ye-eh-aah
Weeg ‘t nooit voor altijd, de pijn is zo ver weg
Ik kan niet wachten tot de zon weer schijnt voor ons
Ik wil nog zoveel doen voor jou maar dan besef ik weer
Wat weet ik nou over liefde, liefde
Want ‘t was daar en ik kon ‘t niet eens herkennen
Liefde, liefde
‘t Was daar maar wist niet wat ‘k moest doen met al dat gevoel
Hoo-woo-hoo-woow

Jesse Barrera – Little House That Could Lyrics

[Verse 1]
We took a long road to get here
I never thought I’d see the day
A sun set that quiet night
I won’t forget that worried look on your face
[Verse 2]
I know we’ve seen such darker days
But at least we made it here
I know we don’t have much to show
But at least we made it clear
[Pre-Chorus]
That you are mine and I’ll be here
The rest is up to us my dear
It won’t be easy but it’s crystal clear
Our love is built, it’s from the ground up
[Chorus]
Oh oh
Living in a little house that could
Oh oh
We did what we said we would
As long as we’re here we will make it through
There’s nothing that our love can’t do
Oh oh
In a little house that could
In a little house that could
[Verse 3]
It might be rough
Things might go wrong
But I’ll pay these bills with all these songs
At least I know we’ll have each other
In little copper
[Pre-Chorus]
You are mine and I’ll be here
The rest is up to us my dear
It won’t be easy but it’s crystal clear
Our love is built, it’s from the ground up
[Chorus]
Oh oh
Living in a little house that could
Oh oh
We did what we said we would
As long as we’re here we will make it through
There’s nothing that our love can’t do
Oh oh
In a little house that could
[Interlude]
[Chorus]
Oh oh
Living in a little house that could
Oh oh
We did what we said we would
As long as we’re here we will make it through
There’s nothing that our love can’t do
Oh oh
In a little house that
[Outro]
Oh, oh
In a little house that
Oh, oh
In a little house that could
In a little house that could

Warrel Dane – Disconnection System Lyrics

Today
I smoked my pain away
Yesterday we stood
In our decadent decay
We braved the storm
But still man did conform
We serve the virgin
Of suffering
We serve the virgin
And not the King
Within the darkness
We came along
We drove the devil into his perverted religious throne
We serve the virgin
Of suffering
We serve the virgin
And not the King
Disconnection system takes control
I will serve the virgin and not the whore
If you take a step back to realize
This disconnection system shall open your eyes

Matthew Good – Prime Time Deliverance Lyrics

The darkest side of the biggest God damn ride
You’ve ever been on
Her mother loves that show
Even though she never gets the answers right
It’s easier to play along
Sometimes more then being wrong
They found her in her room
Wearing a pink bunny suit
And sour cherry lipstick
Hanging from the closet door
Her eyes were wide, maybe to despise
Maybe just to look into your
Headlight morning glow
Headlight morning glow
This is it, well this is it, oh
Prime time deliverance
Prime time deliverance
And this is it, well this is it, oh
Prime time deliverance
Prime time
That you have and you hold
And you have and you hold
And you have and you hold
And you have and you hold
And you have and you hold
And you have and you hold
And you have and you hold
That you have and you hold…
And she says
The best thing you could do
Is hang around a while The red red lips
Of some secret solution
The Central Intelligence Agency
Has a file that’s a mile longer than peace
She’s naked on the phone
Watching them back
No eyes, just their stupid grins
They long to be liberal mannequins
And in their tiny room
They eat Chinese food and they don’t call their wives
‘Cause the girl in the window is
Pressing her breasts up against the window pane
And the guy they’re after on the floor below her is
Cutting cocaine, higher than the building
A one way trip
Who ever thought she’d miss the ins and outs of oxygen?

Steve Aoki – Terra Incognita Lyrics (feat. Bryan Johnson)

[Pre-Drop]
Welcome to the neon future
[Drop]
Woo
Woo, woo
Woo, woo
Woo, woo
Welcome to the neon future
Woo, woo
Woo, woo
Woo, woo
Woo
[Interlude]
We   are   at a defining   moment of being human
How well we   evolve
How well the interplay with us and our creations and   machines
Happen   over   the coming decades
It’s   a remaking, it’s   a reconfiguration, it’s a reimagination
The most significant opportunity we have
Is to aspire to an existence which exceeds our imagination
[Pre-Drop]
Welcome to the neon future
[Drop]
Woo
Woo, woo
Woo, woo
Woo, woo
Welcome to the neon future
Woo, woo
Woo, woo
Woo, woo
Woo

Danju – Age Eleven Lyrics (feat. Hundertgramm)

[Part 1: DaJuan]
Hello, my name is
f*ck it, ich bin famous
Der Typ, der die meiste Zeit umzingelt ist von Ladies
Ah, Rap ist mein Hobby seit Jahr’n
Ich spit lockere Parts, ist wie Bobby Car fahr’n
Und sie sagen ich muss raus, auf die Bühnen der Welt
Und manchmal grübel ich selbst
Doch nich’ über das Geld
Denn ich – Fühl mich mehr wie ‘n junger Samy Deluxe
An mei’m Handy die Chicks
Doch will nur Beat und Rap, ah
Und das ist alles worauf ich Bock hab
Beat picken, Beat ficken, auf nem Low Car
Ich häng mit meinen Jungs, sie saufen Wodka
Häng’n andauernd im Block ab und rauchen [?]
Verliebt in Hip-Hop und schon so lang’
Seit Eißfeldt des erste mal aus den Boxen kam
Und ich weiß, ihr verstehts nich’
Denkt euch, des geht nich’
Doch ich weiß ich lieb’ den Scheiß hier noch ewig
[Part 2: Hundertgramm]
Ich hab das Gefühl schon ein Ja, Ja, Jahrtausend
Höre ich Hip-Hop ja, ja unglaublich
Big L, ich war inspiriert
Notorious erster shit, ich war infiziert
Seitdem sind wir hier und basteln an den Bomben
Unser Sound läuft im Untergrund durch alle Katakomben
Von Stuttgart bis Compton, trug jeder seine Hosen tief
Die Wände einer Ära, Eazy-E positiv
Und bei mir kam so langsam der Frust auf
Sah in Rapdeutschland nur Lappen wie ne Putzfrau
Doch zum Glück hatten die Beginner endlich Lust drauf
Und kamen kurz dannach aus ihrem Fuchsbau
Ab da war klar, ich liebe diesen Rapshit
Tausende Lines brannten sich in mein Gedächtnis
Und auch wenn ich dann mal alt und grau bin
Sprüh ich dir mein Namen an dein Blatt im Bau hin

Project Pat – Street God Intro Lyrics

[Verse]
Tight grip on the draco, now it’s time to get ’em
In the hood sniffin’, no police, now it’s time to kill ’em
f*ck a mask, it was late night, hoodies on our head
f*ck police, they don’t come ’round here cause they ass scared
And my pockets on hard like my penis
Talkin’ money, we talkin’ english
Drug money can turn to blood money
This ain’t for the squeamish
Only for the ones who hungry enough to get the funds
Who ain’t scared to shoot the draco gun
Cali in my lungs
Addicted to Versace belts and them Gucci Skullies
Chopper bullet took his head and skull it
This shit can get ugly
People talk me loyalty, me keep it real
With your circle never rat mane and never steal
Have all your bread, make that shit a solid deal
If you gon’ cross, cross big, make it a solid kill
I feel a nigga wanna try me cause I look like a [?]
All this jewelry on me homie I’m a walkin’ brick
Pockets low, pull out the 44, make a nigga strip
Nigga just got f*cked in the game but this ain’t no flick
Fire stick, make my banger bang, like he in a gang
Silencer with a beam no [?] hit his mane
Money and respect dog, what a nigga kill ’bout
Used to be my nigga but nah you ain’t real now
Gotta watch around you, niggas flip like pancakes
Get some real money off these streets and watch these niggas hate

Wise Guys – Du Bist Die Musik Lyrics

Da ist ein System, das von innen zu rotten scheint
Da ist ein Extrem, das blutige Tränen weint
Da ist eine Klasse, die jegliches Maß verliert
Da ist eine Masse, die stumpf auf den Boden stiert
Da ist ‘ne Idee, die nicht realisierbar ist
Da ist ein Klischee, das sämtliche Opfer frisst
Da ist ein Ton, der jeden Tag etwas mehr verroht
Da ist ein Mann, der in all dem zu ertrinken droht
Und da bist du …
Du bist die Musik, die mich über Wasser hält
Du bist die Musik, die mir nicht mal im Traum einfällt
Du bist die Musik, die man als Kind noch nicht hören darf
Du bist die Musik, die jemand vom Himmel warf
Da ist ein Arschloch, dem die halbe Welt zu Füßen liegt
Da ist ein Tyrann, der ohne Widerstände siegt
Da ist ein Unrecht, das sogar ein Blinder sehen muss
Da ist ein Widerstand, der endet schon beim Ladenschluss
Da ist ein Vakuum, das sich nach etwas Fülle sehnt
Da ist ein Zeitraum, der sich unerträglich dehnt
Da ist ein Ziel und ein scheinbar viel zu hoher Preis
Da ist ein Mann, der einfach nicht mehr weiter weiß
Und da bist du …
Du bist die Musik, die mich über Wasser hält…
Bleib in meiner Nähe, bleib hier, sprich mich an
Gib mir das Gefühl, dass ich das durchhalten kann
Hol mich aus dem Koma, in dem ich bin
Gib mir immer wieder einen neuen Sinn
Du bist die Musik, die mich über Wasser hält…