This lesson from 2011 has been that we must reach beyond our comfort zones and participate directly in democracy. Now that the 2011 elections are over, let’s talk about the 2012 elections where all of the House of Representatives and a 1/3 of the US Senate are up for re-election.
We have talked about how Congress is currently occupied by corporations. It’s time to take it back. Congress needs to by occupied by real people. Congress needs to be occupied by YOU!!
I am not talking about bring a sleeping bag or tent to your local Congressional office. You must think of a more permanent occupation. Sitting behind the desk that says Representative (or Senator) for a full term. Imagine the changes you can make as a representative of the 99%. Continue reading Occupy Congress in 2012→
“We Are the Many” by Makana is The Peace Song of the Day for November 13th. We are doing something a little different for the song of the day today. Below is the press release for this brand new occupy song that World Leaders unexpectedly got to hear premiered:
Within secure zone, musician sings on behalf of the many
A change in the programmed entertainment at last night’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gala left a few world leaders slack-jawed, though most seemed not to notice that anything was amiss.
During the gala dinner, renowned Hawaiian guitarist Makana, who performed at the White House in 2009, opened his suit jacket to reveal a home-made “Occupy with Aloha” T-shirt. Then, instead of playing the expected instrumental background music, he spent almost 45 minutes repeatedly singing his protest ballad released earlier that day. The ballad, called “We Are the Many,” includes lines such as “The lobbyists at Washington do gnaw…. And until they are purged, we won’t withdraw,” and ends with the refrain: “We’ll occupy the streets, we’ll occupy the courts, we’ll occupy the offices of you, till you do the bidding of the many, not the few.” Continue reading APEC World Leaders Hear Hawaiian Occupy Song: Peace Song for 11/13→
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“Take It From Dr. King”, by Pete Seeger, is The Peace Song of the Day for November 12th. This song is the ultimate celebration of nonviolent activism for social change. It tells the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, the bus boycott, and The Civil Rights movement. It also has the somewhat tense, but poignantly necessary line, “Drop the gun.”
Danny Glover made the speech of a lifetime — the speech of our lifetime — at Occupy Oakland on October 15th. Listening to the speech has sent Duchess Susanna into a fit of hopeful tears, such as one experiences during the happy ending of a momentous film.
The entire video, and all of Danny Glover’s words, are worth experiencing and absorbing. Please watch it! Below, The Duchess has inscribed in text some of the quotes that she was able to capture and type out this morning.