The Peace Song of the Day for 12/29 is The Flower Carol. See a video and details at the read more.
I was inspired to think about the hope for Spring today, because of a video message from Reverend Billy Talen. Reverend Billy noted that since Winter Solstice has passed, all of us (including the occupiers) are looking forward with great hope to the arrival of Spring!
Below is the official Occupy Wall Street/OWS video to thank supporters. This video was passed by consensus through the New York City General Assembly/NYCGA on Tuesday, December 20, 2011. It is posted at occupywallst.org.
Flowers are Red by Harry Chapin is the Peace Song of the Day for December 17th. You can find this song on his album “Livingroom Suite” Duchess Susanna & I bonded over our fondness for this album while we were dating.
Administrators from Riverhead Schools to Gracie Mansion need to understand that creativity and leadership need to be encouraged, not punished. Chapin would often introduce the song by explaining how the inspiration came from a report card that his secretary’s son brought home. The teacher wrote that:
Your son is marching to the beat of a different drummer, but don’t worry we will soon have him joining the parade by the end of the term.
Today, Occupy Wall Street held demonstrations throughout New York City. Reports are that 30,000 plus people participated.
One of the exciting, creative, nonviolent moments was when occupiers projected a huge, light show onto the nearby Verizon Building, to the delight of fellow marchers on the Brooklyn Bridge. What a great moment for the 99%.
“Stand” by R.E.M. is the Peace Song of the Day for November 15th. The Duke and Duchess of Peace would like to dedicate this song to the folks occupying Liberty Square in NYC. Last night, they lost a lot of supplies, and thousands of books, because the city and the police tried to stop them from redressing their government.
Support and strength to Occupy Wall Street to stand firm at Liberty Square. Support and strength to all the occupiers, who are nobly using nonviolent action to promote democracy and social justice.
Thursday, November 17th is an International Day of Action. Folks in New York City will be trying to occupy the whole city and the subways.
“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→