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sce56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 05:01 PM
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"We Are The Many" Occupy with Aloha A brave musician from Hawaii Ocuppied the APEC summit

CNN Interview Occupy APEC!

Video posted on DU via YouTube
Actual video from the summit at the Hale Koa AFRC with President Obama and other Pacific rim leaders in attendance
Song on YouTube
Free Download of the mp3
Makana's FaceBook page
We Are The Many
Lyrics & Music by Makana
Makana Music LLC 2011

Ye come here, gather round the stage
The time has come for us to voice our rage
Against the ones whove trapped us in a cage
To steal from us the value of our wage

From underneath the vestiture of law
The lobbyists at Washington do gnaw
At liberty, the bureaucrats guffaw
And until they are purged, we wont withdraw

Well occupy the streets
Well occupy the courts
Well occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

Our nation was built upon the right
Of every person to improve their plight
But laws of this Republic they rewrite
And now a few own everything in sight

They own it free of liability
They own, but they are not like you and me
Their influence dictates legality
And until they are stopped we are not free

Well occupy the streets
Well occupy the courts
Well occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

You enforce your monopolies with guns
While sacrificing our daughters and sons
But certain things belong to everyone
Your thievery has left the people none

So take heed of our notice to redress
We have little to lose, we must confess
Your empty words do leave us unimpressed
A growing number join us in protest

We occupy the streets
We occupy the courts
We occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

You cant divide us into sides
And from our gaze, you cannot hide
Denial serves to amplify
And our allegiance you cant buy

Our government is not for sale
The banks do not deserve a bail
We will not reward those who fail
We will not move till we prevail

Well occupy the streets
Well occupy the courts
Well occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

Well occupy the streets
Well occupy the courts
Well occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

We are the many
You are the few

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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 05:07 PM
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1. He was "brave" to "occupy the summit" after being invited to perform?
Seems like a strange definition of words.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 05:15 PM
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2. Perhaps but that's still a good message via song consistent with the Occupier Movement.
So I'm recommending the thread even if he was invited.
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sce56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 05:24 PM
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3. As he stated "He had to be discreet as the SS had warned any video capture would be confiscated"
Taken on 11.12.11 in Honolulu on the grounds of the Hale Koa

My guitar tech shot this with a camera phone during my performance for the World Leaders Dinner at APEC, which was hosted by the First Family.

He had to be extremely discreet as Secret Service had warned those on site that any phones used to capture photography or video would be confiscated. Since he has a guitar tuner app on the phone we were able to justify having it out, but grabbing video was not easy. We were under constant surveillance. Personally I like to have video of every performance. It's my art and my right.

And if you never heard of it the Hale Koa, a Armed Forces Rec enter is on the grounds of Fort DeRussy on Waikiki Beach I have spent many nights there and is under Military Police control.

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emcguffie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 10:00 AM
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8. He hadn't been invited to perform that song.
There is a video explaining what happened. He says he was afraid to do that particular song. But he did it anyway, but very quietly. And then he did it louder. And he kept doing it over and over for about 45 minutes.

I'm trying to get some more attention for this thread, or for the song, but I shouldn't post it again, should I? Or I can't, actually. So I was going to post the lyrics...
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 06:24 PM
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4. Too bad no one seemed to be noticing him...n/t
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 07:53 PM
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5. You know we are trying to attract tourists who are probably part of the 1%.
I am not happy how he presented Hawaii to the rest of the world.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-11 07:57 AM
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6. "I am not happy how he presented Hawaii to the rest of the world."
Edited on Mon Nov-14-11 08:11 AM by marmar

As a place that believes in economic justice?......Oh the HORROR !!!!


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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-11 08:08 AM
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7. NPR spoke of this this morning. I was shocked they covered it..
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