From:   Ashley Anderson <ashley@peacefuluprising.org>
Sent time:   Sunday, October 02, 2011 9:33:00 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] What is your favorite protest/liberation song?!?!
 

This one is new, a modern classic in my opinion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZc6tkCCuEY

Chords are pretty straightforward, like any good revolution song. Enjoy! 

Lyrics: ARISE (Bryan Cahall)
Arise ye time‐keepers and ye payers of debt,
to those gone before us and who haven't come yet.
Arise or the moment shall pass to redeem  
the toil of the nameless, their forfeited dream.
Arise all ye prayerful and unfold your hands,
and place them flat firm on the soil of the land.
Turn your eyes upward and if you must weep,
ration your tears for your savior's asleep.
Arise luchadores of centuries past,
from your dusty page books and mass graves at last.
Drown out the broadcast of silence and fear,
sing through our voices who followed you here.
Chorus:
Dry your eyes, arise, arise.
Dry your eyes, arise, arise.
Arise all ye makers of profit and law,
There is no second chance when your number gets called.
The ones who possess all the power you seek,  
here in a language you no longer speak.
Arise all ye soldiers and turn your guns round,
upon those who laugh as they order you down,
to stomp out the weak and to strangle the small,
Arise and defend the most vulnerable.
Arise all ye prisoners from your concrete hell,
dissolve with one voice the walls of your cell.
And when the warden asks how can this be?
Reply we are human and must act accordingly.
Chorus
Arise tall sequoia through suburban streets
Take with you the vinyl, the asphalt release,
The birds from their cages and the kids from their tombs
Breathe out the plastic air from their rooms.
Arise ye young poets from irony's chains,
from sarcasm prisons and transcendent claims.
Arise and recall with what clearness you wrote,
before you grew jaded before you grew cold.
Chorus (x2)


Ashley Anderson

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On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 8:16 PM, Marina Sitrin <marina.sitrin@gmail.com> wrote:
I do too!
M.

On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 12:20 PM, Matthew Presto
<matthew.presto@gmail.com> wrote:
> Anyone have a copy of the IWW's "Little Red Songbook"?
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> On Sep 29, 2011, at 6:42 PM, Ashley Anderson wrote:
>
> SONGS! Read 'em, listen to 'em, a list we put together with the help of good
> old Peter Yarrow (who sang right before MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech.)
>   http://music.peacefuluprising.org/
> I particularly like "Stand." http://music.peacefuluprising.org/track/stand
> We were just talking about this in the Oct2011 google group!
>
> Ashley Anderson
> Director
> Peaceful Uprising
> 801-652-2971 |
> Tw | Fb
> Core Principles
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> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Jackie DiSalvo <jdisalvo@nyc.rr.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> Will do.
>>
>>
>>
>> ________________________________
>>
>> From: september17@googlegroups.com [mailto:september17@googlegroups.com]
>> On Behalf Of Jon Good
>> Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 1:11 PM
>>
>> To: september17@googlegroups.com
>> Subject: Re: [september17discuss] What is your favorite protest/liberation
>> song?!?!
>>
>>
>>
>> Yo, write this up as a formal thing and send it to the occupywallstreet
>> journal
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 1:00 PM, Jackie DiSalvo <jdisalvo@nyc.rr.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU'RE TOLD ABOUT THE 60s. WE HAVE A LEGACY.
>> (I think I'd like to organize a forum sometime about the differences and
>> similarities between the 60s' and our present movement)
>>
>> I agree that the 60s did little to fight economic oppression or to ally
>> with
>> the "99%." That's why Occupy Wall Street is much more  progressive than
>> much
>> of the 60s movement; some factions in SDS were virulently anti-working
>> class
>> and many identified youth, not workers, as the ones to organize. I am
>> working class and formed groups in Madison. Wis. to fight those
>> tendencies.
>> We put out a local labor newspaper,  organized truck drivers, met with
>> unions at the School for Workers, set up labor oriented study groups and
>> even got official pro-labor Economics classes.  A book will soon be out
>> about the organizing of working class youth by SDS members, as with Rising
>> Up Angry in Chicago.
>>
>> Of the 60s activists still active, several are in the labor movement. This
>> was particularly true about U of Wis, Madison where graduate student
>> teachers, many of whom were in the radical movement, formed the first
>> graduate teachers' union and had to strike for recognition, shutting down
>> the university in Spring 1970, supported by the radical student movement
>> which had been fighting the university on issues related to the Vietnam
>> war.
>> Not only did that union, stemming from the 60s, lead the public school
>> teachers to occupy the capitol building in 2011, but one of its 60s
>> leaders
>> had become head of the Wis AFL-CIO-- which partly explains why the Wis
>> movement was so advanced - there was a 60s legacy.  Many of the older
>> public
>> school teachers were in school while students were in the streets, their
>> consciousness was effected (all of Madison, including its Congressman was
>> anti-war); in fact, they may have been in the high school contingents
>> which
>> joined us in anti-war marches.
>>
>> Moreover, the Civil Rights movement was working class and M L King's March
>> on Washington was organized in great part by the labor movement, which, as
>> with 1199, the hospital workers, was largely African-American.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: september17@googlegroups.com [mailto:september17@googlegroups.com]
>> On
>>
>> Behalf Of guindave@aol.com
>> Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:16 PM
>> To: september17@googlegroups.com
>>
>> Subject: Re: [september17discuss] What is your favorite protest/liberation
>> song?!?!
>>
>> for once almost don't agree with Jackie not exactly. I agree with Jon
>> as well sort of. We should use Labor Songs, Labor songs adapted by the
>> Civil rights movements is fine(ideally no one is going to listen to
>> this which is fine). I would like to say that culturally the 60s made
>> our society more humane. However economically and this is only very
>> partially because of the new left they sent us backward economically.
>> What I believe is we have to avoided at all costs looking like the 60s
>> and try our best to look like something new. To do this we have to do
>> what tom Haden did in the first place announce and make clear and just
>> put out the as us kids who are silly some times call it "mems" of being
>> different.
>>
>> Solidarity
>> Dave
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jon Good <therealjongood@gmail.com>
>> To: september17 <september17@googlegroups.com>
>> Sent: Thu, Sep 29, 2011 11:09 am
>> Subject: Re: [september17discuss] What is your favorite
>> protest/liberation song?!?!
>>
>> My big problems with adopting the trappings of the 60s movement is that
>> 1) the 60s revolution failed, and 2) all the art and cultural things
>> surrounding it has been totally co-opted for the purposes of making
>> money, 3) we already have enough stuff that thematically links us to
>> the 60s and there are plenty of other awesome movements to connect
>> with, and 4) while it's a cultural touchstone for middle-class white
>> folks and is awesome for bridging the gap between generations within
>> that demographic, it looks absolutely ridiculous to everyone outside it.
>>
>> I like the sentiment of Where is the Love, I think there's just too
>> many lyrics for people to be understood.
>>
>>
>> Something simple, already popular, and NOT related to the 60s hippie
>> movement will have the potential to be fantastically effective.
>>
>>
>> solidarity,
>>
>>
>> Jon
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 9:30 AM, gail zawacki
>> &lt;witsendnj@gmail.com&gt; wrote:
>>
>> Speaking as a granny, I love taking the All We are Saying, Is Give
>> Peace a Chance and changing peace to whatever  - Earth?  It fun to sing
>> and add clangy music to.
>>
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkZC7sqImaM
>>
>>
>> On another note, I heard on NPR this am that there is going to be an
>> investigation of the pepper spray incident and that made me realize, I
>> bet I know what was going on (I was right behind the girls) which is,
>> that cop deliberately sought the one girl out because she was marching
>> for much of the way topless (fortunately she had donned it prior to the
>> incident).  He's probably kind of a closet perv. and really nasty man.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 8:49 AM, jason ahmadi
>> &lt;jason.ahmadi@gmail.com&gt; wrote:
>>
>>
>> Hey lovelies,
>>
>> I've been thinking rather than chanting, it would be really cool if we
>> could all sing in unison on one of our marches.  If people like it we
>> could repeat it.  I can make copies at my office so if people want to
>> send me their favorite songs for everyone to sing I could print out
>> some lyric sheets!
>>
>> Let's also try and break free from the old school protest songs (even
>> though I am including "we shall overcome") and try some new stuff like
>> "where is the love?" by Black Eyed Peas.  But don't let that stop you
>> from suggesting those oldies and goodies for me to write down.
>>
>> The grannies shouldn't be the ones having all the fun!
>>
>> Peace and Love,
>> Jason
>>
>>
>>
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