Occupy Wall Street (SONG)

Occupy Wall Street ( SONG)

Because this is where they buy the politicians.
Because this is where power has its seat.
Because ninety-nine percent of us are suffering.
At the mercy of the madmen on this street.
Because all of us are victims of class war fare
being waged by the one percent.
Because these greedy banksters rob the country.
Leaving us without the means to pay the rent.
Because the last time we had a decent government was about 1932.
Because we the people are supposed to run the country.
But instead its all run by and for the few.
Because now we know the rich do not pay taxes.
But when they need a hand its us who bail them out.
Because we suspected we lived in a plutocracy.
But suddenly of late there is no doubt.

And so we’re gonna stay right here (2x)

Because both my parents lost their savings.
Because I have never opened an account.
Because the interest on my credit card just doubled.
And now I can’t pay the minimum amount.
Because these budget cuts are just immoral.
With our schools as overcrowded as they are.
Because there are no buses where I live.
Because I can’t afford to drive a car.
Because so many of us don’t have health insurance.
The rest of us have it but it sucks.
Because the rich are riding in their private jets.
While the rest of us are slogging through the muck.
Because capitalism isn’t working.
This system has just failed to produce.
Because the one percent is prospering.
While the rest of us just suffer their abuse.

And so we’re gonna stay right here (2x)

Because it has been demonstrated amply
that the winners are the ones who stick around.
Because this world should belong to everyone.
Not just the banksters who would smash it to the ground.
Becaus we’ve noticed voting doesn’t change things.
When the politicians are mostly millionaires.
Because we’re learning how to stand up like Tunisians.
Like they did in Tahrir Square.
Where a young man named Mohamed Bouazizi
struck a match that lit the earth.
And all around the world the spell was broken.
And a movement for the future was in birth.
Because there’s only so much shit the rich can feed us.
Before we figure out which side we’re on.
Because we’ve learned if we want our liberation.
It will come only if we stay here til the rising of the dawn.

And so we’re gonna stay right here. (2x)

Because corporations are not people.
And we can’t just let them choose.
Because if we leave our fate to them.
Then all of us will surely lose.
Because the climate clock is clicking.
And we can’t just leave our world behind.
Because corporate rule isn’t working.
And it’s time for human hearts and minds.
Because you can’t take it with you.
Because the rich just do not share.
Because these moments don’t come often.
Because we know what really matters.
Something called society.

And so we’re gonna stay right here. (2x)

See my Complete play list  of Occupy Nova Scotia videos at

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http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9DDB4318CD344F67
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From September 2010 to May 2011 our research team will be interviewing activists and

organizers in the Halifax area about the radical imagination. Rather than just asking people’s

opinions, though, we are interested in creating a space for dialogue and discussion between

activists and organizers. To this end, we won’t be just collecting interviews and writing about

them, we’ll be actively setting up meetings, discussions, focus-groups and dialogues

throughout the year.

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