Monday, November 14, 2011

Occupied: "We Are The Many"

APEC World Leaders Dinner Gets Occupied

Artist Performs 99%-er Song in Front of Obama & World Leaders at APEC Conf

Within secure zone, musician sings on behalf of the many

November 13, 2011 - Honolulu - 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.”

Those who could hear Makana’s message included Presidents Barack Obama of the United States of America, Hu Jintao of China, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia, Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, and over a dozen other heads of state. read more>>>
Makana Music

The Exclamation Point to The Message He Sings Of

60min November 13, 2011 - Congress: Trading stock on inside information?, more at link.

As to this CBS report, my head is spinning in many directions as to just what is happening in this 'supper committee', taking place now, of the cons as to the policy idea's and the wording of as well and how much each has made since they started, already, and any info to the others they've passed along!!

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