Category: Occupy


Dedicated to the 99%

This is more than prohibiting flights by the nights
It is about awareness
It is about guarding our human rights

We have come together
We are grand
We are taking a stand
Maybe you don’t understand

The world lost
Princess Diana
Malcolm X
Dr. King
Gandhi
JFK
RFK
Back in the day
They represented
Collective voices

Today a movement has taken shape
Something astounding has taken place
Those superficial differences are being erased
Prejudice is unattended
The 99% have arisen

Collectively, we have become our own voice
And in togetherness
We know that we have a choice
To change course
In a tour de force
The world around has reinforced

And I have never felt so alive
Felt life so surreal
Felt so sublime
This feeling no longer an internal rhyme
Empathetic togetherness
A mountain of injustice we must climb

From racial profiling to corporate greed
Gapping and unjust income inequality
To lack of opportunity
All the way to banking and Wall Street crime
To the mountain top of democracy
We will climb
We will strive and thrive
Compassion
We will imbibe

Our Forefathers wisdom and constitutional design
Is still pulsating in our hearts and minds
This great nation shall surpass
This fascist attack
On the working class
At long last
May that greedy shadow that was cast
Become the dead hand of an un-American past

Authored by Shellie Blevins

La Rage (The Rage) by French female rap artist Keny Arkana, released in 2006.

Keny Arkana is part of La Rage Du Peuple (The Rage of the People), a music collective formed in 2004 in Marseille, activists in the alter-globalization

The people united will never be defeated!