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The “Occupy” Movement needs a Protest Song

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The “Occupy Wall Street” movement needs a world wide protest song. It’s name should reflect at least one important goal of the protestors.

A title suggestion could be .. It’s Time for Regulation­!

“We’re gonna heal our nation – it’s time – oh yes it’s time – time for regulation­!

I’m no song writer as you can see, but a protest theme is important and music makes a powerful ally in delivering a constant and repetitive message.

There must be someone who can produce the goods and keep public awareness alive with a great protest song? A song with the power of Joan Baez’s rendition of the Bob Dylan classic.


Joan Baez .. The Times they are A’Changing


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  1. Hey John…..here a song\video we created to support all the global occupations…..not as specific as you suggest with the lyrics but effective I hope…. Hope you like it….pass it on.

    Zombie Nayshun .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdxJOERbvZU&feature=feedu


    Posted by Tom | October 21, 2011, 1:10 am
  2. John stop, please!
    The Occupy folks are trouble. Even my Democratic friends laugh at them. Most everyone I hang out with think they are clueless drifters who are going along for the ride of their lives.

    This whole idea will tie them to our party. Not a good idea.

    Posted by mary cullen | October 21, 2011, 5:37 am
  3. Mary Cullen,

    Please go to the nearest Occupy rally near you,and take time to talk to the protesters. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. As a veteran of the 1960’s protests against the war in Viet Nam and for Civil Rights, I assure you that Occupy protesters are in many ways quite different from those. Meanwhile, check out Keith Boykin’s photos and comments on Huff Post: “Everything the Media Told You about Occupy Wall Street is Wrong.”Having visited Zuccotti Park during the past week, I can vouch for what he says.

    Let’s hope that Occupy evolves on its own, as it cannot be pigeon-holed according to party, ethnicity, race, age, ideology, etc. It’s a group of people who seek a return to two basic principles on which this nation was founded: fairness and justice for each and all of us. The other thing that may inspire you is to read MLK Jr’s “Letter from Birmingham.”

    Posted by BeBe | October 21, 2011, 6:37 am