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The largest peaceful protests in American history were against the Bush family’s Middle East Wars. Protesters applied for permits, assembled peacefully, and picked up after themselves when they were through. Local merchants loved them: they stayed in motels, bought t-shirts, ate in restaurants. The economy boomed. Not surprisingly, they were completely ineffective. Lately we’ve had …
The first time the Klan came to our town, they were met with several hundred counter-protesters and people who just came to watch the show. They raged and shouted, and they all got their pictures in the paper. It was quite a ruckus. But the second time they came, nobody much cared. They assembled on …
“No matter what your reasons for…”
Full lyrics HERE. There are several live versions on YouTube that are a lot of fun, too: LINK
That’s How Every Empire Falls
Padlock the door and board the windows Put the people in the street “It’s just my job,” he says “I’m sorry.” And draws a check, goes home to eat But at night he tells his woman “I know I hide behind the laws.” She says, “You’re only taking orders.” That’s how every empire falls. Full …
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This protest song from 1977 is, sadly, every bit as relevant today. Full lyrics HERE.
To me, this is the perfect protest: don’t get angry, don’t scream yourself red in the face, don’t throw rocks; just play your tuba and make them look ridiculous. 😀 (via Just A Little Light)
Is your money that good?
Full lyrics at BobDylan.com. (Interestingly, it pre-dates the Viet Nam war.)
I don’t mind failing…
I don’t mind failing in this world, Somebody else’s definition Isn’t going to measure my soul’s condition, I don’t mind failing in this world. It was MySweetGrace who reminded me of this song.
The headline at CNN says: “Chokehold death protests turn violent / Police: Explosives thrown at officers” When you scroll down to the twelfth paragraph, you learn this: The acts of violence were apparent anomalies in a sea of protests nationwide decrying a grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer who killed Garner, an unarmed …