Well, yeah, I got a little carried away with Johnny’s theme, Political/Activist–Musical Selections. I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface here. There are so many ways to go with this theme. Hmm. Oh well, it is what it is. Namaste.
“Tibetans challenge XI Jinping – Gangnam Style.
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Published on Nov 7, 2012
On the eve of the CCP’s 18th Party Congress, Students for a Free Tibet and the International Tibet Network release a parody video titled “Tibetans challenge Xi Jinping – Gangnam Style.” A takeoff of Korean star Psy’s uber-popular Gangnam Style, the video features China’s heir apparent as a dimwit — a big-headed oaf whose only response to Tibetans’ growing resistance is to arrest, beat and torture protestors. But Xi — like the four generations of undemocratic CCP heads before him — cannot stop Tibetans who are moving beyond fear and challenging the very foundations of Chinese rule in Tibet. Ultimately, the joke is on Xi Jinping, the soon to be leader of the unfree world and a remnant of authoritarian rulers of the past. Xi: Resolve the Tibet crisis now or Tibet will soon become your biggest headache.
Join Tibet’s Xi Challenge:
About the making of this video: Using the power of humor and theater, this video highlights the cruelty and absurdity of the Chinese government’s colonial policies in Tibet that have driven 63 Tibetans to set themselves on fire in protest of Chinese rule; 50 this year alone. It also depicts some of the creative protest tactics being used by Tibetans to challenge China’s occupation, including a 2011 boycott of Chinese vegetable vendors. This video will be banned in China and Tibet but Beijing’s censors cannot stop the truth from spreading: Xi Jinping, China’s 5th generation leader will be the last to rule Tibet. Above all, this video is a call to action to the world, urging individuals and governments to help the Tibetan people in their nonviolent struggle for freedom.
For more information on the current crisis:https://www.studentsforafreetibet.org…
International Tibet Network
Students for a Free Tibet
Background music by: PSY, “Gangnam Style”
Madison, WI, USA:
Two Weeks In Madison WI, A Tribute, The music is “Wander My Friends” by Bear McCreary
BEFORE there was “Occupy” the people of Wisconsin occupied the Capital Building in protest. This ongoing event was IGNORED by most of mainstream media in the United States. Other countries sent reporters to cover what was happening in Madison while the major networks in the USA did their best to ignore it. Democracy Now! was one of the few American news outlets that provided coverage. Students, teachers, firefighters, farmers and people from every social economic class in WI joined together with the Wisconsin 14 who did the only thing they could to stop The Bill–they exiled themselves from the state of WI.
“Tell Me What Democracy Looks: This is What Democracy Looks Like” —Inside the Capital building in Madison–this was not a fifteen minute protest. This continued for days on end until Gov. Scot Walker found ways to keep the people out of the building. Enlarge the video to full screen and watch for the round ‘food’ tray, I think it’s bread, come to the drummers through the crowd.
For more on WI in 2011 http://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2011/02/
Rossport Solidarity Camp Join the Resistance
Intinn song ‘ Come Away’
Come in solidarity – the rossport solidarity camp is open all year round for people to come find out about what’s going on and take action against Shell.
“The Shelltosea campaign in Co Mayo, Ireland is the longest running environmental and economic campaign in the world. The campaign is entering its’ 13th year of protest against Shell Oil’s attempt to bring ashore deadly untreated gas to be refined inland.”Dominick Bruno
Shell to Sea Protest at castlerea prison
Mickey Coleman’s song about Pat O’Donnell
Idle No More
Get four like minded, highly motivated smart women together and you’ve got traction in all four directions. I posted about Idle No More early on. Its blog / site and actions have spread far and wide since then. The video is long but it covers a range of issues all in one.
Buffy Peters upload
Drums – sung by Donna Augustine, written by Johnny Cash
Seventh Generation – Seventh Generation Singers
No No Keshagesh – Buffy Sainte-Marie
Idle No More
Fair Use – For Educational Purposes Only (feel free to mirror)I do not own any of the material (music, images & video).Watch in HD/Full Screen and read the following before starting the video.The following video tries to cover 1200 years of History (from my perception, I live in BC so there is a couple of issues that are close to my heart that are represented), relating to the indigenous peoples of North America from the Viking, Spanish and British invasions, to current. It is an attempt to cover a long time frame in a short period of time and I mean no disrespect to anyone. It is a show of support for the “Idle No More” campaign, and to show my support towards peaceful protests. The images and videos used are meant to portray a general overview and are not meant to cast all non indigenous individuals in a bad light. I believe most human beings are on the same page when it comes to equality and fair treatment.It is a little blunt, but sometimes there is no way around it…..Music:”Titanium” – David Guetta cover by: Boyce Avenue
Video Clips: (in order of first appearance)
“Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” (2007)
“The Last of the Mohicans” (1992)
“First Nations – Lakota People” (2009)
“Time Lapse Scenery” – Youtube user – Nik123dj
“Wounded Knee” – Short Film w/Russell Means (2012) – Youtube user – ANRYIN
“Oka Crisis” – News coverage – CBC
“Shawn Atleo (Canadian National Chief) w/Stephen Harper” – News coverage – TDTV
“Theresa Spence hunger strike” – News coverage – NTDTV
“Flash Mob” clip – Youtube user – Aaron Peters
“Idle No More” image – professional recreationalist
Peter Gabriel & Simple Minds “Biko”
Simple Minds & Peter Gabriel – Biko Mandela 70th Birthday Concert June 1988 Wembly 1988
Stephen Bantu Biko was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. A student leader, he later founded the Black Consciousness Movement which would empower and mobilize much of the urban black population. Wikipedia
I know I should decide on a version of the same song but I can’t. So take your pick. The first offers the incredible live crowd. The second offers images from the film “Cry Freedom”.
Released in 1987 for the film ‘Cry Freedom’
Directed by Godley and Creme
From a live performance at Cleveland Blossom Amphitheatre 27 july 1987
Oakland, CA, USA – – 50,000 strong Occupy the Port — Community Unity Without ‘leaders’, “Mic Check.”
Occupy Oakland Port Shut down “Be My Own Radio”
Bay musical group we dont know their name provides musical context for the joy and pride felt by of all those present at the Port of Oakland Shut Down, today, 11.2.11. This non-violent action was done in the most peaceful and loving way in the HISTORY OF MANKIND! The people of Oakland, CA have showed the rest of us how to stand together and continue this move towards true democracy and true economic repair of the chronic and cynical damage inflicted on the 99 by the greed of the 1%.
To provide a sense of the number of people involved, here is Helicopter ‘music’ from the air view provided by a news cam. Soon after there would be no more of these views as the local television stations ceased reporting to the public the huge turnout. Probably in an effort to NOT inform and encourage others to participate. The main coverage was via people live-streaming the event on the ground via smart phones and laptops to online livestream sites where thousands more people watched on the world wide web.
Occupy Oakland called for a general strike on the Port of Oakland, the 5th Largest port in the United States. They held the Port for 20+ hours stopping out incoming and outgoing cargo trucks.
Everything about the Earth and the environment is now Political–there’s no getting around it–the issues with pollution, food, water, destruction of our environment all comes down to the influence of corporations on politics. So–there’s no way I could not go here to people and the planet.
“You Are Amazing” Greenpeace Music by the Maccabees
She’s Alive…Beautiful…Finite…Hurting…Worth Dying For
This is a non-commercial attempt fromhttp://www.sanctuaryasia.com/ andhttps://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryasi…, to highlight the fact that world leaders, irresponsible corporates and mindless ‘consumers’ are combining to destroy life on earth. It is dedicated to all who died fighting for the planet and those whose lives are on the line today. The cut was put together by Vivek Chauhan, a young film maker, together with naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network (http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/). Content credit: The principal source for the footage was Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s incredible film HOMEhttp://www.homethemovie.org/. The music was by Armand Amar. Thank you too Greenpeace and http://timescapes.org/
Check out what Johnny, Bear and willow have selected. Go on, you know you want to. Be curious. I am.