MAY 14, 2012 - Tom Morello led a Guitarmy through the streets of New York, with everyone singing "This Land is Your Land" in support of the 99% and Artisan News Service has a great video including an interview and him leading the troops to battle with their songs. Check out the video below.
MAR 11, 2012 - Tom Morello and Ben Harper played "Save the Hammer for the Man" at Occupy LA, check it out below. Thanks to Pikngrinn on YouTube for the video.
APR 23, 2012 - A group of New York area musician activists have formed "Occupy Guitarmy", and seek to gather 1000 guitarists, from beginner to shredder, in a massive May Day Music March on May 1, 2012 in Bryant Park. It is the brainchild of Occupy Wall Street Music Group, and they have put together the songs they want to play that day all on a website, chords and all, for everyone to practice and learn before the march. There will be 1000 guitarists all playing and singing "One Guitar", "We Shall Not Be Moved", "Worldwide Rebel Songs""El Pueblo Unido" and of course the classic "This Land is Your Land".
They have people there willing to help you learn guitar, and they also encourage others to form their Occupy Guitarmy in their hometown. Check out their website here.
Here is their Press Release:
"New York, NY (Occupy Wall Street)—Legions of guitarists, string players, singers, and DIY-shaker makers will converge on Bryant Park May 1, 2012 for Occupy Guitarmy, part of the Occupy Wall Street May Day actions for social and economic justice.
Occupy Guitarmy is a large gathering of New York-area guitarists and string players from complete beginner to master shredder, from bedroom artist to legend. All are equal in this guitarmy. We play and march to support Occupy, to raise our voices, to recognize each other was musicians, music workers, community. We ask all New York City-area guitarists and string players to join us on this day."
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MAR 27, 2012 - Activist rapper Rebel Diaz has released a new song on Occupy the Airwaves with his new song, "American Nitemare", where he asks people from the inner city "not to leave when you get that degree" and saying we need to help the inner cities who are struggling, like planting trees, creating jobs and fixing the schools. The video was directed by Mateo Zapata, produced by DJ Dez Andres, and he was helped out by Windy City of God. Check it out below.