Category Archives: Democracy

Occupy protesters in B.C. may be forced to pack up tents

This is absurd! People are dying everywhere: in hospitals, on our highways and sky ways, on NASCAR and Indy Car racetracks, on high school football fields… you name it. What this shows is that those in power still don’t get it and think they can make this movement go away by force.
I find it amazing that the “establishment” types are the ones who came of age in the 60’s and 70’s when millions and millions of young people marched with Dr. King to fight for civil rights; they were the ones who protested against the Vietnam War – another war of lies; they were the ones who witnessed the anger and violence that erupted from Watts to D.C., Detroit, Chicago and across this land when neighborhoods and stores burned.
Those in Congress, multinational board rooms, and Wall Street still are not listening to the voices of the people, but they will! Millions of people in cities and towns all over these United States, Canada, and abroad are crying out of justice, equality, and a voice. One sign I saw at Occupy Augusta, Maine read: “When Injustice Becomes Law, Rebellion Becomes Duty.”

Watch Leonard Cohen as he performs “Democracy” in the PBS special LEONARD COHEN LIVE IN LONDON

Leonard Cohen’s “Democracy” is prophetic: “I love the country, but I can’t stand the scene…..Democracy is comin’ to the USA.”  For me, this song could be the Occupy Movement’s anthem.
After a 15 year absence, Leonard Cohen, one of the great signer/songwriters of our time, returned to the stage in London. The live performance aired on PBS and is available for viewing on youtube. I’m offering it here in support of the Occupy Movement in Maine and everywhere the voices of the people are crying out for justice, equality, and a voice.