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Deck The Jails With Wall Street Bankers: The 99% Choir Goes Christmas Caroling

2011/12/28

This youtube gem came my way via MyFireDogLake.com, and I knew I had to share it. Here’s the 99% Choir, made up of members from The Backbone Campaign, Washington Community Action Network, Seattle Labor Chorus, and The Other 98%, singing their renditions of some familiar Christmas tunes in front of the Bank of America in Seattle Washington:

Backbone Campaign’s latest creative action in collaboration with the Other 98%, and our allies at WashingtonCAN and the Seattle Labor Chorus.  It was a meaningful and fun way to get into the Holiday spirit of justice and dignity for all. Let’s make breaking up the “too big to exist” Wall Street banks & keeping people in their homes through universal principal reduction for underwater mortgages our collective New Year’s resolution.

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Our http://CUOrganizer.org resource page will help those interested in organizing their community to move money out of the Wall Street banks.
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Deck the Jails with Wall Street Bankers, fa la la la La la La La La!

Happy Holidays!

Team Backbone

6 Comments leave one →
  1. 2011/12/28 10:36 am

    Thanks for re-posting. Forward together!

  2. 2011/12/28 10:50 am

    You’re welcome – and thank YOU for your creativity and sense of humour – great job!

  3. Katheryn Schneider permalink
    2011/12/28 1:45 pm

    I prefer a song sang by Occupy MN to the tune of Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. The chorus is Join us in Seeking a New Way. We need to stop placing blame on one group. We are all part of the system/problem, we need to all be part of the solution. We can’t create a new system while trying to blame one group for its problems.
    Listen to the song:

    • 2011/12/29 8:12 am

      Lovely, thanks for sharing that, Kathryn! I agree with all creative ways of getting the message across that the system is broken, and that we all need to be part of fixing it. As the “Dancing Without Borders” flashmob video that I posted on December 21st shows, part of the change is reaching out to those who make up the 1%. But that doesn’t mean they can’t/shouldn’t be taken to task, and reminded of how their greed is hurting the rest of us, and the planet.

  4. 2011/12/28 10:42 pm

    What a great job they did – creative and festive.

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