Video> Expect Us! (Occupy Anthem)

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Bill Allyn – Expect Us! (Occupy Anthem)
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Interestingly, within 12 hours of posting this to Youtube, Iran’s Press TV contacted me for an interview, which you can view here:
http://youtu.be/2spFB_q3STI

If you would like all the pictures used in this video, you can download them here [http://www.billallyn.com/occupy/expect_us_pics.rar]. There’s about 400 bonus occupy pictures in that file too.

They are also available in numerous “occupy” folders on my Facebook.
[https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001687475461] You might have to friend me to see them, not sure.

Expect Us!

Once we were weak; but now we stand tall.
Millions of citizens, heeding the call.
Demanding our freedom, the birthright of all.
The Arab Spring turns to The American Fall.

We are the 99, and we’ll never forgive.
We’ll never forget how you’ve made us live.
Expect us at your door, prepare to defend!
The reign of the moneyed and privileged now ends.

Once we were few; now we grow by the hour.
The lamb sheds its mask—the emperor cowers.
The wolf bares her teeth, her hunger devours,
The gleaming skyscrapers, the ivory towers.

We are the 99, and we’ll never forgive.
We’ll never forget how you’ve made us live.
Expect us at your door, prepare to defend!
The world of the moneyed and privileged now ends.

There are no “job creators”, a “trickle-down” bust.
And time’s running out for your greed and your lust.
You’ve earned no respect, and squandered our trust.
From this day forward, you must expect us!

We are the 99, and we’ll never forgive.
We’ll never forget how you’ve made us live.
Expect us at your door, prepare to defend!
The reign of the moneyed and privileged now ends.

— Words and music by Bill Allyn (9/28/2011)

Here’s some ideas I put together that wouldn’t all fit in the song. 🙂
I call them requests, because I have no power to demand anything.

Occupy Requests
• End all wars and at least 95% of military spending
o End Military Industrial Complex
o Includes ending war on drugs and war on terror
o Prohibit profit from war, war machine manufacturing
o Make it law that we cannot spend more on military than the next two military powers combined
o No wars without formal declaration from congress, and no wars unless we are attacked
o Outlaw military sales to other nations
• Regulate banks and corporations
o End corporate control of government/financing of elections
o Eliminate corporate personhood
o Stop socializing risk/loss, while privatizing profit
o Publicly funded elections
o Donations from private citizens only, of no more than $50
o No revolving door for politicians/corporate CEO’s
o End corporate welfare
o Any company that accepts a bailout may not hand out any bonuses for 50 years
o End 475-to-1 corporate-CEO-to-worker pay ratio
o Criminalize ALL money transactions between elected officials and corporations (end legalized bribery)
o Corporations may not contribute to elections at all in any way
o Pass specific and effective laws limiting the influence of lobbyists and eliminating the practice of lobbyists writing legislation that ends up on the floor of congress
• Tax the rich/corporations
• End the federal reserve
• Reenact the Glass-Steagall Act
• End fractional banking and derivative scams
• Raise capital gains tax
• Repeal patriot act
• Reverse militarization of our police forces
• End all foreign aid immediately
• Create a “maximum” wage, which includes bonuses, gifts, and every form of remuneration
• End private prison industry/Prison Industrial Complex
• Tax the church — They’re big business and should be taxed
• Make violation of civil, constitutional and human rights by government agents a civilly and criminally punishable offence
• No private armies, limit size of security companies
• Aid to other countries cannot be in the form of military equipment, must be in actual food/housing/clothing aid to actual people

Found on OccupySaintPaul.org

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