A lovely Occupy video, featuring an anthem based on the words of the declaration of Occupy

A lovely Occupy video, featuring an anthem based on the words of the declaration of Occupy Wall Street by Rev Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Choir. I first heard this performed by the choir as Revered Jesse Jackson finished his speech at Occupy Wall Street. Interestingly, the Rev appears in Scared Sacred, post 9.11, at Union Square, were people gathered to dialogue, mourn and come together.    I first met him when I was shooting CultureJam, directed by Jill Sharpe. He was one of the main characters, and has long been a prophet of anti-consumerism, famed for breaking into the Disney Store and preaching until arrested.  

Occupy the hood!  From the video:  ”One thing that has come out of this already, is love.

Occupy the hood!  From the video:  ”One thing that has come out of this already, is love. I’ve been talking to all kinds of people I never thought I’d talk to.”  One of the beautiful things about this movement is it’s growing,  incredible diversity, as more and more people from all walks of life join in.    We are part of a complex and dynamic system. When an ecosystem, like a rainforest, loses it’s diversity, it collapses.  Monoculture crops- like the GMO crops the corporations grow –  are vulnerable.  If a disease sweeps through, it can wipe out the entire crop.  When a tiny percentage of people control the wealth and the power, it is also vulnerable, and the system will eventually collapse. So let’s celebrate diversity!  It’s what makes us strong.  Follow these folks on twitter at @occupythehood