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Posted on Nov 14, 2011
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Who made your week by speaking truth to power, blowing the whistle or standing up to injustice?

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Last week, we recognized former secretary of labor Robert Reich, a product of the most influential institutions of our country who has served in three administrations. But despite being entrenched within the system for the majority of his career, Reich uses his powers for good. Check out our transcript of the talk he gave at an Occupy L.A. teach-in with Truthdig editor Robert Scheer.

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By EmileZ, November 16, 2011 at 11:03 pm Link to this comment

Go Makana!!!

Also I would like to mention Josh Fox, and others who are fighting the frackers.

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By rumblingspire, November 16, 2011 at 10:38 pm Link to this comment
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makana gets the award for bravery.

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By rumblingspire, November 16, 2011 at 10:35 pm Link to this comment
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Aldous Huxley.  author of “Brave New World Revisited” found by amy goodman on the streets of OWS after the expulsion.

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By dldine, November 14, 2011 at 4:52 pm Link to this comment

I have to go with Makana. What an inspiring song, and
act by performing it at this venue.  Hats off to this
singer!

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/11/14/occupy_honolulu_
hawaiian_musician_makana_performs

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By Outraged, November 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm Link to this comment

The full song, “We are the Many” (with lyrics)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq3BYw4xjxE

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By John Kelly, November 14, 2011 at 12:23 pm Link to this comment
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I will second your nomination of Makana.

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By Outraged, November 14, 2011 at 12:10 pm Link to this comment

Here’s my nomination.  This is the coolest thing.

“Hawaiian guitarist Makana, who had previously
played at the White House in 2009, was slated to play
at the gala. Rather than play his normal routine,
Makana decided to make a statement. He opened his
suit jacket to reveal a shirt that read “Occupy
Aloha.” He then proceeded to play a protest ballad
title “We Are the Many,” wherein he blasted corporate
lobbyists and called on Americans to occupy “the
streets.” He played this protest song for 45 minutes
in a room full of the world’s elite.”

http://thinkprogress.org/special/2011/11/13/367283/hawaiian-guitarist-wears-occupy-with-aloha-shirt-while-playing-for-obama-other-world-leaders/

Truth to power.

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