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Tom Morello, the ‘Guitarmy’, Dan Deacon, Das Racist & others marched & occupied Union Square (pics, video)

#Guitarmy w Tom morello leaving the park (via)
May Day

“The Occupy movement that mobilized thousands of protestors last fall was mostly quiet through the winter in New York, as both the cold and the NYPD chased demonstrators out of their makeshift camp in Zuccotti Park. But the movement officially relaunched on May 1st in honor of International Workers’ Day, with organized protests taking place throughout the U.S. and with Tom Morello, Das Racist and other musicians staging a May Day concert in downtown Manhattan.

“I traveled 3,000 miles to march with you today,” Morello told a diverse crowd of Occupiers during a ceremonial “mic check” in Bryant Park. “It is an honor to march these streets with you, to sing these songs with you, letting the powers that be know that we will be heard.”

Morello led a “guitarmy” of hundreds along Fifth Avenue from Bryant Park down to Union Square. An Occupy Tumblr had already supplied the setlist – including Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” and tunes from Morello’s own World Wide Rebel Songs LP – and many had cheat sheets taped to the sides of their guitars, as they strummed and sang protest songs along with the rocker. As the band of marches inched its way into Union Square, a much larger rally commenced featuring Das Racist, Dan Deacon, and Immortal Technique on stage….” [Rolling Stone]

How was your May Day? Pictures and videos of the May 1st party in Union Square, below…



Tom Morello at Occupy Wall Street May Day Parade

Dan Deacon invites protesters to kneel
and calls on dance battle at Union Square (via)
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Live: Dan Deacon in Union Square, May Day 2012 (Part 1)

Live: Dan Deacon in Union Square, May Day 2012 (Part 2)

Tom Morello rockin out to Woody Guthrie (via)
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Das Racist breaking it down despite technical difficulties (via)
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Das Racist – Michael Jackson @ May Day 2012 Union Square

protest slash Das Racist concert (via)
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Reverend Billy May Day 2012 at Union Square NYC

New York Labor Chorus “the union makes us strong” at Union Square (via)
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Union Choir (via)
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Immortal Technique (via)
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Immortal Technique @ Occupy May Day

Combining the two ideas of May Day-
Beltane May Poles and a worker’s day- Union Square OWS May Day (via)
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JD SAMSON & MEN PLAYING @ OWS MAYDAY MARCH 05.01.12 – NYC

“Sirens helicopters and a rumble approaching bowling green” – JD Samson (via)
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