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Occupy Wall Street Plans to Occupy the American Music Awards*
Music artists rally in support of Occupy Wall Street by showing their solidarity with the movement and Occupy Wall Street’s hand signal representing a ‘Hard Block’ against corporate greed and abuse in America*
Los Angeles, California, November 19, 2011* – The Occupy Wall Street movement plans to occupy the American Music Awards tomorrow at the Nokia Theatre in response to the recent emergence of music artists globally, showing their support of the Occupy Wall Street movement that is now present in over 2,000 cities nationally. Current estimates are, there are over 9 million people globally occupying public spaces in support of the American movement taking the American nation by storm.
Since the start of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City, September 17, 2011, tent cities have popped up nationally, with local cities occupying their public spaces to demonstrate and hold public forum, called General Assemblies. In the General Assemblies, American citizens are exercising their First Amendment right to hold public forum, address grievances, and discuss possible solutions for the pressing rise of corporate greed and abuse. The occupy movement attributes this inequity to a portion of the 1% wealthiest people in American controlling the nations resources and assets. Their single pointed message since the beginning is ‘Enough!’
In support of the American music artists who now are publically supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement, occupiers plan to occupy the AMA’s tomorrow with an official AMA after-party at Villa Lounge in West Hollywood.
Many successful music artists have expressed interest in rallying support for the Occupy Wall Street movement, in support of these American citizens who are dedicating their lives, working in the trenches, on behalf of this movement.
David DeGraw, one of the Occupy Wall Street organizers and started the 99% movement, he is a journalist turned activist and will be present at the OWS AMA after-party via live stream.
“Music is the universal language. It speaks to people, deep within their hearts, and resonates with a core truth that we are all on this planet together, as one living people, one heart, and one humanity. Music brings everyone home to their heart, where integrity resides. American has just begun to witness the song the American people are singing.”
–Lisa Clapier, OWS LA Media Producer
Media Producer, OccupyLA – OccupyLosAngeles.org,