Voices from the Global Uprising
Tom Morello played a concert in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday in solidarity with the effort to recall Governor Walker.
In advance of the concert he solicited messages of solidarity from around the world, and they came pouring in from Spain, Quebec, Chile, Greece, Tunisia and Egypt.
“18 months ago, we defeated a 23 year long dictatorship, one of the worst in the world. The power had not heard the silence of the crowds which announced a global geopolitical earthquake that began in a small town, in a small country in North Africa.
Today, the World citizens growl and revolt and the power refuses to hear the bells tolling for him. Institutions that govern the world are inhabited by men, the decisions taken there are human choices. We can change them right away, it is our choice to live differently. The pains, injustice and misery of our world are not inevitable but the choices we make.
It is for this reason that I reiterate the call of Tunisian revolution to the world.
It Is Time For action. We Must Stand Together Against the Same Forces That Oppress and Exploit Us Both—Us All. The World is Art Of Being One, instead of being Nothing. This is a call to action. This is a call for the the freedom. For the outliers. For the forgotten. This is a call for intellectuals. A call for journalists. This is a call for free thinkers. A call for the intelligentsia. This is a call for poets. A call for the strong. And a call for the weak. This is a call to the youth. To the wise. To the clever.
Occupy the World, Occupy your mind, get back the power.”
—From Kerim Bouzouita, a well known Tunisian musician, professor, and cyberactivist