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David Rosane & the Zookeepers - Freeway

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Published on Sep 17, 2015

A Protest song by David Rosane & the Zookeepers (feat. Lucie Rouits)
© French Fries Publishing 2015

Get 'Freeway' at: http://davidrosane.bandcamp.com/

Music video by Theo Zenou (http://www.theozenou.com)

Further reading:
This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein
Blessed Unrest, Paul Hawken
Hope in the Dark, Rebecca Solnit
We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For, Alice Walker

DISCLAIMER: This video is a non-profit project intended for entertainment purposes only. All rights to any material used remain courtesy of their respective owners.

NOTE FROM DAVE
Dear Fellow activists, writers, artists, thinkers,
To be fully human in this world.
IT may sound counter-intuitive and just like old hippie re-hash, but the facts actually do check out: History IS on our side. The global rights movement (Civil, Women's, LGBT, environmental, animal...), which has been steadily growing for decades if not centuries since the Enlightenment, is today numerically the largest movement in the history of the planet. More people, more organizations fight for global and environmental justice than for any other cause in history, political, religious or otherwise. In the words of activist Paul Hawken, this worldwide groundswell of action and uprising is the "Earth's immune system, waking up. Humans are learning how to identify, resist and heal economic and ecological infection. WE are building the capacity to respond. Humanity knows what to do." Indeed, as this video shows, today’s global movement is by definition a grassroots phenomenon; it is inherently organic, under the radar of power and corporate media. It is also deeply anchored in our past and evolution. In his recent book, The Better Angels of our Nature, evolutionary psychologist Steven Pinker documents the historical decline of inter-personal violence and warfare, and the simultaneous emergence of humanistic values; a trend embodying what philosopher Peter Singer has called the expanding circle of our moral compass. As a species we are learning to love outside the parochial boundaries of our original tribes, ethnic groups, communities, countries. People from all walks of life and regions of the Globe are now joining forces, regardless of their affiliation, reaching across borders and class, transcending nation states to found the building blocks of a global democracy and new social contract that includes the protection of the biosphere and its sentient beings. We are slowly but surely becoming a smarter, more compassionate. altruistic and better species. One human family. One with Earth. Personally I've taken these matters to heart since I was a kid, working in conservation, ecology, first nation rights, minority education and more recently on animal rights. When the Occupy movement started, a common slogan was "SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, WE ARE TRYING TO CHANGE THE WORLD…” Well the world IS changing, as it always does, save for this time WE the people are largely responsible for it. WE are non violent, WE have no central ideology, no standing army, no cluster bombs, no nuclear arsenal, no Messiah - “no single male vertebrate is in charge.” And yet, together we are the single strongest movement in the history of the Planet. And I agree with Paul Hawken when he reminds us that the movement is broader, deeper and larger than even we can comprehend. Something else is going on. Perhaps we ARE Gaia, waking up. In any event, We ARE the ones we've been waiting for.

Peace
Dave

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  • Artist

    • David Rosane, The Zookeepers
  • Album

    • Modern Folk
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • Believe Music (on behalf of I-breed Basement Green Hollow)

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