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FROM WISCONSIN STRUGGLE: 'It's class warfare' in Hip Hop

The following new video from Jasiri X (American Workers Vs. Multi - Billionaires") was forwarded to us and is just one more example of the creativity that is growing as the struggle against the Oligarchy expands from Wisconsin across the USA. Hope you enjoy it and can respond to the people who created it. The original of this came to us from Portside (http://portside.org) and originated elsewhere and went through them. For those who can't access it through the hot link above, try the URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwpSh66aEUw&feature=player_embedded

NEW Hip-Hop Video from Jasiri X: "American Workers Vs Multi-Billionaires" Shot on Location in Madison WI, By Jill Tubman, Jack & Jill Politics, February 25, 2011

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwpSh66aEUw&feature=player_embedded

http://www.jackandjillpolitics.com/2011/02/new-hip-hop-video-from-jasiri-x-shot-on-location-in-madison-wi/?utm

I think this might be one of Jasiri X's best videos yet and not just because it has a fresh hook. Fox News would have you believe that this is left vs right but that's not the case. It's the same fight we've been having that led to the Great Recession: it's Wall Street vs Main Street. Even as the nurses, teachers, firefighters and prison guards of Wisconsin say they are willing to take a pay and benefits cut just so they can retain the ability to negotiate in the future, their governor — whose campaign some of the unions actually supported(!) — speaks of using negotiations only as a ploy to trick them. Fortunately for them, Gov. Scott Walker got punked and revealed his manipulative strategy of bad faith. One of the drivers of the recession was the fleecing of the American public via their mortgages. How long will the American people be pushed down and stripped of our basic means to live & work as our tax dollars go to fund wars we don't support and prop up the wealthiest in our nation? How can we survive as a superpower if we fail to take care of those people whose work cares for our most urgent needs? How can we hope to grow our economy if

the middle class is broke and broken?

Anyway, I'm gettin' off my soap box. Here's what Jasiri has to say about his vid:

Our latest video "American Workers Vs Multi - Billionaires" was filmed on location in Madison, Wisconsin, where thousands of hard working Americans came together in unity to fight back against a Governor bought and paid for by Billionaires to break up Unions and deny workers collective bargaining and a living wage. "American Workers Vs Multi-Billionaires" was produced by Cynik Lethal and directed by Paradise Gray.

My favorite words Jasiri's spittin' are below. Full lyrics after the jump.

Can main street get a bailout

Tell the president our checks weren't mailed out

Tell the house of representatives and senate

And whatever business got the stimulus and spent it

Now they getting record profit that's tripling with no limits

But they cutting jobs and unemployment benefits have ended

How we gone live with no income coming in

And the little help we get is cut from the budget then

What's the role of government

Do workers stand a chance if multi billionaires are running it

Oh now you worried bout the deficit and cutting it

But when them banks needed billions you had enough for them.

Them car companies you had bucks for them

2 wars rebuilding 2 countries guess we stuck with them

the average citizen just ain't lucky then cause we be getting pimped so I guess we getting

f*cked again

LYRICS

Scott Walker works for multi billionaires

John Boehner works for multi billionaires while corporations get billions in welfare

and millions in this country been out of work for years

Sarah Palin works for multi billionaires

American workers vs multi billionaires

They wanna end social security and medicare while millions in this country don't have a dime to

spare

Can main street get a bailout

Tell the president our checks weren't mailed out

Tell the house of representatives and senate

And whatever business got the stimulus and spent it

Now they getting record profit that's tripling with no limits

But they cutting jobs and unemployment benefits have ended

How we gone live with no income coming in

And the little help we get is cut from the budget then

What's the role of government

Do workers stand a chance if multi billionaires are running it

Oh now you worried bout the deficit and cutting it

But when them banks needed billions you had enough for them.

Them car companies you had bucks for them

2 wars rebuilding 2 countries guess we stuck with them

the average citizen just ain't lucky then cause we be getting pimped so I guess we getting f*cked

again

Rush Limbaugh works for multi billionaires

Bill O'Reilly works for multi billionaires

while corporations get billions in welfare

and millions in this country been out of work for years

Sean Hannity works for multi billionaires

Crazy Glenn Beck works for multi billionaires

they wanna end social security and medicare

while millions in this country don't have a dime to spare

When did the American worker become the enemy

Why is wanting a living wage such a penalty

What happened to justice and liberty

These billionaire haters wanna crush us literally

On the box is Murdoch and his foxes

And if you watch it you might as well be an ostrich

They terrorists cause they hold facts hostage

24 hours straight of we hate what Barack did

If you want to unionize you're a communist

But if you buy a congressman they just call you a lobbyist

It's so obvious but here's where the problem is

they act like regular Americans but they sloppy rich Why you think they wanna

cut taxes cause every single one of them in the higher brackets

This ain't white or black it's class warfare time for action Just look at wide the gap is

American workers vs multi billionaires

The middle class vs multi billionaires while corporations get billions in welfare and millions in this country been out of work for years

Rupert Murdoch is multi billionaires

the Koch brothers are multi Billionaire

they wanna end social security and medicare

while millions in this country don't have

a dime to spare



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