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DooBeeDoo supports Democracy Now! The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope!

Text by Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! is on the road for a 100-city Election 2012 Silenced Majority Tour. Between now and Election Day, Democracy Now! will broadcast live across the United States, traveling through many of the electoral swing states, going beyond the mainstream media’s obsessive focus on the latest poll numbers and candidate gaffes, to examine how people are organizing; the impacts of restrictive voter ID laws that are making it harder to vote; and how the massive influx of campaign cash following the Citizens United decision is changing how our democracy works.

Amy Goodman‘s latest book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope, written with Denis Moynihan, provides a vivid record of the events, conflicts, and social movements shaping our society today. The Silenced Majority pulls back the veil of corporate media reporting to dig deep into the politics of “climate apartheid,” the implications of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the movement to halt the execution of Troy Anthony Davis, and the globalization of dissent from Tahrir Square to Liberty Plaza. Throughout, Goodman and Moynihan show the work of ordinary people to change their media—and change the world.

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Music and Politics: DooBeeDooBeeDoo supports Democracy Now!

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Through the Occupy Wall Street movement I found interest in checking out all kinds of American media. It was very interesting to watch, listen or to read how this movement was covered by the American media.

By being a music activist and the editor of DooBeeDoo I naturally got involved with this movement. I went many times to Zucotti Park and reported about it in DooBeeDoo. In my reports I tried to document that music is an important part of this social-political movement. Me believing in “without music no revolution!”

Why am I interested and “somehow” involved in politics? Because I believe that the purpose of music is to care and speak about people’s lives and their history. Music doesn’t only want to entertain people but also make them aware of social and political issues.

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