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Creative Community Organizing by Angela Davis, Si Kahn

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9 Be For, Not Just Against

I was interviewed last week on public radioA man called up with something that I didn’t knowMy name is Grant, he said,Here’s what you need to hearI’m a custodian—at least I was until last year

But now the jobs we did have all been privatizedOur lives, the public good, sold for the lowest priceA corporation does the cleaning work we didThey want the money not to help some troubled kid

Now we are standing at the edge of a forest of liesWhere all we hold in common has been privatizedWhere corporations own every corner of our landWhen everything is private, where will freedom stand

When those who only live for profitWork to tear this country downAll we have to stand on is our common groundAnd only we can find our way back ...

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