'Occupella' to Serenade BofA, Protest In Song

Get with the 99 percent in a musical way. Join Occupella.

By Chris Roberts
|  Wednesday, May 30, 2012  |  Updated 2:56 PM PDT
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'Occupella' to Serenade BofA, Protest In Song

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Sing a song of protest!

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The old-time ditties of yesteryear won't be co-opted by the one percent, not any longer -- not with Occupella on the scene.

The verse-chorus-verse protesters will sing out against fiscal injustice and institutionalized finance's wrongs on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Bank of America's 3250 Mission Street branch in San Francisco, according to SF Weekly.

Occupella bills itself as an all-inclusive -- "if you can talk, you can sing" -- protest group, according to its Web site. The protesters engage in "informal public singing at Bay Area occupation sites, marches and at BART stations" in order "to promote peace, justice, and an end to corporate domination, especially in support of the Occupy movement," they claim.

This isn't a new engagement for Hali Hammer, Betsy Rose, Nancy Schimmel, Bonnie Lockhart and Leslie Hassberg, either. They've been using their voices for social change for years.

Tomorrow's the day to join in during your lunch (or banking) hour.

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