take a stand for human rights

john lennon knew that if the divine forces give you the gift of musicianship, it must be well used, for the good of humanity. august 21. 1971, george jackson was shot to death in the prison in san quentin, california by correctional officers who felt threatened by george’s formula- see he was for social reform, a radical activist who wouldn’t conform to societal norms. across the country in attica, new york, news of jackson’s death spread, soon the idea of rebellion entered many people’s heads: the system is unjust. in america, the country without a government you can trust. one thousand of the prisoners rioted, rebelled and took hostages, made of list of demands and asked for new promises. governor nelson rockefeller wasn’t trying to hear, he sent police officers over in riot gear to take back the prison. the law allowed them to kill, it was part of the mission. 43 dead, when it was all said and done. a few months later, this song was sung:

What a waste of human
What a waste of human lives,
shoot the prisioners in
the towers
Forthy-three poor widowed

Media blames it on the
But the prisioners did not kill
“Rockefeller pulled the trigger”
That’s what the people feel.

Attica, Attica state, we’re all
mates with Attica state.

Free the prisioners, free
the judges
Free all the prisioners everywhere,
All they want is truth
and justice
All they need is love and care

They all live in suffocation,
Let’s not watch them die
in sorrow,
Now’s the time for revolution,
Give them all chance to grow.

Attica state……

Come together join the movement,
Take a stand for human rights,
Fear and hatred clouds
our judgement,
Free us all from endless

Attica state….
We are all mattes…
We all live in……
Attica, Attica, Attica state.

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