Luke Rudkowski Interviews Michael Franti at Occupy Wall Street

[youtube=]Michael Franti on the Real Estate Crisis, The Federal Reserve, Climate Change, Al Gore #ows

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MUSIC: Michael Franti: Hey World (Don’t Give Up)

The great global warming swindle – Full version

[video] Michael Franti interview and performance at Occupy Wall St. Grounded TV Network

I still appreciate Michael Franti very much, but I don’t necessarily agree with everything he says. I’m hoping that he’ll wake up and realize that Obama isn’t what Obama sold himself to be. See: “The Obama Deception”: A Film by Alex Jones (High Quality)

Michael is among many who was boldly antiwar, pro-peace until Obama was elected…


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[youtube=]Michael Franti interview and performance at Occupy Wall St. Grounded TV Network, video report 2

Uploaded by on Oct 5, 2011 first day of coverage from Occupy Wall St in NY. We will be putting out daily short videos on the network, and one large documentary down the road.

Barefoot Michael Franti

From: 2leftbarefeet

This month [April] marks 10 years that musician Michael Franti has lived barefoot (apart for the occasional flip-flop usage in restaurants and airplanes). He originally intended to go barefoot for just three days and never stopped, as a way to connect with the people of the planet who couldn’t afford shoes, and to reconnect with his childhood, because as a kid, he hated wearing shoes.

YES!!! AE911 Truth Booth at Michael Franti’s “Power To The Peaceful” Festival!

From: Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth!

Oct 3, 2009
AE911Truth Booth at SF Power To The Peaceful Concert
— Michael Marino and Scott Beery

AE911Truth joined forces with the Northern California Truth Alliance headed by Carol Brouillet at a rally for 9/11 Truth in the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park on Saturday morning, September 12th. We then marched up Ashbury Street to Haight Street and up to Golden Gate Park with the AE911Truth banner “Hundreds of Architects & Engineers Demand a Real Investigation,” where we entered into the arena of the Power To The Peaceful Festival. We set up the powerfully branded AE911Truth exhibit booth which drew a lot of attention throughout the day.

We distributed stacks of information about the evidence for explosive controlled demolition on 9/11 to a curious crowd.

I held a large banner that had printed on it “9/11 Truth Now,” and was asked by some young people “…what is the truth”? It was virtually impossible to hold a conversation over the blaring speakers that rattled one’s body even 75 yards from the stage, but shouting I did manage to convey the addresses of some websites for future reference and hand out the AE911Truth evidence-based “street brochures.”

It was a great day and thousands of people saw our banners: “Open A New Investigation Into 9/11,” “9/11 Truth Now,” and “STOP The Cover-UP.” The undercover cops were kind ⎯ asking if they could take our pictures.

Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney dropped in and made a rousing speech that brought a roar from the ecstatic crowd.

Although the event was a big hit and enjoyed by so many, there continues to be a large number of peace advocates who are not particularly interested in our message “9/11 Truth brings Peace.” This is the ongoing challenge we face in the struggle to open a real investigation, but progress is being made. Hopefully the sun will shine on us next year and we will hear some serious talk about the reality of the 9/11 problem that got us involved in the Middle East.

Michael Franti optomistic about Obama, but: “If he’s not doing what we want, then get mad!”

USA Today Interview, transcribed by Jeff Fenske

Franti, grateful to the max:

“I started to cry. I was thinking: when I was a kid, we never imagined we would have a black President, or a multi-racial President.

And here I am as a multi-racial person saying that to my brown child.”

Yet, having said that, don’t let down your guard:

“If he’s not doing what we want, then get mad! That’s the idea: speak out, stand up, raise your voice”

“It’s when we all sit back and go: ‘okay, whatever the government decides, that’s okay.’ That’s when you have problems.”

– Michael Franti


Michael Franti: “We Don’t Have to Choose Sides”

[youtube=]Michael Franti — 2008 Power To The Peaceful
Press Conference

“The most important lesson that I’ve learned
is that we don’t have to choose sides.

We don’t have to be on the side of the Iraqis or Americans,
or the Israelis or Palistinians
or Croatians or Bosnians.

We can be on the side of the peacemakers.
And there’s people all over this planet
who are willing to take incredible risks.”

“And the other lesson that I’ve learned
is to be a good listener. …”

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske

Related: Power to the Peaceful Festival [2008]

Ron Paul | Michael Franti Freedom Videos!

Very touching oldies but goodies that I just now discovered and will never grow old.


[youtube=]Ron Paul Speaks for Me
Music: Michael Franti & Spearhead, “I Know I’m Not Alone”

[youtube=]Ron Paul Shares My Values
Music: Michael Franti & Spearhead, “It’s Never Too Late”

[youtube=]The rEVOLution Has Begun
Music: Michael Franti & Spearhead, “Yell Fire!”

“We should be a role model for the world,
not its policemen.”