We Are The 99%

More timely than ever, to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman, Rage Against the Machine), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), and Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) have released the song “We Are The 99%”.

According to Tom: “We Are The 99%” is a song inspired by the global Occupy movement. I wanted to capture the excitement and energy of people fighting for change and make sure the song was free to anyone who wants it. Brothers in arms Tim McIlrath and Serj Tankian lent their amazing talents to the song and we incorporated chants from the original Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park as well. It’s my hope that songs like this will provide a rocking soundtrack for those who have a vision of a more just planet and strengthen their resolve to fight on.”

The song is free on the Axis of Justice website, an organization formed by Tom and Serj in 2002 whose purpose is to bring together musicians, music fans, and grassroots political organizations to fight for social justice.