The song and video is a tribute to the imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher, the WikiLeaks source who spent 7 years in prison, and the activist who was hounded by the law and committed suicide at the age of 26.
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Julian Assange, WikiLeaks publisher, has been imprisoned in Belmarsh Prison in London for 33 months awaiting a decision on his extradition to the United States where he is wanted for publishing evidence of U.S. state crimes. Chelsea Manning was a U.S. Army intelligence analyst who was courtmartialed and imprisoned for seven years for leaking evidence of U.S. war crimes to WikiLeaks. Aaron Swartz, was a child prodigy computer programmer, and the brains behind Reddit, the RSS feed and Creative Commons. When he sought to make academic papers behind a paywall free to the public he was pursued by the government, leading to his suicide in 2013.
Music, lyrics, arrangement and performance: Cathy Vogan, executive producer of CN Live!
Evocative new song from @CathyVoganSPK: 'Time to change the World'
"There is unity in the oppression. There must be absolute unity and determination in the response" Julian Assange  #AaronSwartz #ChelseaManning #CollateralMurder #FreeAssangeNOW pic.twitter.com/Bkerf9FJDU
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 16, 2022
Thanks for your warm response.
We lost Aaron Swartz. We almost lost Chelsea. We must save Assange.
Beautiful song praising the three most importang humans of our time. Thank you. Makes me cry.
May this song go round the world and introduce these heros to everybody!
When i first read about Aaron Swartz and saw his foto i thought that is what Jesus might have looked like.
Thank you so much. god bless you all.
Beautiful song with so much meaning This is the first I have heard of Aaron The media kept him a secret from me and who knows how many others Time for revolution
Splendid tune. Congratulations! I wish it is gonna be used, reused, mixed, remixed in all directions! It deserves it!! <3
Beautifully written and sung! Sharing to get one person at a time, hopefully more, to wake up and heed this call of action immediately because now is the time! thank you!
Thank you for this song. I hope that it inspires other poets and musicians to fire up their creative engines and add their voices to the growing crowd that is surging against the criminal Cabal, and their puppets. The sixties and seventies produced the best music of a generation because the artists were united in a common cause (to stop the war). We have a cause now that is even more urgent than that was, but where is the voice of the people who are trying to fight for Truth? God bless Cathy Vogan!
Thanks to Consortiumnews for sharing this.
The video is re-posted to my Public Facebook page and to the January 13 article in my personal Blog.
Thank you for this beautifully delivered tribute and message.
Beautiful song, well done!
Nice melody, Cathy, excellent harmony. But…….
I love your optimism, that it is TIME. Right now the ones who can change things, could make a difference, don’t really give a damn, protected as they are in Washington, so far from the likely battlegrounds of Europe and the Pacific.
Remember, the PNAC neocons didn’t die off. They are older but still alive and planning yet another war in the halls of power.
Remember also when war got a lot closer to mainland USA…the 1962 Cuban Missile crisis? Yes, it was a long time ago. If you are 80 years old though, you don’t forget.
But decisions were made promptly in those days because that was real and Cuba was very close to the USA. Just across the water from Florida.
Not today though. The American people are safe from actions against the USA. They are not surrounded by US and NATO bases like they are in Russia.
I completely forgot nuclear powered (and armed) submarines and all the other sophisticated weapons in 2022. Think on that one, Biden and Blinken and while you are at it, please don’t ignore ‘mad dog’ Israel, bristling with hundreds of nuclear warheads and targets all around the globe such as Iran, Syria, Saudi, Lebanon, Egypt and on…..and on.
Please don’t lose heart. We will still look forward to the next melody, Cathy. But……please,…..make it soon.
I’m sharing! Too moving to sit on. Thanks CN and Cathy
thank yiu, Cathy! very, very touching. now we must somehow make sure this gets out everywhere around the world and let the world know that we arent being represented!
wonderful and powerfull!
Awesome! Can I buy it somewhere?
“This live event is no longer available.”
If only Lady Justice could move so fast…
Inexplicably, only some viewers got that messages and others after your comment were able to access the video. In any case, a new link was created and it works for all now.
It works now.
Excellent performance Cathy and all.
BTW, situation room photo montage is hilarious.
Remarkable words, Beautiful music–THANK YOU!
Beautiful!!! thank you!
really cool, tks
Fantastic – brought tears to my eyes!