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Samson & MEN at the May Day March

JD Samson

Samson & MEN played at the May Day march on May 1, 2012 in New York City. The video quality is a bit sketchy, but the sound is quite good, as they perform “Boom Boom Boom” and “Make Him Pay.”

At the March, Sampson made the following speech:

We are a protest band. We are here in solidarity as feminists, queers, and part of the greater 99 percent. We are here to support immigrant rights, workers rights, AND the occupy movement. But this is not a day to divide, this is a day to stand as one. We will not only protest, but make a collective promise that we will never ever back down. That we will never weaken our intelligent force, and that we will only get stronger. We must remain simultaneously angry yet hopeful and continue our constant support for each other. And most importantly give gratitude to this incredible crowd. We can not do this alone. We need this choir. We need this team.”

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