I posted an article on Facebook a while back on the protests in Chile by university students, that are demanding free education. It’s an impressive system in that it’s been going on for months. You can check out this NPR article for some background info.

Today on NPR I heard a song that was born from this movement, and I think it’s powerful. And addicting. See below for translation.
Translation:
Venom: your monologues
Your colorless discourses
You don’t see that we aren’t alone
Millions from pole to pole!
To the beat of a single chorus
We will march with the tone
With the conviction STOP THE STEALING
Your state of control
Your corrupt throne of gold
Your politics and your wealth
And your treasure, no.
The time has come, the time has come.
We will allow no more, no more of your shock doctrine
The time has come, the time has come (shock doctrine)
The time has come, the time has come (shock doctrine)
The time has come, the time has come (shock doctrine)
The time has come, the time has come (shock doctrine)
No nations, only corporations
Who has more, more stocks
Fat cats, powerful decisions for very little.
Pinochetan constitution
Opus dei rights, fascist book
Guerilla disguised as a pardoned elitist
The drop falls, the stocks fall, the occupation takes the broken machine
The street doesn’t keep silent, the street scratches
The street doesn’t keep silent, as wide as it is
They take everything, sell everything
Make a profit from everything, life, death
It’s all business
I eat you all, seed, pascuala, methods and choruses
Venom: your monologues
Your colorless speeches
You don’t see that we aren’t alone
Millions from pole to pole!
To the beat of a single chorus
We will march with the tone
With the conviction STOP THE STEALING!
Your state of control
Your corrupt throne of gold
Your politics and your wealth
And your treasure, no.
The hour has truck, the hour has truck
We will allow no more, no more of your shock doctrine
The time has come, the time has come (shock doctrine)
The time has come, the time has come (shock doctrine)
The time has come, the time has come (shock doctrine)
The time has come, the time has come
[Students talking]
Hit for hit, kiss for kiss
With wishes and nourishment
With ashes, with the fire of the present, remembering
With certainty and ripping, with the clear objective
With memory and with the history of the future, it’s NOW
Everything: this trial tube,
Everything: this daily laboratory,
Everything: this failure,
Everything: this condemned economic model from dinosaur times
Everything is criminalized
Everything is justified in the news
They get rid of everything, walk all over everything
Open a file on everything and classify it
But…your politics and your tactics,
Your typical smile and ethics
Your manipulated communique
How many of them were silenced?
Copes, hoses, and lumas
Cops, hoses and tunas
Cops, hoses, don’t add up
How many were those who stole the fortunes?
Venom: your monologues
Your colorless speeches
You don’t see that we aren’t alone
Millions from pole to pole
To the sound of a single chorus
We will march with the tone
With the conviction that the stealing stops
Your state of control
Your corrupt throne of gold
Your politics and your wealth
And your treasure, no.
The time is now, the time is now.
We will allow no more, no more of your shock doctrine
The time has come, the time has come (shock doctrine)
The time has come, the time has come (shock doctrine)
The time has come, the time has come (shock doctrine)
The time has come, the time has come
Most of the translation obtained here.
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