Shall We Suffer, Silent?

Based on folk tune "Men of Harlech," Oregon activist Jillian Littell wrote "Shall We Suffer, Silent" for the Occupy movement.

The famous tune 'Men of Harlech' has been used for songs of struggle for hundreds of years.  Here it serves again as a song for raising class consciousness, with words that apply to our current situation.

Jillian Littell, the composer of these lyrics, lives in Oregon and occasionally filks.

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  • Nice Song! We need a lot more like this!

    Posted by John Bachtell, 05/13/2014 11:40am (2 years ago)

  • Love it and I'm sharing it! We are needed!

    Posted by Laurie Richards, 02/07/2014 2:25am (2 years ago)

  • Nice song I'm going to download it.

    Posted by Ronnie Lee King, 09/10/2013 7:35pm (2 years ago)

  • The Occupy Movement might very well be the least inspiring call to action to come from America's people ever since It's people learned to rally their own voices together.

    I'm continually reminded of the disconnect between the Occupy Movement's organizers and the sentiment of its followers. The Occupy's agenda is SO broad and so open to interpretation, that it leaves itself open for corruption of its original message of hope and change for the working class.

    I am not here however, to just point the finger and complain. Rather, I encourage the CPUSA readership to consider and act on the following advice... don't give up hope in the promise of America. Instead of "throwing all the old bastards out," I advocate that the frustrated members of our society reinvest their time and themselves back into the Democratic process.

    Are you dissatisfied with the lack of public works to maintain the roads? Go down to your local governments and listen/talk/voice your concerns. Not once. Not twice. But for many, many times - bring your family and friends and listen & talk. Participate. Put down the unnecessary distractions of life and participate in your government.

    Revolution doesn't guarantee freedom, justice, or anything for that matter.

    Posted by dub, 04/12/2013 5:31pm (3 years ago)

  • Lovely song!! Thank you for sharing it. ^_^

    Posted by Sophia, 03/17/2013 1:26am (3 years ago)

  • when will the bourgeois finally realize that we the people are the ways and means of production

    Posted by kyle, 02/13/2013 9:56am (3 years ago)


    Posted by ARUP PAUL-INDIA ,KOLKATA-91-9831175541, 02/01/2013 11:25am (3 years ago)

  • May I have the lyrics of this song.
    Would like to translate it for french people.

    Gerard de MEO
    French comrade of French Communist Party (PCF)

    My Email

    Posted by Gerard, 01/25/2013 5:19pm (3 years ago)

  • Bravo - great song!

    Posted by Mike X, 01/25/2013 5:02pm (3 years ago)

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