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Occupy Wall Street At The AMAs: Artists To Show Solidarity After Awards Show

Occupy Los Angeles

First Posted: 11/20/11 07:48 PM ET Updated: 11/21/11 09:09 AM ET

UPDATE: Hip hop icon Russell Simmons appeared at the OWS LA camp and presented the constitutional amendment he has touted that would take influential money out of Washington. Comedian Ben Gleib, who has slept in tents at OWS LA, appeared at Villa Lounge to discuss the movement.
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PREVIOUSLY: Music, at its best, has given voice to protesters and provided the soundtrack for change. On Sunday night, some of the biggest names in the industry will unite to show solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement following the national broadcast of the American Music Awards.

Occupy Los Angeles announced on Sunday that an all-star lineup of musicians and activists will participate in a live discussion at the Villa Lounge in West Hollywood to discuss the entertainment industry's relationship with the national Occupy movement.

Already, music has intertwined itself with the growing movement. Stars such as Russell Simmons and Tom Morello have made their presence felt in a big way at New York's Zuccotti Park, the birth place of the Occupy Wall Street protests, and many more have spoken out in support of the self-styled 99% and their push for economic justice.

In October, folk legends Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger visited Occupy Wall Street, performing for protesters in a set that linked these protests to the push for justice that changed American in the 1960s. Third Eye Blind front man Stephan Jenkins just released a song dedicated to the movement.

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