“Amor por Alex” Rally song!

 

Sing along with 1,000 of us at the “Trial: Alex Nieto versus the SFPD” on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. at the federal courthouse in San Francisco! Our rally song: “Amor por Alex” to the tune of the original farm workers’ anthem “De Colores”!

Invented on the streets of San Fran: Mayor Roberto Hernandez mentioned “De Colores” as an example of inspiration. Ben Bac Sierra started singing “Amor por Alex” to the “De Colores” tune. Then he called Francisco Herrera to compose a song. Francisco recruited Miguel Govea with the accordion—and the product we now gift to you! Practice singing along with the actual lyrics below. On the day of the trial rally, we will pass out copies and our unified singing voice will touch the heart of justice! Note that in the background is Bernal Heights, where Alex Nieto was killed by the San Francisco Police Department—yet Alex Nieto LIVES!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMewFflJOBo&feature=youtu.be

Join us for action and love at the Alex Nieto Trial rally on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. at the federal courthouse in San Francisco! Click the link to join the Facebook event page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/944032739006060/

AMOR POR ALEX
To the Tune of De Colores /
Con la música de De Colores

Amor Por Alex
For our brother
Who gave of his life
So we’d love one another
Amor por Alex
Has us working and marching
And singing to bring about justice
Amor Por Alex
Is the reason
We’re Ending the violence
Right now and for good
This is why we are NOW organizing
A city that’s rising
For justice and peace (2x)

Amor Por Alex
For a brother of curious nature
Who loved education
Amor por Alex
Nos unió con amor para el pueblo
Vida y esperanza
Amor por Alex
makes us ride our low riders
and bikes and walk through the streets
That is why we are now organizing
A city that’s rising
For justice and peace (2x)

Amor Por Alex
We’re creating a Project
where people have power
And freedom
Amor por Alex
Cantamos y bailamos
Al ritmo Tod@s:
“Si Se Puede”
Amor por Alex
We are more than those
Who try to scare us
And silence our hearts
Y por eso nos organizamos
Y el mundo cambiamos
Como él lo soño (2x)

Amor por Alex
Que sufrio una gran injusticia
Junto con Amilcar
Amor por Alex
Que nos hace trabajar mas duro
Por la dignidad
Amor por Alex
hace que nuestra vida florezca
en comunidad
Y por eso nos organizamos
Y el mundo cambiamos
Como él lo soño (2x)

For more information about the evidence to be discussed at trial we recommend the following pages:

Read media coverage of key milestones in the Alex Nieto case HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

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