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March 4 Street Theater: Billionaires for Fee Hikes Tell Students "Sell a Kidney"
Pre-Convergence Rally in front of City Hall photos by E. Wentworth. Lyrics to Billionaires for Fee Hikes Song and chants.
Top Photo: Billionaires on the steps of City Hall appear unfazed by student sign demanding Revolución.
The Mercury News reported:
The severity of the situation for many students offered plenty of satircal materials for the Raging Grannies, a Peninsula-based guerrilla theater group who frequent public protests.
Dressed as "billionaires for fee hikes" in feather boas and pillbox hats, the troupe members chewed cigars, shouting out advice to students struggling with fee increases to "sell a kidney" or "go pump gas." They chanted "poor people get a clue, universities not for you."
Song of the Billionaires for Fee Hikes by Gail Sredanovic
tune: Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer
If you can't pay tuition
We have got a tip for you
Just go and sell a kidney
You need only one not two
We only like the students
Who can pay up front with dough
If you don't have the money
Sorry kid you'll have to go
Kidneys are a good re-source
You need just one to live
We won't have to pay more tax
You will be the one to give.....for
Learning is not important
Poor folks do not count we say
We will import trained workers
Let some other country pay!
Chant: You say Less Jails, we say More Jails
You say More Schools, We say Fewer Schools!
...and we can thank cancer for keeping us thin too!
"We OWN the police" said Mrs. Thurston Howell III
fans ask for buttons and lyric sheets