Although completely unverified, legend has it that this is the first acoustic performance at Zuccotti Park on the night that Occupy Wall St began. Whether or not its true, Kanaska Carter's raw, angelic vocal refuses to be drowned out by the nascent protest right behind her. Her first line perfectly captures the spirit of the movement at that moment: "Well, I'm finally figuring out who I am..."
One year ago, 17 people locked themselves on to a deportation charter flight at London Stansted Airport, grounding a plan that would have sent 59 people back to face reprisal – and possibly death – in Ghana and Nigeria. Now, those activists could face life imprisonment.