Monday, October 10, 2011

Democracy Now: Occupy Wall Street Emerges as “First Populist Movement” on the Left Since the 1930s

Occupy Wall Street Emerges as “First Populist Movement” on the Left Since the 1930s
Democracy Now

As the “Occupy” movement expand from the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in New York City throughout the United States, we look its historical significance. “This is an incredibly significant moment in U.S. history,” says Dorian Warren of Columbia University. “It might be a turning point because this is the first time we have seen an emergence of populist movement on the left since the 1930s.” We also speak to FireDogLake blogger Kevin Gosztola who has been reporting from the occupations in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Kevin Gosztola, independent journalist who writes for a blog called, "The Dissenter," at the FireDogLake website. He has covered the Occupy Philly, DC & Chicago movements and has been blogging about Occupy Wall Street since it began.

Dorian Warren, Assistant Professor of Political Science & Public Affairs at Columbia University and a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute.

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