BTL:Is the Wall Street Occupation a Spark that Can Ignite a New U.S. Economic Justice Movement?
Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions http://www.squeakywheel.net | 09.29.2011
Is the Wall Street Occupation a Spark that Can Ignite a New U.S. Economic Justice Movement?
Interview with Chris Hedges, author of "The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress", conducted by Scott Harris
In the months after the near collapse of the U.S. financial and banking system in 2008 that triggered the most serious global economic meltdown since the Great Depression, America has witnessed an uneasy silence suggesting either trauma or stunned acquiescence among the general populace. While polls find that the population at large blames the recklessness of wealthy bankers and speculators for record unemployment and home foreclosures, the only real anger expressed in the streets in recent years has come from corporate-backed Tea Party activists bent on defunding social safety net programs while labeling President Obama a Muslim-socialist, and attacking unions.