On the two-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the 99 percent poured into the streets for a massive day of protest against glaring inequalities of wealth and political power. Following nationally coordinated police raids on protest camps, occupiers face new choices about the direction of OWS. What next? On Monday, November 28, we discussed how social movements with diverse tactics, needs, and goals grow and gain power.
The conversation featured Frances Fox Piven, an activist and scholar of social movements at the Graduate Center, City University of New York; Liza Featherstone, journalist and author of Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart; Nikil Saval, associate editor of n+1 and labor activist; Michael Hirsch, labor journalist and New Politics editorial board member; and Dorian Warren, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and professor of Political Science at Columbia University.
Photo by Brennan Cavanaugh, via Flickr creative commons.
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