Occupy Wall Street

Micah White the author of  The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution, explains his role in co-creating the Occupy movement. How the Occupy movement evolved and devolved. The problems that Occupy had. Generating authority in movements. Innovating new tactics and dealing with counter tactics. Getting more sophisticated about how social change happens. How do […]
McMaster University Professor and author of  Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education Henry Giroux explains what exactly Neoliberalism is, why civic literacy is a threat to Neoliberalism, the public education crisis, why Neoliberals view the function of government as protecting the 1%, the delusions that drive the school privatization movement, the ideology of civic illiteracy, the distortion of freedom […]
Citizen Radio co-host Allison Kilkenny:  explained where Occupy activists are making a huge difference, the growth of Occupy Our homes and Occupy SEC, the new movements for economic justice and the success of Occupy Sandy and Strike Debt. The implications of a diplomatic resolution to the Syria crises, how the Middle East is changing, the […]
Economist and author Gar Alperovitz, explained why reform won’t work, the political decline of organized labor, the local roots of the New Deal, why innovative economic reform is happening on the local level, the emerging American interest in Socialism, why serious banking and health reform will begin at the state level and why we are […]
On the final Best of 2012, an interview with political scientist Corey Robin on his book, The Reactionary Mind, Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin, How great social movements provoke reaction from the Right. And economist Richard Wolff, discussed when capitalism fails and what Roosevelt did during the Great Depression. And keep the conversation going on the morning thread! Members […]
Professor David Grabaer explained why our understanding of debt is flawed, why we keep telling ourselves a false narrative of debt, student loans and Occupy, how the debt crises and the ecological crises are the same thing, how the Rolling Jubilee will work and what is financial disobedience? On the Better Half: Spanish banks hold […]
Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas gave us his election day math, predicted a comfortable Obama victory, Democrats holding the Senate and gaining some seats in the House. Sam asked if Paul Ryan’s extremism was exploited enough? Jeff Smith explained how Occupy responded to Sandy, wealth inequality and hurricane relief, Bloomberg’s shockingly tasteless push to keep […]
J.A. Myerson, offered a recap of Occupy’s first year, from first being ignored and ridiculed, to gaining press attention and eventually inspiring Occupy actions across the globe. How the success of Occupy led to a violent crackdown and Sam wondered
On today’s show Majority Report producers Matt & Michael reported from Occupy Wall Street’s one year anniversary and found an energetic group of protesters committed to getting Occupy back in the center of American politics.