Does the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has now spread from lower Manhattan to places as far flung as Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, signal a new beginning for the left? After the faltering of the anti-globalization movement in the early-2000s, the following decade saw a series of defeats for progressives. But that may now be changing, as cities across the country echo to the chants of the protester’s unifying rallying cry: "We Are the 99%." On The Rachel Maddow Show last night, The Nation‘s Naomi Klein spoke with Ezra Klein about the massive potential Occupy Wall Street holds for reinvigorating a demoralized and disenchanted left. For more, read the speech Klein made at Liberty Square last night, Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now.

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