Naomi Klein: Will Occupy Wall Street Mark the Rebirth of the Left?

Naomi Klein: Will Occupy Wall Street Mark the Rebirth of the Left?

Naomi Klein: Will Occupy Wall Street Mark the Rebirth of the Left?

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?

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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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