“The First Amendment is being stood on its head,” says Robert Reich, in a recent video produced by MoveOn.org. Critics of the Occupy Movement may view its nonviolent protests as rowdy and inconvenient, he argues, but the real public nuisance is the big money that has engulfed our democracy—and mass demonstrations are the only effective way for “real people” to be heard.

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—Teresa Cotsirilos