Wall Street Protests Continue

Monday, September 26, 2011

For over a week, groups of protestors angry at the power and greed of corporate America have been marching on Wall Street, as part of an ongoing campaign broadly known as "Occupy Wall Street." On Saturday, several hundred people took part in the march and at least 80 people were arrested. The participants are also fighting against a range of other issues, including healthcare reform and scrapping the death penalty. 

We're speaking with Arun Venugopal, reporter for our partner WNYC, who was at the protests this weekend. Michael Kazin, professor of history at Georgetown University, co-editor of Dissent magazine and author of "American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation," also joins us.

Comments [4]

gary j. moore from Staten Island

Arun: Although my comments didn't make it into the final edit of your segment, I thoroughly enjoyed listening and think you did a wonderful job of reporting fairly on the situation. Keep up the great work!

Sep. 27 2011 09:39 PM
listener

So a handful of people out of 5,000 boo or cheer at the wrong time at the Republican debate and no effort is made to find out who they were but maximum and broad disgust is expressed by the media. In contrast hundreds of leftists on Wall Street engage in an obnoxious protest with dozens of arrests and if it is not hushed up in the media capitol of the world, it is sympathized with along with their demands for "economic and political" change.....whatever that means.

Sep. 26 2011 05:39 PM
Alan Bernard from Boca Raton, Fl 33433

suggestion for sign on wall street
"RICO for Wall Street"

Sep. 26 2011 09:25 AM
listener

Any sentient being can see the clear double standard here in the media coverage between left-wing protests that regularly result in violence and arrests and conservative events where the law abiding protesters leave the area peacefully in better condition than they found it. "Enthusiasm and excitement" but no "boiling mad" descriptions here despite the nasty signs and scores of arrests.
Even Democrat members of Congress who engage in real "vitriol" while they possess real power and real tax money get far less disdain from the media than law abiding conservative activism which is treated to obligatory and cliched defamation.
This discussion is not so much about protest but of the clear political agenda of members of the media who the public are correctly ignoring and dismissing as unreliable.

Sep. 26 2011 08:55 AM

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