Why Occupy Wall Street is Now More Popular Than the Tea Party

Why Occupy Wall Street is Now More Popular Than the Tea Party

New polls suggest Occupy Wall Street is more popular than the Tea Party. The appeal of the movement and its impact on American politics.

A new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll has revealed that more people support the Occupy Wall Street movement than the Tea Party. The spark for the movement came from “Adbusters” – an anti-consumerism magazine based in Vancouver. It proposed an "occupation" of Wall Street on September 17, 2011. The idea caught fire. Since the first protest, “occupy” movements have sprung up in across the country from Seattle to El Paso,Texas. The movement has been accused of being a “mob” and a front for special interests. But progressive politicians are increasingly trying to harness the movement’s support. Join us to discuss the appeal of the movement and its impact on American politics.

Guests

Jim Tankersley

reporter, National Journal

Ken Vogel

chief investigative reporter, POLITICO

Jonathan Smucker

volunteer, Occupy Wall Street

Michele Pendergast

volunteer, Occupy San Francisco

Joshua

volunteer, Occupy Chicago

Corryn Freeman

volunteer, Occupy DC/K Street

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