The Future of the Occupy Movement

The Future of the Occupy Movement

Two months into the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, police evict protestors in New York, Oakland, and elsewhere: What's next for the Occupy movement.

Occupy Wall Street activists vow protests will persist. Yesterday New York City police in riot gear evicted hundreds and razed the city of tents where some in the group had been living for close to two months. The Occupy Wall Street movement seeks to highlight income inequality and has inspired hundreds of similar protests around the country and the world. Most have been small and some have been marred by violence, but participants claim, despite evictions in New York and elsewhere, it’s an idea that will continue to gather momentum: Join us for a conversation on what the Occupy movement has accomplished and its future.

Guests

Jim Tankersley

reporter, National Journal

Michael Premo

participant, Occupy Wall Street

Legba Carrefour

participant, Occupy DC

Lawrence Lessig

professor of law at Harvard Law School and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University
author of “Republic,Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress — and a Plan to Stop It”

Tyler Cowen

general director, Mercatus Center
professor of economics, George Mason University.

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