Ahead of May Day, David Harvey Details Urban Uprisings from Occupy Wall Street to the Paris Commune
Democracy Now! should be called Democracy Not!. They featured an academic talking about urban uprisings while ignoring history in the making. Two women who have deep ties to the Occupy movement, Roseanne Barr and Dr. Jill Stein, are vying for the Green Party nomination for President. You would never know that by watching Democracy Not! Barr spoke at the first day of Occupy Wall Street, and Stein has been a fixture at Occupy events across the country. Instead of covering them, Democracy Not! spent precious news minutes regurgitating the same White House Correspondent’s Dinner story about the corporatists Obama and Romney that all the corporate media has slavishly covered.
DemocracyNow.org – On Tuesday, May 1st, known as May Day or International Workers Day, Occupy Wall Street protesters hope to mobilize tens of thousands of people across the country under the slogan, “General Strike. No Work. No Shopping. Occupy Everywhere.” Events are planned in 125 cities. We speak with leading social theorist David Harvey, distinguished professor of anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, about how Occupy Wall Street compares to other large-scale grassroots movements throughout modern history. His most recent book is “Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution.”
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