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Video Title:  Occupy Everywhere: The Movement Against Corporate Power | The New School



Youtube URL:  http://youtu.be/IZc1YBpw0Qg



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THE NEW SCHOOL | http://www.newschool.edu

Occupy Everywhere: On the New Politics and Possibilities of the Movement Against Corporate Power

THE NEW SCHOOL FOR PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT | http://newschool.edu/public-engagement

A discussion featuring award-winning filmmaker and author Michael Moore (Here Comes Trouble), best-selling author and Nation columnist Naomi Klein (The Shock Doctrine), Nation National Affairs correspondent William Greider (Come Home, America), Colorlines Publisher Rinku Sen (The Accidental American), Occupy Wall Street Organizer Patrick Bruner and Richard Kim, executive editor, The Nation.com (moderator).

Occupy Wall Street at THE NEW SCHOOL | http://blogs.newschool.edu/news/2011/10/occupy-wall-street-into-the-classroom | http://www.newschoolsenate.org/about/events/ows

Location: Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall.
November 10, 2011 8:00 p.m.

Category: Education

Tags: The New School, New School, New School University, Occupy Wall Street. OWS, Corporate Power, Social Movement, Michael Moore, Naomi Klein, William Greider, Rinku Sen, Patrick Bruner, Richard Kim, David Scobey, Rebellion, Progressive, Power (politics), Politics, Financial Crisis, Economics, Unemployment, Class in America, Economy, Freedom




David Scoby:  Good evening.  If I could ask folks to take their seats.




I’m David Scoby the Exec. Dean of the New School of Public Engagement.


One of seven divisions here at The New School and I am delighted to welcome you to tonight’s program.


Occupy Everywhere on the new politics and the possibilities of the movement against corporate power.


Co-sponsored by The Nation Magazine and The New School.


Crowd: Woohoo! (claps)



David Scoby:  93 years ago a group of New York Professors and Journalist came together here, to call for a new kind of institution, a new kind of university.


It wasn’t meant to be a repository of past learning.  But a place of present action.  Engaging the most consequential issues of modern life and the present moment.


It would be committed to the role of higher education in building a vibrant democratic culture.  This is the hour of the experiment and New York is the place to call for the New School said.


That in any rate is our founding narrative, our Mythology and over the years we lived it sometimes more fully and sometimes less.


We know this is a movement.  A moment to live that commitment fully.


It’s a moment when something new in the history of American democracy maybe taking place.  Maybe happening through the retaking of a place.


And so it’s as even more of a pleasure than usual to work with our long term partners in the nation.  And host this discussion on the significance and possible futures of the Occupy Movement.


I want to thank especially our long time partner Peter Rothberg of the Nation.


And my own colleague Pam Tillis for working so hard and so quickly to make it possible to bring all of you here tonight.


Tonight’s panel would be moderated by Richard Kim. Exec. Editor of The Nation.  Richard is co-editor with Betsy Reed of the Anthology Going Rouge: Sarah Palin an American Nightmare.



Crowd: (laugh)



David Scoby:  And he’s spent the past month reporting from Occupy Wall Street and has written about it in the current issue of The Nation.


In the words of our university’s founders “This is the hour for the experiment and New York is the place.”


We are delighted to be a part of this democratic hour, in this democratic place.


Richard Kim.



Crowd:  (clap & cheers)



Richard Kim:  Thank you. Wow.  Wow this is, this is amazing.



Crowd:  (claps & cheers)


Richard Kim:  Alright.  So I’m just gonna bring the panellist out.  Come on have a seat and uhm, while they are coming out here I just want to do some housekeeping.  Uhm…

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