Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Just Whose Occupy Movement Is It Anyway?

Who wants to take credit for Ocuppy Wall Street? Two aspiring office-holders in Massachusetts have their claims.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate for Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren of Cambridge:

"I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do. I support what they do."
Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein of Lexington:

"We are hearing the need for this race in every park and plaza where there’s an encampment around this country. There's an enormous need for alternatives, and we see that breaking out all over. We are proud to give that movement an electoral voice."
Dr. Jill goes even farther in embracing the Occupy movement on her website:

"Let's take our democracy back from Wall Street. We need a new politics for the other 99% of America that doesn’t collect a CEO's salary or write big checks for politicians."
So whose movement is it anyway? Elizabeth Warren comes out of a Professorship at Harvard Law School. Jill Stein is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School.

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