Sunday, October 9, 2011

Naomi Klein: Protest Takes Place "At The Scene Of The Crime”

Interviewed at the Occupy Wall Street protest, Naomi Klein discussed people's sense of the financial crisis as the “new normal” and spoke about the bailout that benefitted the financial industry without conditions and was paid for by ordinary citizens (reference is made to Klein’s “The Shock Doctrine,” reviewed here). Klein also challenges the “discourse of scarcity” mandating that we can’t afford health care and education; instead, we actually have a distribution of wealth crisis, along with a push toward further deregulation for the sake of the supposed "job creators." Klein concludes with comments about the repression of the demonstrators. Watch:

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