Nobody had talked about income inequality in America for decades – apart from John Edwards – but no one was listening. But now you have Newt Gingrich talking about ‘vulture capitalism’ – Newt Gingrich! – that would not have happened without Occupy Wall Street.
I put together some quick clips of some of the more interesting moments of the Lincoln Center protest in New York last night. This includes an arrest of a peaceful protester, a speech by Philip Glass, and a rousing mic check from a woman who currently works at Bloomberg LP.
Here’s the text of Glass’ speech:
“When righteousness/ Withers away/ And evil / Rules the Land /We come into being /Age after age/ And take visible shape /And move / A man among men/ For the protection/ Of good /Thrusting back evil /And setting virtue/ On her seat again.”
(Apologies for the rough cuts, I haven’t edited video in about two years!)
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