LABOR AND PROGRESSIVE GROUPS JOIN OCCUPY WALL STREET IN SOLIDARITY MARCH

Here’s an Alternet piece I wrote previewing the march that took place Wednesday night. I talked to leaders of labor and community groups about why they’re linking arms with Occupy Wall Street and where they want to see it go:

“There’s a commonality of purpose,” says Albanetti. “At the very least, there’s commonality in what we deem to be the problem.” Mumm says visiting Liberty Park conjured decade-old memories of the anti-globalization movement that kept gaining steam following anti-World Trade Organization protests in Seattle but “really collapsed after 9/11.” He believes Occupy Wall Street has the potential “to go to the place that the anti-globalization movement ten years ago could have gone, which is to mobilize some constituencies in America that have not worked together the way they have back then.”