ON THE RICK SMITH SHOW: LABOR MARCHES TO OCCUPY WALL STREET

I was on The Rich Smith Show Wednesday night talking about that evening’s huge march and labor’s deepening relationship with Occupy Wall Street. Here’s the audio (I come on about 90 minutes in).

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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.”