Friday, September 30, 2011

Occupy Together Movement Gets Support of Cornel West, Russell Simmons, and Lupe Fiasco

Here is my second installment about the Occupy Movement over at the Loop21 - "Occupy Together Movement Gets Support of Cornel West, Russell Simmons, and Lupe Fiasco." 

Help All Education Matters return to D.C. in early November! Pitch in $5 today. 

Also, I am writing a book about the student lending crisis. Would you read it? If so, lemme know in the comments! 

Related Links

"'Occupy Wall Street' Becomes Nationwide Movement," The Loop 21 (Sept 27, 2011) - also reposted by Alternet

"Occupy Wall Street - Tweet About Student Loan Debt And Medical Debt," AEM (Sept 25, 2011)

"Dustin Slaughter's Picture: 'In Debt? You're Not Alone,'" AEM (Sept 19, 2011)

"Occupy Wall Street - Begins Tomorrow, Sept. 17th," AEM (Sept 16, 2011)


Nando said...

We need the unions to takethe lead. Some local groups are "led" by 20 year old fools.

Anonymous said...

Cryn, if you wrote the directions on a toothpaste tube, I'd read it.

Nando is right. The sad fact is that most of the media and society generally will take a movement seriously when some established organization is leading or fueling it. So not just any union will do: We need the UAW, Teamsters or other unions of similar size and impact.

SG said...

As long as you include a chapter on the mental health impacts of student loans and un(der)employment, as well as the danger of falling into the psychiatric snakepit to "treat" the anxiety/depression caused by such a situation, I'm all for your book. I honestly can't think of anyone more qualified to write it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cryn and All,

Not sure if you saw it, so I wanted to point out that the Wall Street Journal today (Friday, September 30, 2011) had an op-ed piece on student loan defaults, entitled "Washington's Quietest Disaster" on A14.

Anonymous said...

I want to comment on your Occupy Wall Street article. Excellent and informative!

Finally some good coverage in Opinionator NYT and the comments following are a good read. Of course this movement doesn't have a Koch and company funded news outlet (like Fox) to provide the round-the-clock coverage readily available to the Tea Party. For those who are not NYT readers, I'm posting this link. -- Kim

Reid said...

I finally have hope that my voice can be heard in this country. The hope that I was promised in 2008 is finally coming to fruition, not because of our President, but because of the uprise of people who said they have enough. The boiling point is about to occur and collectively we will be taking back this nation and redefining the American dream that applies to 100% of American's, not the top 1%.

Cryn Johannsen said...

@Reid - I have hope as well. It's exhilarating!!!