Monday, October 3, 2011

Gregory Warner at NPR's Marketplace Discusses Occupy Wall Street And Student Loan Debt

This is great! Marketplace's Gregory Warner discussed the Occupy Wall Street movement and student loans today.  AEM has been covering the way occupy and the student loan crisis are entwined with one another, and I have noted how folks down on Wall Street have been carrying signs about student loan debt. Dustin Slaughter (see links below) has been taking superb snapshots of these signs, and I've been able to share them with all of you. Pssst! Folks, follow him on twitter (@dustinalaughter). He's in Boston now, reporting live about the protests there, and is a great first-hand source about the movement in NYC and now Boston. You can read his accounts here.

My favorite remark on the show? The reporter told Warner that he saw one sign that read: "Honk if you have student debt." Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

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Related Links

"The Simpsons: Capturing the Zeigeist (Plus some notes about Occupy America and AEM's Fall Itinerary)," AEM (Oct 2, 2011)

"Occupy Wall Street Movement Gets Support of Cornel West, Russell Simmons, Lupe Fiasco," The (September 30, 2011)

"'Occupy Wall Street' Becomes Nationwide Movement," The (Sept. 27, 2011)

"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)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Intentional, strategic DEFAULT EN MASSE -- DEBTORS' REVOLT is the only way to collapse the players in this rigged system, rescue us from a lifetime of indentured servitude, and rebuild from scratch. -

Join us - many of us are already taking action: simply DEFAULT - refuse to pay your student loans, and let the banks collapse as this asset class is rendered worthless. We rebuild from there a system with fair, not bank-owned, rules. -

Spread the word - we have already begun. Simply refuse to play this game anymore. DEFAULT EN MASSE -- DEBTORS' REVOLT.