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Occupy anniversary special: Highlights, pitfalls & shifting of public consciousness

September 18, 2013 04:30

A Washington, DC Metropolitan police officer (L) and a Naval District Washington policemen (R) stand guard at the main gate of the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, September 17, 2013 (Reuters / Jason Reed)

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Abby Martin remarks on the tragic mass shooting that took place in Washington, DC, posing the question of how many more it will take to finally have a debate fueled by reality, not politics. Then second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, highlighting a recent Reuters poll showing that only 15 percent of Americans are satisfied with the government's effort to prosecute Wall Street bankers. Former Philadelphia police captain Ray Lewis speaks about why he chose to protest in-uniform at Occupy. Then a look at the successes and shortcomings of the Occupy movement, featuring a panel discussion between RT’s Anastasia Churkina, Ramon Galindo and Manuel Rapalo. Finally, a personal tribute to Occupy and how the movement isn’t dead, because shifting the public consciousness is not something that ever goes away.

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