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Occupy Des Moines Steps Onto the Political Stage

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Uploaded on Jan 2, 2012

We've all seen the dramatic coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement in cities across America in 2011. What started at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan spread to cities across America. While OWS focused on income inequality and the power of money in politics as a corrupting influence, a frequent criticism of the movement is that it stands little chance of affecting change if it doesn't work within the political process.

During the intense media attention trained on Iowa before Tuesday's Caucuses, the NewsHour spent some time talking to members of the Occupy Des Moines movement about their plans to get engaged in that process, or at least to participate in the political theater surrounding the first voting event in the 2012 presidential election.

For more PBS NewsHour political coverage, visit our politics page: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/topic/pol...

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