Cornel West, Occupy Wall St, Sept 27, 2011 (Day 11)





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Video recorded by youtube user korgasmx released under CC-By license. closed captioning by NewYorkRawVideos. September 27, 2011 at Liberty Park a/k/a Zuccotti a/k/a Liberty Plaza Park, Manhattan, NY.

NOTE: The crowd repeats--or attempts to repeat--the words of the speaker for the benefit of those located in the rear of the crowd who may have difficulty hearing what the speaker is saying. Why not use microphones, or megaphones, you say? In NYC, a sound permit is required in order to use these devices in public, and the police may, or may not grant the permit. N.Y. ADC. LAW ยง 10-108

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[Dr. Cornel West] There is a sweet spirit in this place, I hope you can feel the love and inspiration. (Of) those Sly Stone call "Everyday people" who take a stand with great courage and compassion because we oppose the greed of Wall Street oligarchs, and corporate plutocrats who squeeze the democratic juices out of this country and other places around the world. I am so blessed to be here, it got me spiritually breakdancing on the way here because when you bring folks together of all colors, of all cultures, of all genders, (of) all sexual orientations, the elite will tremble in their boots.

[the crowd cheers]

[Dr. Cornel West] And we will send a message that this is the U-S-All responding to the Arab Spring. It is going (to) hit Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix Arizona, and way down in South moving on to Detroit, and hit Appalachia, hit the reservations with our red brothers and sisters, Martin Luther Jr. will smile from the grave when we moving step-by-step with what he call the Revolution, don't be afraid to say Revolution.

We want a transfer of power from the oligarchs to ordinary citizens, and with the poor children of all colors, and the orphans and the widows, and the elderly, and the working folk, and we connect the prison industrial complex, with the military industrial complex, and the Wall Street oligarchy complex, and the corporate media multiplex.

I want thank you and it's a blessing to be a small part of this magnificient gathering. This is the General Assembly consecrated by your witness, and your body, and your mind.


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