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We’re taking a closer look at Occupy Boston and what exactly is going on near South Station. The movement in Dewey Square is entering its second month, with supporters out protesting daily at the tent city they’ve created in conjunction with other Occupy encampments across the country. The whole movement also has its fair share of critics who say the movement has no direction and no proposed solutions.
We’ll examine both sides of the argument this morning, whether Occupy Boston and other occupiers are actually making a difference across the world. Once we figure out what they’re protesting, we’ll try to figure out how we got this way. How did this economic inequality come about? We’ll also zoom in on the community created next to South Station and see how these issues have brought people together into their own little city.
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To start, Joy Powers will try to get through the sometimes complicated question of what is being protested at Occupy Boston and the occupy movement as a whole.
After that, Alyssa Edes and Emily Files will crunch the numbers and figure out how these economic issues have developed over time.
Maggie Smolka will talk to some people who are criticizing the movement and see whether their concerns are valid.
Next, Emma-Jean-Weinstein takes a close look at the city-within-a-city in Dewey Square and tells the story of the food tent, library tent, and other amenities at Occupy Boston.
Finally, Anita Kalaitzakis hits the streets to find out what average Bostonians think of the Occupy movement.
To close the show we’ll talk with Noam Chomsky, the noted activist, philosopher, and professor at MIT. He lets us in on his thoughts about the Occupy movement, as well has his take on another important social movement happening across the world.
Reporters (in order of appearance): Joy Powers, Alyssa Edes and Emily Files, Maggie Smolka, Emma-Jean Weinstein, Anita Kalaitzakis
Producers: Steve Burns, Maria Spiridigliozzi