Williamson: Why the Occupy movement won't go away (Richmond Times-Dispatch and WRVA)

November 4, 2011

Thad Williamson, associate professor of leadership studies and philosophy, politics, economics and law, explains the momentum of the Occupy movement in an op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and in an interview with WRVA.

“The encampments at Kanawha Plaza have been cleared, and Occupy Richmond protesters have been forced to regroup and consider next steps after two weeks of round-the-clock occupation of the downtown plaza came to an abrupt end Monday morning.

But regrouping doesn't mean going away. Occupy Richmond isn't likely to go away, because the core concerns underlying the movement aren't going away.

The underlying concern of the Occupy movement, locally and nationally, is this: The American economy has not been working well for working people over the past generation.”

Full Richmond Times-Dispatch op-ed

WRVA interview