It’s J17! Occupy Congress & Corey Robin

January 17, 2012

Welcome back from the long weekend.  We’ll be hearing from Jeff Smith (@dontbeaputz) live from D.C. today as he participates in the Occupy Congress actions happening in the nation’s capitol today.  Also, author Corey Robin (@CoreyRobin)  joins us to talk about his book The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin.  Use this post as today’s thread.  Click thru for a SHOW UPDATE. 

Corey Robin talks about how great social movements since the 1930’s have provoked reactions from the Right and those reactions take form in order promote their anti-egalitarian world view.  And Jeff Smith calls in as Occupy Congress protesters organize for actions this week.  Sam talks PG&E and check out this link to read Obama’s letter on Seniors & Social Security.

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