November 16, 2011.
Occupy Seattle welcomes Dr. Cornel West to its ongoing protest at Seattle Central Community College on Capitol Hill today around noon. Dr. West, a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual, professor at Princeton University, known for his public radio show ”Smiley and West” as well as author of 19 books will bear witness to the struggles of Occupy Seattle as we fight for economic justice and to reclaim our democracy from the moneyed interests that seek to control it.
Formed on October 1, 2011, Occupy Seattle is a leaderless movement of concerned Americans who have taken to occupying public spaces in order to focus our nation’s attention on the undue influence of large corporations on our government, elected leaders and our democracy itself. It is inspired by and modeled after the Occupy Wall Street movement.