Focus on the Middle Class

Environmental activist Van Jones spoke to Occupy Boston Oct 27, 2011.  Jones served as a Special Advisor for the White House Council on Environmental Quality in 2009. He is a proponent of a “sustainable, environmentally beneficial economy,” and author of “The Green-Collar Economy; How One Solution Can Solve Our Two Biggest Problems.” He spoke to the crowd about how Washington has failed the American middle class because of the growing number of “banksters.”

Focus on Capitalism

Vijay Prashad, the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College, spoke before Occupy Boston activists in front of the Federal Reserve building Oct. 23, 2011.  He is the author of “The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World.”  Prashad, a self-described socialist, talked to the crowd about his problems with capitalism, or what he calls the “militarized economy.”