Host: Lauren Meltzer
Producer: Matt Fidler
Over the course of the last couple weeks, under the claims of violence and unsanitary conditions, the city governments in Oakland, Portland and other US cities have made efforts to shut down the Occupy camps. However, this morning's resignation of Oakland’s Dan Siegel, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s Chief Legal Advisor, was evidence that there is a controversy even within city governments themselves.
Is this encampment phase of the occupy movement still effective? Can "Occupy" become a political movement that makes in roads into lasting policy change? And can successful populous movements from the past provide a roadmap.
- Vee Govender, Executive Director for the Sacramento Civil Rights Network and community scholar at UC Davis. He connects grass roots movements to local governments.
- Keally McBride, Associate Professor of Political Science at Universtiy of San Francisco.
- Adam Baratz, Occupy San Francisco member and media rep.