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VIDEO: Occupy gets support from Veteran activists | The Institute for Southern Studies

22 Nov

Originally posted here.

Veteran activists voice support for Occupy movement | The Institute for Southern Studies.

Recently, a group of civil rights, labor and other social movement veterans gathered to form a group called the Council of Elders.

In this video, published by the Beloved Community Center in Greensboro, N.C. — site of the historic 1960 sit-ins that bolstered the Southern civil rights movement — the activists talk about why they support the Occupy Wall Street movement and its national offshoots as part of a larger movement for social justice:

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