Finally, some smart discussion about Occupy Wall Street on a high-profile talk show. Here we have Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges and “Democracy Now!” anchor Amy Goodman going beyond sound bites and bullet points to give Charlie Rose their takes on OWS — what it means, why it’s happening and who’s taking part.

In their joint interview, Goodman doesn’t hesitate to accept Rose’s proposition that OWS could be called a new American revolution, telling the PBS host, “I think it’s happening as we speak” and noting the response from abroad, while Hedges calls the movement “a return to sanity” and a “confrontation with dead ideas.” Hedges cuts through the noise quickly in this clip, summing up the argument he’s been making for years in his column by stating, “I think these people are very very clear that we cannot sustain ourselves … not only as a society but even as a species, if we don’t confront the corporate state.” –KA

Follow this link to watch the full clip from Monday’s broadcast of “Charlie Rose.”

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