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When Democrats Crushed Occupy: A Cautionary Tale (Video)

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Robert Scheer
Editor in Chief
Robert Scheer, editor in chief of Truthdig, has built a reputation for strong social and political writing over his 30 years as a journalist. His columns appear in newspapers across the country, and his…
Robert Scheer

What are the parallels between the defeat of the Occupy Wall Street movement and the unexpected political ascension of Donald Trump? Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sees at least one common underlying factor: the failure of establishment Democrats.

In a speech to the Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains, held in Topanga, Calif., on Saturday, Scheer explained how he witnessed the destruction of the Los Angeles Occupy movement firsthand and how Democrats are partly to blame. Scheer argued that corporate Democrats, who he said are also responsible for Trump's presidential victory, need to come up with a populist progressive alternative. Watch his remarks in the video below:

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