“They stayed the night and changed the world,” says filmmaker, writer, and activist Astra Taylor about the Occupy Wall Street movement, which started on Sept. 17, 2011. Taylor and PowerLabs director Nicole Carty discuss the revolutionary movement that launched a multitude of other movements. The Occupy movement, they say, ushered in a different way of protest and a new way of speaking about the inequalities we face today.
Eddie Conway is an Executive Producer of The Real News Network. He is the host of the TRNN show Rattling the Bars. He is Chairman of the Board of Ida B's Restaurant, and the author of two books: Marshall Law: The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black Panther and The Greatest Threat: The Black Panther Party and COINTELPRO. A former member of the Black Panther Party, Eddie Conway is an internationally known political prisoner for over 43 years, a long time prisoners' rights organizer in Maryland, the co-founder of the Friend of a Friend mentoring program, and the President of Tubman House Inc. of Baltimore. He is a national and international speaker and has several degrees.