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A friend posted a link to this video on another community site this weekend.  I watched it this morning, and loved it.  I've long held Robert Thurman in high regard; and when I saw the link that he had addressed OWS at Liberty Park, I had to see it myself.  After seeing it, I wanted to share it with you.

In his talk with the occupiers, he touched on many things, reaffirming the rightness and importance of their movement, offering historical and spiritual perspective.  It is a long piece, but the crowd gave voice to his words throughout, appreciative of what he shared with them.

I loved what he had to say; and I loved that the crowd there were so receptive of his words.

For those of you unfamiliar with Thurman, there is a brief Wikipedia bio here.

Video below the fold.  Again, it's a bit long, but in my view, well worth it.  Very good to see him there.

Enjoy!

Originally posted to DKos Sangha on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 09:05 AM PDT.

Also republished by ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Could You Transcribe a Few Excerpts for the Many (6+ / 0-)

    who can't view videos?

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 09:13:43 AM PDT

    •  An excellent suggestion ... (0+ / 0-)

      ... however, at the moment I'm not in a position to do that as I have other things that I need to complete before driving in to town for a meeting.  Perhaps if there are other requests for a transcription I can do that this evening when I return.  I do think it worth the time, so I'll see if I can get to it when I return.  Thank you for the suggestion.

  •  very good (1+ / 0-)
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    davehouck

    He's one of the good guys -- we have mutual friends, and they too hold him in high regard.

    I'd like to think that, were he able to participate, H.H. would also show up to say something positive.

    Friends in Massachusetts who are retired organic farmers recently went down to NYC specifically to participate in OWS. DFHs, yeah right: Both in their 70s, Ivy League educations, et cetera. But committed to peace and justice, yes.

    The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it is difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine. -- Abraham Lincoln

    by Mnemosyne on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 10:44:54 AM PDT

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