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Occupy Wall Street in Toronto

2011-11-30

Queen’s University sociology professor emeritus Vincent Mosco is available to talk about today’s court decision ordering Occupy Wall Street protestors in Toronto to leave.

Dr. Mosco calls the Occupy protests the most important democratic social movement of the last two generations. He spent time at the protest sites in New York City, Vancouver and Ottawa and feels civic officials should let protestors stay.

“The protestors may have to occupy cyberspace more than public space in the near future but I believe the movement is here for a long time. When you see union workers, students, minority groups and others coming together at sites across the world, what we have here is something unprecedented in recent memory,” says Dr. Mosco, the author of The Political Economy of Communication (SAGE Publications, 2009).

Dr. Mosco has written extensively on power, the media and social movements. Please note that Dr. Mosco is based in Ottawa.

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