Professor Cornel West
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Cornel West: Occupy movement is a critique of oligarchy

Occupy is a word which has taken on new meaning this year as, from the streets of New York to the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, protesters have forced their case by the simple act of pitching tents.

On Thursday there was a stark reminder of their cause. New census data showed a record number of Americans, nearly half, are living in poverty or are classified as low income.

The BBC's Katty Kay was joined by Princeton professor, Cornel West, to discuss the distribution of wealth in America and the Occupy movement.

  • 15 Dec 2011