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Van Jones: October to be turning point for progressives

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, September 29, 2011 22:25 EDT
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Civil rights activist and attorney Van Jones said Thursday night on MSNBC that he planned to build a “progressive counterbalance” to the tea party movement.

“I think everybody should hold on to your seats. October is going to be the turning point when it comes to the progressive fight back,” he said.

“You can see it coming. When Warren Buffett comes out and says, ‘look, we’ve got to do something to raise taxes and to do better by America,’ and you’ve got these young kids who are going out on Wall Street… there is a generation of Americans looking around saying, ‘what is the American dreaming going to look like for me?’”

“You’re going to see an American Autumn, just like we saw the Arab Spring,” Jones added.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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