Russell Simmons says Occupy Wall St. goal is simple: Power to the people

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, October 10, 2011 23:42 EDT
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Hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons said Monday night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann that despite frequent criticism that the “Occupy Wall Street” movement had no specific purpose or grievances, the goal of the demonstration was quite simple.

“They’re at Wall Street because Wall Street runs our government and they’d like to,” Simmons, who has an estimated net-worth of $340 million, explained.

“Simple idea, power to the people. It’s not a difficult idea, that we get the special interests and the money out of Washington.”

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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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