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Rob Wohl ’11 Occupies Russian Television

Rob’s message to the Wesleyan student body: “Drop out of college and occupy something.”

Given how much attention we’ve given to Wes alums commenting on the Occupy movement from afar, it’s nice to hear from one recent grad taking a direct role in the movement itself, with scathing conviction and a trademark look of rage I haven’t seen since Lightning Bolt occupied Eclectic.

In between his day job as a research fellow at Medicare and Social Insurance Works in DC, former Argus overlord and part-time Rocktimist Rob Wohl ’11 seems to have taken an active role with the Occupy DC Action Team. Earlier this week, Wohl appeared on RT, a prominent Russian news channel, discussing the current state of economic affairs, the future of Occupy Wall Street, and whether or not OWS warrants comparison with the Tea Party Movement. “We will do what’s necessary to interrupt this system,” says Wohl on cable television. “We want the members of Congress to know that we demand meaningful, powerful, overwhelming change in this country.”

As Ezra Silk ’10 puts it over at America Occupied: “Rob, I knew that one day I would see you play the revolutionary on Russian television. I just never knew it would happen this soon.” (Wohl also contributed a piece to Silk’s blog a few days prior.) Here’s the video interview:

New York Trip on Saturday: Still Seats Left

Austin Dong ’15 will symbolically revoke your diploma if you don’t buy a ticket for “Saturday in the Park City”:

Want to have a quick trip to New York this Saturday? It’s still not too late to purchase a ticket which is only $10. Destinations: Metropolitan museum of Art/Central Park (3 hours), Times Square (2 hours), Staten Island Ferry and much more (with the option to visit Zuccotti Park where the recent crackdown happened). If you want to take a break from all the hard work and activities and want to see one of these places, please go to the box office tomorrow ASAP.

Date: Tomorrow, November 19
Place: New Amsterdam, 17th century Dutch colonial settlement
Time: all day(ish)
Cost: $10