Common Ground Between Tea Parties and the Left

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GRITtv with Laura Flanders

Tea party protests and labor unions might not seem at first to have much in common, but both groups are angry about bailouts of massive banks and the struggles of working people to make ends meet while jobs disappear overseas. Is the dispute between the tea parties and the progressive left just one of the means to an end?

To discuss their differences and talk about finding common ground, Michael Johns, Tea Party organizer and Ed Ott, former executive director of the New York City Central Labor Council and Disinguished Lecturer at the Murphy Institute at CUNY, join us in studio.

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