Saturday Jun 02, 201211:19 PM GMT
'Occupy Chicago has the core belief that we need to get corporate influence and big money out of politics'
Sat Jun 2, 2012 11:16PM
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An Occupy Chicago activist says the group is against the role of corporate influence in American politics, slamming U.S. President Barack Obama as 'just another politician who has been bought and sold by the corporate wealth.'

 

"Occupy Chicago as always, has the core belief that we need to get corporate influence and big money out of politics," says Rachael Perrotta a member of Occupy Chicago in an exclusive interview with Press TV's U.S. Desk on Saturday.

 

Perrotta added that Occupy Chicago tried to fight against the role of corporate wealth in U.S. politics by focusing on important issues taking place in their city.

 

"One of the ways we fight that is by looking at the local battles in our community. Issues that we tried to raise to the international level during NATO (summit) such as our health clinics that are being closed down, such as our teachers who have unworkable conditions and are considering striking," she added.

 

Perrotta continued that Occupy Chicago was focused on the Obama election headquarters in the city and the group planned "to occupy that quite often so as to bring attention to the fact that he is the one that's making these decisions and he is just another politician who has been bought and sold by the corporate wealth."

 

DT/SM

 

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