US Professors Travel to Iran to Discuss Occupy Wall Street movement

Townhall.com Staff

3/7/2012 12:51:00 PM - Townhall.com Staff

The Occupy Wall Street movement may be losing its spotlight in the United States, but it's gaining attention in Iran, where a handful of American professors recently traveled to attend a conference focusing on the anti-capitalist protests.

"The discourse (in Iran) seems to be veering from 'Down with America!' to 'Down with the 1 Percent!'" said Heather Gautney, a self-described "Occupy Wall Street activist" and a sociology professor at Fordham University in New York. "In my view, this is quite a welcome development, and speaks to Iranians' affection for Americans despite all the political conflict."