October 10 - How Wall Street Sees the Protests; Egypt's Sectarian Tinderbox; A Confab of Washington Insiders

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Part 1

We begin with a Wall Street insider who was a former managing director at Goldman Sachs, to get a reading on how Wall Streeters are reacting to the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations.  Nomi Prins joins us to explain how the demonstrators on the street have little to no effect on those inside the tall buildings, 62% of whom are expecting higher bonuses this year, while much of the rest of working America is being downsized or terminated. Nomi Prins


Part 2

Then we go to Cairo, Egypt to find out who is behind the violent assault on Coptic Christian demonstrators that left 25 dead and more than 270 wounded. A former Middle East correspondent for the Wall Street Journal Yasmine El Rashidi joins us to explain what happened and why, as the Copts, who make up over 10% of the Egyptian population, feel more and more helpless and threatened by Islamists and the army, who instead of protecting them from sectarian violence, mowed them down with tanks. Yasmine El Rashidi


Part 3

Finally we hear from Steve Clemons, the Washington Editor-at-large for the Atlantic, who organized a forum last week in Washington that featured top Obama Administration officials Joe Biden, Bill Daley, Valerie Jarrett and Tim Geitner etc., along with the likes of Antonin Scalia, Marco Rubio and Dick Cheney. We find out what transpired and what was learned from this conclave of Beltway titans. Steve Clemons