Occupy Atlanta

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Occupy Atlanta and SCLC Work Together

ATLANTA) The world’s premier non-violence civil rights organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference [SCLC], which was spearheaded by Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr., has agreed to mentor and coach and consult the upstart Occupy Atlanta Movement. […]


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Atlanta Tops List: Widest Gap between Rich and Poor

The city of Atlanta has the widest income gap between the rich and poor of all the major U.S. cities, according to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau. Atlanta ranked just above New Orleans […]



Too Much Truth Recap: Youth Perspective from Inside of Occupy Atlanta Protests

Today in the studio we had the pleasure of speaking with some of the Occupy Atlanta protesters Khalid and Shariff Muhammad who also were the YOUNGEST to go to jail this past Tuesday night in […]


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Tea Party: Mayor ‘Rewarding Occupy Atlanta for Breaking the Law’

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) — Atlanta’s mayor is now dealing with the wrath of the Tea Party. Atlanta Tea Party co-founder Julianne Thompson is calling out Mayor Kasim Reed, saying he was implicitly encouraging “Occupy Atlanta” through his […]


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Atlanta Mayor Reed Called a ‘Tyrant’

Atlanta (WAOK)-The past three weeks have been a test of wills for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and members of  Occupy Atlanta. Many people have been divided in their opinion of how the mayor has handled […]


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Free at Last, Free At Last, Thank God All Mighty Derrick’s Free At Last!!!

As many of you may know, Derrick’s free and out of jail. A total of 52 protestors were arrested and sent to jail and were bailed out today. While Derrick was being processed out of […]


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Occupy Atlanta Protesters Leave Jail Must Find A New Location

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)-One by one, arrested Occupy Atlanta protesters began leaving the Atlanta City Jail Wednesday afternoon. The protesters began walking out of the jail around 2:30 p.m. and were greeted by a cheering group of […]


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Who Is The Man With The AK-47?

Atlanta (WAOK)-Many of you have had questions about the “mysterious” man who appeared at the Occupy Atlanta protest with an AK-47 on Tuesday. From what the media has reported, the man known as “Porch” showed […]


Atlanta police send out SWAT officers in riot gear and dozens of officers to arrest 53 "Occupy Atlanta" protesters. (credit: CBS Atlanta, WGCL)

Dozens of ‘Occupy Atlanta’ Protesters Arrested During Raid

Fifty-three Occupy Atlanta protestors were taken into custody early Wednesday morning in Woodruff Park, nearly a day after revoking an executive clause that had allowed the protestors to camp overnight, citing safety and financial concerns.


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Occupy… No More!

Yesterday, Mayor Kasim Reed and APD reclaimed Woodruff Park from the protesters of Occupy Atlanta. Among the arrested was WAOK’s very own, Derrick Boazman, and countless others who joined the fight! On today’s Powertalk w/ […]