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A protestor affiliated with Occupy Wall Street holds a sign fashioned as a birthday cake on September 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Opinion: Occupy Wall Street’s First Anniversary

Occupy Wall Street made the world aware of Wall Street’s nearly-obscene inequities. But, unfortunately, that has been about it. How much has really changed because of the 12-month-old movement?


Photo from the May Day celebrations in New York yesterday. In Atlanta, some are questioning the overall effect of the May Day message. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

May Day Protests Show Weak Immigration Movement

Over the last several years, May Day rallies in the United States have been dominated by activists pushing for a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally. But the rallies have gotten smaller, less focused and increasingly splintered by any number of groups with a cause.


Portion from the PAC Application (Credit: John Thornton)

Occupy Movement Gets A PAC

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – The Occupy movement has decided to fight fire with fire. Last week, John Paul Thornton of Decatur, Ala. filed to create a PAC for the Occupy Movement. “PAC” is an […]


File photo of an Occupy Wall Street protest in San Francisco. (credit: Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

Cops: Occupy Protesters Arrested For Harassing People Who Drove By

Authorities say two Occupy Wall Street protesters walking in a group from New York City to Atlanta have been arrested in northeast Georgia.


Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson talks with Occupy Wall Street participants in Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in New York on Oct. 18, 2011. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Rev. Jackson Compares Occupy Atlanta With Civil Rights Struggle

ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta/AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is lending his support to the Occupy Atlanta movement and says that their efforts are an extension of the struggle for civil rights fought by Jackson, the […]


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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 […]


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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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Occupy Wall Street Talks To Atlanta

On today’s Powertalk w/ Lorraine Jacques White, we had one of the main organizers of Occupy Wall Street, Rev. Dr. Peter Hetzel, to call in and give us a report from their front lines and […]


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.


"Occupy Atlanta" has been targeted by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who said the protests need to come to an end, citing the increased financial burden placed on the city. (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor: ‘Occupy’ Protesters Putting Atlanta on ‘Path to Escalation’

Amid rising costs to keep law enforcement present in and around Woodruff Park, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has urged an end to the Occupy Atlanta movement.