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Occupy Atlanta

Carmen Pittman Recounts Tasing Ordeal In Front Of DOJ

Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Carmen Pittman is 23 years old and weighs 100 pounds. She was the smallest of the activists linking arm-in-arm in front of the Departmen...

Ryan Grim

Peaceful Protester Tasered Outside DOJ (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Carmen Pittman had no intention of becoming an activist, but her bank, the Department of Justice and Occupy Atlanta turned her into one....

Jason Cherkis

FBI Surveillance Of Occupy Wall Street Focused On Finance Sector | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Was Tim Franzen stockpiling weapons? What was Tim Franzen's philosophy? What was his political affiliation? Did Tim Franzen ever talk ab...

Community Helps Homeless Family Of 13 Scammed By Fake Landlord

Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact

Update July 9, 2012: Donors can help the Collins family secure a new home by contributing to a fund set up by Occupy Atlanta here. After pouring t...

What Occupy WS, Occupy Italy, and Marilyn Manson Taught Me

Perry Binder | Posted 08.04.2012 | College
Perry Binder

Though its agenda may lack clarity, the movement continues to tap into an unseen but universally painful nerve of disparity and despair.

'They Came To My Home Like I Was A Drug Dealer'

AlterNet | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

Four generations of a Georgia family were evicted at gunpoint by dozens of sheriffs and deputies at 3am last week in an Atlanta suburb. The eyebrow-ra...

Bank Of America Tells Woman To Miss Mortgage Payments, Then Forecloses On Her House

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

Here's how Pamela Flores tells it: A couple years ago, she found that she couldn't keep making mortgage payments on her Atlanta house. She says she...

Jason Cherkis

MoveOn, Labor Unions Aim To Teach 100,000 Occupy's Nonviolent Protest Tactics | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Boot camp is about to begin. On Monday and extending throughout this week, a coalition of progressive organizations from across the c...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Atlanta, Unions Fight AT&T Layoffs, Start New Camp | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Occupy Atlanta launched a surprise protest against AT&T Monday, staging a sit-in at the communication giant's Southeast headquarters in ...

Saki Knafo

Police Clash In Oakland Inspires Solidarity And Debate In Occupy Movement | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.09.2012 | San Francisco

After the Occupy movement started last fall, Michele Horaney, a public relations consultant who lives in Alameda, Calif., joined a small local group o...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Atlanta Wins Deal With BB&T, Saves Historic Church | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Occupy Atlanta can declare another victory in its fight against big banks. Six days ago, Pastor Dexter Johnson called on the organizers ...

Bank Learns Not To Mess With Occupy Atlanta

Posted 01.14.2012 | Religion

A 108-year-old church threatened with foreclosure got a last-minute reprieve thanks to the efforts of Occupy Atlanta, whose members staged a protest a...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Atlanta Helps Save Iraq War Veteran's Home From Foreclosure | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a tangible victory by the Occupy movement, Occupy Atlanta has successfully helped save an Iraq War veteran from foreclosure. Acti...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Activsts Help Families From Evictions As Part Of National Occupy Our Homes Action | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.21.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In the late evening on Tuesday, Brigitte Walker welcomed Occupy Atlanta onto her property in an effort to save her Riverdale, Ga., home ...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Y'all Street: OWS Movement Moves Into The Atlanta Suburbs | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

This is the second in a series of stories and short films on under-publicized Occupy sites. The first is here. Stay tuned in the coming days for more...

Matt Sledge

Occupy Wall Street Groups Protest Foreclosure, Try To Halt Evictions | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

Monique White of North Minneapolis has been hosting weekend barbecues for friends and family for years. On Sunday, her usual guest list of friends and...

Occupy Atlanta

Isabelle Taft | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Isabelle Taft

Occupy Wall Street found its way from the Empire State to the Empire State of the South on October 7 when hundreds of people, alerted by a Facebook event, converged on Atlanta's Woodruff Park.

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Ordered To Temporarily Leave Zuccotti Park

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.15.2011 | New York

The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Occupy Wall Street protesters have been ordered to leave Zuccotti Park, their longtime encampment in Lower Ma...

College Journalists Arrested At Occupy Atlanta

Kennesaw Patch | Gaetana Pipia | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

The Student Press Law Center is calling for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to drop all criminal charges against two college journalists who were arrested Sa...

Bloods And Crips Occupy Atlanta

AFSC | Posted 01.07.2012 | Black Voices

Gang affiliations are oftentimes set in stone, with members choosing sides and vowing to remain loyal to their selected group. But two members of the ...

'Occupy Wall Street' Discourages Homeless From Dining, Other Cities Make Room At The Table

Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact

The kitchen may no longer have such an open-door policy at Occupy Wall Street. Frustrated about having to work around the clock to serve "professio...

Time to Choose Sides in the Occupy Movement

John R. Talbott | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
John R. Talbott

You don't have to agree with everything the Occupy movement stands for to lend your support. But we must put an end to this police-instigated violence.

Homeless for a Day at Occupy Atlanta -- My Run-in With Atlanta Police and a Crazy Manager at McDonald's

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Melissa Webster

So I used the McDonald's bathroom, unaware of the storm it would create or McDonald's and the Atlanta police's attitude towards the homeless.