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(VIDEO) Occupy Revisited

December 14, 2012

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If you work in downtown Jackson and were wondering where the bullhorn was coming from during the Thursday lunch hour then please read on. Occupy Jackson, an informal affiliate of last year’s national Occupy Wall Street movement is back. The one-day demonstration amounted to five American citizens huddled outside Smith Park on the corner of […]

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GOP comes to Mississippi

March 12, 2012

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Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are all vying for Mississippi votes ahead of tomorrow’s critical primary. The three candidates made sure the Magnolia State was thoroughly courted last week with campaign stops across the state from Tupelo to Gulfport. National polling has Romney out front at 35% following a Thursday endorsement by Gov. […]

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Occupy Wall Street? In Vicksburg? Really?

November 22, 2011

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Last weekend, The Wife and I made a trip over to Vicksburg just to get away for a couple of days. We had a great time, but there were a couple of surprises. Wandering downtown on a beautiful Saturday, we walked up on a local chapter of Occupy Wall Street standing on a corner on […]

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Tension mounts between demonstrators and police at Occupy Jackson

November 11, 2011

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Nerves were raw at last night’s meeting of Jackson’s mini version of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Freezing demonstrators huddled in front of TV cameras on the corner of Congress and Amite streets and listened to lawyers from the ACLU. JPD cruisers passed by every ten minutes or so- lights off but still signaling their […]

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99 Percenters in Smith Park channel voice of populist Yarbrough

November 8, 2011

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The young folks who have gathered in Jackson’s Smith Park every day since early October likely never heard of Ralph Webster Yarborough. They’re carrying on his work, though. The late “People’s Senator” from Chandler, Texas, left Washington as the last of a breed of public official — one who could get elected by speaking and […]

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Occupy Jackson: “We Support the Police” VIDEO

November 3, 2011

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As local police begin a nationwide crackdown on the Occupy Wall Street movement, Mississippi protestors in Smith Park say they support the Jackson Police Department but at the same time aren’t afraid of being arrested as they continue to seek support for the movement. >> RELATED STORY: Occupy Jackson willing to risk arrest >> RELATED […]

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Occupy Jackson to ask council for extended stay in Smith Park

October 28, 2011

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Occupy Jackson could be headed for a critical test Tuesday night as spokespeople for the grassroots movement ask the Jackson City Council Tuesday night for a permit to continue their low-key protest in downtown’s Smith Park for an extended period. The occupiers, a mix of college age people, retirees and middle-agers, have been spending their […]

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VIDEO: Occupy Jackson Enters Second Week

October 24, 2011

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Occupy Wall Street protestors stage a sit-in at Smith Park in Jackson. They share their own thoughts about what the nationwide movement means to them and why they have gotten involved.

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