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Occupy Wall Street? In Vicksburg? Really?

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 Washington Street. Occupy Wall Street? ...

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99 Percenters in Smith Park channel voice of populist Yarbrough

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 working of behalf of just ...

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Occupy Jackson: "We Support the Police" VIDEO

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 VIDEO: Occupy Jackson goes into ...

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Greek truck drivers block roads in protest

ATHENS, Greece — Protesting truck drivers blocked traffic on Greece’s two busiest highways and clashed with police in front of parliament today, as lawmakers approved a shake-up of labor market rules as part of an agreement for international rescue loans. The drivers, protesting for a 10th day, sealed off the highways outside Athens minutes after parliament voted in favor of ...

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