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November 16th, 2011
11:34 AM ET

Occupy Wall Street protesters back in Zuccotti Park – where does the movement go from here?

A New York Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Occupy Wall Street protesters will be allowed to return to Zuccotti Park, but they can't bring their tents and generators - once a mainstay of the movement.

The Lower Manhattan property has been a home for the loosely defined group for nearly two months, spawning similar demonstrations in cities nationwide and around the world. Protestors have returned to the park, but they aren't allowed to lay down or even sit.

Carol Costello asks Dan Cantor, executive director of the Working Families party, on where Occupy Wall Street movement goes from here.

Filed under: Occupy Wall Street
November 15th, 2011
01:29 PM ET

New York City cracks down on Occupy Wall Street protests

Police in full riot gear moved in to New York's Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning, evicting hundreds of protesters from the site where the Occupy call to action began two months ago before spreading globally. Dozens of protesters who had camped out at the Lower Manhattan park since September 17 linked arms in defiance.

Police arrested at least 14 people, said Kanene Holder, a spokeswoman for the Occupy Wall Street movement. The protestors were told they could return after sanitation crews have finished cleaning the park.

Carol Costello speaks with Rick Fulginiti, a spokesman for the National Fraternal Order of Police, to discuss how the NYPD is handling the situation.

Filed under: Occupy Wall Street
November 1st, 2011
01:27 PM ET

Is the OWS movement diverse enough to represent 99% of Americans?

This week, CNN is taking an in-depth look at Occupy Wall Street. "We are the 99%" is a familiar battle cry of the Occupy Wall Street crowd. But when you break it down by class and color, some claim the group is not exactly representative of the real 99% of people who live in the U.S.

James Paterson, professor at Lehigh Universtiy, talks to Christine Romans about the diversity of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Filed under: Diversity • Occupy Wall Street
October 31st, 2011
11:18 AM ET

What the Occupy Wall Street protesters and NBA players have in common

This week, American Morning is taking an in-depth look at the Occupy Wall Street Movement. 

The Occupy Wall Street protesters are known for rallying against the so-called "1 percenters" – the very wealthy. So what could they possibly have in common with the highly paid stars of the NBA?

This morning, Alina Cho sits down with Columbia University profess Darian Warren to find out what NBA players and Occupy Wall Street protesters have in common.

Filed under: NBA • Occupy Wall Street
October 28th, 2011
12:23 PM ET

Comparing the 'Arab Spring' and 'Occupy Wall Street'

2011 has been a year of historic global upheaval. In the Middle East, mass protests have overthrown leaders in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia. Back here in the United States, the Occupy Wall Street movement has steadily gained momentum – with violent clashes with police starting to emerge in cities like Oakland, California.

Christine Romans sits down with CNN Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman to compare the two protest movements – and discuss where this wave of global rebellion is heading next.

Filed under: Arab Spring • Occupy Wall Street
October 28th, 2011
12:15 PM ET

Roommate of Iraq vet wounded in Occupy Oakland crackdown updates on friend's condition

Scott Olsen, an Iraq War veteran, was in critical condition after being injured at an Occupy Oakland demonstration when police used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up the protests. Olsen suffered a fractured skull after witnesses say a tear gas canister hit him in the head.

Carol Costello speaks with Olsen's roommate, Keith Shannon, to get to the bottom of what happened during the violent crackdown in Oakland and an update on Olsen's condition.

Filed under: Occupy Wall Street
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