You know there’s been another Occupy Atlanta demonstration in Midtown this week. Roughly a dozen protesters were arrested on Monday at the AT&T building while demanding the company “show some love” over its recent announcement that more than 700 job cuts would be cut in the Southeast.
What’s your take on Occupy Atlanta and the Occupy Movement?
Former President Jimmy Carter weighed in on the Occupy Movement at an event at Duke University on Wednesday.
"It's been relatively successful even acknowledging there's no leadership, there's no coherence and there's no single list of issues they want to succeed," the former president said, according to an Associated Press report.
Carter said the group put corporate greed and economic inequality back in the news.
"That issue was basically ignored by the Congress and the news media a year ago," he said. "I believe they've achieved putting that back on the agenda."
Read more on HuffPo.
Meanwhile, Digital Journal contributor Lynn Herrmann writes that the movement is ready to emerge from “a winter blunder and resume its fair-weather protests.” She continued:
"Where is the motivation? Without broad support from the American population, Occupy can protest until the cows come home. A disconnected Occupy, again, sorely in need of central leadership, will wallow in its own ineptitude. Isolated protests of 50 to a couple of hundred people are a joke.
An even bigger joke were those brave souls protesting during their lunch hours. Only in America, craving for its two seconds of notoriety.
Occupy needs well-defined goals. The very concept of goal-setting is reaching those goals. There is no purpose in unattainable goals. Occupy has not attained anything because it has no attainable goals."
Do you agree or diagree? Tell us why. Read the full Digital Journal op-ed piece here: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/319654