Community updates: Friday, Oct. 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-15-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids renames streets for Martin Luther King Jr., César Chávez Grand Rapids city commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the renaming of two major city streets in honor of civil rights icons Martin Luther King Jr. and César E. Chávez....

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Former Ambassador to discuss role of U.S. in Afghanistan at Aquinas College

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 03-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

"I think we tend as Americans to be focused on winning. In a conventional war, you have a surrender ceremony and after that everybody goes home. But, with Afghanistan, our policy for winning needs to address a longer future," said ...

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Journalist Anand Gopal speaks at Calvin College

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 10-09-2010 under NEWS

 Renowned free-lance journalist Anand Gopal gave a startling talk Friday night to a crowd of around fifty people at Calvin College.  Gopal, who has reported from Afghanistan for the last three years was full of current information, having...

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Events planned for Afghan War anniversary

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 10-06-2010 under NEWS

This week marks the nine-year anniversary of the United States' occupation of Afghanistan.  A group of concerned citizens called Grand Rapids for Justice and Peace in Afghanistan has a series of events planned to commemorate the anniversary as...

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GRIID Spring Classes

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 03-19-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

For the last several years, GRIID (Grand Rapids Institute For Information and Democracy) has been one of the only organizations in Grand Rapids attempting to do any kind of local media monitoring or present news from a radical perspective. They...

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Demonstration To Count The Cost

by (Mike Saunders)

Submitted 10-03-2009 under NEWS

Despite rainy weather a crowd of about 15 gathered in Heartside Park today to protest the ongoing Occupation of Afghanistan. Organizer Stelle Slootmaker said Its been 8 years since the US began bombing Afghanistan in retaliation for 9/11, too many...

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