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Occupy Grand Rapids

Occupy GR to hold demonstration against Condoleezza Rice

by (scott warren)

Submitted 11-14-2011 under OPINION

The Kent GOP will host Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for the 124th Annual Lincoln Dinner on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011.  Secretary Rice will be launching her tour early in November upon the release of her new book, No Higher  ...

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We are the People, and this is our funeral: Death of the Middle Class March

by (scott warren)

Submitted 11-04-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

We are the People (Grand Rapids) is hosting the Death of the Middle Class March on Saturday Nov 5th 2011. Starting at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Ottawa Street and Pearl Street in downtown Grand Rapids, the march will emulate a New Orleans-style...

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Long live the People's Mic

by (mlesert)

Submitted 10-11-2011 under OPINION

A headline in the Sunday, Oct. 9 Grand Rapids Press, published hours after Occupy Grand Rapids held its first general assembly, read: “Occupy Michigan Street may be next,” with the subheading: “Protestors gather in GR to brainstorm...

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Occupy Grand Rapids; march through downtown to meet at Calder Plaza

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-09-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Local artist and activist Scott Warren released video of Occupy Grand Rapids protestors marching through downtown Grand Rapids on their way to Calder Plaza. Approximately 50 demonstrators carried signs and chanted protest slogans expressing their...

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Occupy Grand Rapids General Assembly reads the NYC statement (video)

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-08-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Video of 10-08-2011 Occupy Grand Rapids general assembly reading of the NYC statement. According to reports on MLive.com there were about 350 attendees present during the early stages of the event.

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Occupy Grand Rapids in context

by (Teresa Z)

Submitted 10-08-2011 under OPINION

Occupy Wall Street is in its third week in New York City, with sister movements popping up in solidarity all over the country, including right here in Grand Rapids. In this past week, over 800 peaceful occupiers were arrested and...

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Occupy Grand Rapids to hold General Assembly Saturday

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 10-07-2011 under NEWS

The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have been going on for about three weeks now. Many other Occupy [Insert City Here] demonstrations have spread all over the country. Cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle have all had ongoing...

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On the Eve of Protest; An Open Letter to the City of Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-07-2011 under OPINION

On the Eve of Protest; An Open Letter to the City of Grand Rapids:  In regards to the upcoming "Occupy Grand Rapids" campaign, I believe that our city has a great opportunity to once again prove to the rest of the world what our...

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The Beginning is Near

by (Good Morning Re...)

Submitted 10-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

Nineteen days ago some people started something. They marched onto Wall Street. Inspired by the movements created by the Arab Spring, they're not leaving. Not leaving until something changes. A new force united because we are the 99% and we want...

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