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Occupy Wall Street

Catalyst Radio: Nathan Schneider on media, movements and building democracy into online platforms

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-11-2016 under OPINION

This week's interview is with Nathan Schneider, a scholar in residence of Media Studies at University of Colorado-Boulder. As a reporter who writes about religion, technology and resistance, his most current project - Platform Cooperativism - is...

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OGR 2012: Dean Vanderstelt, man on a mission

by (Anneblanding)

Submitted 03-23-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Dean Vanderstelt is on a mission to change the way society works. As a member of Occupy the Lakeshore, Vanderstelt works in solidarity with New York City’s Occupy Wall Street and more closely with Occupy GR. With participants from Kent, Ottawa...

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OGR 2012: Jewly Seeking Justice

by (TDeborahTosh)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“It’s about time!” This was Jewly Warren’s reaction to the formation of Occupy Grand Rapids, an activist organization seeking to return political power to the people of America. The 39-year-old grandmother with a history of...

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OGR 2012: George Bartnick - Peace and Purpose

by (jennyg)

Submitted 03-19-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

For George Bartnick, an active member of Occupy Grand Rapids since the third day of its existence, being a part of the Occupy movement has led him to a greater sense of peace and purpose, which he hopes to pass along to others. To look at Bartnick...

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OGR 2012 : Diane Baum, forging a new way of communication

by (r.r.collins11)

Submitted 03-19-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

The diversity within the Occupy movement is often highlighted as one of its greatest strengths by those involved, even by those outside of the movement who are familiar with its anatomy and intentions. From October 2011 and on into 2012, more than...

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OGR 2012: Occupy GR in a year of change

by (mlesert)

Submitted 03-19-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

For quite some time the year 2012 has loomed as a year of change. The Mayan calendar, depending on interpretations, is said to predict some great but as yet undefined change in the way we live. After the fall of 2008, when gas prices skyrocketed...

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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 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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