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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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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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Catalyst Radio: Bill Cotter's documentation of six months in the occupied West Bank of Palestine

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-03-2011 under NONPROFITS

A group of youth chant against the Israeli occupation, harassing soldiers assigned to and passing through their villages.   INTERVIEW (9:24) Bill Cotter spent six months in the West Bank of Palestine and was taken back by the reactions he saw...

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A Success: Grand Rapids Walk For Choice 2011

by (NOWGR)

Submitted 02-26-2011 under NONPROFITS

A great group of people came out today to participate in the Grand Rapids Walk for Choice. Beginning at Veteran’s Park at noon, the group walked in a route that took them past the Planned Parenthood health center on Cherry Street, as well as the...

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Radical Journalist John Ross Speaks in Grand Rapids

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 03-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Radical journalist, poet, and activist John Ross spoke at Trinity Church on Lake Drive on Wednesday night. Mr Ross was born in the U.S. but has lived in Mexico City since 1985. He has written extensively about immigration reform, both the Mexican...

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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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Health care demonstration

by (Mike Saunders)

Submitted 09-15-2009 under NEWS

August 29, 2009 This Sunday a group of around 250 gathered outside of the Ford Federal Building to support health care reform. The Kent County Democratic Party described the gathering of "Democrats, progressives and independents" as "a counterpoint...

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