The Rapidian

Scott Warren

Calvin College hosts Finkelstein on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

by (scott warren)

Submitted 02-01-2012 under OPINION

Norman Finkelstein spoke this afternoon at the Covenant Fine Arts Center at Calvin College. Discussion centered on the evolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as solutions to obtain peace. Around 75 people came to hear...

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David Cobb of Move to Amend visits Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 01-07-2012 under OPINION

On Thursday January 12, Fountain Street Church will host David Cobb of Move to Amend as the next event in the Duncan Littlefair Great Speaker Series. Local representatives of Move to Amend and Occupy Grand Rapids are co-hosting the event, focused on...

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Unemployment Action Day comes to Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 12-07-2011 under OPINION

"I don't think that it's the right solution to extend unemployment benefits. We have to deal with the cause of the problem and not the symptoms." – Justin Amash to Grand Rapids Press, Election Day 2010  In late December...

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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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Save The Space: Mexicains Sans Frontieres fundraiser event

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-12-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Mexicians Sans Frontieres (MSF), an amorphous, avant garde artspace and music venue, celebrates their sixth year on Division Avenue with a special fundraising event titled “Save the Space; Viva MSF!” on Friday, October 14th at 9 pm. A...

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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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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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Chain of Lakes releases new EP "Kind of Quiet"

by (scott warren)

Submitted 08-11-2011 under OPINION

Grand Rapids area musician Kyle Rasche writes and performs original music under the name Chain of Lakes. The six tracks on Chain of Lakes’ newest release Kind of Quiet is available for pre-order (the EP debuts on August 28th, 2011) on bandcamp...

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