OGR 2012: A brief history of Occupy Grand Rapids

by (samuelkane)

Submitted 03-19-2012 under OPINION

The first few months of Occupy Wall Street saw a storm of media coverage, and the many offshoot groups to follow sparked no less controversy. While some saw the movement as representing a much needed change, still others felt that various...

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Religious political party looking to partner with Occupy GR

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 11-21-2011 under NEWS

Unlike the large demonstrations all over the country following the Occupy movement that started in New York City this fall, Occupy Grand Rapids has been fairly quiet. After their initial General Assembly in early October, the group took up...

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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 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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