Black Lives Matter Grand Rapids chapter kicks off meetings with nonviolence training, rally at Calder Plaza

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 12-05-2014 under NEWS

Black Lives Matter: Grand Rapids held an introductory workshop at Heartside Ministries on police brutality and nonviolence, led by Anita Moore and Briana Urena-Ravelo. The organization also sponsored a protest at Calder Plaza in memory of Eric...

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Campaign to End Circus Cruelty Heats Up

by (tonia.hauser)

Submitted 11-24-2014 under OPINION

We’re a nation of animal lovers, are we not? Jon Dunn and Kolene Allen, the force behind the campaign End Circus Cruelty, believe so. People care a great deal about the furry critters they feed, give a home to and insist on calling family. It...

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Backlash against Rush Limbaugh comes to Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 03-05-2012 under OPINION

In response to inflammatory comments made by Rush Limbaugh about Sandra Fluke on his radio show last week, protestors nationwide are pressuring radio stations and advertisers to drop Limbaugh's show. A supporting protest is scheduled for March...

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Protesters appear at farmers market: Whose labor dispute?

by (eschroeder)

Submitted 01-26-2012 under NEWS

Wednesday morning, at least thirty protesters carrying placards took to the street outside Fulton Street Farmers Market and marched. This is not the first time they have marched. This time they were silent, with placards that read: "...

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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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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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