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by Scott Wooledge
Comment Count 53 comments on Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 07:54 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
My fiance and I have just gotten back from tonight's OccupyWallstreet Solidarity event in downtown Minneapolis at the Hennepin County Government Center and it was definitely a peaceful protest. The ...
by xylonjay
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 09:28 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
I am not able to be at this awesome event so this will be my first OccupyMN diary without firsthand info, but I think it's important enough that I wanted to gather up the few links I have and put it ...
by nicolemm
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 09:35 AM PST with 19 Recommends
Well, I have just got back from today's rally here in Minneapolis and again the turnout was good and the police and protesters got along splendidly. My fiance and I spent most of the day there ...
by xylonjay
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Oct 08, 2011 at 08:48 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
A videographer is shoved to the ground by police. From the youtube page: April 7th Reoccupy Minneapolis arrests on Nicollet Mall including Mpls Police attacking journalists and flipping a ...
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 05:44 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
That wonderful assessment of many American voters came from a union brother at a teach-in this afternoon. He was not the teacher, though he and any number of people there could have been; it was Bob ...
by nicolemm
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Oct 15, 2011 at 10:29 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
This will be almost all photos tonight as I only stopped by for half an hour after work and have been a bit out of the loop due to Thanksgiving travel, but I did know we had a tent action planned ...
by nicolemm
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 07:47 PM PST with 14 Recommends
This was primarily a festive return and redecoration of the People's Plaza ( aka Hennepin County Government Center) after the sneaky eviction of Tuesday, 12/6. Here is one of our snowman signs, this ...
by nicolemm
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 06:17 PM PST with 13 Recommends
I suppose the first thing is our name got changed to Occupy Minneapolis. There are Occupations in several other Minnesota cities now so it's logical to get more specific. Most of today I spent on ...
by nicolemm
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Nov 13, 2011 at 07:37 AM PST with 13 Recommends
Not that we went into hibernation exactly. I personally have been slacking, taking time for family over the holidays, etc. But the home occupations and events have continued, and a 3rd home facing ...
by nicolemm
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 05:43 PM PST with 12 Recommends
I knew of plans to Occupy the 10th Ave Bridge in Minneapolis both from OccupyMpls and union connections. Unfortunately, I had taken too much time off earlier this week for various reasons to leave ...
by nicolemm
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Nov 18, 2011 at 05:32 AM PST with 10 Recommends
It was a gorgeous late fall day for a march! Labor showed up in force and joined OccupyMN in a march on corporate greed. Today is the anniversary of the Black Tuesday stock market crash, so while it'...
by nicolemm
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 11:26 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Today I spent as much time cooking as at the Occupation, so I was able to take a vegan stew, fresh bread and dessert. Even on Sunday I had to move the car from the drop off point and bike back. ...
by nicolemm
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Oct 16, 2011 at 10:32 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
It was awesome. In the end, over 1800 people signed in! And surely there were hundreds more who stopped at least for a while, who did not officially register. Pictures below.
by semiAdult
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Oct 08, 2011 at 07:37 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
I am going to the streets. I will show my self. Claim this cause. Do the right thing. To be right. It was right to march for civil rights, more than 40 years ago. It was sad and necessary to walk ...
by semiAdult
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 08:23 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Monday was the day for Indigenous Peoples, and they came to share their story and their art. It was incredible.
by semiAdult
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 08:39 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Minneapolis AIM graciously invited us to share their space tonight. Even though I've had a busy weekend and a Samhain (Halloween/Celtic New Year) ritual this afternoon, I knew I wanted to be at this ...
by nicolemm
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 10:29 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
There is new activity in both OccupyMpls and elsewhere. I'm going to lead with this pic because it shows how these activities can harmonize. The sign is held by an Occupier at a MoveOn organized ...
by nicolemm
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 10:33 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
First, a reminder to move our money Nov 5th. I have already started...
by nicolemm
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 07:08 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
I've been a bit under the weather this week and only managed food donations during the work week. The biggest thing I missed out on was the bank action Thursday, which resulted in 7 arrests, all ...
by nicolemm
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Oct 23, 2011 at 08:19 AM PDT with 7 Recommends