Tag Archives: Occupy Minneapolis

▶ Melissa Hill talks about police surveillance and tracking, Peacestock 2014

Activist, Chalker, Blogger talking about the surveillance state in Minnesota.  In September 2011, Melissa Hill was the first person arrested in connection with Occupy MN protests. Following a lawsuit claiming she was wrongfully arrested for trespassing on what was public property, she received a $15,000 settlement for her trouble. Hill now has a blog, “Track the […]

Video> City Uses Riot Charge To Discourage Occupy Protests

Published on Aug 3, 2012 by UpTakeVideo City of Minneapolis prosecutors would like the protests calling attention to unfair evictions of homeowners to stop says an attorney representing one of protesters. Attorney Jordan Kushner says prosecutors are trying to intimidate the Occupy Homes protesters who have been arrested for trespassing by elevating the charges to rioting. Rioting carries […]

Videos> OccupyMN Homes> Jackhammer Eviction and Broken Doors at Press Conference

Published on May 25, 2012 by UpTakeVideo In the dark of night, Hennepin County Sheriff’s officers raided a foreclosed Minneapolis home that is being “defended” by Occupy Minnesota according to the group. Occupy says five people were arrested, but the a crowd of fifty people prevented the officers from evicting them from the house. This is the Hennepin […]

Minneapolis> Police did indeed give Occupiers free pot, new evidence suggests; DRE program suspended

Police Police did indeed give Occupiers free pot, new evidence suggests; DRE program suspended By Aaron Rupar Wed., May 9 2012 at 11:24 AM   City Pages It appears at least one officer did give pot to Peavey Plaza Occupiers. Last Thursday, we told you about explosive allegations made by a new video report — that state patrol […]

Scott Thompson> Occupy: Alienation and Solidarity

Alienation and Solidarity By Scott Thompson     May 5, 2012  Alienation is the defining feature of our whole civilization, and it operates on multiple levels—the mind is alienated from the body, both are alienated from the spirit, people are alienated from the natural world, races and classes and subcultures are alienated from each other, […]

Truthdiggers of the Week> The May Day Occupiers

Truthdiggers of the Week> The May Day Occupiers Posted on May 4, 2012  Truthdig.com Every week, Truthdig recognizes an individual or group of people who spoke truth to power, blew the whistle or stood up in the face of injustice. See past winners here, and nominate the next awardee here. Police officers on scooters try to push protesters back […]

May Day Minneapolis in Video and Picture

May Day Minneapolis in Video and Picture Here are just a few of the many videos and photos from May Day in Minneapolis.  Click here to watch the KSTP video Monday night in preparation for May Day. MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP)  Channel 5 OccupyMN protestors are expecting more people to turn out in support of the movement […]

Noam Chomsky> Occupy Points to a “Different Way of Living”

Noam Chomsky> Occupy Points to a “Different Way of Living” Thursday, 26 April 2012 14:11 By John Feffer    Foreign Policy in Focus | Book Review    truthout Noam Chomsky. (Photo: Jean-Baptiste LABRUNE / Flickr) Noam Chomsky is uniquely skilled to provide context to the Occupy movement and encourage its growth into new stages of energetic initiatives. […]

Danny Schechter> Are You “Spring Trained” For May Day?

Are You “Spring Trained” For May Day?  By Danny Schechter    23 APRIL 2012     The Real News Our Own Stand Your Ground Message, 1894 …Let the winds lift your banners from far lands With a message of strife and of hope: Raise the Maypole aloft with its garlands That gathers your cause in […]

Dylan> The Times They Are A-Changing

Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone If your time to you is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin’ Come writers and […]

Jeremy Brecher> Occupy May Day: Not Your Usual General Strike

Occupy May Day: Not Your Usual General Strike  Based on a talk by Jeremy Brecher to Occupy University, Zuccotti Park By Jeremy Brecher      Common Dreams    March 26, 2012    October2011 Last December, Occupy Los Angeles proposed a General Strike on May 1 “for migrant rights, jobs for all, a moratorium on foreclosures, and peace – […]

Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers Statement on Behalf of Occupy to Mayor Rybak

FROM: Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers MESSAGE: Dear Mayor Rybak, The Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, a coalition of representatives from over 75 Twin Cities peace organizations and churches which include, to name just a few, the Basilica of St Mary, Hennepin Avenue Methodist, St Luke’s Presbyterian, St Mark’s Cathedral, Macalester Plymouth, Judson Memorial Baptist, The First Unitarian Society of […]

Video> Arrest those Occupiers!

Uploaded by WAMMMall on Apr 9, 2012 April 7 was Re-Occupy Day in Minneapolis — Occupiers gathered in Peavey Plaza and Loring Park. After being evicted from Peavey at 1:30 am, they peacefully marched down the street and were brutally attacked by the police. Videos at http://www.occupyminneapolis.mn show the police pulling several people off public sidewalks and violently slamming a […]

ReOccupyMinneapolis> First-person reports about April 7th actions and arrests

Reports from Osha Karow, Scott Thompson, Polly Kellogg, and Melissa Hill, with links to Nick Rogue’s videos. by Osha Karow on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 12:56pm For those wanting a bit more detailed run-down of Saturday, April 7th’s events, I had typed this little run-down up to send to some local media, but think that it […]

Poster> You can stomp on the flowers . . .

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Video> Arrests ReOccupy Minneapolis Nicollet Mall April 7th 2012

April 7 2012 – ReOccupy Minneapolis driven off Peavey Plaza & arrested on Nicollet Mall Other videographers: assaulted, arrested, cameras held – More videos forthcoming INFO on MN STATUTE 609.74 http://hongpong.com/archives/2012/04/08/breaking-minnesota-statute-used-repre… CREATIVE COMMONS WITH ATTRIBUTION By Dan Feidt for Occupy Minneapolis http://facebook.com/occupymn http://occupyminneapolis.mn http://twitter.com/hongpong – http://twitter.com/occupymn

Malia Burkhart> 99 or One

99 or One By Malia Burkhart   February 23, 2012   99 or One  At the “Occupy Re-Gathering” this past weekend, the facilitator told us to raise our hands if we are part of the 99%. (which I did)…. then, as a joke, the facilitator asked us to raise our hands if we are part […]

More MN Homeowners Pledge to Stay and Fight Foreclosure

Uploaded by UpTakeVideo on Feb 21, 2012 Since last fall, Occupy Minnesota activists have defended the houses of two Minneapolis homeowners facing foreclosure ? Monique White in North Minneapolis and ex-Marine Bobby Hull in South Minneapolis. In doing so, they’ve helped galvanize a growing Occupy Homes movement nationwide. Now Minnesota homeowners are beginning to pledge en masse to […]

OccupyMpls Re-Gathering, Feb. 18 & 19

Video> Senator Klobuchar Thanked and Challenged On Civil Rights

Uploaded by UpTakeVideo on Jan 20, 2012 Occupy St. Paul had planned to deliver a protest letter to Senator Amy Klobuchar about her voting for NDAA (The National Defense Authorization Act). The plan was amended when they found out she was sponsoring a bill to remove some of the most egregious provisions of the act. They delivered a […]