Tag Archives: OccupyMN

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 […]

Occupy Minnesota: Drugs & the DRE Program at Peavey Plaza

Minneapolis Police Got Occupy Activists High, For Research DRE=Drug Recognition Expert IS OUR POLICE OFFICERS LEARNING? By LIZ COLVILLE   May 3, 2012   wonkette.com Published on May 2, 2012 by HongPong Video documentation by local activists and independent media shows that police officers and county deputies from across Minnesota have been picking up young people near Peavey Plaza for a […]

Video> OccupyMN Targets ALEC Corporate Influence In Government

OccupyMN Targets ALEC Corporate Influence in Government Uploaded by UpTakeVideo on Feb 6, 2012 Occupy organizers say corporate money has too big of an influence on Minnesota’s government and there needs to be reforms. Scott Hargarten of OccupyMinneapolis and OccupyMN says those reforms target the corporate influence that groups such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) . […]

OccupyMpls Re-Gathering, Feb. 18 & 19

Video> NDAA is now law, Hope you don’t get Indefinitely Detained

Uploaded by roguemediaChannel on Feb 6, 2012 On Febuary 3rd 2012, a group of protesters from Occupy St. Paul and Minneapolis went to Obama’s campaign HQ in Minneapolis to let them know how they felt about the NDAA. This law that Obama signed into law on New Year’s Eve allows for anyone labeled as hostile to the state […]

WHealthy Human Village> Coming January 20, 2012 in Minneapolis

WHealthy Human Village 2012 A New Beginning Opening Ceremonies Friday, January 20, 6 pm Opening Ceremony for the WHealthy Human Village project is this Friday at 6pm, at the American Indian Center (Franklin & Bloomington Avenues in Minneapolis). Potluck. Bring musical instruments to musically jam with us (esp. if you play a type of music […]

Video> Thom Hartmann> The Good! Occupy Minnesota. The Bad! The NYPD.

The Good! Occupy Minnesota. The Bad! The NYPD. The Very Very Ugly! Mitt Romney.

Video> Obama NDAA OK Draws OccupyMN Protest At Reelection HQ

Obama NDAA OK Draws OccupyMN Protest At Reelection HQ   Think bad thoughts about the government and you could go to jail…forever. That may sound like a Soviet-era law, but civil libertarians say it’s possible under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which is awaiting President Obama’s promised signature. The NDAA, was passed by the […]

Video> Minneapolis Occupiers “Mic Check” County Board

OccupyMN has had a number of disagreements with county officials. Since the occupation began on October 7, there have been a number of attempts to remove the protestors from The People’s Plaza ( also known as the Hennepin County Government Plaza). The protesters have argued that they are just exercising First Amendment rights. In response, […]

Video> Court OK’s Occupy MN To “Re-sign” Plaza

The signs calling for income equality are back up again at The People’s Plaza (also known as Hennepin County Government Center) in Minneapolis. Occupy MN went to court and got a temporary restraining order preventing Hennepin County from removing the signs. In granting the order, U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle wrote “the parties are going to have […]

Video> Bobby Hull and friends on the Ed Schulz Show in Minneapolis, December 6, 2011.

Bobby Hull and friends on the Ed Schulz Show in Minneapolis, December 6, 2011. Click here for the video. December 6th was the Occupy Our Homes National Day of Action to Stop and Reverse Foreclosures. Actions took place in over twenty-five cities around America, as the Occupy movement joins with homeowners and people fighting for a place […]

ACLU-MN Files Lawsuit Against Hennepin County on Behalf of Occupy Minneapolis Protesters

ACLU-MN Files Lawsuit Against Hennepin County on Behalf of Occupy Minneapolis Protesters OccupyMN From the ACLU-MN: For Immediate Release November 22, 2011 St. Paul,Minn.– The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota filed a lawsuit against Hennepin Countyt oday on behalf of Occupy Minneapolis. The lawsuit argues that County’s new restrictions on the OccupyMPLS unconstitutionally restrict […]

Occupy Homes> Will Taking the Fight to Foreclosed Houses Unleash More Police Violence?

Occupy Homes: Will Taking the Fight to Foreclosed Houses Unleash More Police Violence? Some worry that camping on private property may invite more extreme police attacks. November 23, 2011  |   AlterNet / By Tana Ganeva A couple of days after the Occupy Portland encampment was busted up by police, 15 occupiers took over a vacant, foreclosed home owned by […]

Video> “Occupy MN, Tear Down the Wall of Wall Street”

 Uploaded by UpTakeVideo on Nov 22, 2011 In early November, Occupy MN and a host of Twin Cities activist organizations began occupying Monique White?s foreclosed home in North Minneapolis. The public relations department at U.S. Bank, which now owns the house, reached out to the activists to hear their concerns. That emboldened Occupy MN, which this weekend occupied […]

Video> Occupy Minneapolis Forms Human Chain to Defend Foreclosed Home, Police Retreat plus Tent Stealing

November 19th, 2011: Occupy Minneapolis encountered a bit more resistance from the authorities on day one of #Operation Occupy Southside than expected. Following two arrests and an incident in which a police officer tried to run down an occupier with a squad car, Occupy Minneapolis formed a human chain around Sa’ra Kaiser’s foreclosed home, preventing […]

On Courage and Wisdom> Address to OccupyMN> David Harris

On Courage and Wisdom Address to Occupy Minnesota Protesters and Allies, November 13, 2011 David Harris, Veterans for Peace  The mostly young people who have been here day and night at Hennepin Plaza have already been tested by cold and hunger and dirt for several weeks and you, like those first rebels on Wall Street […]

Video> Arctic Explorer Bancroft Helps OccupyMN Winterize

You can tell OccupyMN is serious about staying around through the winter months. Tonight they brought in arctic explorer Ann Bancroft to teach a winter survival course at The People’s Plaza (also known as the Hennepin County Government Center). Bancroft is the only woman to sky to both the North and the South Poles. Her […]

OccupyMpls Journal> Terry Burke and Polly Kellogg

November 17, 2011 Suzan and I leafletted Nicollet with a Xerox of the front page of the WAMM newsletter, the article about the prison industrial complex. (We added the note that the article was continued on worldwidewamm.org).  The highest percentage of people ever took the flyer — a lot of the corporate types were inside — people […]

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Video> OccupyMN Cleverly Defies Policy Aimed To Stifle It

OccupyMN organizers are working to get around a new Hennepin County policy aimed at pushing the group out of the plaza they have been occupying for more than a month. County Commissioners passed a new “procedure” to prevent “camping” on the plaza. “We are not camping” reads the sign around the neck of of one […]