Category Archives: Occupy Iowa

99% Spring Is Coming To Your Town April 9-15 A coalition of dozens of community organizations; unions; and civil rights, environmental, student, and activist groups is organizing the 99% Spring, with a goal of training 100,000 people in direct action the week of April 9-15. Trainings will be … Continue reading

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Occupiers To Retake Peoples Park

Occupy action alert from Ed Fallon Dear Friends, I have important, breaking news to share with you: In response to the decision by City of Des Moines officials to no longer allow Occupy Des Moines to remain at Stewart Square, … Continue reading

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Occupy Des Moines To Protest GOP Debate

Protest the GOP Debate: The Greatest Scam on Earth OccupyDSM invites you to the ‘Greatest Scam on Earth’! Saturday 5:00pm until 8:00pm CORRECTION: NOT at Drake Diner parking lot; Rally has been changed to:  post office on 2323 forest avenue … Continue reading

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Occupy Cedar Rapids Mic Checks Drone Factory

[by David Van Thournout] Should We Militarize Our Domestic Skies? It was a rainy afternoon for the first Occupy Iowa regional General Assembly. Around 100 occupiers gathered from various places across Iowa primarily to attend the action planned by Occupy … Continue reading

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Occupy Iowa Statewide General Assembly

Occupy Iowa held its first statewide general assembly (GA) in Cedar Rapids this afternoon. In attendance were delegations from Occupy Iowa groups in Des Moines, Iowa City, Grinnell, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, the Quad Cities and Dubuque. When the GA convened at … Continue reading

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George Lakoff: It’s Time To Occupy Elections

We’re big fans of George Lakoff.  Author of several books including The Political Mind and the now classic,  “Don’t Think Of An Elephant: Know Your Values And Frame The Debate”; a Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the UC Berkeley;  … Continue reading

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Iowans Living in the 99 Percent

During a Saturday afternoon discussion with my mother and sister we ran the stack, using the Occupy Wall Street technique for managing the order of speakers. We each agreed tacitly to the process as reflected by the civil tone and … Continue reading

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Occupy Iowa Weekend Events

Occupy Grinnell IA Opening Weekend Activities and General Assembly (GA) Saturday, November 12, 2011: – meet at the BEAR athletic building, 1201 10th Ave. at 11:45am – march across campus and through town to Grinnell’s Central Park – quick meeting … Continue reading

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Occupy Des Moines Opposes Shut Down Of Iowa Caucuses

submitted by Ed Fallon A radical group called Anonymous, who I know little about, are trying to piggy back Occupy Des Moines and have called for shutting down the caucuses on January 3rd. Occupy Des Moines is emphatically against that. … Continue reading

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Walker And Cronies Forced To Listen To 99%

I watched this and thought about how often the 99% is forced to listen to the right-wing propaganda machine… Enjoy this powerful video of Walker and his rich pals having to endure the message of the 99%. If the 99% … Continue reading

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