BY Mike Gold | Milwaukee | 11/17/11
Protesters in Milwaukee occupied a bridge here, Nov. 17, as similar actions took place across the country. Roughly 200 people gathered in Carver Park in a working-class Milwaukee neighborhood, then marched to the Highway 43 bridge, where they met with about 100 other protesters intent on civil disobedience.
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 11/17/11
Chanting “Condi lied, people died!” 40 people with Occupy Grand Rapids protested outside Devos Place, Nov. 16. Inside, Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State under the Bush administration, spoke at a $100 per plate Republican Party fund raising dinner.
BY Kosta Harlan | Durham, NC | 11/16/11
40 people marched here, Nov. 12, from Occupy Durham's rallying place in downtown Durham to a Wells Fargo branch two miles away, to protest big banks like Wells Fargo, Citibank, Bank of America and others.
BY Brad Sigal | Minneapolis, MN | 11/14/11
About 400 people rallied at People’s Plaza and marched through downtown Minneapolis on November 14 in defense of OccupyMN. After the march they returned to the plaza for a mass ‘sleep-in’ in defiance of Hennepin County’s new rules banning sleeping in the plaza.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 11/11/11
About 150 gathered at People’s Plaza, the site of OccupyMN for a rally, Nov. 11, demanding “Money for human needs, not for war.”
BY Sarah Martin | Minneapolis, MN | 11/11/11
150 people chanted “Banks got bailed out, we got sold out!” Nov. 8, at a rally to begin an occupation in support of North Minneapolis home owner, Monique White. White, who lives at 3310 N 6th St, is facing imminent eviction from her foreclosed home.
BY Chance Zombor | Milwaukee, WI | 11/11/11
On Nov. 12 “Occupy the Hood” and “Decolonize the Hood / Descolonizar el Barrio” will march for Black & Brown Power! At 1:00 pm on Saturday, the South Side will rally on 27th Street and National Avenue, near M&I Bank, while the North Side rallies on 26th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, near US Bank.
BY Anti-War Committee | Minneapolis, MN | 11/09/11
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Twin Cities-based Anti-War Committee on the threat by county officials to shut down OccupyMN.
BY Brad Sigal | Minneapolis, MN | 11/08/11
More than 50 union activists, as well as OccupyMN participants and others, rallied outside the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center on Nov. 8 to protest a speech by Wells Fargo CEO Jon Stumpf.
BY B.J. Murphy | Charlotte, NC | 11/08/11
An energetic crowd of almost 300 came together at Marshall Park in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nov. 5. Protesters marched to Bank of America and Wells Fargo, as Occupy Winston-Salem joined in solidarity with Occupy Charlotte in support of Bank Transfer Day.