Occupy Wall Street http://www.kplu.org en Seattle to Require its Bank to be Socially Responsible http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-require-its-bank-be-socially-responsible <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Occupy Wall Street movement has faded from the news, but the Seattle City Council invoked its memory Monday with the passing of a banking ordinance.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The city council wants the bank where it deposits money to reinvest back into the community.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:49:31 +0000 Ashley Gross 9609 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle to Require its Bank to be Socially Responsible Tensions mount in Seattle on brink of May Day protests http://www.kplu.org/post/tensions-mount-seattle-brink-may-day-protests <p>From Mayor Mike McGinn worrying about violence to a guy on the street wondering if the ferries will run, tensions in Seattle are mounting over May Day protests.</p><p>Groups are planning May Day marches in Seattle to protest capitalism, immigration laws and labor practices, but the most consistent rallying cry is for a &ldquo;general strike.&rdquo; How many people will go on &ldquo;strike,&rdquo; how many will show up to rally and whether there will be an outbreak of violence on the streets are unknowns.</p><p>And that uncertainty appears to be jangling some nerves in the city.</p><p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:17:39 +0000 Jake Ellison, Erin Hennessey & Paula Wissel 4881 at http://www.kplu.org Tensions mount in Seattle on brink of May Day protests Occupy Portland protesters target Hanford http://www.kplu.org/post/occupy-portland-protesters-target-hanford <p>RICHLAND, Wash. &mdash; About 150 Occupy Portland protesters went on a field trip to Washington state this weekend to protest nuclear war, nuclear energy and nuclear waste.</p><div><p>They were visiting Richland, Wash., which is next to Hanford nuclear reservation.</p><p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 16:50:37 +0000 The Associated Press 4762 at http://www.kplu.org A reason to celebrate Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party movement http://www.kplu.org/post/reason-celebrate-occupy-wall-street-and-tea-party-movement <em>In his latest <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/magazine/why-countries-go-bust.html?pagewanted=2&amp;_r=1&amp;ref=magazine">column</a>, Adam Davidson profiles two economists, <a href="http://economics.mit.edu/faculty/acemoglu">Daron Acemoglu</a> of MIT and <a href="http://scholar.harvard.edu/jrobinson">James Robinson</a> of Harvard University, who take a surprising stance on Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party Movement: both have the potential to improve the U.S. political system. We asked Daron Acemoglu to elaborate in the following post. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 22:40:49 +0000 4483 at http://www.kplu.org A reason to celebrate Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party movement Occupy may seem to be receding, but look closer http://www.kplu.org/post/occupy-may-seem-be-receding-look-closer For people who watch TV news or read newspapers, the Occupy movement might seem to be in hibernation.<p>Most of the encampments are gone, and diminished numbers take part in protests.<p>But there's a lot of ferment behind the scenes — at least at Occupy Wall Street.<p>Check the Occupy Wall Street <a href="http://www.nycga.net/" target="_blank">website</a> and you'll see at least 15 events every day: meetings by working groups on arts and culture, alternative banking, media, security.<p><strong>'Pop-Up' Protests</strong><p>And there are actions. Sat, 03 Mar 2012 16:26:53 +0000 Margot Adler 4311 at http://www.kplu.org Occupy may seem to be receding, but look closer State gives Occupy Tacoma camp eviction notice http://www.kplu.org/post/state-gives-occupy-tacoma-camp-eviction-notice <p>TACOMA, Wash. &mdash; An eviction notice tells Occupy Tacoma demonstrators to clear out by Sunday afternoon. The encampment recently made international news when GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum spoke at a nearby venue and was &quot;mic checked,&quot; apparently by members of the Occupy movement there.</p><p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 20:07:30 +0000 The Associated Press 4242 at http://www.kplu.org State gives Occupy Tacoma camp eviction notice 'Occupy demands' would be met in bills before Wash. lawmakers http://www.kplu.org/post/occupy-demands-would-be-met-bills-wash-lawmakers <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; Washington lawmakers are introducing several proposals that echo the demands of the Occupy protesters. In fact, the formal title of one proposal introduced Thursday says it is aimed at &ldquo;Guaranteeing that the top one percent pay too.&rdquo;</p><p>The chief sponsor, Democratic Representative Marko Liias, says the Occupy movement wasn&rsquo;t the only thing that prompted this idea.</p><p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:24:05 +0000 Azusa Uchikura 4030 at http://www.kplu.org 'Occupy demands' would be met in bills before Wash. lawmakers Occupy Spokane to host panel for 'Occupy the Courts' day http://www.kplu.org/post/occupy-spokane-host-panel-occupy-courts-day <p>SPOKANE, Wash. &ndash; Occupy Wall Street has officially endorsed &quot;Move to Amend the Constitution&quot; as a primary mission.</p><p>Spokane groups will mobilize tomorrow as part of a nationwide effort called Occupy the Courts. It&rsquo;s a move to urge lawmakers to rethink the Citizens United decision, passed two years ago tomorrow. Concluding that &ldquo;corporations are people,&quot; the Citizens United decision overruled precedents that blocked corporate spending on political campaigns. Now, corporations can support or oppose candidates and contribute freely.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:58:35 +0000 Paige Browning 3810 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle video: Chase's Jamie Dimon sounds off on politics, 'whiny crap' http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-video-chases-jamie-dimon-sounds-politics-whiny-crap <p><em>&quot;We&#39;ve been doing nothing but investing in this town.&quot;</em></p><p>On Nov. 2, JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon came to Seattle to address business leaders at an event put on by the <a href="http://www.foster.washington.edu/Pages/home.aspx">University of Washington&rsquo;s business school</a>. The event attracted a great deal of heat from the Occupy Seattle protesters, which we wrote about: &ldquo;<a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/anatomy-protest-occupy-seattle-vs-jamie-dimon-chase">Anatomy of a protest: Occupy Seattle vs. Jamie Dimon of Chase</a>.&rdquo;</p><p>Reporters were not allowed into the event to hear what Dimon had to say, <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2016674404_dimon3.html">though some were allowed to interview him </a>before hand. KPLU was not among them.</p><p>We got a copy of a video of the event through the Freedom of Information Act. Inside, you can watch several snippets of his responses to questions as well as the full video of his speech at the <a href="http://www.foster.washington.edu/corporations/leadershipcelebration/Pages/EventDetails.aspx">Business Leadership Celebration</a> event.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:09:35 +0000 Jake Ellison 3683 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle video: Chase's Jamie Dimon sounds off on politics, 'whiny crap' Anatomy of a protest: Occupy Seattle vs. Jamie Dimon of Chase http://www.kplu.org/post/anatomy-protest-occupy-seattle-vs-jamie-dimon-chase <p>What happens when the captain of the financial industry is brought to Seattle to celebrate business leadership in the middle of a populist revolt aimed directly at the wealthy and financial companies?</p><p>Pepper spray. Arrests. Speeches. And a very nervous Seattle business school, caught in the crossfire, whose gala event of the year could be wrecked. What follows is a close look at the events and decisions leading up to the Nov. 2 clash in downtown Seattle gleaned from emails and documents obtained by KPLU.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 21:00:00 +0000 Jake Ellison & Vanessa Romo 3507 at http://www.kplu.org Anatomy of a protest: Occupy Seattle vs. Jamie Dimon of Chase State troopers in riot gear clear Occupy Olympia camp http://www.kplu.org/post/state-troopers-riot-gear-clear-occupy-olympia-camp <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; Several dozen Washington state troopers in riot gear cleared the Occupy Olympia encampment early Friday. The troopers moved in after several verbal warnings to clear Heritage Park on the Capitol Campus.</p><p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:00:11 +0000 Austin Jenkins 3483 at http://www.kplu.org Occupy Olympia activists ignore deadline, take over vacant building http://www.kplu.org/post/occupy-olympia-activists-ignore-deadline-take-over-vacant-building <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; Several campers did fold their tents, but Occupy Olympia activists largely ignored a midnight deadline lastnight to vacate Heritage Park on Washington&rsquo;s Capitol campus. Instead, they held a rally and then took over an abandoned building across the street.</p><p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:23:06 +0000 Austin Jenkins 3478 at http://www.kplu.org Occupy Olympia activists ignore deadline, take over vacant building Washington To Evict Occupy Olympia Encampment http://www.kplu.org/post/occupy-olympia-encampment-be-evicted OLYMPIA, Wash. – Occupy Olympia has until midnight Thursday night to clear out of Heritage Park on Washington's Capitol Campus. Governor Chris Gregoire Thursday issued a cease-and-desist notice. Her move comes more than a month after the state asked for the voluntary removal of tents and two months to the day after the camp was established.<p>"We have allowed people to express their First Amendment rights unfettered," Gregoire says. "We have been as patient as we could. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 01:19:13 +0000 3472 at http://www.kplu.org Washington To Evict Occupy Olympia Encampment Update: Arrests as Occupy protesters target Seattle port; Longview longshoremen go home http://www.kplu.org/post/update-arrests-occupy-protesters-target-seattle-port-longview-longshoremen-go-home <p>Police say &quot;multiple&quot; people have been arrested after dozens of protesters blocked an entrance to a Port of Seattle facility.</p><p>Police cleared a road near the entrance to Terminal 18 after about 100 Occupy Seattle protesters stopped traffic for about 20 minutes Monday afternoon. But a smaller group remained in front of the terminal, effectively keeping traffic from entering or leaving.</p><p> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 23:50:43 +0000 The Associated Press 3419 at http://www.kplu.org Update: Arrests as Occupy protesters target Seattle port; Longview longshoremen go home Deadline for Occupy to leave Seattle campus to be enforced http://www.kplu.org/post/deadline-occupy-leave-seattle-campus-be-enforced <p>Anyone still camped out at the community college in Seattle this afternoon can be cited for trespassing and forcibly removed from the campus said Jill Wakefield, Chancellor of Seattle Community Colleges.</p><p>But she says she hopes it won&rsquo;t have to come to that kind of confrontation with Occupy Seattle protesters at Seattle Central Community College. And, according to one Occupy resident, the protesters have been tearing down and cleaning up. They&#39;ve even brought in a dumpster for the effort.</p><p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 21:04:32 +0000 Vanessa Romo 3411 at http://www.kplu.org Deadline for Occupy to leave Seattle campus to be enforced