Monthly Archives: May 2012

How Much Did Police Raid on Occupy-Backed Cruz Home Cost Mineapolis?

Click on Photo to Hear Interview with NOC's Anthony Newby

“We want to know how much this cost,” said Neighborhoods Organizing for Change and Occupy Homes activist Anthony Newby following the Minneapolis Police and Hennepin County Sheriffs raid on the Cruz house yesterday. Continue Reading →

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Peaceful Minnesota NATO Protestors Joined 20,000 In Chicago

Click on picture to see four women's stories of the NATO protest in Chicago

Four Minnesota women who participated in the mass protest of the NATO meeting in Chicago, May 12 – 13, 2012, describe their reactions to the 20,000 demonstrators that filled Chicago streets. The primary issue was the military force used by NATO against many civilian populations. Continue Reading →

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Target Of Sheriff’s Eviction Raid Calls It An Outrage

Click image to hear David Cruz talk about the raid against his home

David Cruz is in the process of renegotiating his mortgage with PNC Bank, so he was surprised when at 4AM Friday members of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office busted down his house door and tried to evict the Occupy Minnesota protesters who were defending his home. Continue Reading →

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Jackhammers Used In Eviction Raid On Occupy Defended Home

Bashed in door at occupy defended Cruz home. Photo courtesy of Nick Espinosa

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 Continue Reading →

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NCRT Didn’t “Wander in Circles” Following North Minneapolis Tornado, Says Louis King

Click on Photo to Hear Interview with NCRT Leader Louis King

Following last year’s May 22 tornado that devastated North Minneapolis, a coalition of nearly 60 local organizations came together to form the Northside Community Response Team (NCRT) to confront both the short-term and long-term needs. Continue Reading →

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“There’s so much good on the north side”

Click on Photo to Hear Interview with Natasha Mitchell

Natasha Mitchell misses North Minneapolis. The 38-year-old mother of two had to leave the neighborhood after the house they were renting was struck by last year’s tornado, leaving serious water and mold damage in every corner. Continue Reading →

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