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Occupy Iowa

How Occupy Iowa Caucus Won 'Uncommitted' Delegates

Turnstyle | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

By: Charlie Foster In Iowa, the Occupy movement may be the 1 percent. The state's Democratic Party reports that while President Obama received nearl...

Occupy Iowa Caucus: A Democrat "Uncommitted" in 2012 or Why I Won't Caucus for Obama a Second Time

Dave Murphy | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Dave Murphy

The question now for Iowa Democrats is, will they blindly stand by their man or will they express their dissatisfaction with Obama's complete failure to follow through on what he promised us during his first tour through the Iowa countryside?

Vote Against Obama in Iowa

Cenk Uygur | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

If you live in Iowa, please send a message to the president for the rest of us. We voted for change last time, apparently you didn't hear us. If you don't hear us soon, you might be the one that gets changed.

Jillian Berman

Former Finance Chair Joins Occupy Movement | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

Carl Schweser made his money teaching people how to be a part of Wall Street. Now he's spending his retirement fighting against it. The 68-year-ol...

Tyler Kingkade

Occupy Wall Street Protests Unite A Father And Son Living 1,000 Miles Apart | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- In the last three years, Dutch Ruisch has lost his mortgage business, filed for bankruptcy, and lost his home to foreclosure. Now,...

Amid National Focus on Home Foreclosures, Iowans Point to White House

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Hunt

An organizing organization with strong ties to both Occupy Des Moines and Occupy Iowa chose not to participate in Tuesday's Occupy Our Homes National Day of Action out of frustration with what they called President Obama's habit of "punting on policy" they say would help resolve the financial crisis.

Tyler Kingkade

Iowa Governor Taking Occupy The Caucuses Shutdown Threat Seriously | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) told reporters at his weekly press conference Monday morning that he is taking a threat by the group Anonym...

Hello, Oakland? This Is What Civic Cooperation Looks Like

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Hunt

There is no inherent contradiction between "Occupy" encampments and official health and safety codes. Not according to the fire marshall of Des Moines, Iowa, who looks forward to keeping the protestors safe and warm throughout the winter.

'Occupy Wall Street Is the Third Party'

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Hunt

"We no longer need a third party candidate," said Goodner. "Occupy Wall Street is the third party."

In Des Moines, A Few Occupiers Stand With The Many

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Michael J. Hunt

Media attention and sheer numbers are not what will make this unique movement sustainable. The handful of individuals occupying Des Moines last week were comfortable being just a few more of the people who have stood up and asked to be counted.

Tyler Kingkade

Midwest Occupy Wall Street Protesters Seek To Highlight Foreclosure Mess | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

As the Occupy Wall Street movement enters its seventh week of protest against income inequality, some Midwestern Occupiers are zeroing in on housing i...

Tyler Kingkade

Dozens Arrested At Occupy Des Moines | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Dozens were arrested at the first Occupy Des Moines event Sunday night, including a former Iowa state representative and a 14-year-old girl. All but o...