Occupy Des Moines

Occupy Des Moines Occupies the Democrats

On December 17-18, 2011, Occupy Des Moines forced the closure of President Obama's re-election headquarters. On December 19, 2011, eight members of Occupy Des Moines were arrested following a sit-in at the offices of the Iowa Democratic Party. Protesters were calling for President Obama to veto a massive war bill which codifies the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens. Occupiers also voiced opposition to the proposed tar sands oil pipeline, Obama's retreat on a millionaire's tax, and cuts in Pell Grant funding for students.

Occupy Iowa sets events for Dec. 17-18

Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 11:00am

Occupy Des Moines

Occupy Des Moines in front of the State Capitol

Iowans gather in front of the state capitol to Occupy Des Moines in October 2011. For a slideshow of images, please click here.

Saturday, Dec. 17

What: Rally and Occupation of Pres. Obama IA Campaign HQ in DM

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Site: 621 E. Second St, DM IA

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Des Moines Examines the Federal Budget

By Jeffrey J. Weiss

On December 7, 33 people representing various organizations gathered at the Quaker Friends Meeting House to discuss the 2010 U.S. Federal Budget.

The 99% vs USA Militarism and Wars of Exploitation

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 7:30pm

A talk by Elliott Adams, national president of Veterans for Peace.

Occupy and Congregations – Opportunities for participation

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 7:00pm

Please invite other interested persons.

RSVP: 274-4851, ext: 22 or kmcquillen@afsc.org

Meeting among folks in faith communities to discuss opportunities to support the Occupy movement.

Occupy Des Moines 2nd Court Date

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 8:00am

[From Occupy Des Moines]

The Federal Budget -- What's Behind Occupy Wall Street

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 7:00pm

Jeffrey Weiss

Jeffrey Weiss is Executive Director of Catholic Peace Ministry in Des Moines and the former Peace Education Director for AFSC in Iowa.

The night will feature a short lecture by Jeffrey J Weiss of the Catholice Peace Minsitry on the state of the Federal Budget, the Super-Committee wall, and threats to Iran. Stephen Toothman and representatives of 'Occupy Iowa' will then speak and answer queries about how you can help the 99 percent.

The public is invited and snacks will be available.

Preoccupied with Justice: Kathleen McQuillen and Arnie Alpert on the Fallon Forum

What's new with the Occupy movement in Iowa and New Hampshire? What's driving people around the nation and around the world to confront economic injustice? AFSC staff Kathleen McQuillen and Arnie Alpert explore these questions and more with guest host Jon Krieg on the Fallon Forum.

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SOA Vigil in Des Moines

Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 4:00pm

[From Des Moines organizers]

Stop the School of the Americas  (SOA)!

Mourn for the lost and killed!  Support the Latino poor!

Commemorate the massacre of the six Jesuits and others in El Salvador in 1989!

Remember Archbishop Oscar Romero, killed by SOA graduates!

1000s will gather at Ft. Benning, GA  on Sun., Nov. 20 to call for the closing of the U.S. Army’s school. Join the Des Moines’ Vigil

Join us with the DSM Occupiers!

For local info, CALL 515-280-5129

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