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‘Occupy Chicago’ protesters host family fair in Grant Park

Protesters participating in the ongoing “Occupy Chicago” demonstration aren’t just using the signs and chants to highlight the consolidation of economic and political power. On Saturday, the protesters joined with the International Bedlam Society to host a family fair in Chicago’s Grant Park. The event, called “Keep Your Children Occupied,”…

Marine at ‘Occupy Chicago’: We need to change things

A former member of the U.S. Marine Corps at the “Occupy Chicago” protest told independent reporter John Sheehan that he supported the movement because Americans need to change things back to they way they were, “where the people are in control” instead of corporations. He was at the weeks-long demonstration…

Chicago protesters hold ‘die-in’ at Bank of America

Approximately 30 protesters affiliated with Stand Up Chicago staged a “die-in” at a Bank of America on Thursday before complying with police orders to leave. “We are told in our baptismal vows and our ordination vows to resist evil,” one protester said before the event. “And I think the corruption…

Police try to divert Critical Mass ride away from ‘Occupy Chicago’ protest

The Chicago police on Friday attempted to divert the Critical Mass cycling event away from “Occupy Chicago” protesters, who have been camped out in front of the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank. The protesters marched to the intersection where the police had halted the monthly ride, chanting “Occupy Chicago” and “We…

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