Occupy Wall Street is a protest movement that’s caught on around the country and around the world, including here in Colorado. According to Occupy-Together-dot-com, there are gatherings not only in Denver, but also Pueblo, Canon City, and Colorado Springs. Recently, KRCC’s Kate Jonuska checked in with the Occupy Colorado Springs group several times over the course of 24 hours to find out what it’s like on the ground at Acacia Park. She has this report.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


3 Responses to Taking a Look at “Occupy Colorado Springs”

  1. Jess Jessop says:

    Keep up the good work! And check out http://www.iDemocracy.us it’s an idea that I think the Occupy movement should get behind. We want to fix a lot of different things, to do the we need to fix the system of making decisions in this country and then we can effectively deal with the issues that are causing so much harm and inequality.

  2. MD says:

    These guys are a bunch of hypocrites. They yell free speech, then ban you and try to silence you when you have an opposing view. How can this movement be so anti-corporate when you see them using iPhones and iPads. I am utterly amazed at the lack of direction this movement has. Some days it focuses on banks, others it focuses on MMJ or the fact that City Council won’t grant them a pass for more than 30 days. Hypocrites are what they are.

  3. Jeremy says:

    The Occupy movement’s greatest accomplishment? Making the Tea Party irrelevant – finally!!


Reuters /Landov
November 30, 2015 | NPR · The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 didn’t slow down the gradual warming of the planet. Now governments meeting for a two-week summit are trying an a la carte approach.

November 30, 2015 | WFIU · Indiana is trying to make the path to a high school diploma more rigorous, but some special education students worry they won’t be able to meet new requirements.

November 30, 2015 | NPR · The conference is being billed as a last chance summit to save the planet. The goal is to come to a global agreement to limit greenhouse emissions in effort to curb climate change.

Arts & Life

November 29, 2015 | NPR · As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it’s time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

November 29, 2015 | NPR · For decades, astronomers believed there was another planet in our solar system, tucked just out of sight. Then Albert Einstein figured out it wasn’t there. Author Thomas Levenson explains.

Courtesy of EA
November 29, 2015 | NPR · In the video game Star Wars: Battlefront, players can customize characters according to gender, race and age. Producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir says inclusivity was a priority “from the get-go.”


Courtesy of the artist.
November 30, 2015 | NPR · Long Lost Suitcase is not just Jones’ story, but also the story of America’s musical roots spreading to reach the whole planet, generation by generation.

Getty Images
November 29, 2015 | NPR · Michel Martin speaks with documentary filmmaker Amy Berg about her new film, Janis: Little Girl Blue, which chronicles the life and early death of the 1960s counterculture icon.

Getty Images
November 29, 2015 | NPR · The composer and arranger spent the bulk of his career in service to the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He wrote some of the most popular songs of the 20th century — without ever hiding who he was.

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac