Colorado was the first state to make Columbus Day an official holiday, in 1907. The federal government soon followed suit, and on Monday, state and federal offices will be closed to to mark the day, which will be celebrated with a Columbus Day Parade tomorrow. But while that parade was marked by ran ... More >>
Last week, we reported that a flash-mob protest at FlatIron Crossing in Broomfield quickly turned confrontational, resulting in five arrests. Organizers of the First Nations protest, which plans another rally tonight, are questioning why cops intervened, given that the mall has been the site of many ... More >>
After a few minutes of dancing and drumming at FlatIron Crossing in Broomfield on Wednesday, police officers told a large group of protesters that they had to stop. A short while later, five were in handcuffs. This is how a planned flash mob became confrontational -- at least according to some with ... More >>
In what may be Denver's last protest of 2012, a flash mob is gathering this morning at the Canadian Consulate by the 16th Street Mall in support of Theresa Spence, the chief of the Attawapiskat First Nation, who has been on a hunger strike for more than twenty days. For a taste of the noise expected ... More >>
It was quite cold in Denver today where hundreds of people gathered just outside the Canadian consulate to stand in solidarity with indigenous groups in that country who are fighting with the government there over a wide range of issues. But organizers of the local protest said supporters of First N ... More >>
Colorado was the first state to make Columbus Day an official holiday, in 1907. And today, state offices will be closed to mark what remains a holiday -- and was celebrated with a Columbus Day Parade Saturday. But that parade didn't inspire the protests that have been regular sights over the past tw ... More >>
In this week's feature, "Medic!," we followed the Colorado Street Medics, a group of self-trained medical assistants who provide first aid at protests. The collective, which will soon be memorialized in museum form, owes its legacy to one man: Ron Rosen. Called "Doc" even before he trained in acupun ... More >>
Visitors to Occupy Denver's website will notice that the local chapter of the national movement has increased its online persona in recent months. Accompanying its newly redesigned site is a push for more extensive coverage of the group's events that includes more frequent actions and educational op ... More >>
Update, 11:20 p.m. October 22: The close of tonight's Occupy Denver concert was a completely different scene from only one week ago. Although it ended with police presence, the number of cops left is the same 10 to 15 who stayed from last night until about 5 a.m. to monitor those who have gro ... More >>
Brandon MarshallA great deal of attention has been lobbied at the number of Occupy Denver arrests made over the weekend: fifty in two days. And though the Denver Anarchist Black Cross has been hugely instrumental in guaranteeing the release of the prisoners on bond, funds are running low. In ... More >>
Saturday had the potential for seeing a collision course of parades and protests: While the annual Columbus Day Parade was gearing up downtown, the anti-Columbus Day protesters were gathering outside the Capitol, right by Occupy Denver. And Occupy Denver was planning its own march through downtown a ... More >>
Glenn Morris.The 1936 Olympic games in Berlin actually turned out to be Jesse Owens' Olympics, thank you, but the Führer oversaw the opening ceremonies, held 75 years ago today. And Colorado's ranch-born Glenn "The Simla Sensation" Morris won the decathlon that year and turned down $500,00 ... More >>
Russell Means. Columbus Day protests are an annual staple in Denver. But Saturday's drizzly, arrest-free version was a calmer-than-usual affair, since folks like Glenn Spagnuolo decided in advance to dial down the confrontation for fear of overtaxing lawyers up to their necks in post-Democratic Na ... More >>
Letters from the week of 2/7/2008
How do you transform Columbus Day? Ask Martin Luther King Jr.
The trial began Wednesday against three people, Glenn Morris, Julie Todd and Koreena Montoya, who were arrested on October 6 and charged with blocking the annual Columbus Day Parade. Charges against a fourth anti-Columbus Day agitator, Russell Means, were dismissed by a Denver County Court Judge (el ... More >>
Goodbye and good riddance, Columbus.
Letters from the week of 11/8/2007
Letters from the week of 11/1/2007
Chicago in 1968 was a place of violence and chaos. Some activists would like to re-create those good old days.
See a slide show of the parade and protest. A reported 88 protesters were arrested at the Columbus Day Parade in downtown Denver earlier today. The demonstration brought the parade procession to a standstill for more than an hour. The stand-off between police and the anti-Columbus group Transform ... More >>
Anti-Columbus Day activists batten down the hatches in preparation for holiday protests.
From the week of February 2, 2006
The American Indian Movement targets the Rocky.
Denver's Columbus Day Parade rhetoric spells out the same bumpy route.
From the week of May 5, 2005
On a collision course with the Columbus parade.
The DPD has a binge-and-purge problem.
THE FURY FLIES AS INDIAN ACTIVISTS TAKE AIM AT EACH OTHER.