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Q&A with Amelia Nicol

9 years ago by Josiah M. Hesse
Josiah M. Hesse interviewed Amelia Nicol by phone on June 6, when she was still in solitary confinement, being held for — among other things — the attempted murder of two police officers during the May 6 March Against Police Terror. Since then, most of the felony charges have ben...
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Amelia Nicol: Anarchist pleads not guilty to possessing incendiary device -- a firecracker

9 years ago by Josiah M. Hesse
Wearing a denim dress and an ankle bracelet, her Mohawk combed down and decorated with a blue bandanna, Amelia Nicol looked very different yesterday morning than she had three weeks earlier, when she appeared in Denver County Court on June 9 in shackles and an orange jumpsuit, disheveled and facing...
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Photos: Police brutality march inspired by Kevin Ryberg, Amelia Nicol

7 years ago by Nathalia Vélez
Approximately fifty people gathered last night at La Alma Park to protest against police aggression. This is the latest in a string of anti-brutality rallies in recent months, though this march focused predominantly on the death of Kevin Ryberg, who was shot by police while in custody on July 31,...
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Amelia Nicol on dropping of murder, incendiary device charges -- and Occupy Denver

8 years ago by Josiah M. Hesse
Amelia Nicol is not afraid to go back to jail. "I'm standing up in solidarity with the people of Occupy Denver," she says. "But I'm using different tastics than before. There's no need for me to return to jail -- not for Occupy Denver."...
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Occupy Denver's Amelia Nicol, Jonathan Shepard among 4 busted in raid on squat

8 years ago by Kelsey Whipple
Update, 1 p.m. October 24: We now know the names of the four Occupy Denver participants arrested in a Denver Police Department raid on a squat over the weekend, and two of them were recently featured in this space: Amelia Nicol, who saw murder charges against her dropped earlier this...
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Occupy Denver: Thirteen arrests in Loveland Walmart protest, at least two still jailed

8 years ago by Kelsey Whipple
Update: According to the final numbers released from the Loveland Police Department, thirteen total arrests resulted from Occupy Denver's attempt to shut down the area's Walmart distribution center on Monday. Charges included obstructing a public roadway, hindering transportation and resisting arrest...
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Occupy Denver clashes with police over the creation of a cardboard structure (PHOTOS)

8 years ago by Kelsey Whipple
Occupy Denver clashed with the Denver Police Department again last night over a recently built cardboard shelter in Civic Center Park. Later dubbed "the Thundercube" because of the symbol the Thunderdome has become regarding the group's rights, the small, ceiling-free fort was built from about 25 cardboard boxes that had...
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An anarchist charged with attempted murder sees her case blow up in court

9 years ago by Josiah M. Hesse
Amelia Nicol grew up in the relative isolation of Grand County, but "I've always had an interest in where the world is heading," she says. When the then-twenty-year-old moved to Denver a few months ago, she got the chance to put that interest in action, shaving her hair into a...
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Letters: "Glad to know the state can waste money on this boondoggle"

"The Best Little John School in Colorado," Kenny Be, June 16 Who's Getting Screwed? First of all, my personal opinion is that prostitution should be made legal. As I read Kenny Be's piece, I couldn't help but wonder if any of our brilliant political leaders might benefit from it. Heavens...
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Occupy Denver: Denver Anarchist Black Cross thousands in debt after ending financial support

8 years ago by Kelsey Whipple
On Friday, the Denver Anarchist Black Cross, a collective that defends the rights of those involved in mass political and social movements, announced its intention to firmly remove itself from the arena of Occupy Denver. By the time of its decision, the twelve-person group had drawn together more than $15,000...

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