Occupy Louisville Uncertain of Metro Government

Louisville Metro officials say they plan on being flexible with Occupy Louisville demonstrators next week, but that doesn’t make the demonstrators comfortable. Officials representing several different areas of Metro Government told members of Occupy Louisville last week that they will re-issue a permit for the protest for the new year, but the permit will not […]

Occupy Louisville Demonstrators Organize Seven Days of Events

Occupy Louisville demonstrators have organized a series of events this week to raise awareness of the movement. Seven Days of Solidarity will include marches and discussions that help express what the movement is about. “We don’t just have one demand,” said demonstrator Pam Newman who helped organize the event. Newman has been involved with Occupy […]

Occupy Louisville Demonstrators Move Locations

Occupy Louisville demonstrators are moving in preparation for the city’s Light Up Louisville holiday event later this month. The demonstration mirrors Occupy Wall Street in standing against corporate greed and the influence of money in politics. On Thursday morning, a few demonstrators were packing up supplies and preparing to move (pictured) while city workers began […]

Occupy Louisville Demonstrators Say They’ve Acquired New Permit

Occupy Louisville demonstrators say a permit has been acquired for Jefferson Square Park at 6th and Jefferson streets downtown. They say they can now stay overnight across the street from City Hall until the end of the year. Occupy Louisville began as an unorganized, leaderless demonstration against corporate greed and to give voices to under-represented […]

Occupy Louisville Protest Continues

A week and a half in, the Occupy Louisville protest continues in Jefferson Square Park downtown, but the protest’s size and location change throughout the day. After a rainy morning, less than a dozen protesters held a casual meeting in the park. They’re expecting 30-40 more people to show up after the workday ends, which […]

PETA Protests Outside Leather Shop

Three black coffins lined the intersection of Bonnycastle Avenue and Bardstown Road today. It was part of a demonstration by PETA against the use animal products in clothing. Three of the eight protesters played corpses. They were dressed in black underwear and held signs saying “We wouldn’t be caught dead in animal skins.” “Well we […]

Orchestra Musicians Stage Protest

Some members of the Louisville Orchestra’s musicians union are staging a protest at the orchestra’s headquarters this afternoon as their contract impasse continues. The musicians had already said they would reject management’s latest contract offer. They had until today to consider a proposal that outlines specific expectations for rehearsal and performance attendance. The orchestra has […]

Rally To Be Held In Frankfort Against Wisconsin, Indiana Legislation

Kentuckians will rally Saturday in Frankfort in support of protesters in Wisconsin and Indiana, who are fighting legislation they say will hurt labor unions. Similar rallies will be held in state capitals across the nation.

MoveOn.org and several other organizations are promoting the rallies. Keith Rouda with MoveOn hopes the event will show solidarity across the nation among people striving to protect and further unionized labor.