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OKG Newsletter


Topic: protest

The 99 percent


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Local government officials can’t obscure the larger picture in their ongoing skirmishes with the Occupy OKC protesters.
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Zombie Vs. Shark — Wunderkind/Dogs & Guns


Rock

Matt Carney
Norman’s Zombie vs. Shark embody a lot of the purest tenets of rock ’n’ roll, the foremost being the long-standing premise that loud, rude guitar music is one of the best, most fun ways of waggling a middle finger in the face of The Man.
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Back at school

Protesters greeted students at the first day of class of Douglass High School.


News

Jerry Bohnen
Car horns blared from passing motorists, and the morning sun promised another scorching day as nearly a dozen protesters gathered Wednesday morning outside Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School at 900 Martin Luther King on the first day of the new school year. The protesters — some of whom had been fired by the Oklahoma City Public Schools district — tried drawing attention to their allegations of grade-tampering by principal Brian Staples.
 
Thursday, August 2, 2012

Democrats step up


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Have progressive Oklahomans found some political mojo in recent months?
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Degrading the grade

Plans to evaluate schools statewide with letter grades are delayed after protests from superintendents.


News

Tim Farley
The controversy over Oklahoma’s new A-F grading system for public schools is brewing stronger than a witch’s potion on Halloween. The State Department of Education on Oct. 8 delayed a vote to issue a public release of the school grades, but told district superintendents they could release the grades voluntarily.
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Left and right

A state lawmaker wants to unite Oklahoma’s conservative and liberal factions for a Friday rally opposing U.S. involvement in Syria.


News

Molly Evans
Syria Not Our War Rally
7 p.m. Friday
State Capitol,
South Plaza
2300 N. Lincoln

 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Most Fabulous Protest

“Lighthearted farce” turns into a public land mine — and the arts community now plans a peaceful protest to counteract political backlash.


Features

Mark Beutler
What started out to be a small, largely unnoticed production by OKC Theater Company has turned into a First Amendment fight, as well as a battle against Oklahoma City’s gay and lesbian community, claim supporters of the production of The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Most Fabulous donation

One believer donated $100 for each religious leader who signed the petition against the show, organizers said. That’s $7,400.


Features

Mark Beutler
Making headlines the past couple of weeks has been a small play by OKC Theatre Company and a letter from a group of pastors demanding the play be closed. The ruckus over The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told has actually resulted in the theater company receiving several large donations. Artistic Director Rachel Irick said an anonymous donor contributed $7,400. That’s $100 for every pastor’s name on the letter.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Marijuana rally scheduled Wednesday


News

Tim Farley
Medical marijuana supporters will rally at the State Capitol 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 as part of a movement to reform the state’s strict pot laws.
 
Monday, February 10, 2014

Moore sends hate runnin’


CFN

Gazette staff
Counter-protesters chased Westboro Baptist Church protesters away from Central Junior High in Moore on April 6, KOCO reported. As a result of the deadly May 20, 2013, tornado, Plaza Towers Elementary students attended Central until a new school could be built.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
 
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