protest http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Washington University Student Protest Continues http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/washington-university-student-protest-continues <p></p><p>Monday marks the seventh day that a group of students at Washington University has conducted a sit-in on campus to protest the school’s relationship with Peabody Energy.</p><p>The coal company’s president and CEO, Greg Boyce, sits on the university’s board of trustees. Peabody and other companies help fund research at the college’s Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization.</p><p>Student Jamal Sadrud-Din says Peabody’s activities harm both the environment and vulnerable communities.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:19:55 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 35260 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Washington University Student Protest Continues 'STL Can't Survive On 7.35' Campaign Continues Rally For Change http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stl-cant-survive-735-campaign-continues-rally-change <p></p><p>Fast food workers and supporters donned ponchos and held signs today as they rallied for change in the Central West End as part of the <a href="https://twitter.com/STL735">STL Can’t Survive on $7.35</a> campaign.</p><p>Protesters marched between Arby’s, McDonald’s, and Domino’s Pizza as they seek a pay increase for employees to $15 an hour and the right to unionize without backlash.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 21:07:23 +0000 Erin Williams 26250 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'STL Can't Survive On 7.35' Campaign Continues Rally For Change Activists gather in St. Louis for Occupy Midwest conference http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/activists-gather-st-louis-occupy-midwest-conference <p>Occupy movements from across the country are gathering this week in St. Louis to revive their populist protests against banks, corporations and government.</p><p>Rachael Perrotta, a media coordinator from Occupy Chicago said the regional conference will stage at least four non-violent group actions in St. Louis against various companies including Monsanto.</p><p>&ldquo;Welcome to the American Spring,&quot;&nbsp;Perrotta&nbsp;said. &quot;Our movement is expanding. We&#39;re growing. Winter was the time for internal organizing. Spring is the time to get back into the streets.&quot;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 22:55:54 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3269 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Activists gather in St. Louis for Occupy Midwest conference Judge denies Occupy St. Louis attempt to re-establish Kiener encampment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-denies-occupy-st-louis-attempt-re-establish-kiener-encampment <p>A federal judge in St. Louis has rejected attempts of Occupy St. Louis protestors to re-establish their encampment in Kiener Plaza.</p><p>Attorneys for the protestors, who were <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/police-enforce-curfew-ordinance-arrests-made-occupy-st-louis-protest?nopop=1">evicted from the park early Saturday morning</a>, had asked Judge Carol Jackson to stop enforcement of the city&#39;s parks curfew until the case went to trial. Jackson denied that request saying the protestors had not proven they were highly likely to win if the case went to trial.</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:10:43 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2482 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge denies Occupy St. Louis attempt to re-establish Kiener encampment Six arrested at Bank of America protest http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/six-arrested-bank-america-protest <p>About three dozen people were singing mock Christmas carols over the bank's foreclosure processes.</p> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 20:15:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 159 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Six arrested at Bank of America protest