Nick Espinosa

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    March 26, 2013

    Occupy MN cuts ties with Occupy Homes MN, calls the group "commercial" and "classist"

    At its regular Wednesday night potluck and meeting last week, Occupy MN announced that it was cutting ties with its high-profile spin-off group, Occupy Homes MN. The decision, which was made by the protest organization's seven-person media arm, came with an explanation."While it is laudable to work ... More >>

  • News

    December 26, 2012

    Minneapolis is the new NYC

    Climate change might change the city's demographics

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    December 19, 2012

    As Mpls drops riot charges, Occupy looks to go on the legal offensive

    On Monday, the last of the Occupy activists facing riot charges over the Cruz home protests arrived at a courtroom for trial, joined by about 50 supporters. If convicted, the four defendants -- Catherine Salonek, Jessica Davis, Tomahawk Riley and Dee Xaba -- would face up to two years in prison and ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    Occupy Minnesota fights the banks

    Organization builds a tight-knit national community while preventing foreclosures

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    September 17, 2012

    Occupy Homes MN staging debt protest on one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street

    SEE ALSO:-- Occupy Homes celebrates new victories with party and conference-- Occupy Homes can't defend Cruz family home from third eviction attempt-- Occupy Homes activist Nick Espinosa helps save his mom's Mpls home from foreclosure-- Occupy Wall Street's Anniversary: The Greatest Photos One year ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    Occupy Homes celebrates new victories with party and conference

    SEE ALSO: - Brother Ali on Occupy Homes and the foreclosure crisis - Occupy protesters settle into another foreclosed home despite arrests [PHOTOS] [UPDATE]- Occupy Homes MN to deliver 6,000 signatures to US BankOn Wednesday night, while about 150 people were in Monique White's yard, listening to Br ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Occupy Homes protesters charged with rioting

    Several Occupy protesters have been charged with rioting for their demonstrations at the Cruz family home. Local protester Nick Espinosa, who made a name for himself by dropping pennies on Tom Emmer and glitter-bombing politicians across the county in addition to his work with Occupy Minnesota, was ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Gary Schiff wants city of Minneapolis to send Cruz home police bill to PNC Bank

    Yesterday, the MPD disclosed that the taxpayer cost of all the police work done on and around the now-foreclosed Cruz family last month amounted to $42,429, or nearly the cost of one city employee's salary.But if City Council member Gary Schiff had his way, Minneapolis taxpayers wouldn't be on the h ... More >>

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    June 13, 2012

    Occupy Homes activist Nick Espinosa helps save his mom's Mpls home from foreclosure

    Yesterday, a day before her home was scheduled to be sold during a sheriff's auction, Colleen McKeen Espinosa learned that Citibank agreed to change the terms of her mortgage so she can stay in the house she's lived in for more than 15 years.That's a good story in its own right, but there's an added ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    Rick Santorum glitterbombed in Blaine [VIDEO]

    ​The streets of Minnesota are running rainbow with glitter! In the waning hours before Tuesday night's caucus, the glitterati struck one last time at a Rick Santorum event in Blaine, showering the famously anti-gay former senator in sparkles. "I think he just felt the rainbow," glitterbomb inve ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    Ron Paul glitterbombed at Minneapolis Convention Center [VIDEO]

    There's something in the air the night before the caucus. ​As Republican candidates descended on our fair state for today's caucus, the glitter was inevitably not far behind. At a campaign rally in downtown Minneapolis last night, Congressman Ron Paul became the latest conservative presidential c ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    Mitt Romney glitterbombed twice in Eagan [VIDEO]

    ​Glitterbombing may have become a nationally recognized form of protest, but the original inventor took back the reigns at a Mitt Romney event this afternoon in Eagan. Nick Espinosa, who originally glittered Newt Gingrich way back in May of 2011, tossed a few fistfuls as Romney walked toward the ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Occupy Homes MN to deliver 6,000 signatures to US Bank

    ​The Occupy Homes movement -- an offshoot of OccupyMN and Occupy Minneapolis -- is still fighting to keep two Minneapolis homeowners' families from being evicted. This evening, a group of marchers is bringing over 6,000 signatures to US Bank, in the hopes that the downtown-based lender will find ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Occupy MN: Protesters occupy veteran Bobby Hull's foreclosed home [VIDEO]

    Demonstrators kick off the occupation of Bobby Hull's home.​While many fret about the waning momentum of the larger Occupy movement, Occupy Foreclosures seems to be picking up steam. Occupy MN has been involved in an attempt to save three homeowners from eviction -- the latest is Marine veteran ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    Occupy MN recruiting families going through foreclosure [VIDEO]

    Ruth Murman got an extra two weeks in her home after teaming up with Occupy MN.​Ruth Murman needed two extra weeks to pack up her and her elderly father's things and get them out of the home she is losing to foreclosure. Her mortgage lender, US Bank, said no dice. The eviction was set for October ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Congressman Erik Paulsen glitter-bombed [PHOTOS]

    Congressman Erik Paulsen was glitter-bombed this afternoon after receiving a conservative award from Tom Emmer. Minnesota's familiar suspects, the "Glitterati" led by gay rights activist Nick Espinosa, were behind the political protest, which Emmer has decried as "assault." Paulsen and Emmer were a ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Minnesota State Fair glitter-bombed over anti-gay marriage booth [VIDEO]

    Minnesota State Fair: Glitter-bombed from above.​Not even the Minnesota State Fair is safe from glitter-bombers. The Great Minnesota Get-Together attracted the attention of gay activists this weekend by allowing anti-gay marriage group Minnesota for Marriage to set up a booth at the fair. Local ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Tom Emmer wants criminal prosecutions for glitter-bombing

    Tom Emmer thinks Nick Espinosa should be arrested for assault and, uh, littering? ​When Tom Emmer ran into gay rights advocate/prankster Nick Espinosa at the Minnesota State Fair, it looked a lot more likely that Emmer would hurt Espinosa than the other way around. He didn't, but Emmer was pretty ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Bachmann & Associates glitter-bombed [PHOTOS]

    Gay barbarians, at it again!​It appears Bachmann & Associates, Marcus Bachmann's "pray the gay away" clinic, has become the latest victim of a glitter-bomb. In pictures released by Nick Espinosa, the same gay rights activist who glitter-bombed Newt Gingrich in May, protesters in barbarian cost ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Nick Espinosa on Bachmann & Associates glitter-bombing [INTERVIEW]

    The bombers asked Marcus to come out and discipline them.​This morning, Bachmann & Associates was glitter-bombed by exactly the kind of gay "barbarians" Marcus Bachmann tries to cure with his "pray the gay away" therapy.Mastermind and provocateur Nick Espinosa, who'd previously glitter-bombed ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Dora the Explorer's excellent Tom Emmer video

    Screen grab via TheUptakeOh no, not you again.​At least, Tom Emmer says, Nick Espinosa didn't bring the pennies this time. But he still looked a little fed up to see the immigrant rights activist stealing the scene at Monday's health care gubernatorial debate with Mark Dayton and Tom Horner.

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    October 11, 2010

    Dora the Explorer's excellent Tom Emmer adventure

    Image: WikipediaDora the Explorer had an excellent adventure with Tom Emmer.​Poor Dora the Explorer. All she wants to do hang with Diego and Boots the Monkey. But instead, the Nick Jr. cartoon character is getting dragged into the Minnesota governor's race. Nick Espinosa, who also goes by the ... More >>