Out-of-town anarchist identified!

Out-of-town element and notorious volunteer, Diane Emerson, reacts to Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay’s reference to her at yesterday’s press conference about Occupy Duluth. She was so stunned she almost spilled her herbal tea on her Nonviolent Communication handbook!

At a Thursday press conference, Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay warned of “more anarchists and more out of town people” moving in to the Occupy Duluth encampment at the Civic Center.

Loaves & Fishes Community has been monitoring this situation closely, and is shocked to discover one such out-of-town anarchist right in our dining room! In fact, Diane Emerson, past president of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society and traveling global volunteer, appears to be a ringleader of the insurgent Occupy Duluth movement. She has been observed recording the minutes of General Assemblies and routinely tidying up the Occupy Duluth camp and surrounding area.

Emerson recently learned that she was an anarchist after reading the definition, and is as surprised as anyone. Apparently Emerson believes in taking responsibility for herself and her community and working with others in a way that is both collaborative and democratic. An MBA, Emerson has recently been overheard speaking out against the vast accumulation of wealth by billionaires and the need for more sharing and less greed.

Loaves & Fishes urges calm. Emerson is soon moving on to a new volunteer project on the West Coast, once again ensuring the safety of the Duluth community.


Tor Johnson©

about 10 years ago

The Chief seems to lead a sheltered life. Maybe he's one of the 1% crowd.

I wonder if he can get one of his assistants to wipe the egg off his face?


about 10 years ago

She looks peaceful and friendly!  Almost...too friendly.


about 10 years ago

We all know what Loaves & Fishes stand for! Did you know that their name is an anagram for...

A Flash Nosedives

or is it...

Ahead Slovens Ifs


Ahead Solves Fins

Wait a second...

Vassals Define Oh

I got it now!

Vassals Heed Info

So confusing. It's no wonder the Duluth PD is concerned.

charlie bell

about 10 years ago

See?! I warned you about those out of towners. Those people are always screwing up our city! Vote Charlie Bell for mayor and we'll take back this city from those people!


about 10 years ago

Don't those Loaves and Fishes people think that Jesus would have fed hungry children, even though the children just want a free hand-out!  If hungry toddlers aren't willing to work, why should we feed them for free?

Shocking Need: American Kids Go Hungry


about 10 years ago

The Duluth Police Department has a tendency to lay the drama on so heavy they need a trowel.   Another example being the tale of impending death and destruction we were to expect when the Hells Angels hit town.  Needless to say they overplayed that one a titch.


about 10 years ago

I just want to point out that the statement is, "The dynamics have changed," Ramsay said. "There are more anarchists and more people from out of town there." 

No where in that statement does it say the anarchists are the out of towners. It seems to me Loaves and Fishes is trying to misconstrue the statement to make it fit Dianne so they can get gullible people to feel like the Duluth PD is unfairly treating peaceful people. 

Loaves and Fishes should be ashamed of such biased and sensationalist journalism.


about 10 years ago

I don't trust anyone that wears a scarf and a vest indoors.


about 10 years ago

Are they not investigating and trying to report a story? Sounds like journalism to me. Not great journalism though.

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

Is the author not heavily employing sarcasm? Maybe you are, too, Jadiaz, and I'm the one who's not picking up on it.


about 10 years ago

Even though there is a sarcastic tint to it, the author is attempting to use that sarcasm to dispel the notion that the out of towners are anarchists, which no one claimed they were in the first place. And like it or not, there are plenty of journalistic pieces laced with sarcasm. 

The whole thing to me screams of Loaves and Fish trying to twist the words of another and make their position sound better by it.

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

Loaves and Fishes is absolutely trying to bolster its position. It's propaganda, not journalism. I guess you could say it's bad journalism, but that's kind of like saying the Duluth News Tribune provides terrible hospitality to homeless people and does a poor job organizing peace protests.

Barrett Chase

about 10 years ago

The public's ignorance of the difference between opinion and journalism is driving the downfall of journalism we see today. It's really shocking that anyone would even consider thinking of this or anything like it as journalism, or that anyone would expect this or any other political protest group to behave as ethical journalists.


about 10 years ago

Actually, you kind of missed the point, Jadiaz. Neither she nor anyone I've ever met at Loaves and Fishes is afraid of being called or embracing the notion of being an anarchist. The point is that the media portrayal of anarchists solely as scary, black hoodie-clad firesetters is not accurate.


about 10 years ago

Loaves and Fishes -  I heard that they're making explosive devices in the bike cave. Did you see that over sized vest Emily D. was wearing the other night.

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