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Does Occupy Philly Stand with Tea Party on Economic Slowdown?

The Tea Party Nation made many negative headlines a couple weeks back for their ugly urging of all “small business owner[s], part of the class that produces the vast majority of real, wealth producing jobs in this country” to “not hire a single person until this war against business and my country is stopped.” Part of that war against...

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Honkala on Occupy Movement: Build ‘A New Kind of World for Everyone to Live In’

Honkala on Occupy Movement: Build ‘A New Kind of World for Everyone to Live In’

In an interview with PressTV, an Iranian international news outlet, Philadelphia Green Party Sheriff candidate Cheri Honkala expressed support for the Occupy Wall Street movement, calling herself an “occupy candidate.” “I am encouraging the homeowners who are losing their homes to stay in those properties. There is over a million families this coming year...

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Bank Transfer Day: Philly to Raise Awareness Nov. 1

As we reported earlier this week, November 5th is Bank Transfer Day. Thousands of people from all over the country have vowed to opt out of the major commercial bank in which they currently store their cash, and move their money into an account with a local credit union as a message to the big banks. As Occupy Philly protester Christian told us on Wednesday of...

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Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission Releases Report on Natural Gas

Perhaps you’ve seen the TV commercial where, on a snowy day, the thermostat switches on and stop-motion knitting starts covering the pipes, the radiator, a kitten’s basket. The “heat” climbs up the stairs and yarn comes out of the shower head. Blue yarn flames “light” the stove and knitting covers the boiling kettle. “Naturally, you choose...

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Occupy Philly Protester Encourages ‘November 5th: Bank Transfer Day’

Occupy Philly Protester Encourages ‘November 5th: Bank Transfer Day’

Christian strolls through Dilworth Plaza’s Occupy Philly mashup sporting an ungroomed beard, shaggy hair and a small sign reading, ‘November 5th: Bank Transfer Day.’ He’s by himself, but come the aforementioned date, Christian, who did not provide a last name, plans to be one of thousands. “I’ve been encouraging people to go to local credit unions,”...

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DAILY GRINDER: Philly Rep. Josephs to be Censured by GOP Radical?

The Harrisburg fighting between Rep. Daryl Metcalfe and Rep. Babette Josephs of Pennsylvania’s 182nd District (parts of South Philly, Center City, Fairmount) has reached its boiling point. Metcalfe, in the long, hard road to push through as many pieces of wingnut legislation as he can (Berfer bills, Voter ID, anti-immigration, etc.) has just had it up to...

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Update: Sen. Casey ‘Secretly’ Bundling for Obama?

Update: Sen. Casey ‘Secretly’ Bundling for Obama?

Answer: Probably not. If you’re like us, “bundling” is probably your favorite pastime. Now you can count Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey in your camp. Because he bundles, too! He bundles like you don’t even know, because neither does he! It all started when both the New York Times and National Republican Senatorial Committee claimed Casey had been “bundling”...

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Occupiers Question City’s Dilworth Plaza Plans

Occupiers Question City’s Dilworth Plaza Plans

By Nicole Finkbiner After taking their protest to Penn on Friday evening, Occupy Philly protesters returned to City Hall just in time for “Transforming Dilworth Plaza,” a panel discussion and opening reception hosted by the City’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy as part of DesignPhiladelphia. Despite the intended focus of the event, only...

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Report From Inside ‘Occupy Eric Cantor’

Report From Inside ‘Occupy Eric Cantor’

It was 1pm on Friday (10/21), and word was GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had cancelled the speech he was set to give at the University of Pennsylvania, about income inequality in the United States. But Occupy Philly’s march from Dilworth Plaza to UPenn, protesting it and him, would go on. A media email sent by the group called it a “March for Integrity.” By...

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DAILY GRINDER: Temple Faculty Release Letter of Solidarity with Occupy Philadelphia

Temple University faculty have written a letter of solidarity with the Occupy Philadelphia movement. “Students are increasingly forced to finance their education through extraordinary levels of personal debt,” the letter reads. “Thus, we support the Occupy Wall Street movement, in part, because only by restoring progressive taxation at the federal and state...

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