Posts Tagged ‘Occupy Philadelphia’
Philly protesters rally for Trayvon Martin, call for end to ‘Castle Doctrine’

Philly protesters rally for Trayvon Martin, call for end to ‘Castle Doctrine’

There was an outpouring of civil disobedience on Saturday night in Philadelphia after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Occupy Philadelphia announced the demonstrations on their Facebook page shortly after the trial. “Two events are being organized in response to the verdict of the Zimmerman trial and to memorialize...

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DAILY GRINDER: Arlen Specter Has Cancer, Again

Arlen Specter has come clean on what’s wrong with him. “I’m battling cancer. It’s another battle I intend to win,” he said in a statement yesterday. Specter, a Democrat turned Republican turned Democrat, has fought cancer twice already—once in 2005, once in 2008. He says he looks forward to getting back to his regular life, and the...

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To ‘Occupy’ or Patronize Cosi?

They came, they camped, they got arrested, they asked for bail money, they left. And now they’re headed up to New York to do it all over again. The Occupy National Gathering was, by most measures, a success: The Working Group in charge of organizing, made up of a few members of Occupy Philly, put together a large enough protest (estimates of which were in the...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Calls Shooter ‘Asshole’—Again

DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Calls Shooter ‘Asshole’—Again

Mayor Nutter is again calling a shooter—specifically, the 16-year-old kid who opened fire during the July 4th festivities in Center City—an “asshole” and is once again correct. As it was put by the mayor: “I’m not going to let a 16-year old asshole who’s got a beef with somebody from a month ago in Germantown, to negatively impact the image...

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5 Political Events Going on in Philadelphia This Weekend

5 Political Events Going on in Philadelphia This Weekend

It’s Independence Season in Philadelphia, and that means one thing: Forty foot hoagies and the Goo Goo Dolls! Gatherings all over the city in the name of democracy in some cases, American exceptionalism in others, radical organizing in yet some others. Here are some of the political events going on this weekend and into next week you might want to know about....

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Occupy Philly Addresses National Gathering, Says They’ve ‘Learned’

Occupy Philly Addresses National Gathering, Says They’ve ‘Learned’

Julia Alford-Fowler and Larry Swetman Beginning June 30, hundreds, perhaps thousands of members of the Occupy movement will descend upon Philadelphia for a national gathering on Independence Mall, where organizers promise movement building exercises, a march in solidarity with Healthcare-NOW! and the creation of what they’re calling a “blueprint for a democratic...

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ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Philadelphia Homeless Feeding Ban

In an expected move, the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed a federal lawsuit today against the city of Philadelphia and Mayor Michael Nutter. The suit, filed alongside the law offices of Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg, on behalf of Chosen 300 Ministries, the Welcome Church, the King’s Jubilee, and Philly Restart, comes less than...

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Community Action Groups Shut Down Center City, Protest Gov. Corbett

Community Action Groups Shut Down Center City, Protest Gov. Corbett

When Governor Corbett comes to Philly, he does so with good reason. Like, say, he speaks with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the one group in Southeastern Pennsylvania that may still support his budget priorities. That’s what happened yesterday at the Prince Music Theater—and protesters from several community action groups were ready for his...

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DAILY GRINDER: Pat Toomey for VP? “Very Unlikely”

DAILY GRINDER: Pat Toomey for VP? “Very Unlikely”

Cardboard can't even run for office! Senator Pat Toomey told the Express Times, a newspaper in the Lehigh Valley that it is “very unlikely” he will be the vice presidential nominee, noting, “We’ve got a deep bench. We’ve got a lot of people that would bring a lot to a national ticket.” There’s a “your momma” joke somewhere in there,...

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Occupy Philly May Day Protests End in Two Arrests

Occupy Philly May Day Protests End in Two Arrests

Yesterday’s Occupy Philly’s May Day celebrations promised—through the animated depiction of UC Davis campus Police Lt. John Pike’s head ripped off and spouting blood like a Kill Bill action sequence—closing down banks throughout Philadelphia. That was at least the thought at 12:30 yesterday afternoon when a crowd gathered at the Wells Fargo branch at...

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