Posts Tagged ‘Occupy Philly’

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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DAILY GRINDER: Are You Ready to Occupy Eric Cantor?

New Occupy Philly fun: GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is coming to the Wharton School on Friday. Occupy Philly says they’ll be there, and MSNBC host Ed Schultz (that guy who sort of looks like Rush Limbaugh, but isn’t actually him) says he supports their doing so. The event is called the Occupy Eric Cantor March. And it makes sense that this would...

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Rally for Jobs, Student Debt Forgiveness Puts Focus on Interrelated Issues at Occupy Philly

Rally for Jobs, Student Debt Forgiveness Puts Focus on Interrelated Issues at Occupy Philly

Photos by Matthew Petrillo Occupy Philly demonstrators, activists with the P.E.A.C.E. Coalition (Philadelphia
 Economic Advancement CollectivE), members of the Philadelphia branch of the socialist Workers World Party and others met in Dilworth Plaza at 11am today for a Jobs and Student Debt Forgiveness rally. The plan: Hit the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the...

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Occupy Protests Spread Worldwide, Celebrate Day of Action

Occupy Wall Street started one month ago today, and the Occupy Together movement—the offshoots springing up in cities around the world—celebrated a Day of Action this weekend. Here’s a roundup about the controversial movement. In New York, the Long Island Press reports 90 people were arrested over the weekend, 23 of them at the La Guardia Place Citibank....

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DAILY GRINDER: Occupy Philly Organizer Missing (Updated)

DAILY GRINDER: Occupy Philly Organizer Missing (Updated)

Occupy Philadelphia organizer Robyn Mello, 24, has been missing from the protest site since Friday, October 14. Her family and friends have not been able to get in contact with her. Anyone who has information on her whereabouts is encouraged to call her brother, Nathan Mello, at 201-220-5654. That’s her picture above, taken from Occupy Philadelphia’s Facebook...

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Occupy Philly Takes Tour of Walnut Shopping District, Rittenhouse Square

Occupy Philly Takes Tour of Walnut Shopping District, Rittenhouse Square

Occupy Philly takes a shopping tour, stops at Apple Store. About 100 protesters from the Occupy Philly encampment at City Hall marched to Rittenhouse Square yesterday to protest vast inequalities of wealth and an unfair tax structure that favors the super-rich. Starting from base camp they walked and chanted their way down 15th, led by plain-clothes police with...

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Fight For Philly Takes Bus Tour, Meets Occupy Philly & Confronts Republicans [VIDEO]

Fight For Philly Takes Bus Tour, Meets Occupy Philly & Confronts Republicans [VIDEO]

Photos/video by Michael Alan Goldberg Local nonprofit Fight for Philly allowed me onto their ironically named Infrastructure Garden Tour yesterday. It consisted of two school buses that took two groups of volunteers and canvassers through North Philly and Southwest Philly to pre-chosen sites where houses have been foreclosed upon, infrastructure is crumbling...

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DAILY GRINDER: Support for Occupy Movement Grows

A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll finds Americans now support the Occupy movement more—much more, actually—than the Tea Party. Thirty-seven percent of Americans are in favor of the protests, while 18 percent are opposed. By contrast, 28 percent of Americans favor the Tea Party, while 41 percent are opposed. On yet the third, monster hand, support for the...

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One Week In, Occupy Philly Has First Polite Clash with the City

One Week In, Occupy Philly Has First Polite Clash with the City

Sleepin' in the rain. Today marks one week since Occupy Philly took over City Hall, with its dome tents scattered throughout Dilworth Plaza and its presence restricting normal public access to the iconic building’s courtyard. It also marks a sea change in the movement’s momentum. The Occupiers have settled in and begun projects (like erecting shelters...

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All Hell Breaks Loose on Occupy Philadelphia Facebook Page

All Hell Breaks Loose on Occupy Philadelphia Facebook Page

Total chaos is breaking out over at Occupy Philadelphia’s Facebook page. Either the administration went berserk or someone else—someone identifying himself as ‘Jay’—has hijacked the keys to the movement’s digital kingdom. Posts have been fast and furious, full of ALL CAPS and curses. Many address Cindy Milstein, an activist based in San Francisco...

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