Posts Tagged ‘Occupy Philly’

DAILY GRINDER: Tom Corbett for President?

Governor Tom Corbett signed some wingnut demands during the 2010 election season. Some of those demands—like the “Don’t raise taxes” thing—were brainchildren of one Grover Norquist. Old Norquist is happy with the monster he’s created in the Pennsylvania governor. So much so, he recently Tweeted, “PA gov Tom Corbett. Pledge taker and keeper....

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Occupy Philly Day 4: A Hunger Strike Begins

Occupy Philly Day 4: A Hunger Strike Begins

It’s Sunday and there are an estimated 80 tents set up around City Hall. Occupy Philly has 13,191 followers on Facebook and local groups, like the Philly Socialists, Green Jobs Philly, and others have begun organizing stations around the protest, which they still insist will go on for months. Protestors say some local businesses, like Wendy’s, have been friendly...

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VIDEO: Occupy Philly, Day 3 (Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011)

[Video shot and edited by Michael Alan Goldberg] It’s Saturday, the third day of Occupy Philly. As the sun started to set, the drumbeats, tambourine jingles and melodic, hopeful chants at Dilworth Plaza intensified. It was a beautiful night for anything, let alone a protest. Though apparently the turnout wasn’t as impressive as Friday night’s,...

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The Phlog: Occupy Philly Takes Independence Mall

The Phlog: Occupy Philly Takes Independence Mall

At 2:30pm, the Occupy Philly gatherers began a march from their headquartered spot in Dilworth Plaza outside City Hall, to the Liberty Bell. There were an estimated 400 people on the scene, including members of SEIU, who stated they they are officially supporting the protest, and that their union supports the national cause, as well. “This is what they...

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City Will NOT Show Phillies-Cardinals Game at Occupy Philly Tonight (Updated)

There are rumors circulating on the Internet that the City has agreed to project Game 5 of the National League Division Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals at the Occupy Philly gathering at City Hall, beginning at 7:30pm. Mayor Nutter’s press secretary Mark McDonald has confirmed to Philadelphia Weekly that this is not true. “There...

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Mayor Nutter Visits Occupy Philly in Middle of the Night

Mayor Nutter Visits Occupy Philly in Middle of the Night

Michael Graber identifies himself as a Republican, but he came to Occupy Philly last night and stayed until the early morning to support his sister, Vanessa. The unemployed construction worker says he can roll with either political party, which was the case when he saw Mayor Michael Nutter stop by the west entrance of City Hall, where Occupy Philly has been...

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DAILY GRINDER: Philly 311 Epic Fail

Surprise! Philly 311 is a complete failure! (Or, in the words of City Controller Alan Butkovitz, it “didn’t meet any of the key goals established by the Nutter Administration.”) Some key findings: only 7 percent of the 1.3 million calls to 311 in 2010 were monitored. The service was meant to reduce non-emergency calls to 911, though did not. Operators were...

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Occupy Philadelphia LIVE Blog

Occupy Philadelphia LIVE Blog

10:36–LIVE at City Hall on the camp ground of Occupy Philly, we’re be tweeting and live blogging the scenes throughout the night. Vanessa Maria Graber: “I’m here because of all the injustices in our country, especially with the mass amounts of corporate influence and politics. We really need to change the way we elect public officials....

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Occupy Philly: Why Are You Here?

Occupy Philly: Why Are You Here?

Since the beginning of the Occupy Movement, the conservative media’s message has been the same: Those at the protests have no goals, no ambitions and really just don’t know why they’re there. The Daily Caller called the protests “as unorganized as tunnel traffic at rush hour.” Town Hall says they’re “an unorganized bunch of hipsters who have no...

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The Workers World Party Says Occupy Philly is 30 Years in the Making

It’s a party down at City Hall and everyone’s invited—especially if you’ve still got grievances with the bankers who started the Great Recession in the first place. And like most parties, while there may be a uniting factor, everyone’s got their own reasons for joining. Which is probably why the right wing media’s been saying (hoping?) these “Occupy”...

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