Posts Tagged ‘Occupy Philly’
DAILY GRINDER: Death, Taxes and Shopping: Black Friday Craziness

DAILY GRINDER: Death, Taxes and Shopping: Black Friday Craziness

Image: Shutterstock It’s likely you’re not reading this blog, because you’ve been waiting outside Target since 4 a.m. and—also very likely—stampeded over at least one senior citizen to get in the store, murdering him. Hey, he can wait, but those Q-tips in aisle 8 can’t! We’re just kidding, of course; Target’s actually been open since midnight. Nevertheless,...

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How Does Occupy Philly End? [UPDATED]

How Does Occupy Philly End? [UPDATED]

Last night, Occupy Philly voted to reject the city’s permit offer to move from Dilworth Plaza and occupy Thomas Paine Plaza from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. until December 20. The group says they want to appeal the permit, though on Monday, Deputy Mayor Rich Negrin forcefully said the group has until 5 p.m. today to officially declare to accept the new permit. The city has...

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DAILY GRINDER: Drexel Student Arrested in Egypt Protests

One of the Americans arrested during the Egypt protests, Gregory Porter, is a Drexel University student and resident of Glenside. He and two other Americans were accused of throwing firebombs from a rooftop within the university compound near Tahrir Square. ‘International and area studies’ probably doesn’t sound like one of those majors where you could...

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Occupy Philly Likely To Decide on Move Tonight

Occupy Philly Likely To Decide on Move Tonight

An active Occupy Philadelphia member “strongly” believes there will be a vote at tonight’s General Assembly on whether or not to move to Thomas Paine Plaza and/or to take up the city on its offer for a 9 a.m.-7 p.m. permit. The Occupation has already decided to “relocate” to Thomas Paine Plaza without the restrictions set by the city — and before...

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DAILY GRINDER: Occupy Philly Told To Move; Offered ‘Non-Occupation’ Deal

I can’t really remember; what’s a kick in the groin feel like, again? Oh, right: The City of Philadelphia has decided Occupy Philly cannot keep their tents or protest at City Hall. And they can move to Thomas Paine Plaza, so long as they don’t bring their tents and only hang around from—get this—9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (And no video games until you’ve finished...

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DAILY GRINDER: Will Ret. Philly Police Captain’s Occupy Arrest Influence Law Enforcement?

Former Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis was arrested at Occupy Wall Street last week and then went on MSNBC’s weekend liberal nerd show “Up with Chris Hayes” to talk about it. He went so far to say, “Corporate America is using our police departments as hired thugs.” Earnes A. Canning at Brad Blog thinks Lewis’ point has the potential to “spread...

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Hundreds March For Infrastructure Jobs; Rally on Market Street Bridge, 24 Arrested

Hundreds March For Infrastructure Jobs; Rally on Market Street Bridge, 24 Arrested

Hundreds of people, including members of Fight For Philly, Occupy Philly, Action United, the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, and the National Hospital Union, began rallying at the Northwest corner of Dilworth Plaza, readying for their march to the Market Street Bridge at 4 p.m. Their goal: Support the Occupy National Day of Action and infrastructure jobs in...

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DAILY GRINDER: Here’s What Happened With Occupy Philly’s Move and Re-Move Last Night

After yesterday’s arrests on the Market Street Bridge, members of Occupy Philly voted to move their tent city from Dilworth Plaza to Thomas Paine Plaza, across the street. So, they started moving there. Then, police told them to turn around because they didn’t have a permit. So they did. Meanwhile, the Occupy Philly legal team was meeting with Mayor Nutter...

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Protesters Arrested on Market Street Bridge [UPDATED]

Protesters Arrested on Market Street Bridge [UPDATED]

After a march from Dilworth Plaza to the Market Street Bridge, 23 24 protesters were arrested, including members of Fight For Philly, Action United and Occupy Philly. I live-tweeted this thing earlier, which, maybe you were following? If not, check it out here. Many of those arrested sat down with arms clasped across the bridge, holding signs saying “Willing...

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Giving Thanks to Occupy Philly: David Allen’s “Can Corporations Do Both?”

As you warm your oven and buy your butter, it’s always nice to put on some tunes, light the candles, and forget about the daily world. At the same time, when we can plainly see how many people living at Occupy Philly do so because it’s safer than being on the streets or at the mercy of social services, it’s only appropriate to drop this record...

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