Posts Tagged ‘Occupy Wall Street’
U.S. Congressional Candidate Boockvar Responds to Mumia Smear Attacks

U.S. Congressional Candidate Boockvar Responds to Mumia Smear Attacks

U.S. Congressional candidate Kathy Boockvar (D-PA) U.S. Congressional candidate Kathy Boockvar held a press conference in Philadelphia yesterday alongside former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams to denounce a website and attack mailer which oddly link the candidate to infamous Philly cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. The...

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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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DAILY GRINDER: Will You Protest With Occupy or Strippers?

DAILY GRINDER: Will You Protest With Occupy or Strippers?

At 3 p.m. today, a group of strippers (more than 80 planning to attend at this point) will protest in front of the Daily News over a recent cover story regarding prostitution arrests at the Gold Club in Center City. Mostly, they’re pissed the Daily News went out of its way to quote Dr. Mary Ann Layden, who, according to the blog Sex With Timaree, “implies...

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Week After Justice Dept. Occupation, ‘May Day’ Rally Coming to Philly

Week After Justice Dept. Occupation, ‘May Day’ Rally Coming to Philly

Thousands of people—according to reports—were in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday to protest the Department of Justice and demand the immediate release of Philadelphia police officer murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal. A similar event will take place in Philly next week and protesters are calling it “May Day.” Protesters, including Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Pam Africa...

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WATCH: Mumia Abu-Jamal’s First Interview Off Death Row, Says OWS a ‘Damn Good Beginning’

In his first interview since being taken off death row, Mumia Abu-Jamal spoke with Russian Television on April 11. In the wide-ranging interview, Jamal speaks of what it’s been like spending more than half his life on death row, where in the world he’d like to visit and the Occupy Wall Street Movement — which he says, if it wants to make a real impact...

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DAILY GRINDER: Philadelphia Man Arrested on Suspicion of Helping #OWS Dump Shit

A 25-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested on suspicion of helping Occupy Wall Street protesters drag and dump containers of human feces and urine in Lower Manhattan. According to the New York Police Department, OWS members dragged “large quantities of human urine and feces” into an open air plaza at the corner of Nassau and Cedar Streets, the dumped the...

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‘Occupy’ Police Capt. Ray Lewis Comes Back to Philly to Set Record Straight

‘Occupy’ Police Capt. Ray Lewis Comes Back to Philly to Set Record Straight

Image: Michael Albany Former Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis, who became a prominent face in the Occupy Wall Street movement last year, stood on the North side of City Hall for a few hours yesterday next to a sign which read, “To understand us, watch ‘Inside Job,’ Free online; a film about Corporate Greed, not 9/11.’” “I want to let people know...

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Occupy/Faith Dialogue at Temple University Hosts Conflicting Points of View

Occupy/Faith Dialogue at Temple University Hosts Conflicting Points of View

The Dialogue Institute at Temple University hosted a panel discussion this afternoon to talk about the role of religion in social reform and, specifically, the Occupy movement. In attendance were about 20 religious leaders, members of the Occupy movement, Temple students and others. The discussion was presented as a panel, in which each member had a few minutes...

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Ex-Philly Police Captain Lewis Resolves Occupy Wall Street Case

Ex-Philly Police Captain Lewis Resolves Occupy Wall Street Case

Photo: Michael Alan Goldberg Former Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis, who was arrested participating in an Occupy Wall Street protest in November, has accepted a deal from Manhattan prosecutors which will allow him to avoid probation and jail time. Lewis had been arrested for blocking a street during the height of the Occupy Wall Street protests in the fall....

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DAILY GRINDER: ‘Occupy’ Creating its Own Inclusive ‘Facebook’

A bunch of activists within the Occupy Wall Street movement are attempting to create their own version of Facebook to redesign social networking in the era of global protest. Being that you’ve got the whole ‘Anonymous’ thing going on, as well as the hashtags and the Twitter and blogs like this one, seems like a sweet idea, right? The weird part: In spite...

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