Posts Tagged ‘protests’
N.A. Poe talks upcoming ‘SmokeDown’ protest he’s barred from attending

N.A. Poe talks upcoming ‘SmokeDown’ protest he’s barred from attending

N.A. Poe doing some light reading. Last we heard from comedian N.A. Poe, he was being sentenced by a federal judge for his participation—and arrest resistance—at a SmokeDown Prohibition protest at Independence Mall. The comedian/activist’s punishment: A year probation, which includes no pot smoking, and no presence at events where pot smoking may occur. Those...

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Protests continue at Horsham Air Guard Station

Protests continue at Horsham Air Guard Station

More than 90 protesters from the Greater Philadelphia area came out this weekend to protest the proposed drone command center in Horsham, Pennsylvania. It was the latest in a series of monthly protests held by several organizations, including the Brandywine Peace Community and local Green Party affiliates all over southeast Pennsylvania, who are calling their...

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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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Philly protesters amongst those occupying Capitol for Medicaid expansion

Philly protesters amongst those occupying Capitol for Medicaid expansion

Adding to the insanity that is budget week in Harrisburg, protesters from at least seven cities all over Pennsylvania have descended upon the Capitol to push for an expansion of Medicaid, as outlined by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. And they say they’re not leaving until something is done to open the low-income government health care for those...

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For Rosalind Applewhite, the fight for Medicaid is personal

For Rosalind Applewhite, the fight for Medicaid is personal

Rosalind Applewhite of Strawberry Mansion says the Medicaid expansion portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, is personal to her. “People desperately need health care, and the president has made it possible,” she said, holding a sign reading “Health Care is a Right” in Center City. “The Supreme Court has...

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Paid Sick Leave Passes–But Will It Stick?

Hundreds of protesters showed up for Mayor Nutter’s budget speech this morning. Many of them, from unions like AFSCME DC 47, DC 33, were there to protest specifically against Nutter, being that three city unions are still working without contracts, and many blame the mayor for this. They chanted “Bozo sucks!” before the address began, holding signs of Nutter...

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Union Protesters Drown Out Mayor Nutter’s Budget Speech

As expected, Mayor Michael Nutter gave a speech to a packed hall of union protesters, angry at the administration for having worked several years without a new negotiated contract. Things had been a little nutty throughout the morning, as the City Council debated earned sick leave and a couple other issues. Protesters had shown up early with signs portraying...

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DAILY GRINDER: Romney T-Shirt Story Being Exploited for Campaigns, School Choice

DAILY GRINDER: Romney T-Shirt Story Being Exploited for Campaigns, School Choice

Let’s talk about the Mitt Romney T-shirt outragicide! But first, let it be known that if you post the personal contact information of the teacher accused of mocking the student in Port Richmond for wearing the Mitt Romney T-shirt—or anyone else’s personal information, with the intention of that person being harassed, as several people tried to do last...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Gets Involved in Romney T-shirt Flap at ‘Un-American’ School

DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Gets Involved in Romney T-shirt Flap at ‘Un-American’ School

She wasn't wearing these. But they exist. And that's weird. In case you missed it: A teacher at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond is accused of ridiculing one of her students, Samantha Pawlucy, in class for wearing a Mitt Romney t-shirt on ‘Dress down day.’ According to the Inquirer, “Gaymon pointed out the shirt in class, then went...

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PHLOG: Protesters, Democratic Pols Greet Romney in Philly

PHLOG: Protesters, Democratic Pols Greet Romney in Philly

Protesters with Fight For Philly, the SEIU and others were waiting for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett outside the Union League this morning, where the trio stopped by for a fundraiser. About 60 people were on hand chanting slogans for the “Neighborhood swap” event—in...

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