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The Three Jewels of Occupy Philly

November 13, 2011 by


Since my time at Occupy Philly, I have heard a few ridiculous things. The idea that we are all unemployed is laughable, that we are all college students is ignorant, and that we are all running amok with no understanding of the real world is supremely naive. We are not all socialists. We have a […]

Direct Democracy in Action

November 8, 2011 by


The Legal Support Group submitted a  proposal Tuesday evening to the General Assembly (GA) to determine whether or not the occupiers agreed to the basic premise of meeting with the city. The GA has provided the Legal Support Group with the power to communicate with the City of Philadelphia on its behalf. The proposal stems […]

WHY I’M STILL HERE: Greetings from a Maverick Occupier

November 7, 2011 by


By Orlando Enrique Fiol Three weeks ago, when I first heard about Occupy Philadelphia, I was thrilled by the prospect of making a difference in my adopted city for the past 11 years. Like many across the country and around the world, I felt frustrated with gross inequalities, persistent inequities and a capitalist system that […]

The There and There Nots

October 31, 2011 by


As with most burgeoning political actions, it is understandable to experience rapid growth when the action is just and touches the lives of many. Unlike singular actions of late, for example the environmental action to save endangered species or the sustainable movement arguing against fossil fuels, the Occupy movement represents overlapping issues, an amalgamation of […]