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We’re Still Here

November 28, 2011 by


While it is unclear when the Philadelphia Police Department will enter Dilworth Plaza, or the People’s Plaza, to clear Occupy Philly, the movement now has a much sharper focus of the sense of community and solidarity needed to move beyond this two-month incubation. Last night, hundreds of people gathered in solidarity, using a progressive people’s […]

Occupy Philly Braces for Eviction, Mayor Claims OP Moving to Paine Plaza

November 27, 2011 by


Occupy Philly is bracing for its most important direct action to date: Standing in solidarity against the City of Philadelphia. While Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter tweeted this evening that Occupy has signed a new permit to move across the street to Municipal Services Building Plaza, also known as Thomas Paine Plaza, the real Occupy has […]

City: You Can Occupy But Not Really

November 22, 2011 by


The Occupy Philly Legal Collective reported to the General Assembly (GA) Monday night that both the permit applications submitted for the Municipal Services Building Plaza, or Thomas Paine Plaza, have been denied. Both the Collective and the Reasonable Solutions Working Group submitted applications separately for Thomas Paine Plaza. Rather, the City of Philadelphia has provided […]

Occupy Philly Votes to Move to Thomas Paine – NOW

November 17, 2011 by


After at least two hours of discussion, the Occupy Philly General Assembly has voted to move from Dilworth Plaza, or People’s Plaza, to Municipal Services Building Plaza, or Thomas Paine Plaza. The meeting began with clarifications by the Legal Collective, including that the eviction notice was no guarantee the City of Philadelphia would not come […]

Two Groups Seeking To Meet With City

November 15, 2011 by


Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is getting a lot of attention from Occupy Philly; in fact, two groups were seeking to meet with him today. At the beginning of Monday’s General Assembly (GA), a representative of Outreach read a statement from the Reasonable Solutions Working Group (WG) during Working Group Reportbacks. She made it clear that […]

Resistance/Expansion Proposal Heads for Friday Vote

November 10, 2011 by


The General Assembly (GA) crafted a proposal Wednesday evening to stay at Dilworth Plaza (People’s Plaza), expand to the Municipal Services Building Plaza (Thomas Paine Plaza), and make demands on City Hall. The proposal will go up for a vote on Friday. The proposal reads as follows: Occupy Philadelphia will stay at Dilworth Plaza at […]

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 […]