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Two Groups Seeking To Meet With City

November 15, 2011 by

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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 […]

The Three Jewels of Occupy Philly

November 13, 2011 by

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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

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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 […]

Discussion on Expansion, Resistance Continues

November 7, 2011 by

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Discussion was much calmer Sunday night than previous nights as the General Assembly focused on the logistics of staying at Dilworth Plaza, also known as the People’s Plaza. The discussion was imminent due to the renovation project, slated to begin in November. A great deal of resistance surrounds the renovation project, let alone the discussion […]

Occupy, Nutter Engage in Long Awaited Meeting

October 31, 2011 by

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Representatives of various working groups from Occupy Philadelphia met with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and a team of about 15 city employees at the American Friends Service Center at 15th and Cherry Streets on Sunday. The agenda was planned by representatives of the working groups  prior to the meeting and four members of Occupy volunteered to facilitate the meeting. […]

The There and There Nots

October 31, 2011 by

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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 […]

Occupy, City To Meet on Sunday

October 29, 2011 by

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A meeting is planned between Occupy members and Philadelphia city officials on Sunday at 4 p.m., when representatives from Occupy can provide the city with a letter drafted by Occupiers, according to an announcement during Thursday’s General Assembly. The meeting with city officials is among several important meetings on Sunday. At noon, Occupiers are encouraged […]