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We’re Still Here

November 28, 2011 by

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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

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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 […]

Occupy Philly Votes to Move to Thomas Paine – NOW

November 17, 2011 by

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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 […]

Occupy Votes to Occupy Evicted Home

November 17, 2011 by

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The GA also voted upon a second proposal, which garnered less attention. The proposal was submitted by the Working Groups People of Color, Direct Action, and Radical Caucus. A member of Radical Caucus introduced a Philadelphia woman who was evicted from her home. The woman, identified as Florence, spoke directly to the GA. She explained […]

Groups Meet With City Representatives

November 16, 2011 by

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Occupy Philly Legal Collective meets with aides, told to wait While one group met with Philadelphia City officials Tuesday afternoon, another group was told it would need to wait. Members of Reasonable Solutions announced at Monday’s General Assembly (GA), through a member of Outreach, that a meeting had been scheduled with City officials. The notes […]

Tensions Over Resistance/Expansion Continue

November 13, 2011 by

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The past week have raised several questions about Occupy Philly that have no easy answers, including how the movement will proceed and if the relationship with the city is irreparable. At Friday night’s General Assembly (GA), an estimated 300 people turned out to participate in the discussion about whether Occupy should stay in Dilworth Plaza […]

Why Did the Big, Black Box Cross the Road?

November 8, 2011 by

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While many enjoyed the wedding at Occupy on Sunday afternoon, others were across the street in Municipal Services Building Plaza, or Thomas Paine Plaza, trying to decide how to protect a black warming box constructed overnight. A big, black box sitting adjacent to the statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo was the issue. With no […]