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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 […]

Tensions Over Resistance/Expansion Continue

November 13, 2011 by


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 […]

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 […]

Discussion on Expansion, Resistance Continues

November 7, 2011 by


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 […]

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 […]