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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 […]

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 […]

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

November 7, 2011 by

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dilworth Renovation Panel Becomes Forum for Occupiers

October 29, 2011 by

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While planners of the renovation of the Dilworth Plaza planned to discuss the design process on last week, the meeting became a forum for many Occupiers to ask questions about the use of $50 million at a time of economic crisis. The City of Philadelphia is preparing for a major renovation of Dilworth Plaza, which […]

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 […]