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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 […]

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 […]

Why Did the Big, Black Box Cross the Road?

November 8, 2011 by


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 […]

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 […]