Monday, October 31, 2011

The Times Herald - Occupy Norristown group plans a Saturday, Nov. 5 rally at Montgomery County Courthouse

The Times Herald - Occupy Norristown group plans a Saturday, Nov. 5 rally at Montgomery County Courthouse: "NORRISTOWN — A group of 15 Occupy Norristown protesters voted to hold its first official rally on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Montgomery County Courthouse."

Democratic Party afraid of class war, surrendering

The Washington Monthly - Ten Miles Square - Democrats Wrong To Play Defense On Class Warfare: "In response, the Democrats have taken every chance presented to them to once again go on defense by rejecting the allegation. By so doing, they are completely forgoing the opportunity to acknowledge that there is most assuredly such a war, it’s been raging for decades, and it’s high time that people begin to focus on who is on the side of the rich and who is on the side of the middle class and the poor."

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

End-the-Silence March Saturday (bring umbrella)

End the Silence March: "We will be silently marching to Temple University this Saturday, and their guest speaker is Bill Clinton. We will be walking to the public event to stand up for those in the 99% whose voices have been silenced by the politicians in our failing political system.

We are fighting for those who have lost a their job from NAFTA, fighting for equality and rights in the Poor, LGBTQ, Women's, working communities. We want to break down all racial and socio-economic barriers, and fight for our common goal.

We want to have large signs that have one or two word phrases such as; Health Care, Education, Equality, and so forth. Then we want to cover our mouths with those same phrases OR Corporate Logos.

Occupy Philadelphia!"

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Monday, October 24, 2011

In return for going green, free SEPTA tokens to be offered Wednesday : The Temple News

In return for going green, free SEPTA tokens to be offered Wednesday : The Temple News: "Temple Student Government will be giving away 50 free SEPTA tokens on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., in an effort to promote the use of public transportation, as well as recycling and water refill stations on campus, in honor of Sustainability Week."

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Under pressure to make arrests, police and troopers push back - Times Union

Under pressure to make arrests, police and troopers push back - Times Union: "ALBANY -- In a tense battle of wills, state troopers and Albany police held off making arrests of dozens of protesters near the Capitol over the weekend even as Albany's mayor, under pressure from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration, had urged his police chief to enforce a city curfew."

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Careerism and a cause.

A wannabe movie maker strongly encouraged some people to block a busy city street with 15 people as a protest against police brutality. These fifteen would have easily fit on the sidewalk. The city held off as long as possible, then was forced to arrest them. Their numbers were so small that their right to free speech did not require blocking the whole street.

This action was NOT approved in the GA of #occupyphilly. And Occupy Philly sources who talked to the press strongly confirmed this.

The corporate press and assorted trolls jumped on the story and it even was on livestream as the first Occupy Philly arrests. The group did nothing to disabuse anyone of this misconception and even released a statement of demands to the press.

We wish the movie maker success in his career. But respectfully ask him not to blur the lines between his stunts and legitimate protest.

People arrested on 8th Street NOT from Occupy Philly #ows

Metro - Occupy Philly Members Protest Outside 8th Street Police Headquarters, Release Statement: "Occupy Philly stresses that the protestors are individuals and do not represent the movement as a whole, but provided them with food, a medical watch and blankets to weather a chilly night.

8th Street participants released a statement and list of demands this morning. According to the group's Facebook, the statement does not speak for the Occupy Philly's General Assembly or for the movement as a whole."

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Small group trying to smear #occupyphilly

Media waiting to pounce as small group claiming to be #occupyphilly tries to provoke police at 8th and Race streets. This action can only help the banks and provide plenty of material to smear and trash #occupyphilly. Wake up people. Denounce this group.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

#occupyphilly chases off austerity goon

Temple University students marching to join Occupy Philly today (Bisola/Lockerz)
Daily Kos: Fearing Occupy Philly, Eric Cantor cancels speech: "Eric Cantor was scheduled to give a speech about the Republican approach to income inequality at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia today. Earlier in the week, Cantor's staff said the speech would discuss "how we make sure the people at the top stay there."
However, he cancelled the appearance amid reports that the event would be open to the public, and thus flooded with Occupy Philly protesters:"

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