Occupy Movement

(Nate Kleinman with Occupy Philly  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

2012 Year in Review: ‘Occupy’ Convention in Philadelphia During July 4th Festivities

Over the last Fourth of July weekend, Philadelphia was the place for a national gathering of the “Occupy” movement.

12/31/2012

(Richard Trumka addresses the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convention at the Pa. Convention Center in Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

AFL-CIO Head Tells Pa. Conventioneers To Work Hard To Fight Anti-Union Forces

Richard Trumka, former head of the United Mine Workers and a graduate of Villanova Law School, now heads the national AFL-CIO.

03/27/2012

(Credit: Brad Segall)

Montco Man Who Took Part in ‘Occupy Philly’ Sets Sight on Schwartz’s Congressional Seat

Nathan Kleinman, 29, is believed to be the first member of the “Occupy” movement to announce his intention to run for US Congress.

02/21/2012

(A moment of the six-week "Occupy Philadelphia" encampment.   Credit: Jim Melwert)

Part 4: Politics & The Economy

The economy seems stalled, and at least one expert thinks it will likely stay that way for a while.

12/02/2011

(City workers dispose of shipping pallets and other items that had been accumulating at the "Occupy Philadelphia" encampment, on the west side of City Hall.  Credit:  Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Begins Cleanup, Gingerly, Of ‘Occupied’ City Hall Apron

Crews from the city’s Department of Streets were beginning to dispose of pallets and trash from the encampment even as many protesters remained at the site.

11/28/2011

(Some members of "Occupy Philadelphia" were arrested by Philadelphia Police last week after blocking traffic on the Market Street bridge at 30th Street.   Credit: John McDevitt)

Some ‘Occupy Philly’ Campers Say Protest Group Is Too Splintered

Some members of “Occupy Philadelphia” are concerned about the group’s future.

11/21/2011

(Pastor Michael Pierce, a member of "Occupy Philadelphia."  Photos by John McDevitt)

Occupy Philadelphia Tries To Unify Its Splintered Governance

An effort is underway among “Occupy Philadelphia” members to improve unity among the various working groups within the camp, so its message can be conveyed in a peaceful and effective manner.

11/18/2011

(Protesters block the Market Street bridge, near 30th Street.   Credit: John McDevitt)

Dozens Of ‘Occupy Philly’ Protesters Arrested Following March From City Hall To 30th Street Bridge

Organizers say the rally and march is part of the National Day of Action with the Unemployed.

11/17/2011

(Members of City Council, foreground, seem disinterested as members of "Occupy Philadelphia" interrupt Thursday's meeting.  Credit:  Mike Dunn)

‘Occupy Philly’ Protesters Briefly Disrupt City Council Meeting

About 40-50 members stood and shouted for about ten minutes just as Council president Anna Verna was about to begin the meeting.

11/17/2011

(Members of Occupy Philadelphia have created a mini-encampment on Independence Mall.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Independence Mall ‘Occupier’ Fined $125 For Sleeping On The Job

Occupy Philadelphia obtained a demonstration permit, which prohibits sleeping at the site.

11/16/2011

(Credit: John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio)

Philadelphia’s Tea Party Association Uses Social Media To Respond To ‘Occupy’ Protests

The Independence Hall Tea Party Association says the group has created a coalition it calls Liberate Philadelphia/Liberate America. And, it started a Facebook page to try to sort out the truth.

10/16/2011

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, right, is accompanied by Officer Chris Frazier during a walkthrough at the "Occupy Philadelphia" site on October 7th.  Credit:  Paul Kurtz)

‘Occupy Philly’ Costing Police Dept. $33,000 A Day In Overtime

The “Occupy Philadelphia” protest at City Hall was in its sixth day on Tuesday, with several hundred protesters camping out on Dilworth Plaza.

10/11/2011

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Occupy Philadelphia: Day Five

It’s day five of the protests and tents remain set up outside City Hall.

10/10/2011

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