The Occupy National Gathering’s Independence Day March

By: Friday July 6, 2012 2:08 pm

On the night of the Fourth of July, occupiers gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the Occupy National Gathering planned for ending their five-day event with a march to the Philadelphia Art Museum, where they could hear a concert put on by the musical group The Roots and watch fireworks. A march of at least five [...]

Occupying the Fourth of July

By: Wednesday July 4, 2012 10:11 am

“… I shall see, this day, and its popular characteristics, from the slave’s point of view. Standing, there, identified with the American bondman, making his wrongs mine, I do not hesitate to declare, with all my soul, that the character and conduct of this nation never looked blacker to me than on this 4th of [...]

Nighttime Solidarity with Veterans at Occupy National Gathering

By: Tuesday July 3, 2012 9:44 am

UPDATE Veterans for Peace work out agreement that allows them to remain on Independence Mall. Original Post A small group of military veterans from Veterans for Peace decided they were not going to leave Independence Mall, even though their permit expired at 9 pm EST. One of the veterans, Bill Perry, negotiated with police as [...]

Occupy National Gathering Regains Access to Water at Firehouse

By: Monday July 2, 2012 6:12 pm

A Philadelphia firehouse across the street from a Quaker meeting house, which occupiers have been using as a home base throughout the Occupy National Gathering, gave occupiers access to their water once again this morning. The firefighters had initially granted occupiers access to the water, but had subsequently closed and locked a gate to block [...]

Twenty-Seven Arrested in March at Occupy National Gathering

By: Monday July 2, 2012 12:00 am

(update below) At least twenty-seven people were arrested in an impromptu march at the Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia. Two of the people arrested were livestreamers—Jesse Hadden of Occupy PDX and “Cowboy Mike” of Occupy Philly. Two of the people arrested were also medics. Here is video of the “kettling” and arrests: Most of the [...]

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