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 [...]

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 [...]

Philadelphia Mayor Wants Occupy National Gathering Participants to Go Thirsty in Heat

By: Sunday July 1, 2012 4:26 pm

(update below) CLARIFICATION: Quakers at Arch Street were never told by city to not provide water to occupiers. Record-breaking heat has been sweeping the United States. The Occupy movement is holding a major National Gathering in Philadelphia right now, where the temperature has reached ninety-five degrees Fahrenheit. Anyone spending hours out in this weather needs to [...]

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