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Activism: Five Historical Activism Locations In Philadelphia

Activism: Five Historical Activism Locations In Philadelphia

As the birthplace of the U.S., Philadelphia holds the history of William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and many others. These people stood on the front lines of making a change, not necessarily in battle, but in their activism, standing up for what they felt was right and to change what was wrong. Throughout the years, […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Get Lucid Fuses Art With Activism

Arts & Entertainment: Get Lucid Fuses Art With Activism

There is a party going on in Philadelphia that is unlike any other. Get Lucid, the self-proclaimed activist dance party, is a unique blend of musicians, writers, visual artists and performers that gather together in an effort to raise awareness and support for a variety of political, social and environmental issues. The live events, which […]

 By Michele Aweeky, David Pulli, Lindsey Muller and Nicole Thomas-Holder

Center City: Occupy Philly Movement Finds Support from Friends

Center City: Occupy Philly Movement Finds Support from Friends

After much resistance, the Occupy Philly movement has officially left Dilworth Plaza. Nov. 27 was the deadline given to the encampment at Dilworth Plaza. The leadership of the movement was given an eviction notice by the city and was expected to be cleared out by 5 p.m. The area was not vacated until the morning […]

 By Colin Kerrigan

Center City: Occupy Philadelphia Protestors Evicted

Center City: Occupy Philadelphia Protestors Evicted

Hundreds of police officers moved in early this morning and surrounded City Hall to issue the final eviction notice to Occupy Philadelphia protestors before they started to make arrests. They gave the protestors three warnings before they moved into the camp. The group of 25 protestors held its ground while Police Capt. William Fisher issued […]

 By Dana Ricci and Jillian Crull

Center City: Occupy Philly Lacks Hispanic Presence

Center City: Occupy Philly Lacks Hispanic Presence

Where are the Hispanics at Occupy Philly? Ariel Paz, a coordinator for the demonstration, could not say. He was sure he had seen some, but could not specify if there was a strong Hispanic presence. “We’re trying to make a city here,” Paz said. “The point is not to think in terms of building, but […]

 By David Pulli

Center City: Philadelphians Rally Against ‘Corporate Control’

Center City: Philadelphians Rally Against ‘Corporate Control’

As the City Council met for its weekly session today, protesters fed up with government policies, rallied outside of City Hall.  A diverse crowd of old and young slowly formed just before nine under sunny skies and a watchful eye of law enforcement. On Sept. 17, “Occupy Wall Street” began in New York City. There, […]