Brandywine Peace Community came down to Occupy Philadelphia to perform
their weekly Tuesday vigil from 4:00pm to 5:30pm (I joined them once
I'd taken a few pictures around the area). We were all very distressed
to hear about the 1:00am police raid on the original
Occupy encampment, the Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti (Liberty)
Park. we were all pretty nervous that the same would happen to us.
Occupy Philly - Day 40
This fellow asks "Stop exploiting Black and Latino workers." Near the
end of our vigil, we saw a number of high-ranking police officers show
up and stroll through the Occupy Philly encampment. I left to get
dinner, came back later and saw a young woman smiling and holding up a
sign saying "We're okay!"
Fox News was of course quite pleased at
the trashing of OWS. Police destroyed personal
and communal property of the New York Occupiers. Photos
of the breaking-up of OWS from the National Post.
Slowly, but surely though, OWS and all of its associated Occupations
tha national conversation from budget deficits to citizen needs.
The Ocupation Library.
Some folks though, refuse to get the message and are still pushing the
absurd Cat Food Commision II solution to a problem that very few agree is
actually a problem to begin with. What's far worse is that
Democrats appear to be ready to agree to a completely one-sided deal.
For Republicans to say "No new taxes, period" is entirely
understandable, but why Democrats don't simply say "Okay, well then,
there's no deal and it's all your fault" and then push for a bill to
cancel the whole deal just absolutely baffles me. It's not like
President Obama came out of the debt-limit
cave-in looking like anything other than a complete chump.
Very interesting to see how much federal
presence there is in the various Occupy crackdowns all across the
country. Why was the Mayor of Oakland, CA on a conference call with 18
other mayors who are all dealing with Occupations?
We'll see what happens next. The
plan for Occupy Philadelphia if the encampment is broken up, is to
"come to city hall ASAP; bring friends, signs, & support; spread
the word. Then meet the following day at 4 p.m. at Rittenhouse
Park (19th & Walnut in center city Philadelphia)."