Weak winter afternoon sun filters into my office bathing it in cool light. Deep cold is settling in on Burnside Park, where Occupy Providence remains one of the few continuous residential Occupations in the country. Folks are adding layers of tarp to "the domes" and layering cardboard on the ground with plans to huddle together tonight for warmth. As I write some are meeting with their lawyer to discuss their demand that the city provide a day shelter for homeless people so that they have a safe, warm place to go during the day with access to services. They are worki
Below is a press release written and endorsed by the Occupy Philadelphia Interfaith Working Group. It calls for consideration of a 'third way' in ending the dispute between the city and Occupy Philadelphia about whether to move the encampment. In Peace, Lucy
Occupy Philadelphia Interfaith Working Group Calls for Creative, Non-Violent Response
When politics and the economy hand out lemons, what do you do? You gather friends, sing together, eat good food, share words to inspire continued action for social justice, and make lemonade! That's what AFSC supporters did Nov. 12 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Concord.
Bank of America is taking people’s homes through illegal and fraudulent foreclosure proceedings. At its core, the mortgage crisis was created by big banks playing fast and loose with our housing- we’re here to take it back and foreclose on the very institutions that would put us out of our homes! Rally for a moratorium to end all foreclosures. Bank of America on Green Valley Road.
Sherrod Britton, 29, was initiated into the Bloods when he was 18 years old. He joined because he felt lost and wanted to be a part of something.
Sherrod was walking down Peachtree Street past Troy Davis three weeks ago and saw all the tents. "I wanted to know what was going on, so I stopped by, I haven't left since", said Sherrod.
Sherrod expressed feeling a deep connection to the message and process of Occupy Atlanta." I stayed for the common cause, speaking for the people. I feel strongly that we have the right to jobs, health care, and affordable higher education."
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