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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 12:55 PM

National Occupy Gathering Set For July 4 In Philly

Source: Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Get ready for Occupy Fourth of July in the cradle of liberty.

Occupy groups from across the country are headed to Philadelphia for a national gathering on Independence Mall, seeking to unify their far-flung movement against economic inequality a half-year after police evicted protesters from encampments in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York and other cities. The event, which starts Saturday and runs through July 4, is expected to bring about 1,500 protesters for marches, speakers and camping during the city's annual Independence Day festivities.

That has Philadelphia officials bracing for extra people during a week that already brings more than 1 million tourists to town for concerts, fireworks and other celebrations. While the Occupy Philadelphia protests last year were largely peaceful, the city eventually became frustrated with protesters' refusal to leave a City Hall plaza and police evicted those who remained in late November; several dozen protesters were arrested in the raid's aftermath.

Philadelphia Managing Director Rich Negrin said city officials have been preparing for the Occupy gathering, a conference being held by a spinoff group known as The 99% Working Group and other events planned by tea party activists.


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Reply National Occupy Gathering Set For July 4 In Philly (Original post)
Purveyor Jun 2012 OP
Huey P. Long Jun 2012 #1
Lindsay Jun 2012 #2
goclark Jun 2012 #3
Uncle Joe Jun 2012 #4
BumRushDaShow Jun 2012 #5
goclark Jun 2012 #6
goclark Jun 2012 #7
Huey P. Long Jun 2012 #8

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 12:56 PM

1. occupy.

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:02 PM

2. Solidarity.

We need it more than ever.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:58 PM

3. K and R! That's what I've been talking about...

This time we need to join with the Young People and support their Brave Efforts!

I wish I could be there!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 02:04 PM

4. Kicked and recommended for Philadelphia Freedom.

Thanks for the thread, Purveyor.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 05:33 PM

5. "expected to bring about 1,500 protesters"

I "expect" there will be more than that there. They have had general assemblies with upwards of 1000 and had some 300+ tents kicked off of the spot where they were occupying.

Get ready for hot fun in the summertime here in Philly!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 04:52 AM

6. Kick and Kick some more!

OCCUPY! OCCUPY! OCCUPY!

Now let's see how many Rthugs will turn out to stand against them ~
Let's make a bet ~ I say 20 MAX

Rthugs are scared Bullies!!


Is there a way to donate to the OCCUPY movement?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 11:49 AM

7. New link to the happenings!

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Sat Jun 30, 2012, 12:30 PM

8. DETAILS-

 



WHAT TO EXPECT
WHAT TO BRING supplies for individuals and groups that you will need during your stay at NatGat.
WHERE TO SLEEP Find out about where you can sleep.
SCHEDULE and the LEARN & CREATE PAGE to get an idea of planned activities.
When you arrive at Independence Mall (5th and Market) you will be greeted by our lovely info table volunteers who will give you a welcome packet with maps and information. You will then be asked to sign up for a couple of volunteer shifts during the week. And finally, if you are in any way, shape or form, going to be anywhere near getting arrested, you will be sent to our legal collective to give your vital information so that we can track you while in jail.
Please be prepared to camp! Due to Philadelphia weather in July, tents more than likely won’t be necessary, so you may not want to bring them. This will save space for others to sleep in whichever location(s) we all end up. Don’t forget to include rain gear such as tarps and garbage bags – bags have worked especially well for our Occupy Philly bank sleepers. Also, pack light and prepare to be on the move in the event of police aggression.
PLEASE NOTE: We are attempting to confirm sanctuary options for at-risk people and the infirm. Nothing is guaranteed at this point, however, so please plan accordingly.

http://www.occupynationalgathering.com/
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National Occupy gathering set for July 4 in Philly
Posted: Jun 29, 2012 9:24 AM CDT

By PATRICK WALTERS
Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Get ready for Occupy Fourth of July in the cradle of liberty.

Occupy groups from across the country are headed to Philadelphia for a national gathering on Independence Mall, seeking to unify their far-flung movement against economic inequality a half-year after police evicted protesters from encampments in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York and other cities. The event, which starts Saturday and runs through July 4, is expected to bring about 1,500 protesters for marches, speakers and camping during the city's annual Independence Day festivities.

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http://www.wset.com/story/18914702/occupy-readies-for-national-conference-in-philly

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Occupy National Gathering: http://www.occupynationalgathering.com/

Continental Congress 2.0: http://www.the99declaration.org/

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You can contact us via Twitter @OccupyNG and through Facebook.
Please direct all press inquiries to media@occupynationalgathering.com. You can also email us if you would like to join our media team and help cover #NatGat!
Visit the official National Gathering MEDIA PAGE to find out who is tweeting, streaming and writing about #NatGat.

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June 30 Through July 4: Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia – OccupyWallSt.org
Occupy National Gathering Plans National Gathering in Philly – The Wall Street Journal
Occupy Philly Addresses National Gathering, Says They’ve ‘Learned’ – Philadelphia Weekly
Insight: Can Occupy Wall Street Survive? – Reuters
Occupy, Tea Party Groups Plan Independence Mall Appearances This Fourth of July – WHYY’s Newsworks
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Occupy National Gathering
Want to help get the word out about the Occupy National Gathering taking place from June 30 - July 4? Thousands of Occupiers from across the country - and possibly the world - will converge at Independence Mall in Philadelphia for 5 days of network building, direct actions, fun - and envisioning a blueprint for a democratic future. The gathering culminates in a march with the Guitarmy up to Wall Street!

http://www.occupynationalgathering.com/

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