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From June 30th to July 4th, the Occupy movement will convene the Occupy National Gathering in the vicinity of Philadelphia’s Independence Mall for a week of direct actions, movement building and the creation of a vision for a democratic future. The National Gathering will kick off with a massive march with Healthcare-Now! in solidarity with their fight for the right to health. On July 5th we will conclude by joining Guitarmy for a 99 mile march from Philadelphia to Wall Street in Lower Manhattan.
All activities will be on Independence Mall (5th and Market) and surrounding parks unless otherwise noted.
9am – Set-up – Independence Mall and surrounding location
10am – 1pm – Occupy Cafe, Friends Center, 15th & Cherry
11am – 3pm – Occupy Caravans arrive
11am – 1:30pm – Speakers
1:45pm – 3pm – Open Space, Workshops, and Speaker Follow-up Sessions
3pm – NatGat Welcome – Main Stage
3:30pm – “Know Your Rights” training – Main Stage
Originally posted by pavil
reply to post by GareyGaia
Nope, reality. What big thing has OWS done/changed?
Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by jibeho
Same as you, I just have reading comprehension.
All they are doing on the 4th, is having an open discussion.
By the way, you posted the schedule for June 30th not July 4th.edit on 2-7-2012 by Kali74 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Anonymous404
I definitely wouldn't go out. You might catch a little second-hand democracy.
I hear it all the freaking time....it is such an inconvenience. Really? I guess the only convenient thing America cares about is a burger joint on every corner and getting robbed by the banks.
I figured you were smart enough to follow the link.
It still states that they will have a final march on July 4th.
No comment on the rejection of this event from the big wigs in the NY General Assembly?
“We’re kind of like an offshoot of the Occupy movement,” said Robert Manning, 99D member and convention co-organizer. “We’re not representing ourselves as the Occupy movement.”
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by detachedindividual
the idiot public are too comfortable and don't want to be "inconvenienced" by a protest.
A protest in DC makes sense. A protest in Philly on the 4th does not.
It most definately IS an inconvenience TO ME & MY FAMILY having them in Philly on the 4th.
If having them there did any good .. I'd be for it. But it doesn't do any good. DC would do good.
BTW ... Seeing the obvious about this doesn't make me part of any 'idiot public' ...
Originally posted by jibeho
Who's in charge here?? Talk amongst yourselves..
Originally posted by irsuccubus
Born and Raised here and I say Welcome friends! Watch out for those tricky piggies, sour faced tourists, clueless residents and Eunuch public officials..... and most importantly
Illegitimi non carborundumedit on 2-7-2012 by irsuccubus because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Darkrunner
So the career protesters are at it again?
Protest on the sidewalks, and try not to interfere with people that actually have real life obligations to attend to.
And try to sh!t in a toilet while you're at it.edit on 2-7-2012 by Darkrunner because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by zroth
The Constitution was written in Philadelphia State House The Constitution of the United States of America is signed by 38 of 41 delegates present at the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. People don't know their history and that is why we are f$%^ed
I minored in History in college. History is irrelevant to this discussion. What is going on NOW is what is important. Protesting in a place that history happened 250 years ago .. that doesn't change things NOW. NOW laws are made in DC. NOW things are happening in DC that change the course of America.
edit on 7/2/2012 by FlyersFan because: typo