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On Wednesday, Dec.7, DA Seth Williams announced that he would not seek the reinstatement of the death penalty by not calling for a new sentencing hearing for death row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal. Read more in the new article by David Love in The Grio, entitled From Troy Davis to Mumia: Have we turned a corner on the death penalty?
Today is the 30th anniversary of Mumia's arrest on Dec. 9, 1981. An historic event for Mumia featuring Cornel West, Michelle Alexander, and many others, will be held tonight at 7pm at the Constitution Center, 5th and Market (watch the live stream here.). Earlier in the day, there is also a press conference at 11am, Friends Center, 1515 Cherry Street and a Honk for Mumia, 4pm – 5:45, East Side of City Hall.
Dec 9 2011 - 4:48am
Occupy Philly was only in place for a little under two months, but the echoes of it will remain. Here is a round up of the perspectives that were posted to the phillyimc newswire.
Dec 6 2011 - 11:57am
Dec 3 2011 - 7:28am
Nov 27 2011 - 6:57pm
Mayor Nutter has insisted that Occupy Philly abandon its camp by 5:00pm Sunday the 27th. An emergency meeting has been called at the Arch Street Methodist Church for 3:00pm Saturday the 26th to discuss.
Nov 25 2011 - 9:46pm
On October 15, City Council voted to support a proposal to release developer Ralph Horowitz from the 2.6-acre green space requirement, making it easier for him to sell property at 41st and Alameda. Previously the site of the famous South Central Farm, the land was catapulted into the international media in 2006 when Horowitz faced off with a massive community mobilization to save the community-based
Nov 19 2011 - 3:28pm
On the evening of Sunday the 13th of November, marchers from Occupy Wall Street (OWS) joined up with members of Occupy Philadelphia (OP) to collaborate in a night-time march. The OWS people were on their way to Washington DC to make it clear that "We are the 99%!" More Info & March Schedule Here. Image links to Monique Frugier's video coverage. More Coverage from TheRoot and RT.com.
Nov 14 2011 - 7:36pm
On Saturday, October 29, Philadelphia's Alternative Seminary hosted a public screening of the documentary film Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer. This article is a response to that screening. It was originally published by Rethinking Religion.
"The ancient ascetic was present in society, yet seemingly out of touch. The most remarkable among them were capable of extreme action that defied the rawest sensibilities. Often they exemplified holiness through their stench, sleepless prayer practices or their confounding of social norms... In the past, people sought these holy persons with great zeal... and yet, the film leaves us with a troubling thought that while the holy figure is still present, his presence is increasingly absent from contemporary, particularly American, society..."
Nov 8 2011 - 11:27am
Nov 5 2011 - 10:21am
"The SEIU 1021 Executive Board calls on all members of SEIU 1021 to join a day-long “Peaceful Day of Action” in support of Occupy Oakland and against the banking industry and last week’s police brutality against the Occupy Oakland encampment."
Nov 1 2011 - 10:38pm