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Thundersnow Record Winter

Friday, February 14th, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia region has been experiencing a record breaking winter. The number and size of the snowfalls have set several records. There has also been a wide variety of storms: snow storms, ice storms, and thundersnow. The ice storm in early February was a record breaker for people that lost electricity. Some people also experienced the longest length of time without power.

Storm on February 13, 2014

Storm on February 13, 2014

Occupy Philly Events

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Mon Nov 25, 2013
6:00pm Act-UP Weekly Meeting – St Luke’s Church Basement – 330 S. 13th St Between Pine and Spruce

6:00pm DecarceratePA general meeting – Institute for Community Justice 21 South 12th Street, 7th floor, Philadelphia,

Tue Nov 26, 2013
7:30pm Books Through Bars Packing Cafe – The A-Space 4722 Baltimore Ave

Wed Nov 27, 2013
6:00pm Money Out of Politics working group/ Philly Rootstrikers – Friends Center

Sat Nov 30, 2013
11:00am Books Through Bars Packing Cafe – The A-Space 4722 Baltimore Avenue

Sun Dec 1, 2013
2:00pm PHARE/Wells Fargo working group – 1706 Race St.

5:00pm Long Term Organizing MDU working group – Ethical Humanist Society, Rittenhouse Square

Tuesday, November 26, 7:00pm, Fund Raiser and Discussion on the Unnatural Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Calvary Church, 48th & Baltimore

On Tuesday, November 26 at 7pm. join in a Fund Raiser and Discussion on the Unnatural Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The event will be held at the Calvary Church, 48th & Baltimore, with special guest speaker Christina Hilo from Gabriela, a Filipina women’s organization. Sponsored by the International Action Center. For information call 215-724-1618 or email phillyiac@gmail.com

Saturday, November 30, 12:00pm, Continue Sound the Demand…Stop the Drone War Command Center at the Horsham Air Guard Station, Horsham, Montgomery County, PA. Corner of Route #611/Easton Road & County Line Road.

Stop the killing…stop the drone war command center in Horsham. Stand up…Speak Out…Protest and Demonstrate! Music, Reading the names of U.S. drone strike victims and their stories, Bell-Tolling, Banners and Signs, Large Drone Replica.

For more information, background, nonviolent discipline, directions, and more, see November 30, EVENTS at www.brandywinepeace.com, (610) 544-1818

Tuesday, December 3, 6:00pm, Philly NetSquared, Friends Center, 1501 Cherry ST.

On our next Net Tuesday, December 3, we’ll take a time out for an organizational meeting.

After doing this every month since May of 2008, it’s time to reassess our leadership roles, re-evaluate our processes and reaffirm our purpose. This will not be a Net Tuesday “program”. Rather, it will be a working meeting to discuss the direction and future of Philly NetSquared.

Some of the questions we will address include: How can we make the best use of our volunteer leadership to avoid burnout? What is working well with our Net Tuesday programs, and what needs to change? What role does (or should) Philly NetSquared play in the Philadelphia community as distinct from other groups? How should we relate to the vibrant interaction among other local NetSquared groups around the world? What should be the role of the website (phillynetsquared.org)? Should we continue streaming and recording our events (with new information that the technological opportunities at the Friends Center are changing)?

This is an important meeting. Attendance will be limited, and RSVP’s via Meetup or Facebook are required. Attendees will be expected to contribute their most caring and creative thinking, so that we will leave with a renewed sense of purpose, direction and energy to carry us forward.

Thursday, December 5, 6:00pm, Strike Student Debt! – First General Meeting, Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 N Broad St

We’re a new coalition of students and recent graduates committed to free education for all and the abolition of student debt. We believe a mass movement of young people can achieve this. Come to our general meeting to learn more about Strike Student Debt and our new organizing campaign!

Strike Student Debt! – Demands

1. Automatic enrollment in Income-Based Repayment (IBR) for ALL student debtors. Currently IBR is only available for federal student loans – it should be extended to private loans as well. We also want the repayment period to be reduced from 20-25 years down to 10 years before outstanding debt is canceled.

2. Restoration of bankruptcy protections for student debtors, which were stripped away as recently as 2005. Abolition of the “Brunner test” to qualify for bankruptcy by proving “excessive hardship” in paying student debts.

3. Reversing tuition hikes through increased federal and state funding for education. More Pell grants and scholarships, especially for students from working class backgrounds. We also demand budget transparency, so students know whether their tuition is being spent on education or on capital projects.

4. Release of employment, income, and debt figures for graduates of each higher education institution, 2 years and 5 years after graduation. A school’s data must be sent to each person receiving an application to that school, so they can decide with the full information whether it is in their best long-term interests to attend.

5. Our ultimate demand is the abolition of student debt and free higher education for all.

For more info, check out our tumblr at strikestudentdebt.tumblr.com.

Thursday, December 5, 12:00pm, Trysts with Destiny: Documentary film and the unfinished agenda of Indian democracy, 255 S. 36th Street.

The next South Asia Colloquium on Thursday, December 5th will feature Documentary Filmmaker Sanjay Kak, who will give a talk entitled “Trysts with Destiny: Documentary film and the unfinished agenda of Indian democracy” at 12 noon in 826 Williams Hall. Lunch will be served at 11:45 AM. This event is part of the South Asia Center’s Affiliated Faculty Lunch Series. AND don’t miss the film screening of “Red Ant Dream” and conversation with Director Sanjay Kak at 4:30 PM (December 5th) in 401 Fisher-Bennet Hall. You can read about the film and watch the trailer here.

Saturday, December 7, 12:00pm, Protest against Drone Warfare, 34th & Walnut.

Friends – As unending war continues, the United States’ drone bombings in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia are still killing unarmed and innocent civilians. We walk with banners showing a drone bomber and hand out leaflets to inform people on the street that this is being done in our names. We have walked monthly for over 4 years. We oppose the wars and all drone bombings, which are supported by drone surveillance.

University research around the U.S. keeps advancing and expanding the drone program. UPenn receives about $21 million dollars from the U.S. government, including money for this research.

We will do the Death Walk on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, meeting at 34th and Walnut, UPenn Campus. Please wear BLACK, we will bring plain white masks and will be sure to have some extra masks. Several people will hold signs and banners, two others will pass out leaflets. We will continue to carry signs opposing U.S. drone warfare and terrorism, which is the killing of civilians.

While walking in the manner of a Silent Death Walk we bring attention to the wars and the victims in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and other countries where drones are used. This is street theater, thus we keep to the form of single file, silence, masks and black clothing. Our leaflet is intended to educate the public on U.S. drone warfare. Some of us will stand with signs and banners at the intersection of 34th & Walnut while others walk through the campus areas.

Events listed here include Occupy Philly related events as well as other social justice events. For more updates be sure to check the Occupy Philadelphia Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OccupyPhiladelphia. Your support is greatly appreciated!