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NEWS AND OPINION

By Michael Alan Goldberg

Occupy Philly Protesters Reflect on How the Movement Has Changed Their Lives

As the cold wind whips past the rows of tents outside City Hall on the 31st morning of Occupy Philly, bleary-eyed Anthony Griggs slowly emerges from his tent and shakes out his blanket. Here since the start of the occupation on Oct. 6, the 51-year-old forklift operator from South Jersey says that before joining the movement to support “everyone fighting for more jobs,” he’d never done much camping, much less on the freezing, hard cement in the middle of a city.

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Posted Nov. 9, 2011 | Comments: 4

NEWS AND OPINION

By Randy LoBasso

Similarities Between Occupy and Tea Party Just Keep Growing

As the Occupy movement has proceeded, the liberal and conservative causes have overlapped on several fronts, including their shared abilities to take over the Internet with their messages, “occupy” the headlines and infuriate the other side. They both think they’re essentially the civil rights movements of the 21st century, too.

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Posted Nov. 9, 2011 | Comments: 5

NEWS AND OPINION

By Tara Murtha

The Strange Odyssey of the Ron Paul Tent at Occupy Philly

Ron Paul supporters and Occupiers make for strange bedfellows: While Paul’s supporters and Occupiers agree that this country is in big trouble, they advocate wildly different solutions.

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Posted Nov. 9, 2011 | Comments: 100

MUSIC

By Elliott Sharp

Wooden Shjips Not as Hellbent as They Sound

It turns out looks, or in this case, sounds, can be deceiving. While Shjips produce gritty, shotgun-pumping rock ’n’ roll, they’re actually just four really friendly, polite guys—two of ’em are approaching 40, and 40 has come and gone for the rest.

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Posted Nov. 9, 2011 | Comments: 0