In a previous post titled “The Philadelphia Experiment“, I provided my experiences from the Occupy National Gathering in Philedelphia last summer. But there was an underlying story that involved an unexpected friend, the Quakers. I will have to admit that I wasn’t aware of the Quakers support for the Occupy Movement, but it was a welcome [...]
More than three years and many court hearings after his battle started, paraplegic Jerome Jackson is still fighting to keep his home — and his supporters have taken the fight to the public in a hearing of their own. Jackson is struggling to maintain his independence in the face of an agency’s decision to stop paying [...]
Listen the VTV Radio interview, ODFP in Philadelphia with Terry Hall. Neil Kiernan brings you an inside look at what’s going on during the 2012 Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia.
Protest: a disorganized and chaotic reaction by activists and other people to political or economic actions extremely likely to affect their lives negatively. To the uninitiated, this definition might make sense. But now that I’ve participated, I realize that a successful demonstration is neither disorganized nor chaotic. Here’s one case: On January 16, 2012, a [...]
I moved to Michigan two years ago from the San Francisco Bay Area, where I’d worked in local government for nine years. My experience as a county department head gave me insight into how political decisions are made and modified. I can best sum up my opinions by sharing this quote: “Democracy is the worst [...]
It was October 14, 2011. The Occupy Wall Street movement was growing and starting to capture attention. I was inspired by the mainstream media coverage: finally, people standing up to the unrestrained greed of Wall Street. I started following the news stories, and I learned about the birth of the Occupy Detroit movement on Facebook. [...]