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Final Marches to July 4th Fireworks – 2012 Occupy National Gathering, Day 5

Philadelphia, July 4, 2012, Day 5. Our final outreach marches through the streets to and from the main fireworks. I love and miss you all so much! We are the people. We are united. This occupation is not leaving. Download High Quality Video:

June 25: David Tat Chow’s Full Circle Farm Burned Down After Illegal U.S. Bank Foreclosure And Sale

Full Circle Farm's Ashes

On June 24th, 2012 David Tat Chow and those of us renting rooms on Full Circle Farm attempted to collect the property we still had on the farm during the time schedule with Anthony Vasquez, but cancelled at the last minute. This was after 12 days without being able to arrange an appointment, and only three days left to legally collect our property without consequences. Police arrived, informed us we were trespassing, but then allowed […]

Wells Fargo a Financial Circus – Occupy National Gathering, Day 4

Philadelphia, July 3, 2012, Day 4. A fun performance about the abuse of the big banks like Wells Fargo, and sharing better ways to spent your time and resources than supports this system. Download High Quality Video:

Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping perform at the Occupy National Gathering, Day 3

Philadelphia, July 2, 2012, Day 3. Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping graciously perform at the Occupy National Gathering. Download High Quality Video:

Matt Taibbi Breaks Down LIBOR Scandal (Speech + Q&A) – Occupy National Gathering Day 3

Philadelphia, July 2, 2012, Day 3. Matt Taibbi visits the Occupy National Gathering to break down the LIBOR scandal just after the story begins to break. After giving a quick speech, he sits down with a couple dozen occupiers for some Q&A. Thank you Matt! <3 Download High Quality Video:

Curious John and Wiki World Order discuss the Future – July 25, 2012

John Reynolds and Morgan Lesko record our first discussion really getting to know each others’ perspectives. This was a casual late night chat on July 25, 2012, but perhaps you’ll find value in this too. Download Audio:

Amadon DellErba on – Occupy National Gathering Day 3

Philadelphia, July 2, 2012, Day 3. One of our occu-brothers, Amadon DellErba, gives a speech on Many things discussed about community living resonated greatly with me from my last five months living on an occupied organic farm in Sacramento, CA. Download High Quality Video:

All In The Red March – Student Debt Bubble – Occupy National Gathering Day 2

Philadelphia, July 1, 2012, Day 2. The Gathering’s first major march, focused on the looming student debt bubble. While the police largely allowed us to temporarily take over various streets, they block us at the end of a bridge we attempted to cross. We eventually decide to turn around to avoid risking arrest, but hopefully educated the police a bit. Download High Quality Video: A few thoughts for my brothers and sisters from Wiki […]

Occupy National Gathering Sleepful Protests – Dreaming of Arresting the Banksters


Since the city of Philadelphia has relatively lax laws for sleeping in the sidewalks, dozens of Occupiers would hold “Sleepful Protests” each night in front of different banks. The general idea was to raise awareness about the criminal big banks, foreclosures, and the homeless. It was my first time ever sleeping on city sidewalks, but surrounded by my beautiful brothers and sisters it felt wonderful. <3

First Police Interaction & Group Decision – Day 1 of the 2012 Occupy National Gathering

Philadelphia, June 30, 2012, Day 1. We have unexpected police interaction, forcing us to make a group decision on tactics to be used the first night. It was a bit of a bumpy start to the week, but we eventually decide we did not intend to have a major police confrontation yet. Download High Quality Video:

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