I contributed another Occupy Philly report to The Nation‘s second slide show of urban occupations:
But Occupy Philly faces a more immediate threat: the City has set a Tuesday deadline for occupiers to vacate their City Hall encampment to make way for construction. Activists filled a Friday hearing on the renovation plans, which they criticize as a misdirection of public resources and an effective privatization of public space. Some occupiers intend to stay and defy the eviction, while others are planning to relocate the occupation to a public plaza outside the Municipal Services Building across the street. There they’ll be under the watchful eye of a statue of Frank Rizzo, the former police commissioner (and ex-mayor) sued by the federal Justice Department over police brutality.