On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order severely restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries: following the order, citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are blocked from entering the United States for 90 days. The order suspends
By Amy Friedman Nearly 500 people attended an educational presentation about gerrymandering in Philadelphia on January 25. The goal of the event was to encourage members of the public to join in the effort to attain reform via a PA constitutional amendment.
Our intrepid reporters attended this powerful event on Tuesday, January 24th, and discovered to our delight that Philly.com already wrote an excellent article about it. Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym introduced the event – a forum for immigrant students and
The inspiration came from 2000 public school teachers in Seattle, who, last fall, wore “Black Lives Matter” shirts to spark conversation about the movement with their students. The Seattle effort motivated a group of teachers to organize a similar endeavor in
Thousands gathered in Logan Square in Philadelphia for the Women’s March, organized in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington this past Saturday. 50,000 people were estimated to be at the march, more than double the predicted turnout. The march
By Amy L. Friedman On November 9, Philadelphia singer Irene Lambrou, “stunned and reeling” from the election results, typed a determined announcement on Facebook: “Friends, we are making lemonade. A concert for healing. A fundraiser to help in the fight.
It was a cold January morning in Philadelphia — though it felt warm. The country has seen several bleak weeks in the aftermath of one of the most unprecedented elections in history. But this Monday felt like a warm spring
By Vivion Vinson This past Friday, Arun Gupta, journalist and author, and Joseph Schwartz, professor of political science at Temple University, spoke to a standing room only crowd at Wooden Shoe Books about “The Rise of Trump and How to
By Vivion Vinson Between 500 and 700 people gathered on Sunday in front of Temple University Hospital for the Philadelphia sister rally of Bernie Sanders’ Our First Stand: Save Health Care — a day of rallies across the country to
By Nancy Chacko This Monday, about 200 environmental activists gathered in Center City to demand that Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey reject the appointment of four key members of President-Elect Donald Trump’s cabinet. Locally organized by 350 Philadelphia, the