Philly Midnight Motorcycle Run for Peace

The Midnight Motorcycle Run for Peace kicked off from Philadelphia City Hall late friday night. According to their Facebook page, the Midnight Run for Peace Committee is an organization of dedicated motorcycle enthusiasts — committed to stopping violence by riding through high crime locations throughout the city — as well as promoting motorcycle safety. So…

Pre – Occupy Philly

Long before #OccupyPhilly took over Dilworth Plaza at Philadelphia City Hall last autumn, I had covered dozens — maybe hundreds — of demonstrations on the site. This was a vigil for peace in Iraq in 2007. All photos © Jim MacMillan: jim@jimmacmillan.com • Blog • Twitter • Facebook • Google+ • Linkedin • Skype •…

Washington Peace March, 2005

I covered this peace march in Washington in 2005, not long after I came back from covering the war in Iraq. More than 100 demonstrators were arrested outside the White House. All photos © Jim MacMillan: jim@jimmacmillan.com • Blog • Twitter • Facebook • Google+ • Linkedin • Skype • AOL IM • Mobile 215.882.4765…

#OccupyPhilly Monday: still standing past eviction deadline

I checked in on #OccupyPhilly this morning and found it smaller yet still present after yesterday’s eviction deadline. I counted roughly 40 active demonstrators, possibly a similar number of other residents, and slightly more police and old media than usual, but there wasn’t much going on. The veterans section appeared unchanged.

Video frame grabs: #OccupyPhilly arrests

I grabbed these images just after noon Sunday from the Global Revolution live stream. They appear to show arrests taking place on the street outside the Philadelphia Police Administration Building, consistent with photojournalists Joe Kaczmarek‘s photos of a protest at the same location last night. I live in Philly, covered the city for many years…

Day 8: Morning rushes past #OccupyPhilly

I took another walk through #OccupyPhilly at Philadelphia City Hall this morning and found more tents sheltering protesters from the damp weather but couldn’t help but notice the lack of engagement between demonstrators and morning rush hour commuters. ©2011 jim@jimmacmillan.com