Philadelphia

  • Anti-Racist Crowd Overwhelms Small Far-Right Rally in Philly

    November 19, 2018
    Philadelphia, PA – Over a thousand anti-racist protesters gathered on Independence Mall on Saturday to oppose a “We The People” rally organized by right-wing groups tied to groups like the Proud Boys and the Three Percenter militia network. The rally was organized by a Facebook…...
  • Philadelphia Reduces Police Help To ICE; ‘Occupy ICE’ Camp Moves

    July 30, 2018
    Philadelphia, PA – On Friday, July 27, Mayor Jim Kenney announced he would not be renewing a contract that allowed ICE agents access to the Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS) database maintained by Philadelphia police. The city will now let the PARS contract expire at…...
  • Protesters Occupy Philadelphia ICE Office

    July 2, 2018
    Philadelphia, PA – In the latest development in the “Occupy ICE” protest encampments spreading across America, protesters have set up a new encampment outside an ICE building at 8th & Cherry Street in Philadelphia (a “sanctuary city“). Unicorn Riot has been providing live coverage into…...
  • Transparency Activists Sue Chicago Over Refusal To Release Amazon HQ2 Bid

    February 1, 2018
    Chicago, IL  – Today, the transparency organization Lucy Parson Labs filed a lawsuit against Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago over their refusal to publicly release offers made to entice Amazon to build their second corporate headquarters (‘HQ2’) in the ‘Windy City’. Amazon…...
  • Pennsylvania Halts Construction of Mariner East 2 Pipeline

    January 10, 2018
    Harrisburg, PA – On January 3, Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued an Administrative Order halting all construction of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline. The natural gas liquids pipeline is being constructed by Sunoco Logistics, who in 2017 completed their corporate merger with Energy…...
  • LEAKED: The Planning Meetings that Led Up to Neo-Nazi Terrorism in Charlottesville

    August 16, 2017
    Charlottesville, VA – Leaked audio recordings of conversations carried over the chat app Discord show how white supremacist, neo-nazi, and ‘alt-right’ organizers prepared for last weekend’s ‘Unite The Right’ gathering of hundreds of racists and anti-semitic self-proclaimed fascists in the scenic Virginia town of Charlottesville.…...
  • Judge Orders Halt To Horizontal Drilling For Mariner East 2 Pipeline

    July 26, 2017
    Harrisburg, PA – On Tuesday, July 25, a judge on Pennsylvania’s Environmental Hearing Board ordered a temporary stop to all horizontal drilling operations underway to construct the Mariner East 2 pipeline. The ruling against Sunoco Logistics (which recently merged with Energy Transfer Partners) was issued…...
  • Camp White Pine Blockades Mariner East 2 Pipeline in Central Pennsylvania

    July 4, 2017
    Huntingdon, PA – After receiving all necessary permits from state regulatory agencies in February, Sunoco Logistics has been pushing ahead with construction of the Mariner 2 East Pipeline. Sunoco Logistics Partners and Energy Transfer Partners, announced the completion of their corporate merger on April 28.…...
  • “We’ve Got No Choice”: Interview with Elise Gerhart of Camp White Pine

    July 4, 2017
    Huntingdon County, PA – In May, Unicorn Riot visited Camp White Pine, a direct action encampment on the Gerhart family’s property in the hills of Huntingdon County, PA. Several tree-sits currently sit on the easement for the Mariner East 2 pipeline, where Sunoco has claimed…...
  • Anti- and Pro-Trump Rallies in Philly End With Fights, Blood, Arrests

    July 2, 2017
    Philadelphia, PA – A rally calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump took place Sunday morning at Liberty Bell Plaza. A variety of liberal and progressive organizations generally denounced the Trump administration, calling for Medicaid for all, and drawing attention to the ongoing Trump-Russia…...