Cantor's appearance had been planned for 4:30, but the news came earlier in the day that the Congressman had cancelled when told that the general public would be admitted as well as Penn students.
Winding up a two-state tour this week, President Barack Obama stumped throughout North Carolina and Virginia, campaign-style, to rally support for the American Jobs Act.
When NYC Mayor Bloomberg announced the "cleanup" of Zuccotti Park for Oct. 14 at 6 a.m, thousands of people including many union members - transit workers, teachers, Teamsters, communications workers - showed up in the early morning to support the Occupy Wall Street youth.
The August earthquake shook loose some stones on the Washington Monument, but 10,000 protesters demanding "Jobs NOW" shook the obelisk again on Oct. 15.
Did anyone doubt that our cause was righteous? We all watched as an eagle slowly circled o'er us - and knew it was.
The threatened "clean up" eviction of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators was postponed Friday morning.
The Cleveland AFL-CIO gave the Occupy Wall Street movement a warm welcome of solidarity.
It was the biggest demonstration to date in the growing surge of "Make Banks Pay!" and "Occupy Together" actions in the Bay Area.
Close to a thousand activists took to the richest neighborhood in the world to demand that the richest 1 percent pay their fair share of taxes.
In a show of solidarity, the Oklahoma AFL-CIO has voted to unite all public sector unions in a coalition to coordinate a defense against ultra-right anti-labor legislative efforts.