MOVE

MOVE or the MOVE Organization is a Philadelphia-based black liberation group founded by John Africa. MOVE was described by CNN as "a loose-knit, mostly black group whose members all adopted the surname Africa, advocated a "back-to-nature" lifestyle and preached against technology." The group lives communally and frequently engages in public demonstrations related to several issues.

Since their founding in 1972, their actions have attracted attention of the Philadelphia Police Department. A major incident occurred in 1978, when the police raided their Powelton Village home. This raid resulted in the death of one police officer and the imprisonment of nine group members, now known as "The MOVE 9." After this, the group relocated further west to a house at 6221 Osage Ave.

In 1985, the group made national news when police dropped a bomb on the Osage house from a helicopter in an attempt to end an armed standoff. The explosion ignited a fire in which 11 people died, including five children and the group's leader, John Africa. Only two occupants survived, Ramona, an adult and Birdie, a child. In addition, 65 homes were destroyed as the entire block burned.

Read more about MOVE:  Origins, 1978 Shoot-out, 1985 Bombing, 2002 Murder of John Gilbride, Current Activities, References in Music

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MOVE - References in Music
... Sunset on 32nd" by Strike Anywhere (contains a reference to the MOVE bombing in the second verse) "MOVE" by Pistol Monk A novelty version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" made ... "MOVE" by The Micranots ...
Alice Chess - Variations
... Null or zero moves are permitted ... A move consisting of piece transfer only – from the current square a piece sits on, to the corresponding square, if vacant, on the opposite board.) A king cannot escape check with a zero move, and castling is ... Alice Chess rules, except that a move is permitted even though the square normally transferred to on the opposite board is occupied ...
Feudal (game) - Figures
... King The King may move 1 or 2 spaces in any direction (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) ... Mounted units may move any number of spaces in any direction but may not move through rough terrain ... Sergeant The sergeants may move up to 12 spaces diagonally or 1 space horizontally or vertically ...
Chess Problem - Example Problem
... f g h 1 ... a b c d e f g h White to move and mate in two To the right is a directmate problem composed by Thomas Taverner in 1881 ... The key move is Rh1 ... puts Black in zugzwang, a situation in which every move leads to a disadvantage, yet the player must move ...
Alpha-beta Pruning
... It stops completely evaluating a move when at least one possibility has been found that proves the move to be worse than a previously examined move ... Such moves need not be evaluated further ... to a standard minimax tree, it returns the same move as minimax would, but prunes away branches that cannot possibly influence the final decision ...

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