BY GREG EVANS, Occupied Tucson Citizen In a story broken by Arizona-based independent-media D.B.A. Press and reported on in Wired magazine (though not in the Arizona Daily Star), it was revealed that the Tucson Police […]
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BY DAVID RAY, Occupied Tucson Citizen A found poem is a text that is so meaningful, musical, or unique that it can be appropriated, with credit to its original author (if known), by any prowling […]
BY ROBERT GUARD, Occupied Tucson Citizen There is a humility that is missing from our political discourse. Consider the reality of our fundamental ignorance. We fit a more or less incomplete sequence of past events […]
BY ALEX KOENIGSMARK, Occupied Tucson Citizen In the beginning, Rockefeller was a completely poor fifteen-year-old kid who had only a single dime to his name. With this dime he bought an apple, which he polished […]
BY MICHAEL ALBERT, ZNET About a month ago I had a discussion with a prominent progressive media publisher. During our chat he told me he thought Z diverse progressive media institutions that aggregate content from […]
BY DOCTRESS NEUTOPIA, Occupied Tucson Citizen The Place of Statelessness What is statelessness anyway? The US government took away NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden’s passport while he was in the Russian airport. In response, Snowden stated, […]
What is the Occupied Tucson Citizen?
Occupied Tucson Citizen serves as a wide-open, participatory project that encourages learning and experience in journalism, graphic design, writing, and editorial decision-making. Decisions are made in an informal setting as a working group with an emphasis on consensus. We were founded as an affinity group of, and now work as an autonomous working group of Occupy Tucson. Anyone can jump right in to any of these processes. We meet most Sundays at Cafe Passe at 10:30 a.m. We recommend emailing us to ensure we are meeting on a particular Sunday.
We aspire to devote more resources to investigative journalism, creative works, and more regular online updates and print editions; but this depends on how many people volunteer and how much financial support we get. Even if we don't attain enough support to expand our operations, we can continue to offer an online space to air radically divergent views unfiltered by commercialism and careerism; as well as unfiltered by the bureaucracies of governments, corporations, nonprofits, and foundations. We will offer occasional print space to our favorite of these offerings, and look for opportunities to serve the community in neglected areas as exemplified by Tucson Feeds: a guide for the hungry to find free meals across Tucson 7 days a week. We can also continue to provide a social space, open to newcomers—both cranky and enthusiastic—to engage in messy, challenging, and hopefully encouraging political discourse.
Do you see typos, grammatical mistakes, layout gaffes, inconsistencies, errors, confusing or terrible design? Tell us about it! Better yet, if you'd be willing to help out with any of the work involved (copy-editing, editing, decision-making, design, administration, etc.) email us. This rag of ours is both a throwback and avant-garde. We are a creative, political, and morally-engaged publishing collective. If you see potential in what we've put out so far, join us and let's improve it together!