Author Archive | Ken Lee

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The Homeless are Green

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN They mostly ride bikes, take the bus, or walk where they go.  They wear discarded clothing, eat discarded food, in a pinch they smoke discarded tobacco.  Their carbon footprint approaches zero and then goes negative when they begin collecting cans and bottles. Not all will or should ascribe to this lifestyle, but […]

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Solidarity March Wednesday to Oust PCCD Board of Governors

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN What began as early as 2004 when the PCCD Board of Governors coached then Chancellor Roy Flores on softening his administrative style has developed into a work environment so hostile that, even after Flores’ reign of terror ended amidst allegations of sexual harassment perpetrated by him and ignored by the Board, and […]

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Idle No More at Tucson Mall

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZENS Over 200 people gathered around the throbbing drums and horns echoing through Tucson Mall on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in unity with the Idle No More Movement’s call for a Global Day of Action. In what has become a signature of a movement only weeks old, the flash mob […]

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Text: "Peace and Dignity Journey 2012 --- Journey dedicated to Water" over image: a circle stylized into 4 equal parts: white foot on red background, black foot on yellow background, red foot on white background, and yellow foot on black background. To the left of circle is an eagle, to the right is a vulture.

The Peace and Dignity Journey in Tucson: some oral recountings

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On September 12, the 2012 Peace and Dignity Journey arrived in Tucson. The journey is a relay through indigenous communities, starting in Alaska and concluding in Central America, in which the runners are accompanied by small caravans of organizers and supporters; some arrived in Tucson after going down the coast from Alaska […]

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