BORDER WARS While southern Arizona continues to be ground zero for the most extreme measures of border militarization today, it is also home to powerful nodes of civil resistance. On December 8, local residents from Arivaca and the surrounding area held their first protest at a Border Patrol checkpoint—one out of about a dozen located […]
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THE HOBO DISPATCH After waves of protest in other parts of the world, it all kicked off in the U.S. on Sept. 17, 2013 with Occupy Wall Street, which became ground zero for the movement. This final installment is just to present all our remaining photos and video footage of Occupy encampments and events. By […]
NORTH AMERICAN CONGRESS ON LATIN AMERICA On April 10, 2013, hundreds of people gathered on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico boundary, uniting at the wall which divides Nogales, Sonora and Nogales, Arizona. The occasion was a binational vigil and protest on the six-month anniversary of the killing of 16-year-old José Antonio Elena Rodriguez, gunned down […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN About 200 attended the protest in Tucson on Sunday, March 24, 2013. deliveringforamerica.com reported, “On all accounts, the March 24th Delivering for America rallies were a resounding success. Initial reports coming in from the field tally close to 3,000 attendees in NYC, 1,000 in Chicago, 250 in Rhode Island and 100 in […]
HOBODISPATCH.BLOGSPOT.COM Many think the Occupy movement is history as it lacks the high profile it enjoyed in 2011 and early 2012. Whether Occupy returns to its glory days is not the most important question, but rather the fate of the struggle Occupy brilliantly helped raise to a new level. However before looking forward it is […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN?
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN In Jan. 2012 I spent a day and night with the fine folks of Occupy Little Rock, which you can’t miss since the encampment sits right beside Interstate 30. They have a homemade geodesic dome with a wood stove, solar panel array, windmill, and meditation tent. I started driving to Texas after […]