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$15 minimum wage wins in SeaTac

SOCIALIST ACTION Workers won a big victory this month in the little Washington town of SeaTac with the success of passing Referendum 1 and its signature issue to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The vote was certified, and it passed by 50.6% (77 votes). The town is named for the airport located […]

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“We want wages supersized!!!” chant Tucson demonstrators

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN “Hold the burgers!”, “Hold the fries!”, “We want wages supersized!!!” chanted demonstrators at the McDonald’s on Speedway and Alvernon in Tucson yesterday. The demonstration was held in solidarity with protests all over the country against the obscenely low wages paid to McDonald’s workers and to fast food workers in general. By 12:30 […]

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Students, indentured servitude and America’s trillion dollar student loan debt (and, by the way, welcome back, UofA and PCC students!)

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN All across the United States the after-effects of the housing crash are still being felt, from vacant houses to a stagnant economy. However, when it was announced last year that student loan debt in the USA had exceeded one trillion dollars, and Standard & Poors warned that student debt now exceeded credit […]

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The shifting geography of protest: a global digest

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The distinguished sociologist Imannuel Wallerstein recently wrote of the “rapidly and constantly shifting geography of protest” that has been sweeping the world since the onset of the Great Recession. In his reckoning, one protest “pops up here and then is either repressed, co-opted, or exhausted,” after which another protest pops up somewhere […]

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