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Wired: TPD Contract With Spy Tool Maker Prohibits Talking About Device’s Use

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 Department (TPD) signed a non-disclosure agreement in 2010 with Harris Corporation, the Florida-based maker of a cell-phone spy tool used by the department. […]

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Cyber Feminista

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, “The Obama administration has now adopted the strategy of using citizenship as a weapon. Although I am convicted of nothing, it has unilaterally […]

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Occupy Homelessness

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Every year, men, women, and children are arrested for performing basic activities that are essential to life. . There is increasing regulation of the streets, subways, parks, and other public places to restrict the activities that can be performed there. Communities are using the criminal law to cleanse their streets of homeless […]

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A New Left-Right Alliance?

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On the 24th of July the U.S. House of Representatives voted on amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill. This amendment if passed would have denied funding for National Security Agency (NSA) programs which have been collecting meta-data on communications between and among United States citizens, including telephone and e-mail traffic. The vote […]

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Outwitting the Apocalypse Meme

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The End of the World–Again: Why the Apocalypse Meme Replicates in Media, Science, and Culture, by Barry Vacker, challenges the belief that apocalyptic or end-time changes are tenable and inevitable. In his new book, the Temple University media professor delineates how and why this apocalyptic “meme,” or culturally shared belief, has replicated […]

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