A video about the struggle for a livable wage in Tucson, Arizona. Fast food workers strike demanding a pay raise to $15 an hour and the right to unionize.
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN After five years of bureaucratic delays and internal contradictions in the Peruvian judiciary system, the trial of 53 protesters in the northern Peruvian jungle town of Bagua has begun. The indigenous protesters, opposed to a dozen decree laws that truncated indigenous territorial rights that had been promulgated by then President Alan García. […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Last year, the Arizona State Legislature passed HB 2280 and Governor Brewer signed it into law. It effectively banned any opportunity for local governments anywhere in Arizona to go beyond State and Federal Minimum Wages and establish living wages as the new standard. The lobby behind HB 2280 was the Arizona Restaurant […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN A video about the proposed elimination of Access Tucson from the city budget and the selling of its building.
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The mining of the Tar Sands and the drilling of oil in Canada’s boreal forests is the most destructive project on the earth in terms of climate change. Climate scientist James Hansen has said that developing Tar Sands further would be game over for the world climate. The Sierra Club feels so […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN In response to the terrible environmental nightmare that would result from the Keystone oil pipeline being built, Tucson activists assembled at two locations with great visibility — at the Ronstadt center and at the Federal courthouse — at 5 o’clock on Monday, February 3. This was in solidarity with hundreds of vigils […]
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 […]