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Text borders image at the top, "Activate Actuality" and at the bottom "Occupy Everything": Rendered in modern style, female protester with pink hair is holding hands with, to her left, a policeman, and to her right, a soldier. A slew of political causes are referenced with posters in the background and pieces of cardboard on the ground.

Occupying in Solidarity

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN They descended on downtown parks last fall and winter, drawing hundreds of protest participants. Thousands more poured love and material support into the Occupy encampments. Drawn mostly from local organizations, Occupy Tucson organizers have been tirelessly funneling their efforts back into the groups from where they came. Occupy Tucson was not the […]

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Sketched circle with dot in middle. Text at bottom reads, "OCCUPY WHY. we are one tribe"

Inside the tent of Occupy Tucson

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN In this article written in late November of last year, Michael LaFond gives us a brief but systematic overview of the Occupy Tucson encampment as it was at Veinte de Agosto park. The author has also added a short postscript—Ed Generalizing about the people in the Occupy Tucson movement would be foolish, […]

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Anna Steele

Occupy Activist Interview: Anna Steele

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN What’s your Occupy-related project? I’m involved in the movement to pass an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that says corporations are not people and money is not speech. The idea is that politicians are basically bought by big money and corporations, so unless there is overwhelming pressure to pass this amendment, Congress […]

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"Don Diamond, with large red stencil lettering above which reads, 'WANTED'"

Diamond Does the Desert

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN First in an ongoing series of irreverent profiles on Tucson’s One Percent Net worth: $400 million, as estimated in 2003 by Worth magazine. Business model: Buys a swath of heartbreakingly beautiful desert—preferably abutting an environmentally sensitive area—and spends a decade or so gaming the political system to increase its value. Then, having […]

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¿Occupy? Tucson

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN We hope others will be inspired to submit their own works of fiction and nonfiction by sharing this heady, Occupy inspired piece of creative meta-nonfiction—Ed In one of the more distant outposts of the empire’s homeland, the Occupiers finally rose up on the 29th day of the First Occupation. But here, already, […]

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Marisa with puppy

Occupy Stories: Marisa Muro

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Occupy Tucson has been the best and maybe the worst thing to ever happen to me. When I showed up at the park October 15th, I knew very little about Occupy Wall Street. A week later I rode over with my tent, a very thin blanket, and a sleeping mat. I didn’t […]

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Mainstream Media Ignores Illegal Arrests

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On Friday, March 23, Paul Gattone, a lawyer representing members of Occupy Tucson, held a press conference to protest the Tucson Police Department’s recent actions against the occupiers at Veinte de Agosto park downtown. Despite the fact that five occupiers had been arrested two nights before the press conference, and two the […]

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