Archive | June, 2012

Protests in Mexico 2012

Mexico’s 30-day lesson in democracy

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On June 10, at 11:30 in the morning, Mexico City’s Zócalo Plaza began to fill with people wearing creative outfits and carrying posters and signs. Yo Soy 132 academics, Yo Soy 132 artists, the “free journalists 132” and everyday citizens — retirees, children, mothers and entire families — arrived from every corner […]

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Black and white stylized protester clapping his hands in solidarity. On his back "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" has been painted.

What happened to the Occupy movement?

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Occupy Wall Street was at the pinnacle of its power in October 2011, when thousands of people converged at Zuccotti Park and successfully foiled the plans of billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg to sweep away the occupation on grounds of public health. From that vantage point, the Occupy movement appears to have tumbled […]

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Protesters in Greece 2012

Austerity = Dramatic Rise of Radicalism in Greece

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Though the front-page headline of last Monday’s Arizona Republic confidently proclaimed that “Pro-bailout conservatives win Greek election,” the reality of last week’s election was far more complicated. The election, in fact, seemed to confirm that the extreme austerity program that has been imposed on Greece by the European Union, the International Monetary […]

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Protests in Egypt in 2011

Egyptian Military Council Severely Restricts Authority of Newly Elected President

THE REAL NEWS In the midst of Egypt’s presidential election last Sunday, June 17, the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) stripped the office of president of its powers as commander of the armed forces—Ed *** Protesters Flood Tahrir Square in Anticipation of Election Results BY JIHAN HAFIZ, THE REAL NEWS By Friday, […]

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Nine arrested in downtown sidewalk protest

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On Thursday night near Veinte de Agosto park, nine protestors were arrested by the Tucson Police Department on the charge of “obstructing the sidewalk.” According to Occupy Public Land (a group independent of Occupy Tucson), which initiated the action, the police violated the city’s own laws in making the arrests, especially Section […]

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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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