The Privilege to Protest

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Hidden Classism and Ableism In anticipation of what could potentially be one of the greatest May Day demonstrations in the recent history of North America, major news outlets reported that police departments everywhere were geared up and prepared for confrontations. Special attention should be paid as to whether there was an unusual […]

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Zoom-in of sign held by protester. Reads, "Sorry for the inconvenience. We are trying to change the world."

The Horizontalist

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN I have so many questions. Where do I start? How about this: what would the Occupy movement in Tucson do differently, if we could start over at October 15, 2011? Which twists and turns of this movement did we foresee and which have taken us utterly by surprise? What has changed in the […]

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Occupy: The Left or The 99%?

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN We may not like what sometimes even more than half (or approaching half in other cases) of our fellow citizens believe on some particular issue, and we don’t have to support their views, but we can’t pretend they don’t really believe it; nor that we understand that issue better, and they would […]

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Drawing of tent with word "OCCUPY" stamped over it

Poetry: two untitled pieces

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN 1. a year ago my heart fell to the ground crashing to a million little pieces. i’m making it whole again mending it back together in the stillness of a park my back separated from the earth only by the thin plastic of a tent I call home now. 2. my people […]

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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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We will not occudie!

Occupado

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Hey kids!  Have you ever wondered if YOU have what it takes to be a cartoonist?  Have you ever read a Red Meat and thought, “Dang, I could do that!”   Well, now you can!   What’s that you say?  You can’t draw?  No worries! Below are a couple of websites which are cartoon […]

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Man holding a sign that reads, "The media is not reporting this so I came to see for myself."

The Occupied Tucson Citizen Statement of Purpose

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN — [Español] An autonomous affinity group of local activists working in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Tucson announce today the launch of the Occupied Tucson Citizen, which will join the ranks of such Occupy newspapers as The Occupied Los Angeles Times, The Boston Occupier, The Occupied Chicago Tribune and The […]

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