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Imaga of Occupy poster: "We are the 99% -- We will not be ignored -- We stand in solidarity with Madrid, San Francisco, Madison, [and it lists many more cities]

Occupy Updates

A news digest of recent activities of the Occupy movement Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people’s student loan debt (CNN — September 17) Marking the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the group’s Strike Debt initiative announced Wednesday it has abolished $3.8 million worth of private student loan debt since January. It […]

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Ignorance and Humility

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN There is a humility that is missing from our political discourse. Consider the reality of our fundamental ignorance. We fit a more or less incomplete sequence of past events into our understanding of and (mostly) assumptions about reality and possibility. We are overwhelmed with information. Our time and attention are limited, and […]

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The Homeless are Green

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN They mostly ride bikes, take the bus, or walk where they go.  They wear discarded clothing, eat discarded food, in a pinch they smoke discarded tobacco.  Their carbon footprint approaches zero and then goes negative when they begin collecting cans and bottles. Not all will or should ascribe to this lifestyle, but […]

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$15 minimum wage wins in SeaTac

SOCIALIST ACTION Workers won a big victory this month in the little Washington town of SeaTac with the success of passing Referendum 1 and its signature issue to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The vote was certified, and it passed by 50.6% (77 votes). The town is named for the airport located […]

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PRISM Whistleblower — Edward Snowden in his own words

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS FOUNDATION The source behind the NSA leak talks about his motives in exposing global surveillance and data-mining programs. ** For further perspective, be sure to check out these videos from USA Today of an interview with three other NSA whistleblowers—Thomas Drake, William Binney, and J Kirk Wiebe—as well as their lawyer […]

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Environmental Justice and the Psychology of Occupy (edit)

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN This is an edit as it appeared in print, the full version of the article is available here—Ed Even with the growth of ecological awareness people still need persuading. Psychology and the Occupy movement must have as one focus an understanding of altering behavior by shifting consciousness, raising awareness, and providing avenues […]

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