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The shifting geography of protest: a global digest

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The distinguished sociologist Imannuel Wallerstein recently wrote of the “rapidly and constantly shifting geography of protest” that has been sweeping the world since the onset of the Great Recession. In his reckoning, one protest “pops up here and then is either repressed, co-opted, or exhausted,” after which another protest pops up somewhere […]

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Anti-austerity update: A general strike in Greece while Spanish police launch a brutal attack on demonstrators

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN After a brief lull, anti-austerity protests in Europe were dramatically ratcheted up last week, especially in Greece and Spain. In Greece last Wednesday there was a 24 hour general strike to protest a new package of cut-backs and take-backs that shut down the entire country. In addition, over 300,000 demonstrators marched in […]

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Spanish Protesters Bring About the Criminal Probe of Spain’s most powerful banker

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Thanks to an indictment brought about through the efforts of the M15 movement (the Spanish version of Occupy), ex-IMF and Bankia Chief Rodrigo Rato is now facing a criminal proble and has been ordered to appear in court to face criminal fraud accusations related to the downfall of Bankia, one of Spain’s […]

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Occupy-related uprisings continue across the world

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN ATHENS (May 29) — Voters in Greece sent tremors across the Eurozone on May 6 by recording a massive protest vote against EU-dictated austerity. Parties that had participated in an emergency government tasked with passing deeply unpopular belt-tightening measures in return for rescue loans to prop up the near-bankrupt Greek economy were […]

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