This is how we like to see a confrontation with the police go down. On December 29, 2014, Occupy Public Land activist John Cooper engaged police officers outside of Veinte de Agosto Park in a conversation. The police were attempting to arrest people for being within ten feet of a Tucson bus bench, but Cooper […]
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A New Housing Model for Tucson There is a nationwide conversation about low cost housing solutions. In cities like Portland, Oregon and Austin, Texas, low income residents have taken the initiative to create their own villages. Here in Tucson, we are just starting the conversation. Some discussion took place within the Occupy Tucson movement, which […]
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OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN There is a spectrum of low income housing in Tucson: Homeless, sleeping in the park, need to move when prompted Homeless, sleeping in the river in a makeshift camp, also may need to move Primavera Men’s Shelter, 90 bunk beds in one room, three month limit Section 8 rental housing, waiting list […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The list is long: the Ronstadt Transit Center, Access Tucson, the El Rio Golf Course, the former downtown Greyhound Bus Station, the former YMCA on 5th St., among others. Taken together, they demonstrate a disturbing pattern of the City of Tucson’s desire to sell or lease public land and institutions to private […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN video by AUDIT AZ Attorney Bill Risner held a press conference yesterday in which he discussed last week’s Superior Court decision ordering the City of Tucson—once again—to comply with Cecilia Cruz’s (of the El Rio Coalition) May 12, 2013 request for access to public documents “concerning the City of Tucson’s consideration of […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN A video about the proposed elimination of Access Tucson from the city budget and the selling of its building.