“We want wages supersized!!!” chant Tucson demonstrators

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN “Hold the burgers!”, “Hold the fries!”, “We want wages supersized!!!” chanted demonstrators at the McDonald’s on Speedway and Alvernon in Tucson yesterday. The demonstration was held in solidarity with protests all over the country against the obscenely low wages paid to McDonald’s workers and to fast food workers in general. By 12:30 …

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Opposing S.744, The Senate’s “Immigration Reform” Bill

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On Monday, June 24, the Senate voted to move forward with an immigration-reform package that includes extreme border militarization tied to an already onerous pathway to citizenship. Due to the devastating impacts that these provisions will have on border communities, future migrants, and the 4–5 million existing undocumented residents in the U.S. …

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PRISM Whistleblower — Edward Snowden in his own words

Photo of Edward Snowden

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)

A yin yang sign made from flora

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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Idle No More and the Church

MENNONITE CHURCH CANADA Winnipeg, Man. — It started with a few women in Saskatchewan. Now, it has spread across Canada and the U.S, all the way to France, New Zealand and Palestine. Idle No More is an indigenous ‘resistance’ movement supported by a broad range of non-indigenous people – including some Mennonites – who are …

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