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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Demonstration Against SB1070 Decision

Protesters gather outside the Arizona State Building holding signs rejecting SB 1070

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On Monday, June 25, in response to the Supreme Court’s 5-3 decision to uphold a key part of SB1070 that requires police officers to ask about immigration status during stops, more than eighty people attended a rally at the Arizona State Building in downtown Tucson. Carrying signs that said “Resistencia!” “We Reject …

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Occupy Protesters’ Rights Must Be Protected, U.N. Says; U.S. Says Nothing

Organize. Occupy. Overcome.

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN WASHINGTON — Federal officials have yet to respond to two United Nations human rights envoys who formally requested that the U.S. government protect Occupy protesters against excessive force by law enforcement officials. In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the two envoys called on U.S. officials to “explain the behavior …

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Mexico’s 30-day lesson in democracy

Protests in Mexico 2012

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On June 10, at 11:30 in the morning, Mexico City’s Zócalo Plaza began to fill with people wearing creative outfits and carrying posters and signs. Yo Soy 132 academics, Yo Soy 132 artists, the “free journalists 132” and everyday citizens — retirees, children, mothers and entire families — arrived from every corner …

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Egyptian Military Council Severely Restricts Authority of Newly Elected President

Protests in Egypt in 2011

THE REAL NEWS In the midst of Egypt’s presidential election last Sunday, June 17, the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) stripped the office of president of its powers as commander of the armed forces—Ed *** Protesters Flood Tahrir Square in Anticipation of Election Results BY JIHAN HAFIZ, THE REAL NEWS By Friday, …

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