A Thin Line Between Protestor and Criminal

Uncle Sam points at you with the text, "The First Amendment Needs YOU"

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN In the past 9 months, over 7,000 people have been arrested in the United States for protesting. The actions have varied from marches to writing on the sidewalk with chalk. Government has taken a robust stance on protest enforcement, and has arrested people with impunity—leaving it to the court to work it …

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Bank Protests Are Back

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Despite the heat of late July afternoons, demonstrators from Occupy Tucson have been targetting Chase Bank in curbside rush-hour protests that remind hundreds of motorists about Chase’s continued risky financial activities. On July 18, protesters stood outside the Chase Bank at Congress and Stone, and a July 25 protest targeted the Chase …

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NYPD ‘consistently violated basic rights’ during Occupy protests

Girl getting dragged by the hair by Police

NYU SCHOOL OF LAW NEWS A report by NYU and Fordham law schools found a ‘shocking level of impunity’ and a department that acted beyond its powers—Ed A national consortium of law school clinics has released the first in a planned series of reports examining the responses of law enforcement authorities to the protests of …

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Miners’ protest revives anti-austerity movement in Spain

Miners in Spain protesting

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN? The struggle against austerity policies and the undermining of civil rights in Spain continues, and it is gaining strength. In the past month, Spanish miners have joined the efforts of other workers in other sectors, including education and health care, marking a new turning point: They have the support of most of …

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Tucson arrests of Occupy affiliated activists continue

Veterans for Peace and Occupy Public Lands logos

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Though there was no coverage of it in the mainstream Tucson media, arrests of Occupy-affiliated activists continue apace in Tucson. On Wednesday, July 11, Occupy Tucson and Veterans for Peace activist Dave Croteau was charged by the Tucson Police Department with criminal trespass and other charges when he insisted on going onto …

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