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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Austerity = Dramatic Rise of Radicalism in Greece

Protesters in Greece 2012

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Though the front-page headline of last Monday‚Äôs Arizona Republic confidently proclaimed that “Pro-bailout conservatives win Greek election,” the reality of last week’s election was far more complicated. The election, in fact, seemed to confirm that the extreme austerity program that has been imposed on Greece by the European Union, the International Monetary …

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Nine arrested in downtown sidewalk protest

Occupy Public Land - logo shield - "EST. 2011"

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On Thursday night near Veinte de Agosto park, nine protestors were arrested by the Tucson Police Department on the charge of “obstructing the sidewalk.” According to Occupy Public Land (a group independent of Occupy Tucson), which initiated the action, the police violated the city’s own laws in making the arrests, especially Section …

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Occupy-related uprisings continue across the world

"Globe centered over North and South America. Occupy Fist logo underneath with the words 'Occupy Everywhere'"

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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Occupy Obamacare

Protesters demonstrating with large nurse puppet (with huge blue hands) for single-payer healthcare

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN A Few Table Scraps from the Corporations Aren’t Enough I was surprised to see so many people demonstrate in support of the Obama health care plan when the Supreme Court was hearing arguments over its constitutionality a few weeks ago. I was even more surprised at my own concern over the possibility …

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