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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A Mexican Spring begins to blossom

Student protesters in Mexico City holding signs, "Estudiantes Informados Jamás Manipulados #YOSOY132"

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN(?) In Mexico City’s daily life — in the shops, taxicabs, cafes and lines waiting for the bus — one could hear conversations between people of all ages saying that Enrique Peña Nieto would, without a doubt, win the presidential elections. “Either something huge will happen,” a taxi driver told me, “or he …

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May Day 2012

Occupied Tucson Citizen banner. Black background, white text. OCCUPIED in capitalized stencil. "Tucson Citizen" in serif font.

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On May 1st, 2012, we are creating a new kind of holiday – A People’s Holiday – One that’s not just yet another flavor of consumerism, but is explicitly about imagining a world beyond consumerism. We ask you to do one of two things to commemorate this day. Don’t like what you …

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