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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The Man Who Invented “Too Big to Fail” Banks Finally Recants. Will Obama or Romney Follow?

Picture of former Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN? I’m in Alaska, amid moose and bear, trying to steal some time away from the absurdities of American politics and economics. But even at this remote distance I caught wind of Sanford Weill’s proposal on CNBC that big banks be broken up in order to shield taxpayers from the consequences of their …

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Occupy Activist Interview: Anna Steele

Anna Steele

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN What’s your Occupy-related project? I’m involved in the movement to pass an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that says corporations are not people and money is not speech. The idea is that politicians are basically bought by big money and corporations, so unless there is overwhelming pressure to pass this amendment, Congress …

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The ALEC Corporations: Not Necessarily Who You’d Think

Silhouetted figures kick over briefcases as dominoes. Each brief case has a corporate logo or logotype (Walmart, Coca-Cola), but the very first has the ALEC logotype.

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The American Legislative and Exchange Council’s membership roll makes for interesting reading. While we would expect that the Bank of America, Exxon and the Koch companies are members, we can hardly say the same thing when we come across Amazon, Yahoo and AOL on ALEC’s membership list — ALEC, after all, is …

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