Environmental Justice and the Psychology of Occupy (edit)

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OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN This is an edit as it appeared in print, the full version of the article is available here—Ed Even with the growth of ecological awareness people still need persuading. Psychology and the Occupy movement must have as one focus an understanding of altering behavior by shifting consciousness, raising awareness, and providing avenues …

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Environmental Justice and the Psychology of Occupy

A yin yang sign made from flora

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN I was invited to participate on a panel led by indigenous activist, author and poet Dorinda Moreno of Fuerza Mundial Global/Pueblos en Movimento, “Indigenous Psychologies and the Occupy Movement: Building Synergies for Social Change, Inclusion and Solidarity from Tahrir and Time Square to Chiapas and Beyond.” This was the opening plenary panel …

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Senate Bill 1180: Should Arizona Label Genetically Modified foods?

Stylized label reads, "Right to know: Label GMO Foods"

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are plants and animals in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally. This process allows selected individual genes to be transferred from one organism into another, also between non-related species. Genetically modified animals have largely been blocked from introduction …

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Mining Protests in Bisbee

Occupy Phoenix protesters in Bisbee makin a music video. A guitarist sits cross-legged, 2 protesters stand behind him holding a sign with the word "Occupy", all three protesters are in all white. Two more protesters, not in white, flank them on both sides.

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On Saturday, December 15, a group of Occupy Phoenix members drove down to Bisbee to take part in protests against the ALEC-affiliated mining company Freeport McMoran, whose pollution of the local groundwater is forcing some Bisbee residents out of their homes. On the way, they also stopped off in Tucson where they …

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Diamond Does the Desert

"Don Diamond, with large red stencil lettering above which reads, 'WANTED'"

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN First in an ongoing series of irreverent profiles on Tucson’s One Percent Net worth: $400 million, as estimated in 2003 by Worth magazine. Business model: Buys a swath of heartbreakingly beautiful desert—preferably abutting an environmentally sensitive area—and spends a decade or so gaming the political system to increase its value. Then, having …

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