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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Demonstration Against SB1070 Decision

Protesters gather outside the Arizona State Building holding signs rejecting SB 1070

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On Monday, June 25, in response to the Supreme Court’s 5-3 decision to uphold a key part of SB1070 that requires police officers to ask about immigration status during stops, more than eighty people attended a rally at the Arizona State Building in downtown Tucson. Carrying signs that said “Resistencia!” “We Reject …

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Inside the tent of Occupy Tucson

Sketched circle with dot in middle. Text at bottom reads, "OCCUPY WHY. we are one tribe"

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN In this article written in late November of last year, Michael LaFond gives us a brief but systematic overview of the Occupy Tucson encampment as it was at Veinte de Agosto park. The author has also added a short postscript—Ed Generalizing about the people in the Occupy Tucson movement would be foolish, …

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