A Primer to the Fiscal Cliff

Grey text over white background that reads, "No image of the fiscal cliff available as it is an illusion conjured up by the Debt Relief Commission"

SOURCED ONLINE AND OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The fiscal cliff explained “Fiscal cliff” is the popular shorthand term used to describe the conundrum that the U.S. government will face at the end of 2012, when the terms of the Budget Control Act of 2011 are scheduled to go into effect. Among the laws set to change …

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Bus Riders Union Protests Possible Moving of Downtown Transit Center

Bus Riders Union Rally at Ronstadt Center

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The Tucson Bus Riders Union put on an impressive show of force on Monday, October 22, when some sixty members and supporters turned out for a demonstration downtown to raise the alarm over negotiations that could lead to the closing of the downtown Ronstadt Transit Center. Indeed, though the Arizona Daily Star …

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Anti-austerity update: A general strike in Greece while Spanish police launch a brutal attack on demonstrators

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN After a brief lull, anti-austerity protests in Europe were dramatically ratcheted up last week, especially in Greece and Spain. In Greece last Wednesday there was a 24 hour general strike to protest a new package of cut-backs and take-backs that shut down the entire country. In addition, over 300,000 demonstrators marched in …

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A recap of recent Occupy Tucson trials

Signs from Occupy Tucson encampment at De Anza: "Occupy Tucson -- All Voices Heard" "Buy Local" "Be The Change"

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Slowly but surely the cases of those charged in relation to Occupy Tucson protests are being brought to trial, giving us a glimpse into how the courts will react to Occupy tactics and in what direction the local Occupy movement might go with its future protests. In one trial, three occupiers were …

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Medea Benjamin Discusses Drone Warfare in Tucson

Medea Benjamin discussing drone warfare in Tucson (large pink banner in back reads, "CODE PINK: Women for Peace")

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin, whose book “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control” was published in May, was in Tucson last week to speak at a forum at the downtown public library about drones. Or at what was supposed to be a forum about drones: though invitations were sent to several local …

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