A Small Example of How, on the 10th Anniversary of Occupy Tucson, Homeless People Are Still Screwed

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The Occupied Tucson Citizen working group, the last active portion of Occupy Tucson, recently held its first in-person meeting since pre-COVID days. More to the point, it held the meeting on the tenth anniversary (plus one day) of the founding of Occupy Tucson and on the site of Occupy’s first encampment, Armory Park in downtown …

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Prosecuting Homeless for Sleeping Outside May Violate U.S. Constitution, Court Rules

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An important court decision regarding the homeless was handed down by the Ninth Circuit, in Martin v. City of Boise, when they ruled in September that if a person experiencing homelessness has no option of sleeping indoors, a city cannot cite him or her for violating an ordinance disallowing sleeping outside in a public space. …

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Our Newly Updated Listing of Free Meals in Tucson Now Online

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One of the most popular features of the Occupied Tucson Citizen since our publication started over five years ago has been our “Tucson Feeds” listing of free meals. We have just completed an update of the listing, so if you need a meal (or know somebody who does) but can’t afford to pay for it, …

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Nine Lives

My interspecies family and I are coexisting peacefully in a 1350 square foot residence. There are eight feline housemates in various “shades of gray” roaming in the main living space; nine semi­-feral felines hanging out in a separate 10′ x 20′ enclosed porch with an added den area; one red Pekingese pooch snooping sneakily into …

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Trials of a Cat Lady

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Wrenched from a bond with their families, there is a population of animals in Tucson now languishing in cages, awaiting adoption or death. Often the cause is their human companions’ homelessness. I have seen the forlorn eyes and agitated pacing of innocent creatures confined at Pima County Animal Care and The Humane Society. Estrangement from …

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