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Why income inequality is a losing issue and how to fix it

Most Americans don’t care about income inequality. But they do want everyone to get a fair chance.... Read more»

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Occupy Tucson: DeAnza eviction was illegal

Guest opinion: Under Chief Villaseñor's direction, the Tucson Police Department abused both power and force March 1. They feebly attempted to cloak their actions under color of law with a vague, rarely-used City ordinance to do so.... Read more»5

Police push Occupy Tucson from DeAnza Park, 21 arrested

A day after being told to leave DeAnza Park, 21 Occupy Tucson campers were arrested by Tucson police Thursday morning. City officials cited increasing disturbances and calls to police for the move. ... Read more»5

Occupy Tucson ordered out of DeAnza Park

Occupy Tucson campers have been told by Tucson Police to vacate DeAnza Park by Thursday. City officials cited increasing disturbances and calls to police for the move. Occupiers were to meet Wednesday evening to plan their response.... Read more»1

Occupy Tucson sets up camp at DeAnza Park

Occupy Tucson members set up tents at DeAnza Park, just north of downtown, Thursday night. Tucson now has the longest-running uninterrupted anti-corporate protest in the nation, an organizer said.... Read more»8

Occupy Tucson to set up camp at DeAnza Park

Some Occupy Tucson members plan to regroup at a city park when they put up tents and plan to sleep at DeAnza Park, but the City of Tucson says members face arrest.... Read more»2

Smart v. Stupid

Shattering the class warfare taboo

A new poll from Pew Research Center confirms that Americans are thinking a lot about class disparity. And now that they are talking, it turns out that most Americans think the deck is stacked in favor of the rich.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Occupy Tucson: Open letter to Kozachik & Villaseñor

An open letter to Councilman Kozachik and TPD Chief Villaseñor, from organizer Shannon Cain: "We are Occupy Tucson, and this village isn't going anywhere."... Read more»22

Occupy Wall Street: Where did all the money go?

In between facing off with riot police over tent cities and disrupting port traffic along the West Coast, Occupy protesters have managed to rake in some serious cash. But as protesters nationwide are evicted and cold weather sets in, recently released data from Occupy Wall Street in New York shows donations there have begun to dwindle.... Read more»1

Gingrich heckled by OWS protesters

Newt Gingrich was heckled at an endorsement event in Iowa on Wednesday and reportedly chased out of the Iowa Capitol building. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate had been in Des Moines to receive endorsement of one of Iowa’s top political leaders, ... Read more»

Police evict Occupy Tucson from downtown park

Tucson police ordered Occupy Tucson protesters from a downtown park Wednesday night after a critic of the camp rented the park. About 100 protesters removed tents and personal belongings from Veinte de Agosto Park as officers looked on. There was one arrest. (with video)... Read more»8

Think again

Why do mainstream media favor Tea Party over Occupy Wall Street?

Support for the Tea Party is in a free fall. Now that so many voters have discovered that they apparently purchased a defective product in Tea Party governance in the 2010 elections, perhaps a similar recognition on the part of the mainstream media will not be so far behind.... Read more»2

Comic: Politics

The One Percent

Turn on the TV news and you're likely to hear the slogan, "We are the 99 percent." The story's not about Occupy Wall Street, though; those are women who've had sex with Herman Cain.... Read more»


9 ideas for Congress to address the 99%

There are nine simple steps that policymakers can take immediately to reduce inequality, get our upside-down economy back on its feet, and begin restoring the promise of the American Dream.... Read more»2

Occupy protesters to target chain stores on Black Friday

This week the Occupy Wall Street protesters will occupy parking lots rather than campuses and Zuccotti Park, in hopes of pushing consumers away from shopping malls and big changes, towards local, small businesses.... Read more»5

12 ticketed at Occupy Tucson

Including three protesters cited on Monday night, a dozen demonstrators were ticketed at Occupy Tucson over the weekend, police said.... Read more»

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