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UPDATED – Occupy Tucson: Be downtown on Saturday (video)

Front page of the Huffington Post from Sept. 28.

As civil demonstrations and unrest spread across the globe, the Occupy Wall Street protest is spreading across the US. Rallies in solidarity with the Wall Street protesters are being organized in dozens of cities– including the Old Pueblo.

Occupy Tucson supporters are holding a “meeting” at the southwest corner of Stone and Congress in downtown Tucson on Saturday, October 1, beginning at 9 a.m. In just a few days, 282 people have joined the Tucson facebook page for this event.

For more information about the local and national movement, check out the Occupy Together website. The site has a list of protests, printable protest signs, and videos and photos of multiple protests around the country. In addition to spreading geographically, the Occupy movement is broadening, as unions join the “hippies and hipsters” (original corporate media label for the protesters).

UPDATE, October 1: The Occupy Tucson facebook group has added almost 200 members in the 24 hours since this post went up. They also now have their own website, OccupyTucson.org. It says that the meeting may move to one of the nearby parks– like by Veinte de Agsto Park, or the main library park–since the original location (Stone and Congress) was on private property.

Nobody Can Predict The Moment Of Revolution ( Occupy Wall Street )

Occupy Wall Street – San Francisco – Sept. 29th, 2011

13 comments on “UPDATED – Occupy Tucson: Be downtown on Saturday (video)

  1. JUST LIKE GREECE
    September 30, 2011

    Ppffth… The photo IS from Greece and doesn’t mean scata, go ahead and reprint that one, and we will all see you there….Very, very slow local newsday on the TV front- More than 3 people, and you will get to see those extra 15 pounds at ten.

    • Pamela
      September 30, 2011

      Yes, the Huffington Post photo is from Greece, but the worldwide sentiment is the same. Read the linked NY Times story about worldwide protests.

      • JUST LIKE GREECE
        September 30, 2011

        I suppose my point would be…To REALLY get some press on a slow weekend night,  IF you were SO involved and enthralled with fighting against main street’s freedom and ability to invest anyway they please (so far) -Then yes, by ALL means, stand really, really close to the curb and I’ll see what I can do to get the results spashed as the first local TV news story on my way to driving down to the FOX.    

      • UpdaButwitTaxes
        September 30, 2011

        So, you are one of the idiots who deserves the way the government treats YOU. Try not to drive too close to that curb…. ya might hit a pole and die… oh wait, that would be awesome! See, the more people like yourself who die, the less idiots we have on the planet, thus, a better chance to get things straight with the government. Now that your lunch break is over at your little Junior High, STFU, and get back to class and LEARN something before stating that you have some problem with people protesting our crap government. Eh, “just like greece” you’re probably just some Illegal Mexican who is happy with the way things are…. ’cause You Illegal’s are the only ones benefiting from our screwed up government.

      • Carl LaFong
        September 30, 2011

        Most incoherent post I’ve ever read.

      • Carl LaFong
        September 30, 2011

        You assume that I have the least respect for the NY Times.

      • Richard
        October 2, 2011

        Um, what’s the sentiment, Pamela?  Can  you articulate it, please, because your compatriots having a party on Wall Street all seem unable to do much more than babble one- or two-syllable obscenities. 

  2. usmctrucker
    September 30, 2011

    I’m reminded of Jerry Rubin when I look at some of these guys.  Once they grow up and get tired of sleeping in parks and eating out of trash cans, one or two will end up being the millionaire that the rest hate.  The others will get a booth for the 4th Avenue Street Fair selling dreamcatchers and tye-dye.  They really think this hasn’t been tried before too.  Hah!

    By the way, this is the real difference maker, the weekend is upon them.  I used to work on Wall Street and I can tell you, on weekends it’s a ghost town.  They even lock up the subway platforms to prevent vandalism because it’s so deserted.  Let them shout to the pigeons.  Something tells me there won’t be quite so many on Sunday afternoon when NOBODY is down there.  And even if there are, they’ll be just that much easier to disburse when the cops don’t have to worry about collateral damage.

  3. usmctrucker
    October 1, 2011

    Ok so arrested not scattered.  Misdemeanor, $250 fine, spend the night in jail and go home before you get an aggravated charge.  Bigger crowd than I thought though, I’ll give you that.

  4. Fraser007
    October 2, 2011

    This should be fun to watch. Tucson old hippies and 4th Ave types having a big demostration. Go back to NYC and have your fun. Nobody cares. Same old crowd same old crap.

  5. Wilson
    October 4, 2011

    Except, Fraser007, I will be there. I’m tired of the BS, I have a son and i don’t want him to grow up and have it worse in this country than I do. 

    • JUST LIKE GREECE
      October 4, 2011

      Don’t bump your head getting in and out of your time machine. 

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals--not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election. My platform focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post.

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