January 23, 2018 Dear Devoted Reader, For a number of years now I have been ...
In what may be a definitive rebuke of racism “in both enactment and enforcement,” U.S. ...
I wasn’t alone. About ten of us were sitting on the grass outside, facing a ...
Perfectly Wise People by David Ray Now and then you meet these wise people who, ...
Sun Corridor Inc., the Tucson region’s main economic development agency, tried to get Amazon’s attention ...
One hundred years ago Bisbee, Arizona, hosted the beginning of the defeat of one of the world’s boldest and most effective labor organizations, the International Workers of the World (IWW) or Wobblies, when 1186 striking copper mine workers were rounded up, loaded into cattle cars, then dumped in the desert of southwest New Mexico at […]
Just when you think that Marilyn Monroe finally rests in peace along comes a creepy stalker, in fact, a takes-the-cake stalker, in the rotten remains of Hugh Hefner. Seventy-five thousand bought him the crypt next to hers. He was a man with way more money than taste. If he ever did anything good in his […]
Logic is the brick and mortar of Borderlands Theater’s current production, Building the Wall. Only two actors are on stage for the 90 minute show. Fittingly, the pressure this puts both under adds to the tension required for this drama. Gloria, played by T. Loving, is a professor allowed to interview Rick, a maximum security […]
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, […]
U.S. Border Patrol agent Lonnie Ray Swartz shot through the Nogales U.S. border fence on October 10, 2012, leaving ten bullets in the back of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez. The trial of Agent Swartz on second degree murder charges, delayed six times, is rescheduled for next October 12. Border Patrol withheld video of the […]
If you want to praise–or blame–the lobbyists responsible for last minute passage of the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, that would be NETWORK with Sister Simone Campbell at the helm. Sister Simone, Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice and a Sister of Social Services, delivered her “Health care is patriotic” message to […]
“Tucson is poised to become a world-class commercial space center,” a commentator wrote in the Arizona Daily Star in 2016. “Tucson already boasts of space-related entities such as the Planetary Science Institute, the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Lab (LPL), Optical Sciences and Astronomy Departments, and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory.” Does it surprise […]