Photos of the “Safe Park” encampment of the activist homeless at Veinte de Agosto Park at Church and Congress in downtown Tucson. See also What Does a Homeless Protest Look Like?
Author Archive | Norah Booth
Alberto Rios remembers the day J. F. Kennedy was shot and the two Nogales changed forever—Ed There was a time when the border between Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, was actually a fence, something that might be between backyards. To either side of the two Nogales’ flimsy barrier were miles of land, open, unencumbered, looking […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Circumstances surrounding the recent police shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Missouri, resonate with some of the twenty-eight killings by U.S. border agents since 2010 in the following ways: an unarmed suspect allegedly turns the enforcement agent into the victim; the suspect is killed; release of the agent’s name is […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN As executor of a dear friend’s estate, I took it upon myself to file for burial and funeral service grants totaling $600 from the Veterans Administration. My efforts have produced paper files inches high of ongoing appeals directed mostly to the now infamous Phoenix VA, a long-term relationship with support personnel from […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Prying documents from the cold dead hands of a faceless bureaucracy takes time—not less than six months—research skills, money, and, not to be discounted, aggression. If you don’t believe that effort is worth something, you need to listen to Arizona based reporter Beau Hodai, publisher of DBAPress.com and a journalist passionate for […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Beau Hodai is an Arizona-based investigative reporter writing for the national press. He made these comments on journalism to Norah Booth for occupiedtucsoncitizen.org OTC: From your perspective as a working investigative journalist, would you comment on the state of American journalism today? HODAI: There is a nexus between the logistical problems that […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Now that the Kennedy bronze memorial head, stolen mid-December from Presidio Park downtown, has been recovered—found under a large pot in a wash, according to news reports about the couple who brought it to a recycling center—the question of what to do next was the topic of a meeting April 8 at […]