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Privatized Services Cost Taxpayers More than Government Funded Services

This article was created by editing down and rewording the articles that are linked throughout—Ed In 33 of 35 cases the federal government spent more on private contractors than on public employees for the same services.  Bad Business: Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Wasted on Hiring Contractors * Health Care: Markups of 100%….1,000%….100,000% In his most […]

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Are UA, PCC Students Being Taken in by Federal Loan Sharks?

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The federal government, in collusion with universities and colleges both public and private, appears determined to resurrect an early American form of debt bondage for the benefit of its student population. This debt bondage, called “indentured servitude,” was prevalent in the 18th century and involved workers getting free transport to the American […]

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A New Left-Right Alliance?

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On the 24th of July the U.S. House of Representatives voted on amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill. This amendment if passed would have denied funding for National Security Agency (NSA) programs which have been collecting meta-data on communications between and among United States citizens, including telephone and e-mail traffic. The vote […]

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Who’s Your Daddy?

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The United States is often considered the first modern democracy, bringing a new form of government that spread across the world. Approaching the 250th anniversary of Independence the US faces a mountain of debt, wars across the globe, an environmental crisis and more guided by its elected leaders whose powers are limited […]

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Drones over our Skies

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The Military and law enforcement are increasingly using drones to gather information and perform missions. On American Soil most drones seem to be used only for surveillance, while in other countries US drones have been used to perform targeted killings. Among the public many are concerned about this technology, often hard to […]

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Bradley Manning 1000 Days in Jail and more Government Crackdown on Transparency

THE REAL NEWS Worldwide support for Manning as trial of alleged Stratfor hacker Jeremy Hammond takes bizarre twist QUOTES: RATNER: “[Bradley Manning] has now been in pretrial detention, as we’re speaking, 1,003 days. It’s a big anniversary. That means he has been in detention almost three years without a trial. He’s not been convicted of […]

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