OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN My $10 student ticket to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra landed me one of the best seats in the Tucson Music Hall, near the front in the middle at an angle where I could see pianist, Gabriela Martinez, play all the exquisite notes during her parts in Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto. The […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN In the beginning, Rockefeller was a completely poor fifteen-year-old kid who had only a single dime to his name. With this dime he bought an apple, which he polished with the edge of his only shirt and sold for twenty cents. With this twenty cents he bought two apples, polished them both […]
THE REAL NEWS AXT: “This is just the first step at looking at this industry. We have been actively organizing in car washes and supermarkets and in fast food restaurants, but we’ve just turned our attention to the banking industry to see what was going on with workers there and were shocked to discover that […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN All across the United States the after-effects of the housing crash are still being felt, from vacant houses to a stagnant economy. However, when it was announced last year that student loan debt in the USA had exceeded one trillion dollars, and Standard & Poors warned that student debt now exceeded credit […]
THE REAL NEWS The Black upper class took advantage of legal victories won by Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement and then helped to undermine the movement.
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN For all the talk of the one percent, there is surprisingly little discussion of exactly who constitutes this privileged group. They are all very rich, to be sure, but there are considerable divisions and differences among them: the Kennedy brothers (JFK, RFK, and Teddy), for example, clearly had different political outlooks and […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN In Arizona early September is not the best time to have a holiday that demands an outdoor, daytime celebration. But such is life, and so every year on Labor Day organized labor uses its skills and resources to put on an event that celebrates working people and the trade union movement. And […]