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Looking for Magic

by Norah Booth One of this year’s December 1 World’s Aids Day Tucson events was Invisible Theater’s dramatic reading of Looking for Magic, a play by Beverly King Pollock, 92. Pollock’s two sons died from AIDS in the early 1990’s. Originally performed as a full production in Pittsburgh, Pollock told the sold-out audience writing the […]

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Cowspiracy: the Sustainability Secret

Film Review of Cowspiracy: the Sustainability Secret

Cowspiracy: TheSustainability Secret is a 2014 documentary that was made with great skill by Keegan Kuhn and Kip Andersen, despite their tight budget. While Kuhn operates the camera, Andersen demonstrates in an engaging and sometimes humorous way just how bad animal agriculture is for our planet. Though Cowspiracy also touches on the cruelty involved in […]

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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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photograph of John Cooper speaking at Homelessness forum

Tucson Merchants’ Demand is Unconstitutional

Read John Cooper’s full letter to Tucson’s Mayor and Council—Ed The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One’s right to […]

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Jan Brewer

An Open Letter to the Governor from “Down in the Trenches” of the State’s Mental Health System

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN July 2, 2013   Dear Governor Brewer, I am writing in earnest because of the state of the Mental Health system in this, the Great state of Arizona. I am SMI, as well as disabled physically. I have Bi Polar disorder, depression, anger issues and in addition I have a defibrillator in […]

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