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“Too trapped in a war to be at peace, too damaged to be at war”: Phoenix Army Vet’s Last Words

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The suicide on June 10 of producer and singer/guitarist Daniel Somers of the Phoenix rock band Lisa Savidge has gained international attention due to the lengthy suicide note he left behind. In the note, Somers, a U.S. Army veteran from 2003 to 2006, described the suffering he has endured in the wake […]

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Glenn Greenwald on Bradley Manning: Prosecutor Overreach Could Turn All Whistleblowing Into Treason

DEMOCRACY NOW! As we broadcast from the Freedom to Connect conference, we look at one whistleblower who used the Internet to reveal the horrors of war: U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning. Military prosecutors have decided to bring the maximum charges against Manning after he admitted during a pre-trial hearing last week to the largest leak […]

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Bradley Manning Tells Court Public Have the Right to Know About US War Crimes

THE REAL NEWS RATNER: {0:55} “Bradley Manning’s lawyer and Bradley had decided to plead guilty to certain of the charges, but really lesser included charges, not the top charges of espionage and aiding the enemy and all of that.” {1:38} “Bradley Manning pleaded guilty to many of the distribution or the transferring of documents to […]

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Image of text from Tucson City Council Resolution 22006: "NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TUCSON, ARIZONA, AS FOLLOVVS: SECTION 1. That the City of Tucson Mayor and Council hereby recognizes and supports the missions and long term viability of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the leadership of Davis-Monthan to make the appropriate decisions when balancing National Security and community needs when it comes to their existing and future military mission and assignments. SECTION 2. The various City officers and employees are authorized and directed to perform ali acts necessary or desirable to give effect to this Resolution. SECTION 3. WHEREAS, it is necessary for the preservation of the peace, health and safety of the City of Tucson that this Resolution become immediately effective, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this Resolution shall be effective immediately upon its passage and adoption. PASSED, ADOPTED AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TUCSON, ARIZONA, February 20, 2013"

Tucson’s Mayor and Council declare emergency and abdicate responsibility to Air Force

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN This is a letter that Lee Stanfield emailed to the mayor and each council member in response to resolution 22006 adopted on February 20, 2013. Note that our link keeps breaking because the URL keeps changing. Assuming this link to view all February 2013 legislation is not temporary, you can search for […]

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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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