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An anonymous graffiti artist painted Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez in a bulletproof vest near the spot in Nogales, Sonora, where he died

DEATH ON THE LINE: Supreme Court Kicks 4th Amendment Cross-Border Shooting Decision Back to Appeals Court (Commentary)

U.S. Border Patrol agent Lonnie Ray Swartz shot through the Nogales U.S. border fence on October 10, 2012, leaving ten bullets in the back of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez. The trial of Agent Swartz on second degree murder charges, delayed six times, is rescheduled for next October 12. Border Patrol withheld video of the […]

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JUSTICE SUSPENDED: photo essay

Four years after her 16-year-old son was killed by a border patrol agent who fired at least ten bullets through the international boundary at Nogales, Arizona, into his back, Araceli Rodriguez, the boy’s mother, will have to wait any decision in her lawsuit against the agent until the U.S. Supreme Court answers constitutional questions raised […]

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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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Trial Begins for Indigenous Protesters in Peru

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN After five years of bureaucratic delays and internal contradictions in the Peruvian judiciary system, the trial of 53 protesters in the northern Peruvian jungle town of Bagua has begun. The indigenous protesters, opposed to a dozen decree laws that truncated indigenous territorial rights that had been promulgated by then President Alan García. […]

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Image capture from video of Michael Wilson speking about Tohono O'odham Nation and Border Patrol in the wake of a Border Patrol shooting of Tohono O'odhams accused of side-swiping a Border Patrol vehicle.

Tohono O’odham government and police corruption perpetuates US Border Patrol violence

CENSORED NEWS: SAN MIGUEL, TOHONO O’ODHAM NATION — Mike Wilson, Tohono O’odham, said the US Border Patrol shot two Tohono O’odham at the border, one in the face. The Border Patrol claims O’odham side-swiped its vehicle in San Miguel, “The Gate,” on Tohono O’odham land at the US Mexico border. However, Wilson points out in […]

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