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The Shadowy Fundamentalist Organization at the Heart of Government (and Mike Pence is a Member)

Given that our new Vice President is a member of the powerful, but shadowy, Washington, D.C. evangelical group “The Family” (officially, the Fellowship Foundation), Jeff Sharlet’s 2008 book The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power would seem worth looking at again. And it is hardly a reassuring re-read for anybody already […]

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Message to the People of France

Even though the Tucson’s bus strike is over, the Bus Rider’s Union wants the City Council to end its contact with Transdev Corporation, who manages the bus service. In this video, which was created during the strike, reveals the power hierarchy of our local bus system. Do we want our city’s transportation to be managed […]

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If You Think the Living Have a Hard Time Collecting Benefits from the VA, What Chance for the Dead? or, A Fool’s Errand

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN As executor of a dear friend’s estate, I took it upon myself to file for burial and funeral service grants totaling $600 from the Veterans Administration. My efforts have produced paper files inches high of ongoing appeals directed mostly to the now infamous Phoenix VA, a long-term relationship with support personnel from […]

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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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