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Tucson Stratosphere Geo-engineering Canary in a Cage!

“Tucson is poised to become a world-class commercial space center,” a commentator wrote in the Arizona Daily Star in 2016. “Tucson already boasts of space-related entities such as the Planetary Science Institute, the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Lab (LPL), Optical Sciences and Astronomy Departments, and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory.” Does it surprise […]

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Proposition 101: Yes or No?

The City of Tucson’s initiative to increase city sales tax by 1/2 per cent over the next five years raised serious issues for me. In principle, I usually oppose sales taxes and increases thereof as regressive taxes that hit poor people, most of whose income is applied to subsistence consumption needs to which sales taxes […]

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ALERT: Saying “NO” to Monsanto in Pima County

Pima County Supervisor Richard Elías is arguing that creating a state-authorized, taxpayer-subsidized “free-trade zone” to bring Monsanto Corporation to Pima County is the wrong kind of economic development for our county not only because of the relatively few people their local operation would employ but also because of their long record of environmental mismanagement and […]

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The good news? Local Green Party gets media coverage. The bad news? It wasn’t local media.

The Arizona Daily Star‘s lack of coverage of the local Green Party candidates certainly reached the lowest of all possible low points when, in their list of candidate endorsements and races published in their Sunday, October 8th edition, they labeled the Legislative District 3 House race as being “uncontested,” i.e. that in this “choose two […]

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Are Billionaire Foundations Dumbing Down Our Public Library?

It all started innocently enough. I and some other members of the Tucson Chapter of the National Writers Union had been noticing that books which we’d been intending to or had already read — written by some very established international and “mid-list” literary authors — were disappearing from our public library’s shelves to, it seemed, […]

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