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rich, monopoly-man caricature hauling recognizable Tucson icons (Tucson Inn, saguaro cactus, city hall) in a wheelbarrow as he pushes down a ladder with a mother on it as her children look on.

Privatizing the Old Pueblo

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The list is long: the Ronstadt Transit Center, Access Tucson, the El Rio Golf Course, the former downtown Greyhound Bus Station, the former YMCA on 5th St., among others. Taken together, they demonstrate a disturbing pattern of the City of Tucson’s desire to sell or lease public land and institutions to private […]

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Tucson’s Broadway Boulevard Is Plenty Wide Enough. Let’s Save It, and the World While We’re at It!

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN What a marvelous turnout it was the other night at the large Sabbar Shrine Temple on South Tucson Boulevard! It’s amazing how many intelligent and concerned citizens can turn out to massage an important issue, in this case whether Broadway Boulevard, one of Tucson’s major east-west traffic arteries, should be widened to […]

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Education Reform in Arizona: Just Another Year of Our Children’s Lives

ARIZONA COMMUNITY PRESS Most of us are now aware that certain forces within the government and private sectors are expending tremendous amounts of money and energy to change how our public education system works and what parents and teachers can expect from it. The changes are being pitched by the government as being necessary to […]

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Close-up of Isabel Garcia

Senate Immigration Bill: More Militarization of the Border, No Real Path to Citizenship

THE REAL NEWS   New legislation will increase deportations, beef up police while worker status will help provide cheap labor for businesses but make citizenship almost impossible to attain. GARCIA: “We’re also going to set up E-Verify, a mandatory national identification system. Talk about Big Brother. I mean, we are absolutely extending this across the […]

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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"

Resolution 22006: Martial law over Tucson, or a bit of legislative fluff?

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On February 20, the Tucson City Council and Mayor triggered a storm of controversy when they unanimously approved Resolution 22006, whose wording [see graphic] strongly suggests that the city is ceding authority to the Air Force in regard to the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s future missions and deployments. In addition, it is […]

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