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photo: headshot of Alberto Rios, smiling and seated on couch

Arizona’s Poet Laureate on the Border and the Assassination of JFK

Alberto Rios remembers the day J. F. Kennedy was shot and the two Nogales changed forever—Ed There was a time when the border between Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, was actually a fence, something that might be between backyards. To either side of the two Nogales’ flimsy barrier were miles of land, open, unencumbered, looking […]

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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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