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photo of concerned families in South Tucson standing in front of Mission View Elementary School with school name and mural behind them (22 people, 14 of them children)

South Tucson Betrayed

OPINION Why are there so many drug rehabilitation facilities in this city? The community of The City of South Tucson, a small incorporated community located within metropolitan Tucson, has been targeted by Pasadera Behavioral Health Network as the next site for its ever expanding quest for government funds. Pasadera plans to bring a drug rehabilitation […]

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Announcing the Lambda Lamb Academy of Acting Administrators

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN As a service to Tucson-area residents who are looking for career opportunities, especially given the continuing administrative turmoil at our beloved Pima Community College, we are passing on the following announcement—Ed You like the prestige and respect that comes with administrative jobs at institutions of higher learning, yet you fear you cannot […]

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Are UA, PCC Students Being Taken in by Federal Loan Sharks?

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The federal government, in collusion with universities and colleges both public and private, appears determined to resurrect an early American form of debt bondage for the benefit of its student population. This debt bondage, called “indentured servitude,” was prevalent in the 18th century and involved workers getting free transport to the American […]

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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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Students, indentured servitude and America’s trillion dollar student loan debt (and, by the way, welcome back, UofA and PCC students!)

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN All across the United States the after-effects of the housing crash are still being felt, from vacant houses to a stagnant economy. However, when it was announced last year that student loan debt in the USA had exceeded one trillion dollars, and Standard & Poors warned that student debt now exceeded credit […]

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Indigenous and Teacher Protest from Oaxaca, Part One

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Oaxaca — In the tourist city of Oaxaca in this poor Southern Mexican state, teachers and a group of indigenous Triqui people are occupying the Zocalo.  The teachers are fighting education reforms that will privatize public schools, standardize curricula, and require all Mexican teachers to pass a standardized test or else lose […]

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