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Picture of 2008 Victory Day Parade in Moscow

OTC Editorial Board Member Had Russian Contacts

Because of discussions he had with a Russian national and which he failed to disclose, Greg Evans offered last week to resign from the editorial board of the Occupied Tucson Citizen. Upon questioning, he reported that he had several encounters with the Russian, all of which also involved financial transactions, at the Espresso Art Cafe […]

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Detail of engraving showing the original Luddites

Luddites 3.0

I. INTENTIONS Technological Progress: have you ever heard of it? Yes, I know, lots of folks have. Marketers have made sure of this. We are bombarded with reports of it every day, by thousands of advertisements. We are told that this year’s new car is “better than” last year’s new car, and many reasons are […]

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Ignorance and Humility

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN There is a humility that is missing from our political discourse. Consider the reality of our fundamental ignorance. We fit a more or less incomplete sequence of past events into our understanding of and (mostly) assumptions about reality and possibility. We are overwhelmed with information. Our time and attention are limited, and […]

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photo of Dick Cheney rendered through a filter making the image look aged and crack. Superimposed on his forehead to look like the shape of his brain inside, is a drawing of two figures waterboarding a third figure in an orange jumpsuit

Zero Dark Thirty

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN One part nerdy, one part torture porn, Zero Dark Thirty is a cold, amoral view of torture interposed with the more mundane and methodical practices of intelligence gathering, analyzing, and debating. Kathryn Bigelow (director) and Mark Boal (producer) are talented film-makers and manage to sustain a vision and an emotional tension from […]

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Uri Avnery at a Hadash rally against the 2006 Lebanon War

Peace and Watermelons

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN One of the most interesting and prolonged private debates I have had in my life was with the brilliant Dr. Nahum Goldmann. The subject: American peace initiatives. It was an unequal debate, of course. Goldmann was my elder by 28 years. While I was a mere editor of an Israeli news magazine, […]

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