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If You Think the Living Have a Hard Time Collecting Benefits from the VA, What Chance for the Dead? or, A Fool’s Errand

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN As executor of a dear friend’s estate, I took it upon myself to file for burial and funeral service grants totaling $600 from the Veterans Administration. My efforts have produced paper files inches high of ongoing appeals directed mostly to the now infamous Phoenix VA, a long-term relationship with support personnel from […]

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The Governor’s “New” Good Ideas

LET’S TALK NATIVE PRIDE New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo recently gave his State of the State Budget address. In it he proposed a couple of brand new ideas to stimulate the economy and raise revenue for the State of New York. The first of his innovative ideas is to create retail establishments in areas […]

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Those Left Behind

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN It is the natural check on intolerance and privilege provided by assembling with all comers in a full out urban encampment that distinguished Occupy Tucson (OT) from the mainstream left/progressive organizing that has dominated the blue political space in the corporate sponsored red/blue show for more than a generation.  All comers include […]

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John Kiriakou interviewed by Truthout's Jason Leopold

CIA Whistleblower Makes ‘Bold’ & ‘Provocative’ Allegations of ‘Selective’ & ‘Vindictive’ Prosecution

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN? John Kiriakou’s case deserves our attention because the current administration is already responsible for prosecuting more government officials under the Espionage Act than all previous administrations combined. Kiriakou has been an outspoken critic of the CIA’s rendition and torture policies post-911—Ed  Former CIA agent John Kiriakou, who the United States government alleges released […]

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Immigration and Conservative Doublethink

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Tune in to the mainstream conservative media (on talk radio, or the #1 cable news network FOX) and we hear all this bluster and anger over Obama’s recent decision to stop deporting those persons who who entered the country illegally* (i.e. without documentation) at age 16 or younger, are no older than […]

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