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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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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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photo of Bill Risner at Revolutionary Grounds Cafe on May 18, 2014 explaining the Superior Court decision

Court to City: Release the El Rio sweetheart deal documents

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN video by AUDIT AZ Attorney Bill Risner held a press conference yesterday in which he discussed last week’s Superior Court decision ordering the City of Tucson—once again—to comply with Cecilia Cruz’s (of the El Rio Coalition) May 12, 2013 request for access to public documents “concerning the City of Tucson’s consideration of […]

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Grey text over white background that reads, "No image of the fiscal cliff available as it is an illusion conjured up by the Debt Relief Commission"

A Primer to the Fiscal Cliff

SOURCED ONLINE AND OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The fiscal cliff explained “Fiscal cliff” is the popular shorthand term used to describe the conundrum that the U.S. government will face at the end of 2012, when the terms of the Budget Control Act of 2011 are scheduled to go into effect. Among the laws set to change […]

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