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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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Image of text from Tucson City Council Resolution 22006: "NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TUCSON, ARIZONA, AS FOLLOVVS: SECTION 1. That the City of Tucson Mayor and Council hereby recognizes and supports the missions and long term viability of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the leadership of Davis-Monthan to make the appropriate decisions when balancing National Security and community needs when it comes to their existing and future military mission and assignments. SECTION 2. The various City officers and employees are authorized and directed to perform ali acts necessary or desirable to give effect to this Resolution. SECTION 3. WHEREAS, it is necessary for the preservation of the peace, health and safety of the City of Tucson that this Resolution become immediately effective, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this Resolution shall be effective immediately upon its passage and adoption. PASSED, ADOPTED AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TUCSON, ARIZONA, February 20, 2013"

Resolution 22006: Martial law over Tucson, or a bit of legislative fluff?

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On February 20, the Tucson City Council and Mayor triggered a storm of controversy when they unanimously approved Resolution 22006, whose wording [see graphic] strongly suggests that the city is ceding authority to the Air Force in regard to the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s future missions and deployments. In addition, it is […]

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Glenn Greenwald on Bradley Manning: Prosecutor Overreach Could Turn All Whistleblowing Into Treason

DEMOCRACY NOW! As we broadcast from the Freedom to Connect conference, we look at one whistleblower who used the Internet to reveal the horrors of war: U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning. Military prosecutors have decided to bring the maximum charges against Manning after he admitted during a pre-trial hearing last week to the largest leak […]

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Department of Army Photo of Private First Class Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning Tells Court Public Have the Right to Know About US War Crimes

THE REAL NEWS RATNER: {0:55} “Bradley Manning’s lawyer and Bradley had decided to plead guilty to certain of the charges, but really lesser included charges, not the top charges of espionage and aiding the enemy and all of that.” {1:38} “Bradley Manning pleaded guilty to many of the distribution or the transferring of documents to […]

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Bradley Manning 1000 Days in Jail and more Government Crackdown on Transparency

THE REAL NEWS Worldwide support for Manning as trial of alleged Stratfor hacker Jeremy Hammond takes bizarre twist QUOTES: RATNER: “[Bradley Manning] has now been in pretrial detention, as we’re speaking, 1,003 days. It’s a big anniversary. That means he has been in detention almost three years without a trial. He’s not been convicted of […]

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