Mexican Immigration Will Be an Issue as Long as the Nation has a Third World Economy

Caution sign of immigrant family with the words "NAFTA AT WORK" at the bottom of the sign. In the background a border patrol vehicle is parked to the left, and a border patrol agent looks on from the right with binoculars.

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN A Gang of Eight Senators on Capital Hill introduced an immigration reform bill to Congress on April 17. It has little chance of passing in the Republican House of Representatives, and even if it does, there is no magic formula of quotas, amnesty, pathways, or other regulations that will end illegal immigration …

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Activist Alert Interview with Brian Flagg of Casa Maria and the Bus Rider’s Union

Brian Flagg addressing members of the Bus Riders Union on February 5

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Brian Flagg has been an activist with Catholic Charities in Sacramento and Tucson, and with Casa Maria for upwards of thirty years. For the last year and a half he has been working with a mainly poor group of residents, the bus riders in Tucson and Pima County, to form a union …

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Market Based Health Insurance Solutions Won’t Work

Health Care Robbery from www.ampminsure.org

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as “Obamacare”, does not adequately address the rising costs of healthcareand insurance. It retains the market-based insurance model responsible for a substantial portion of the rise in costs and does not have a long term plan to deal with our aging population. In fact, the …

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Our System of Elections Must Be Abolished

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Disclaimer: I am not advocating that people stop voting. Using one of the few options given to us, voting, does not mean the system works. U.S. elections are not democratic. Our choices are limited and the elections are dominated by corporations that work exclusively to guarantee their profits. Our corporate government shovels …

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