The Shifting Geography of Protest (Redux)

Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Map of Earth

Long ago, and in all four of our print editions, the OTC ran a feature called “The Shifting Geography of Protest: A Global Digest,” in which we listed and summarized all the different areas of the world in which protests had erupted. The feature was inspired by a blog written by the late, distinguished sociologist …

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Warren Buffett’s Son Backs Border Vigilantes (and Tucson Press Ignores Story)

Cover of New Times Weekly

In a major investigative piece for the Phoenix weekly New Times, independent reporter Beau Hodai details the Cochise County activities of Warren Buffet’s eldest son, Howard Buffett. These include Buffett’s allying himself with known border vigilantes, building a large, armed compound along the border, making massive donations of money and arms to the Cochise County …

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Prosecuting Homeless for Sleeping Outside May Violate U.S. Constitution, Court Rules

Picture of Safe Park in Tucson

An important court decision regarding the homeless was handed down by the Ninth Circuit, in Martin v. City of Boise, when they ruled in September that if a person experiencing homelessness has no option of sleeping indoors, a city cannot cite him or her for violating an ordinance disallowing sleeping outside in a public space. …

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Community groups demand justice for Jose Antonio and charges dropped for No More Deaths humanitarian aid worker

A coalition of community organizations will hold a joint press conference calling for a retrial of Border Patrol Officer Lonnie Swartz and dismissal of the felony charges against aid worker Scott Warren on Friday May 11th at 9 am (PST) in front of the DeConcini U.S. Courthouse, Tucson, AZ. That day, there will be a …

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Reporter’s Notebook: US Agent on Trial for Nogales Cross-Border Shooting

An anonymous graffiti artist painted Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez in a bulletproof vest near the spot in Nogales, Sonora, where he died

[A series of reports giving updates and details about the ongoing court trial of Border Agent Lonnie Ray Swartz for his shooting of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez in Nogales in 2012 — Eds.] 4/24/18 Statements from three stakeholders seeking justice for the Elena Rodriguez family The faculty and staff of the Center for Latin …

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