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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Fourth Print Edition of the OTC Hits the Streets!

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The fourth print edition of the Occupied Tucson Citizen has just come off the presses with a print run of 10,000 copies and is now being distributed across Tucson and southern Arizona. This issue features our most in-depth article yet, “Privatizing the Old Pueblo,” which touches on everything from the attempted sale …

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Wired: TPD Contract With Spy Tool Maker Prohibits Talking About Device’s Use

TPD Recruiting

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN In a story broken by Arizona-based independent-media D.B.A. Press and reported on in Wired magazine (though not in the Arizona Daily Star), it was revealed that the Tucson Police Department (TPD) signed a non-disclosure agreement in 2010 with Harris Corporation, the Florida-based maker of a cell-phone spy tool used by the department. …

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Arizona Eliminating Solar Energy Incentives

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN In 2012 Arizona was second, only behind California, in per capita installations of solar energy in the United States with 710 megawatts of capacity for photovoltaic electricity generation, compared with 275 mW of capacity in 2011. This progress is a result of both utility investment in solar plants and modest incentives that …

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