European Spring? Hope for the US?

Picture of Syriza election rally

The resounding electoral victory of the Radical Coalition of the Left (SYRIZA) in Greece on January 25th may mark the beginning of important changes in Europe. SYRIZA has won 36.3% of the vote and 149 seats in the 300-member Parliament, defeating the right-wing New Democracy Party of incumbent Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. SYRIZA quickly formed …

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Privatizing the Old Pueblo

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.

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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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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The Limits of Language

Painting shows two hooded figures: one is holding a bow against the neck of a third non-hooded man with a violin's "f-holes" on his shirt. The other is reading sheet music. An empty violin case is in the foreground with money inside.

CLUBORLOV Since this is the height of the political season, I have decided that it would make sense for me to say something about politics which, of course, doesn’t matter. And that, obviously, is a political statement. Last night was the third and final round of what are commonly believed to be debates involving the …

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Will Your Vote Count?

Elections Integrity Activist, Attorney Bill Risner

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The corporate sponsored red blue show is on.  Polls, debates and campaign ads dominate the news cycles.  Millions will vote November 6. And who counts the votes?  Nobody does in Pima County.  Bill Reisner speaks with Disimone and Higgins on Wake Up Tucson about his six year battle to take away Pima …

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