Tucson Merchants’ Demand is Unconstitutional

photograph of John Cooper speaking at Homelessness forum

Read John Cooper’s full letter to Tucson’s Mayor and Council—Ed The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One’s right to …

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An Open Letter to the Governor from “Down in the Trenches” of the State’s Mental Health System

Jan Brewer

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN July 2, 2013   Dear Governor Brewer, I am writing in earnest because of the state of the Mental Health system in this, the Great state of Arizona. I am SMI, as well as disabled physically. I have Bi Polar disorder, depression, anger issues and in addition I have a defibrillator in …

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Police as Drug Recognition Experts. What could go wrong?

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Some serious errors can be fatal while others just result in life-changing havoc. For Gavin Douglas, AKA Gadget to five grandkids, life as a master metal worker, sculptor, and driver is over. These days he can’t be counted on to even recall his grandchildren’s names. “I think they just stereotyped him,” Mary …

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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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Mining Protests in Bisbee

Occupy Phoenix protesters in Bisbee makin a music video. A guitarist sits cross-legged, 2 protesters stand behind him holding a sign with the word "Occupy", all three protesters are in all white. Two more protesters, not in white, flank them on both sides.

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On Saturday, December 15, a group of Occupy Phoenix members drove down to Bisbee to take part in protests against the ALEC-affiliated mining company Freeport McMoran, whose pollution of the local groundwater is forcing some Bisbee residents out of their homes. On the way, they also stopped off in Tucson where they …

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