Students, indentured servitude and America’s trillion dollar student loan debt (and, by the way, welcome back, UofA and PCC students!)

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN All across the United States the after-effects of the housing crash are still being felt, from vacant houses to a stagnant economy. However, when it was announced last year that student loan debt in the USA had exceeded one trillion dollars, and Standard & Poors warned that student debt now exceeded credit …

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Underwater on Your Mortgage? HARPs for the Drowning

Aerial view of suburban neighborhood

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN This is the full and updated version of an article that first appeared in abridged form in the August 2, 2012 edition of the Tucson Weekly—Ed Over the last five years Arizona surpassed Nevada as the number one state in the nation for home foreclosures. Meanwhile, banks made refinancing nearly impossible for …

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Study Like Chomsky!

Cut out of Noam Chomsky juxtaposed with 4 book covers: Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations", Ha-Joon Chang's "Bad Samaritans", Noam Chomsky's "Hegemony or Survival", and Richard DuBoff's "Accumulation and Power"

From Correspondence with Noam Chomasky: You have often made reference to Adam Smith’s advice to a young United States to focus on its advantage in exporting raw materials, and to the historical US policy to instead invest and prop up its industrial base. Where is this quote of Adam Smith’s found, and what was the …

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Bank Protests Are Back

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Despite the heat of late July afternoons, demonstrators from Occupy Tucson have been targetting Chase Bank in curbside rush-hour protests that remind hundreds of motorists about Chase’s continued risky financial activities. On July 18, protesters stood outside the Chase Bank at Congress and Stone, and a July 25 protest targeted the Chase …

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