An Open Letter to the Pima County Board of Supervisors

COUNTY RESOLUTION

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN This article was originally sent as an email to members of the Tucson City Council—Ed The wording of the Pima County Board of Supervisors Resolution in support of Davis Monthan AFB goes way too far. It is not in the interests of the vast majority of citizens living in Pima County for …

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Tucson’s Reign of Bombs

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Third in an ongoing series of irreverent profiles on Tucson’s One Percent, this time featuring Raytheon Missle Systems Net Worth 2012 net income was $1.9 billion. Net sales weighed in around $25 billion. Tucson’s economy is at the mercy of this corporation, the city’s largest employer and the world’s largest guided missile …

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“Too trapped in a war to be at peace, too damaged to be at war”: Phoenix Army Vet’s Last Words

Poster for Lisa Savidge

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The suicide on June 10 of producer and singer/guitarist Daniel Somers of the Phoenix rock band Lisa Savidge has gained international attention due to the lengthy suicide note he left behind. In the note, Somers, a U.S. Army veteran from 2003 to 2006, described the suffering he has endured in the wake …

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A rebellion against the City Council plays out

Image of text from Tucson City Council Resolution 22006: "NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TUCSON, ARIZONA, AS FOLLOVVS: SECTION 1. That the City of Tucson Mayor and Council hereby recognizes and supports the missions and long term viability of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the leadership of Davis-Monthan to make the appropriate decisions when balancing National Security and community needs when it comes to their existing and future military mission and assignments. SECTION 2. The various City officers and employees are authorized and directed to perform ali acts necessary or desirable to give effect to this Resolution. SECTION 3. WHEREAS, it is necessary for the preservation of the peace, health and safety of the City of Tucson that this Resolution become immediately effective, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this Resolution shall be effective immediately upon its passage and adoption. PASSED, ADOPTED AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TUCSON, ARIZONA, February 20, 2013"

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Members of Occupy Tucson and Tucson Forward made a forcible presentation against Resolution 22006 at the March 5 City Council Meeting. Seven of the ten members of the public who spoke out during the public comments section of the meeting (4 from Occupy Tucson, 2 from Tucson Forward, one not citing an …

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