Annexing Unincorporated Tucson

Map of Tucson with areas of Casas Adobes, Catalina Foothills, and Tanque Verde highlighted

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN While a number of factors contribute to Tucson’s shortfall in revenue, the single, major factor is that the regions of the Catalina Foothills, Casas Adobes, and Tanque Verde have evaded annexation. This results in loss of revenue (as the approximately 300,000 residents in unincorporated Tucson are misallocated for state shared revenue), poor …

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Tucson arrests of Occupy affiliated activists continue

Veterans for Peace and Occupy Public Lands logos

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Though there was no coverage of it in the mainstream Tucson media, arrests of Occupy-affiliated activists continue apace in Tucson. On Wednesday, July 11, Occupy Tucson and Veterans for Peace activist Dave Croteau was charged by the Tucson Police Department with criminal trespass and other charges when he insisted on going onto …

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An open letter to Ron Barber regarding his first day on the job

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Apparently, it was a baptism by hellfire. Within minutes of being sworn in, you were caught up in a legislative conflict that disingenuously pitted border security against the environment. Unfortunately, you somehow decided it was a good idea to waive 16 major environmental laws within 100 miles of U.S. borders, ostensibly to …

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Demonstration Against SB1070 Decision

Protesters gather outside the Arizona State Building holding signs rejecting SB 1070

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On Monday, June 25, in response to the Supreme Court’s 5-3 decision to uphold a key part of SB1070 that requires police officers to ask about immigration status during stops, more than eighty people attended a rally at the Arizona State Building in downtown Tucson. Carrying signs that said “Resistencia!” “We Reject …

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