Mr. Mayor, Tear Down These Bars

Picture at sunset of the bars of the fence at the El Rio Golf Course

Mr. Mayor, tear down these bars.  Like Councilperson Romero told us over a year ago she intended to do.  Tear down the bars between the El Rio Neighborhood and the El Rio Golf Course and between the course and Joaquin Murietta Park, let nature and human nature breathe again, let heaven and nature sing without …

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Privatizing Free Speech

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Access Tucson started public access programming in 1984. At one time, Access Tucson was recognized throughout the country as being one of the best community TV stations in the nation. It has been a vehicle for producers to create and air shows for 30 years. Membership is free to Tucson citizens. Shows …

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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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Court to City: Release the El Rio sweetheart deal documents

photo of Bill Risner at Revolutionary Grounds Cafe on May 18, 2014 explaining the Superior Court decision

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN video by AUDIT AZ Attorney Bill Risner held a press conference yesterday in which he discussed last week’s Superior Court decision ordering the City of Tucson—once again—to comply with Cecilia Cruz’s (of the El Rio Coalition) May 12, 2013 request for access to public documents “concerning the City of Tucson’s consideration of …

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Education Reform in Arizona: Just Another Year of Our Children’s Lives

ARIZONA COMMUNITY PRESS Most of us are now aware that certain forces within the government and private sectors are expending tremendous amounts of money and energy to change how our public education system works and what parents and teachers can expect from it. The changes are being pitched by the government as being necessary to …

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