Anti-austerity update: A general strike in Greece while Spanish police launch a brutal attack on demonstrators

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN After a brief lull, anti-austerity protests in Europe were dramatically ratcheted up last week, especially in Greece and Spain. In Greece last Wednesday there was a 24 hour general strike to protest a new package of cut-backs and take-backs that shut down the entire country. In addition, over 300,000 demonstrators marched in …

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The March of Folly

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2010)

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN? Nothing could be more scary than the thought that this duo – Binyamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak – is in a position to start a war, the dimensions and outcome of which are incalculable. It’s scary not only because of their ideological fixations and mental outlook, but also because of the level …

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Caravan for Peace in Tucson August 16

Sicilia Speaking

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN After his 24-year-old son was murdered by drug traffickers, Javier Sicilia, one of Mexico’s best-known poets, founded the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity to urge an end to drug violence. Over the past six years an estimated 60,000 people have been killed in drug violence in Mexico; 10,000 people have …

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The Second Mexican Earthquake

COUNTERPUNCH? Thoughts on the Presidential Election There have been two major Mexican earthquakes in recent years, the telluric one that killed thousands of people in 1985 and the electoral one July 1 that didn’t kill anyone but made a lot of people mad. Emerging details of the voting reveal manipulations of Byzantine complexity and vast …

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