Activist Alert Interview with Brian Flagg of Casa Maria and the Bus Rider’s Union

Brian Flagg addressing members of the Bus Riders Union on February 5

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Brian Flagg has been an activist with Catholic Charities in Sacramento and Tucson, and with Casa Maria for upwards of thirty years. For the last year and a half he has been working with a mainly poor group of residents, the bus riders in Tucson and Pima County, to form a union …

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On Pima County Public Library’s discarded books policy

Pima County Public Library logo

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Our views vary from incensed to concerned at the Occupied Tucson Citizen regarding Pima County Public Library (PCPL) policies on aggressively selling books that are not regularly checked out. But we all agree that libraries must be repositories of knowledge first and foremost, and not merely repositories of popular culture. There are …

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Will Your Vote Count?

Elections Integrity Activist, Attorney Bill Risner

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The corporate sponsored red blue show is on.  Polls, debates and campaign ads dominate the news cycles.  Millions will vote November 6. And who counts the votes?  Nobody does in Pima County.  Bill Reisner speaks with Disimone and Higgins on Wake Up Tucson about his six year battle to take away Pima …

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Has our library made a deal with the corporate devil?

Kinkle reader with eyes looking out

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN With much fanfare Pima County Public Library (PCPL) announced last year that its patrons can now download a limited selection of books for use on Amazon.com’s Kindle e-readers. There’s just one catch: Amazon will keep track of what you are reading, when you are reading it, and will keep any notes you …

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Election Fraud? True or False: Flush it Down the Memory Hole

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Most of you no doubt remember the controversy surrounding the implementation of electronic voting terminals. Most famously, Diebold voting machines are believed by many to have helped fix the 2004 presidential election in Ohio. For years elements in the Democratic party took a lead in exposing the security problems with these machines, …

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