Democracy, or Empire? The F-35 debate is a small part of a much larger question

The U.S. Navy variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35C, conducts a test flight over the Chesapeake Bay.

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The fact that our local political establishment and democratic process is paralyzed in the face of the military’s insistence that they be free to station the F-35 jet fighter in Tucson should not be seen as a surprise. At least not if we accept the arguments of the distinguished historian Chalmers Johnson, …

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Spanish Protesters Bring About the Criminal Probe of Spain’s most powerful banker

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Thanks to an indictment brought about through the efforts of the M15 movement (the Spanish version of Occupy), ex-IMF and Bankia Chief Rodrigo Rato is now facing a criminal proble and has been ordered to appear in court to face criminal fraud accusations related to the downfall of Bankia, one of Spain’s …

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Occupy Obamacare

Protesters demonstrating with large nurse puppet (with huge blue hands) for single-payer healthcare

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN A Few Table Scraps from the Corporations Aren’t Enough I was surprised to see so many people demonstrate in support of the Obama health care plan when the Supreme Court was hearing arguments over its constitutionality a few weeks ago. I was even more surprised at my own concern over the possibility …

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¿Occupy? Tucson

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN We hope others will be inspired to submit their own works of fiction and nonfiction by sharing this heady, Occupy inspired piece of creative meta-nonfiction—Ed In one of the more distant outposts of the empire’s homeland, the Occupiers finally rose up on the 29th day of the First Occupation. But here, already, …

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Mainstream Media Ignores Illegal Arrests

Police

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On Friday, March 23, Paul Gattone, a lawyer representing members of Occupy Tucson, held a press conference to protest the Tucson Police Department’s recent actions against the occupiers at Veinte de Agosto park downtown. Despite the fact that five occupiers had been arrested two nights before the press conference, and two the …

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