Unlike in Seattle, Our City Council Can’t Raise the Minimum Wage

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Last year, the Arizona State Legislature passed HB 2280 and Governor Brewer signed it into law. It effectively banned any opportunity for local governments anywhere in Arizona to go beyond State and Federal Minimum Wages and establish living wages as the new standard. The lobby behind HB 2280 was the Arizona Restaurant …

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Mexican Immigration Will Be an Issue as Long as the Nation has a Third World Economy

Caution sign of immigrant family with the words "NAFTA AT WORK" at the bottom of the sign. In the background a border patrol vehicle is parked to the left, and a border patrol agent looks on from the right with binoculars.

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN A Gang of Eight Senators on Capital Hill introduced an immigration reform bill to Congress on April 17. It has little chance of passing in the Republican House of Representatives, and even if it does, there is no magic formula of quotas, amnesty, pathways, or other regulations that will end illegal immigration …

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A Rough Guide to Obama’s Mexico Visit

Dissident teachers hold mass protest in Guerrero State against President Nieto’s education reform.

CIP AMERICAS Obama last visited Mexico during the G-20 summit in Los Cabos last June. He and his entourage will touch down again today for talks with Mexico’s new president, Enrique Peña Nieto. Since his election, Peña Nieto’s team has worked to shift media focus away from violence related to the drug war and towards …

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