Arizona Election Fraud: “In the Spirit of Cooperation, Let’s Not Look Into the Past”

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN? By “taking the matter under advisement”, Judge Kyle Bryson kicked the can a little farther down the road last Monday and further postponed the hearing granted to the Libertarian Party by the appellate courts for prospective relief in rigged elections.  Litigation was prompted by the discovery of suspicious activity surrounding the 2-billion …

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Mexico’s Soy 132 Movement joins forces with Occupy Wall Street to protest Carlos Slim

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN? In less than three months, the Mexican youth movement Yo Soy 132 (I am 132) has undergone a remarkable evolution. Beginning as a protest against Institutional Revolutionary Party presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto at the privately-run Ibero-American University in Mexico City on May 11, the movement has since grown by leaps and bounds. …

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The Man Who Invented “Too Big to Fail” Banks Finally Recants. Will Obama or Romney Follow?

Picture of former Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN? I’m in Alaska, amid moose and bear, trying to steal some time away from the absurdities of American politics and economics. But even at this remote distance I caught wind of Sanford Weill’s proposal on CNBC that big banks be broken up in order to shield taxpayers from the consequences of their …

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CIA Whistleblower Makes ‘Bold’ & ‘Provocative’ Allegations of ‘Selective’ & ‘Vindictive’ Prosecution

John Kiriakou interviewed by Truthout's Jason Leopold

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN? John Kiriakou’s case deserves our attention because the current administration is already responsible for prosecuting more government officials under the Espionage Act than all previous administrations combined. Kiriakou has been an outspoken critic of the CIA’s rendition and torture policies post-911—Ed  Former CIA agent John Kiriakou, who the United States government alleges released …

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Miners’ protest revives anti-austerity movement in Spain

Miners in Spain protesting

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN? The struggle against austerity policies and the undermining of civil rights in Spain continues, and it is gaining strength. In the past month, Spanish miners have joined the efforts of other workers in other sectors, including education and health care, marking a new turning point: They have the support of most of …

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