The Interview: A Review

Picture from movie poster of film

Dangerous propaganda – that would be the sort where imperialists succeed in convincing people that foreign meddling is going to be fun. Full disclosure – I probably would not have gone to see this film had it not been for the repeated coverage over the past three weeks, of dozens of implausible & conflicting rumors …

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Wine, Blood and Gasoline

Uri Avnery at a Hadash rally against the 2006 Lebanon War

KAFR KANNA, a village near Nazareth, is probably the place where Jesus – according to the New Testament – turned water into wine. Now it is the Arab village where the Israeli police is turning stones into blood. On the fateful day, the police was confronting a group of young Arabs protesting against the Israeli …

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Rocking the U.S. Border with Mexico

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Circumstances surrounding the recent police shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Missouri, resonate with some of the twenty-eight killings by U.S. border agents since 2010 in the following ways: an unarmed suspect allegedly turns the enforcement agent into the victim; the suspect is killed; release of the agent’s name is …

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Wired: TPD Contract With Spy Tool Maker Prohibits Talking About Device’s Use

TPD Recruiting

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN In a story broken by Arizona-based independent-media D.B.A. Press and reported on in Wired magazine (though not in the Arizona Daily Star), it was revealed that the Tucson Police Department (TPD) signed a non-disclosure agreement in 2010 with Harris Corporation, the Florida-based maker of a cell-phone spy tool used by the department. …

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Cyber Feminista

black hourglass on white background. top of hourglass shows sand (black) with the word "TRUTH" (white) inside. The sand is pouring down into the bottom where a partially obscured globe (white water, black land) is inside the sand. The words "Cyber" (left) and "Feminista" (right) flank the hourglass.

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The Place of Statelessness What is statelessness anyway? The US government took away NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden’s passport while he was in the Russian airport. In response, Snowden stated, “The Obama administration has now adopted the strategy of using citizenship as a weapon. Although I am convicted of nothing, it has unilaterally …

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