O’odham water and sacred sites in Arizona threatened by mining project

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Two Canadian mining companies are trying to obtain permits for two unrelated mining projects that threaten O’odham water resources and sacred sites in southern Arizona. Lori Riddle, Akimel O’odham citizen and founder of Gila River Alliance for a Clean Environment (GRACE), recently began sending out alerts that the Vancouver-based company Curis Resources may be just weeks away from getting a green light from the Arizona state government for their proposed In-Situ copper mine in Florence, which borders the southern edge of the O’odham Gila River Indian community. A Summary on the proposed Curis Copper Mining Project that Riddle is distributing, […]

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Russell Pearce thinks racial profiling is legal, and top Dems seem not to care?

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Seating was scarce at the April 17 Senate hearing on Ending Racial Profiling in America. Those left outside were directed to an overflow room. But there was one empty seat. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, who was presiding over the hearing, said that he had invited the Justice Department to testify, but “they declined.” The absence was puzzling. Attorney General Eric Holder has talked about ending racial profiling and revamping his agency’s outdated guidance on the use of race by federal law enforcement agencies. As a senator, Barack […]

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Tucson Schools slam door on renowned Latina author Ana Castillo

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The public school administrators in Tucson have taken censorship to new heights. First, they banned Mexican American Studies. Then, they actually yanked books out of the classroom that were on the Mexican American Studies reading list. Then they fired the head of Mexican American Studies, Sean Arce. He told Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now that “this was an act of retaliation” because he had denounced Arizona’s law against ethnic studies as “unconstitutional” and “discriminatory.” And now the people who run the Tucson Unified Scool District have prevented Ana Castillo from coming to talk to the students in the schools. Castillo, the […]

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Broadway Coalition needs your help today to protest widening of Broadway to 8 lanes

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WHEN:      Today @ 6pm WHERE:    First Assembly of God 149 E. Broadway Blvd WHY: need a huge turn out from all community and neighborhood organization to challenge the widening of Broadway to 8 lanes. Needless and wasteful spending. Destructive of businesses and historic parts of Tucson. Spread the word – we need your presence today at 6pm. Buy Three Sonorans a coffee! Become a sustaining member for just $5/month! (Google ad below)

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VIDEO: The crazy and historic month of April 2012 at TUSD

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Pedicone’s hypocrisy in listening to Latino community from Three Sonorans on Vimeo. April 2012 – TUSD under Pedicone’s Posse with rampant racism that has also militarized the 61% Latino district and keeps citizens outside the public meetings. Buy Three Sonorans a coffee! Become a sustaining member for just $5/month! (Google ad below)

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VIDEO: SB1070 protests in Phoenix while SCOTUS determines constitutionality of anti-immigrant law

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This video shows excerpts from the Senate Judicial Hearing on April 24, 2012, It also shows testimony from Phoenix as hundreds rallied and marched on April 25, eventually blocking ICE and the streets the same day the Supreme court heard 1070. 9 protesters were arrested. To watch whole Senate hearing visit: C-span.org. Buy Three Sonorans a coffee! Become a sustaining member for just $5/month! (Google ad below)

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May Day march Tuesday in Tucson

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The Tucson May 1st Coalition invites the communities of Arizona and the entire country to join together on Tuesday, May 1st as we celebrate international workers’ day and pledge to continue to fight against the serious attacks to our civil liberties and human rights – to our own humanity. We make a call for resistance in our collective struggle for justice for all people. Dolores Huerta speaks at May Day march in Tucson, AZ. The Tucson community has consistently fought against the federal government’s use of Arizona as the laboratory for initiatives, policies, and laws that are anti-immigrant and anti-human. […]

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