Join the fight against the book banners in Arizona!

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   Greetings! Our goal is to raise $30K on October 12 to defend freedom of speech in Arizona. Summary of Situation When the state of Arizona decided to ban ethnic studies and targeted Tucson’s accalimed Mexican American Studies program, the Tucson Unified School District complied with what could be called a curricular scorched earth policy. Not only did TUSD ban the teaching of Mexican American Studies and terminate all MAS courses, district officials banned and confiscated books that were associated with the program. Officials actually entered classes with students present to box and remove texts that have been used in schools throughout […]

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Republicans adopt Kris Kobach’s SB1070 as party platform on immigration

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On Tuesday, the same the day the party adopted a platform with immigration language written by SB 1070 architect Kris Kobach while TV cameras weren’t trained on the floor, Republicans put a number of Hispanic politicians speaking Spanish on stage in primetime when they were. Hispanic Republicans who criticize their party over some of its harsh Kobachian rhetoric say the stagecraft will have the desired effect. Via TPM. Buy Three Sonorans a coffee! Become a sustaining member for just $5/month! (Google ad below)

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RIP Mary Charlotte Thurtle, Executive Director at Pan Left

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It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our beautiful sister, friend, and longtime Pan Leftie, Mary Charlotte Thurtle. As many knew, she had been diagnosed with cancer and fighting a very hard battle. Mary passed away this past weekend after a bout of pneumonia… via Pan Left. Buy Three Sonorans a coffee! Become a sustaining member for just $5/month! (Google ad below)

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Will John Pedicone’s contract be renewed Tuesday at TUSD?

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An action item to approve a renewed contract for TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone has been placed on the agenda for the Governing Board’s meeting this Tuesday. The political timing of this move is significant, as Pedicone’s current contract does not expire until June 30 of next year. But three of the board’s five seats are up for grabs in November. Renewing Pedicone’s contract before the election will afford him some protection, should his allies on the board lose in the election. via PocoBravo. 20% of Pedicone’s salary is performance pay. It will be interesting to see what grade Adelita Grijalva […]

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Ethnic Studies Professor Alexander Saxton dies at 94

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Alexander Saxton, UCLA history professor emeritus, and former acting director and long-time Faculty Advisory Committee chair of the Asian American Studies Center, Alexander Saxton, passed away on Aug. 20, 2012 in Lone Pine, Calif. at the age of 94. Professor Saxton, throughout his time at UCLA, was a staunch supporter and actively involved in the Asian American Studies Center, providing key leadership and mentoring many students over the years. Of his time at the center, Professor Saxton said: “It turned out to be one of the most demanding (and rewarding) experiences of my life…. Being a proponent of ethnic studies […]

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Republican Florida Governor Crist: “Obama is the right leader for our state and the nation”

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I’ve only been to Tampa once in my life, and I remember it was in October right before the election, and I remember seeing a huge banner for Crist on one of the buildings. A Republican for governor of Florida… … who is now endorsing Obama for re-election as the RNC begins in Tampa this week. As America prepares to pick our president for the next four years — and as Florida prepares once again to play a decisive role — I’m confident that President Barack Obama is the right leader for our state and the nation. via Former Gov. […]

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