Complete Reversal of Democracy: Glenn Greenwald on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s Impeachment

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Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is slated to testify today at her impeachment trial—a trial that many are calling a coup by her right-wing political rivals. Rousseff has denounced the proceedings and called for early elections to unite the country. Rousseff’s impeachment stems from accusations she tampered with government accounts to hide a budget deficit. She was suspended earlier this year and has maintained her innocence, accusing her political opponents of spearheading the proceedings to shield themselves from prosecution and undo years of progressive policies. The Brazilian group Transparency Brazil says 60 percent of Brazilian lawmakers are currently under criminal investigation or have already been convicted of crimes ranging from corruption to election fraud. Rousseff’s opponents now need 54 votes, or two-thirds of the 81-seat Senate, to convict her of violating budget laws. Her impeachment would end 13 years of left-wing Workers’ Party rule in Brazil and bring to power interim President Michel Temer for the remaining two years of Rousseff’s term. Temer is also deeply unpopular and currently under investigation himself, accused of receiving illegal campaign contributions linked to the state oil company Petrobras.

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Adelita Grijalva’s “DERP” moment: Blames ERP for Hoarding HT keeping $20 million from TUSD teachers

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[infogram id=”73c24890-85d8-41e0-aa59-e89e552f3d2c” prefix=”qxg”] For three years, the reason that TUSD did not spend nearly $20 million that the state gave it in Prop 301 money, money approved by the voters and meant for teachers, is because of a software problem. This is according to TUSD board president Adelita Grijalva.   Sometimes the elected officials say it best in their own words. For a quick summary of what the discussion that follows is about, TUSD gets millions of dollars (around $18 million or so) each year in “Prop 301” funds, approved by voters in the year 2000 and meant for teacher […]

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TUSD set to approve $600 million budget with minimal details in advance

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At today’s TUSD board meeting, the board will be approving/rubber-stamping the $600 million budget that HT Sanchez’s administration will be presenting them. The main problem with the vote on this budget, as with most of their votes, is one of unearned trust as minimal details are actually given into what they will be voting for before they vote to approve the massive amounts of money anyways. This problem occurred at the June regular board meeting when TUSD blindly voted for spending of over $53 million in the consent agenda. In that, over 40%, or over $21 million, went to one […]

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VIDEO: Does HT Sanchez deserve nearly $300,000 and not a penny less to run TUSD?

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KGUN9 had an investigative report on the obscene amount of money that the TUSD board is giving to its superintendent, making him the highest paid superintendent in Arizona and now a member of the elite 1%. Sadly that money comes from dwindling education dollars that deduct from schools and students while more must be given to feed the Cult of the Executive. At a time when Tucson Unified School District faces a budget deficit, teacher shortage and declining enrollment, the district’s superintendent received a 24 percent salary raise. Four thousand TUSD teachers in the trenches impacting the lives of 46,000 […]

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TUSD Whistleblowers: It is hell working for Heliodoro – HT Sanchez and his flagrant lies

To: Open Letter to TUSD Community Members- 7th Letter From: Extremely Concerned TUSD Administrators; Teachers and Parents TUSD Supporters (Please distribute to others who are interested in the welfare of TUSD; teachers- please pass onto peers and parents pass on to other parents) Subject: Heliodoro Torres Sánchez Jr.’s Flagrant Lies; More Administrators Escape his Hellish Regime Heliodoro Torres Sánchez Jr.’s flagrant lies are beyond astonishing. What is even more amazing and absurd is how he gets away with his deceptions with his three gullible Board members- Adelita Grijalva, Krystal Foster, and Cam Juarez. There is not a single fact-checker among […]

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Mark Stegeman blasts HT Sanchez for lies about mythical loan: TUSD budget forecast grim

While TUSD board member Mark Stegeman and the Three Sonorans have had many disagreements over the years, when it comes to numbers that is something the economist and the mathematician can find common ground on. What is going on in TUSD? Where does this $15 million dollar in the red come from? Is financial collapse looming?  Yes, and the evidence of this is all the schools we have been closing and selling off. The question now is if there is more financial collapse coming? The big debacle arose as a response to the following spreadsheet TUSD CFO Awwad sent out as […]

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The Same But Different: Ducey vs Grijalva

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Republicans: We must all support Doug Ducey since as the Treasurer he has the experience to get us out of our budget crisis. Just ignore that it happened under his watch… Democrats: We must all support Adelita Grijalva since as Board President she has the experience to get us out of our budget crisis. Just ignore that it happened under her watch… Buy Three Sonorans a coffee! Become a sustaining member for just $5/month! (Google ad below)

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