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21st Century Manifest Destiny on the U.S.-Mexico Border

     by Todd Miller / nacla It was a typical scene for many on the Tohono O’odham Nation: a Border Patrol agent pulled behind us in a green-striped vehicle after we had stopped to check directions. We were a group … Continue reading

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Katniss is real and she is an Apache

Katniss is real, and she is an Apache. While we were all looking the other way, sacred Apache land (that was also property of the American people as a whole) was sold to an Australian-British mining company that will soon … Continue reading

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Arizona activists protest Israeli firms militarizing the border

On May 2, a few miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, just north of Nogales, on Tohono O’odham land, a group of activists unveiled a banner of protest in front of a new surveillance tower, manufactured and operated by the Israeli … Continue reading

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Jaguar tracks found in the Santa Ritas, says conservation group and UA geneticist

Original post by Tony Davis, Arizona Daily Star It’s been known for well over a year now that a jaguar has been photographed in the Santa Rita Mountains, near the proposed Rosemont Mine site. But only a little more than a … Continue reading

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Altar Valley ranchers believe gas pipeline will destroy way of life

Original article by Joe Ferguson, Arizona Daily Star Sasabe residents in the Altar Valley are nervously watching as construction crews bulldoze land just across the Mexican border. They believe, or more accurately fear, the corridor the size of a football field … Continue reading

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Proposed Sierrita Pipeline continues causing controversy

Original post by Danielle Lerner, News 4 Tucson   TUCSON- The controversy surrounding the proposed Sierrita Gas Pipeline continues as local ranchers, county and state organizations share their concerns about the project. The $204 million international pipeline would stretch about 60 … Continue reading

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Major tree clearing and timber sale planned for Rosemont Mine

Original article by Tony Davis, Arizona Daily Star Close to 300,000 trees, mostly junipers and oaks, would likely be cleared on public land in the Santa Rita Mountains if the proposed Rosemont Mine is built. Clearing those trees will be controversial, … Continue reading

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Is the US Forest Service Trying to Help a Cash-Strapped Canadian Mining Company?

Original post by Maureen Nandini Mitra, Earth Island Journal Agency has been attempting to speed up decision-making on proposed Rosemont copper mine in Arizona’s Coronado National Forest, say activists The US Forest Service seems to have been unusually eager to … Continue reading

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State Board Sued for Upholding Rosemont Water Permit

Original article by Tony Davis, Arizona Daily Star. Opponents of the proposed Rosemont Mine have filed suit, seeking to overturn a state decision awarding a groundwater protection permit to mine owners Rosemont Copper Co. The permit allows the company to … Continue reading

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Public Interest Versus Private Greed (Rosemont Copper Mine)

Original post by Frances Causey, The Huffington Post The refrain is all too common these days. The democratic and regulatory process circumvented in favor of big business interests at the expense of practically everything else. Think “Too Big To Fail … Continue reading

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