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What happened Tuesday at Tucson USD?

What happened Tuesday at TUSD? by Three Sonorans on May. 04, 2011, under Headline news http://tucsoncitizen.com/three-sonorans/2011/05/04/what-happened-tuesday-at-tusd/ To begin with, my phone battery died at around 5:30, as the meeting was starting. No email/text/facebook until now, 8 hours later. 60 text messages and 66 facebook alerts. I was inside the TUSD board room capturing video and […]

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Arizona’s New Civil Rights Coalition

The attempt to outlaw the Mexican American studies programme in Tucson schools has mobilised a powerful new movement o Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez o guardian.co.uk, Thursday 28 April 2011 16.49 BST http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/apr/28/arizona-race The students wanted to be heard and so they chained themselves. The symbolism at the emergency meeting of the Tucson Unified School Board […]

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That Moment in History – Choice: Hero or Scab

http://tucsoncitizen.com/three-sonorans/2011/04/27/video-students-take-over-tusd-board-chambers-wisconsin-style/ That Moment in History Choice: Hero or Scab By Rodolfo F. Acuña On Tuesday, April 26, 2011 ten Tucson high school and university students took over a meeting of the governing board of the Tucson Unified School District, chaining themselves to the board members chairs. Immediately about two hundred persons in the boardroom closed […]

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ARIZONA: Apartheid Board Complicit in Destroying Ethnic Studies

Apartheid Board Complicit in Destroying Ethnic Studies By Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez In a previous column, I used the term CULTURAL GENOCIDE to describe the attempt by the state of Arizona to criminalize and to eliminate the teaching of Ethnic Studies. The use of the term unnecessarily set off a firestorm across the Atlantic. Incidentally, […]

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UNIDOS Present Ten Point Resolution on Arizona Ethnic Studies Crisis: “We Want an Educational System Where Many Cultures Fit”

As the media scrambled to cover the extraordinary uprising at the Tucson Unified School District board meeting last night, where hundreds of students and community members turned out in protest and nine Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies (MAS) students from the UNIDOS group chained themselves to the board members chairs to protest a controversial resolution that […]

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Arizona: In violation of all human rights laws

Arizona: In violation of all human rights laws By Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez For the moment, Arizona has regained its sanity. Five draconian anti-Mexican and anti-immigrant bills were recently defeated by the state senate. However, this bout of sanity in this insane state may only be temporary; this action only dealt with five 2011 bills. […]

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Running in the War Years: Running for Consuelo Aguilar

Running in the War Years: Running for Consuelo Aguilar by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez Special-Length Column “For Indigenous peoples, running is prayer, it is motion and movement. It is energy channeled into the earth through our footsteps… We’ve always carried our prayers on our runs.” Pima Student and Tucson Youth Organizer, Leilani Clark As a […]

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Arizona Refuses to Take Backseat to History

Arizona Refuses to Take Backseat to History By Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez Sometimes columns just seem to write themselves. The world is aflame, particularly in North Africa and the Middle East, and as a result, extremist Arizona legislators seem to be getting a complex… nobody seems to be paying as much attention to them compared […]

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ARIZONA: Precious Knowledge Trailer

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/15062646″>Precious Knowledge Trailer</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user4756676″>Ari Palos</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p> Precious Knowledge illustrates what motivates Tucson High School students and teachers to form the front line of an epic civil rights battle. Precious Knowledge is a co-production of Dos Vatos Productions, the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Arizona Public Media, and Latino Public Broadcasting, with […]

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