Jeff Biggers

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Profile in Courage: On Frontlines of Arizona Crisis, Mexican American Studies Director Sean Arce Teaches Nation an Enduring Lesson
As Tucson Unified School District students returned to the classroom yesterday, the towering role of one education innovator is being championed by a broad spectrum of local students, parents, teachers, community members and national scholars.
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Monday, August 15, 2011
Dear Soledad: Appalachian Leaders Respond to CNN's Blair Mountain Special on Mountaintop Removal
With a mounting death toll and a 40-year rap sheet that marks it as our nation's most urgent health and humanitarian crisis , mountaintop removal mining is hardly a new issue.
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Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Arizona's Dirty Lessons: Is Tucson School District Dismantling Ethnic Studies to Appease Tea Party?
In one of the most disturbing developments in the long-brewing Ethnic Studies debacle , a broad alliance of Mexican American Studies supporters is charging that Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) administrators have taken several covert measures to intentionally undermine the nationally acclaimed program and gut its enrollment numbers.
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Friday, August 05, 2011
Coal River Mountain Showdown: What Would Judy Bonds Do?
As the historic tree-sit on Coal River Mountain finishes its third week, and the Mountaintop Removal Moratorium Now movement grows, a broad alliance of local residents and activists in the Coal River Valley of West Virginia are drawing national attention to an upcoming public hearing to consider the renewal of a violation-ridden permit for a controver
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Friday, July 29, 2011
For Judy Bonds: Historic Tree-Sit on Coal River Mountain Enters 10th Day
Appalachian leader Judy Bonds would have turned 59-years-old on August 27th.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
As Education and Health Care Falter, Arizona Builds a $50 Million Fence
Arizona’s cash-strapped Tea Party-led legislature is not launching a campaign for the state’s failing schools today–despite cutting $450 million in the education budget.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Appalachian Leaders Call for MTR Moratorium Now
"Living in a mountaintop mining area was a bigger risk for birth defects than smoking." -- Dr. Michael Hendryx, West Virginia University
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Monday, July 11, 2011
Arizona Senate President Pearce Has Been Recalled
Mark down July 8th as a day history was made in Arizona.
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Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Arizona All Star Game: Boycott or Knock It Out of the Park?
'Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth.'' -- Roberto Clemente
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Thursday, June 23, 2011
FOX and Republicans Rerun Mexicans, Lies and Videotape, As Arizona Becomes Grand Canyon State Again
As Interior Secretary Ken Salazar joined Havasupai tribal elders and Congressman Raul Grijalva for a historic announcement at the Grand Canyon National Park on Monday, Republicans across Arizona scurried to create their own roadside attraction. And relying on information from a widely denounced anti-immigrant extremist, FOX News and other media outlets have been right behind them to fan the flames of Arizona's right-wing discontent this summer.
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