Jeff Biggers

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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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Thursday, June 16, 2011
Arizona's Next Scandal? Tea Party State Official Says Ethnic Studies Violates Ban
Arizona could have a new Ethnic Studies scandal on its hands, though not with the students or teachers.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Arizona's Precious Knowledge: Blockbuster New Film Chronicles Ethnic Studies Battle
As ethnic studies defenders in Arizona prepare for the latest showdown in the state's controversial ban this week , a blockbuster new film chronicling the unknown back story behind the crisis is gearing up for national release. Rarely has a film been so timely and downright revelatory.
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Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Blair Mountain Emergency: Obama Is Obliged by Deathtoll to Order Mountaintop Removal Moratorium
Almost ninety years ago, an emergency crisis of unconscionable human suffering, government neglect and coal company lawlessness compelled thousands of coal miners and impoverished World War I veterans to tramp through the back roads of West Virginia and attempt to liberate terrorized mining camps that had been denied any right to union organizing.
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Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Arizona Ethnic Studies Showdown: As Teachers Heal Tucson, Will Extremist Officials Escalate Crisis This Week?
Only days after college-bound Ethnic Studies graduates collected their diplomas and a widely praised Tucson forum allowed the community to discuss the city's acclaimed Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies Program, the increasingly isolated state superintendent of education plans to release the results of his delayed and costly audit for compliance with Arizona's controversial Ethnic Studies ban.
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Sunday, June 05, 2011
Will President Obama Screen Last Mountain Film at White House -- And Then Abolish Mountaintop Removal?
While The Last Mountain film exposé on mountaintop removal mining opened in theaters across the country on Friday, its most important screening should take place at the White House Family Theater .
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Friday, May 27, 2011
Arizona's Historic Recall Campaign Reaches Final Lap: Will Senate President Pearce Step Down?
In one of the most surprising grassroots campaigns this year, the Citizens for a Better Arizona will make history next Tuesday, May 31st, when they present Secretary of State Ken Bennett with more than twice as many signatures needed to recall notorious state Senate President Russell Pearce (R-Mesa).
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