Jeff Biggers

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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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Thursday, May 12, 2011
Arizona’s Ethnic Studies Ban Dangerous Precedent for Entire Nation
As daily protests continue at the Arizona state capitol in Phoenix, US Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) called Arizona’s controversial Ethnic Studies ban a “dangerous precedent” not only for Tucson’s besieged Mexican American Studies program, but “for the entire nation.”
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Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Arizona's New Civil Rights Movement
Stumbling further into the quagmire of a national public relations disaster, drastic new measures by the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) officials have turned the “manufactured crisis” over the Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies Program into a troubling moral crisis for the city–and the country.
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Monday, April 18, 2011
Big Coal’s Dirty Secret: Breakthrough New Study on Longwall Mining Regulatory Failure and Ruin in Pennsylvania
A game-changing new independent study released today by the national Citizens Coal Council underscores one of our nation’s most overlooked environmental crises and darkest energy secrets in Pennsylvania and a dozen states in the heartland and the West: Flawed state regulatory policies for underground longwall coa
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Thursday, March 31, 2011
Nation Celebrates Arizona Cesar Chavez, As AZ Launches Air Posse
On the eve of Arizona’s most famous native son’s celebrated birthday, Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio unveiled his latest media stunt, the war-time invoking Operation Desert Sky- -a 30-plane air posse of armed volunteers to track Mexican smugglers.
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Monday, March 28, 2011
All the President's (Coal) Men
What really happened in Wyoming last week? Perhaps we should ask billionaire coal hauler Warren Buffett, the "Oracle of Omaha."
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Thursday, March 17, 2011
Love Mountains and Miners? Support a Coalfields Regeneration Fund
A 42-year-old coal miner in southern Illinois recently asked me a question I couldn't answer: Who took Van Jones' job in the Obama administration as the green jobs administrator?
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Monday, February 28, 2011
Legislators Are Going to Unbelievable Lengths to Gouge Clean Water Laws and Cozy Up to Big Coal
Big Coal's backlash over the EPA crackdown on future mountaintop removal operations went from denial and anger to the outright absurd last week, as state legislatures conjured their own versions of a sagebrush rebellion and the new Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed a sheath of regulatory gutting amendments to its budget bill.
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