Articles by: Tex Shelters

Lies The Media Tells About Cuba

Lies The Media Tells About Cuba

While support of the embargo is common among Cuban Americans in Florida, it is not universal. About forty-three percent of U.S. born cubans are against the Cuban embargo, and about 60% of those arriving between 1990-2000 from Cuba oppose it.

The Mainstream Media Ignores Illegal Arrests of Tucson Occupiers

The Mainstream Media Ignores Illegal Arrests of Tucson Occupiers

On Friday, March 23, Paul Gattone, the lawyer representing many of the Occupy Tucson arrestees, held a press conference to protest the Tucson Police Department’s recent actions against the occupiers at Vente de Agosto park downtown. Despite the fact that five occupiers had been arrested two nights before the press conference, and two the night before, no mainstream media turned up.

by Tex Shelters· · Current Issues, News
Pistols, Politicians, And Paranoia

Pistols, Politicians, And Paranoia

It appears that the property before life crowd has won in the United States. And in some of the most controversial cases, not only did people stand their ground, they chased after those they fear.

If You’re Reading this, You’re Part of the 99%

If You’re Reading this, You’re Part of the 99%

Admitting that you are part of the 99% does not require you reject your conservative, or other, principles. What admitting you are part of the 99% requires is that you let go of your denial and acquire a modicum of class consciousness.

by Tex Shelters· · Current Issues
Occupy Tucson Day of Solidarity

Occupy Tucson Day of Solidarity

The day focused on support and sharing of information regarding mutual and overlapping goals shared by the organizations at the event.

by Tex Shelters· · News
Republican Candidates Are President Obama’s Best Campaign Aides

Republican Candidates Are President Obama’s Best Campaign Aides

In the fierce battle between Next Gingrich and Mitt Romney for second place in this year’s presidential campaign, the two top Republicans have become the President’s best aides for his reelection.

Why I Envy Mitt Romney And The 1% (HUMOR)

Why I Envy Mitt Romney And The 1% (HUMOR)

Is it envy to want to play by the same rules as the 1%? According to Mitt Romeny, it is.

Why I Support the Rosemont Copper Open-Pit Mine (HUMOR)

Why I Support the Rosemont Copper Open-Pit Mine (HUMOR)

I am in favor of the Rosemont Copper open-pit mine because despite the incomplete environmental impact draft study by the U.S. Forest Service, I am sure that we can trust corporations to do what is best for the people in the region.

Wall Street Wins the 2012 Iowa Caucuses

Wall Street Wins the 2012 Iowa Caucuses

Without a crushing defeat in Iowa, Romney’s path to the nomination is clear. No amount of evangelical enthusiasm for Santorum, or youth and independent excitement for Ron Paul, will make a difference. Unless hit by a huge scandal, Wall Street’s man won’t lose now.

Ethnic Studies Banned for Telling Truth

Ethnic Studies Banned for Telling Truth

The legislative ban on ethnic studies classes in Arizona high schools was upheld in Administrative court in Phoenix, AZ in December by judge Lewis D. Kowal of the Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings. More accurately, the ban on Mexican-American studies in Tucson has been upheld.

Rush Limbaugh Says BP Oil Spill A ‘Non-Story’

Rush Limbaugh Says BP Oil Spill A ‘Non-Story’

On Rush Limbaugh’s show of December 19th, he stated that the BP Oil spill, the AP top story of 2010, ‘Ended up being a non-story,’ and that few people remember it. We could spend years refuting all the misinformation and outright lies Mr. Limbaugh spews on his show, but I thought this a good opportunity to remember one of the worst man-made ecological disasters in U.S. history.

by Tex Shelters· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
My Dream Christmas Letter From Obama to the Republican National Committee

My Dream Christmas Letter From Obama to the Republican National Committee

I loved hearing all those audience members cheer Governor Perry’s executions of U.S. citizens, some possibly innocent, in Texas. It makes our drone attacks seem downright humane. And Ron Paul’s comments about people on their death bed and Tea Party support for death panels bolsters national support for the health care plan we passed in 2009. I appreciate it Representative Paul.

by Tex Shelters· · Political Humor
The Occupy Movement has Already Succeeded

The Occupy Movement has Already Succeeded

The current historical trend of occupying public space to address social issues began in the Middle East and Spain. When Occupy Wall Street started a U.S. occupy movement, encouraged by an advertisement in the Canadian magazine Adbusters, on September 17, 2011, the mainstream media and public officials were caught off guard.

Myths, Misinformation And Falsehoods About The Occupy Movement

Myths, Misinformation And Falsehoods About The Occupy Movement

Setting the record straight on the Occupy movement and its goals.

It’s Time To Focus On Helping People And Not The Liberal Versus Conservative Divide

It’s Time To Focus On Helping People And Not The Liberal Versus Conservative Divide

In the United States, we have divided the political landscape into liberal versus conservative for too long. These terms only serve to divide us and stereotype each other and this infighting only benefits the ruling classes.

Trespass and Occupy, And Why It Is Important

Trespass and Occupy, And Why It Is Important

By trespassing, we are saying that mega-corporate occupation of the power and wealth of this nation is illegitimate. We are here to take our power back and do our best to divest from an economic system that harms us and our fellow citizens

Occupy Tucson Rousted From Park Despite Agreement With Permit Holders

Occupy Tucson Rousted From Park Despite Agreement With Permit Holders

In yet another example of police protecting property and the law of the 1% above the Constitution, people, and common sense, Occupy Tucson has been evicted from Armory Park and relocated to nearby Viente de Agosto Park, around 12:30 AM on Nov 4th.

by Tex Shelters· · News
Don’t be Fooled: Ten Scary Facts about Mitt Romney

Don’t be Fooled: Ten Scary Facts about Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney, for many in the mainstream media, is the model of the moderate Republican. But don’t be fooled. There is nothing moderate about the current Republican party.

by Tex Shelters· · Information and Resources, News
Fact Sheet And News From Occupy Tucson

Fact Sheet And News From Occupy Tucson

Occupy Tucson began their campaign at Armory Park today, October 15th, after two weeks of planning and meetings of various working groups such as the legal, PR and outreach, peace keeping, and art groups. About 1000 people over the day attended and about 350 marched orderly through downtown.

Facts About Class, Poverty And Downward Mobility

Facts About Class, Poverty And Downward Mobility

The idea of the American dream is one of the most successful pieces of propaganda ever perpetuated. If we believe in the dream, we can dismiss or outright ignore economic, social, and demographic realities that have more to do with economic impoverishment than any supposed behavioral deficiencies on the part of welfare recipients.