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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Nov 2016 Updates

Court refuses to block construction of South Mountain Freeway

"A federal appeals court has refused to issue an emergency order to stop construction of a new Phoenix freeway.
The 9th Circuit U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal’s action Monday means construction of the South Mountain Freeway can proceed while the appeals court considers an appeal."


Benefit show for Standing Rock and No 202 Resistance

Foreign Trade Zone Sweetheart Deal for Monsanto Delayed

The Pima County board of supervisors voted to delay the decision to afford Monsanto tax breaks on the land they purchased in Avra Valley for a giant greenhouse in which to seed for GMO corn. The land lies between a proposed Interstate 11 alignment and the I-10.

Monsanto was hoping to quietly benefit from their land becoming designated as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ). FTZs function like inland ports in which businesses get tax breaks and duty exemptions and deferrals, as tax incentives. The presence and authority of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in these foreign trade zones have unknown implications for migrants within them.

See: Dozens Tell Pima County Supervisors: “Say No to Monsanto”, Pima County supervisors postpone vote on tax breaks for Monsanto, Details of Monsanto deal with Pima County are released | Government and politics, and The Big Fix and How It Works: Pima County’s “Project Corn”

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