The Realtors and The Chamber of Commerce – Enemies of the People

by Brian Flagg Thanks to Arizona Daily Star columnist Tim Steller for revealing how The Realtors and other monied interests are investing hundreds of thousands of dollars to influence the state representative elections on the South and West sides of Tucson. (Outside Groups use Glossy Mailers in Bid to Influence Voters, 7-29-2020) They want toContinue reading “The Realtors and The Chamber of Commerce – Enemies of the People”

St Mark in Oro Valley is not only beautiful on the outside, it’s comprised of beautiful servants of God.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Mark the Evangelist parish had a “sandwich squad” that met on the fourth Saturday of every month to make 200 bag lunches that they would deliver to Casa Maria for distribution to the needy.  In addition, St. Mark parishioners would also volunteer at Casa Maria on the 4th TuesdayContinue reading “St Mark in Oro Valley is not only beautiful on the outside, it’s comprised of beautiful servants of God.”

Voting is Part of the Revolution

by Citlali Ramirez Within the past four years, and especially within the past month, the United States has experienced a massive wave of political involvement and education. People are engaging in conversations about police and prison abolition, about systems of government oppression, and a large scope of topics that often go unmentioned. This leaves aContinue reading “Voting is Part of the Revolution”

The Revolution will not come out of a City Committee

by Brian Flagg Now is the time for significant change! Something is in the air! People are in the streets demanding resources be re-directed to serving our very basic needs – such as housing! Gentrification perpetuates systemic racism and over policing in cities. We, who are trying to struggle against the gentrification of our barrios,Continue reading “The Revolution will not come out of a City Committee”

A city’s budget can tell you exactly where the city’s moral compass lies!

  by Cesar Aguirre    Casa Maria and Catholic Workers have always been anti-war. Some  of my favorite stories to hear Brian talk about are the protests against war and nuclear weapons. Stories of him and others camping at Davis Monthan Air Force Base for more than five months. Or of Dorothy Day and other CatholicContinue reading “A city’s budget can tell you exactly where the city’s moral compass lies!”

!!!ACTION ALERT!!! The People’s Bailout

!!!ACTION ALERT!!! You can take real action NOW! Update on the People’s Bailout The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the HEROES Act; a sweeping, three-trillion dollar proposal that addresses many of the issues called for in the People’s Bailout. However, senators are saying the bill will be “dead upon arrival” when it comes beforeContinue reading “!!!ACTION ALERT!!! The People’s Bailout”

How Liberation Theology and the Empowerment of Poor Communities Threatens the U.S. by Citlali Ramirez

    Pope John Paul II chastising Father Ernesto Cardenal for practicing Liberation Theology on his visit to Nicaragua, March 1983.      The Catholic Church has a long and complex history, especially in a Global context. In the mid 20th century, Catholic groups in Latin America began preaching for and practicing what is consideredContinue reading “How Liberation Theology and the Empowerment of Poor Communities Threatens the U.S. by Citlali Ramirez”