Take Action Against Low Pay!

by  Jimmy Ojeda Stand with striking fast food workers on Thursday, December 5th at 12:00 pm, on the Mc Donald’s 3856 E. Speedway (Speedway/Alvernon).  Workers will demand $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation. Employers like McDonalds, Burger King and Wendy’s are raking in enormous profits while workers mostly adultsContinue reading “Take Action Against Low Pay!”


   by Brian Flagg It is wrong, sinful and unjust to cleanse the downtown of poor and working people. Let’s be real. Many, maybe not all, developers cashing in on downtown gentrification have wanted to see the Ronstadt Transit Center disappear. They claim it is not the best and highest use of that prized pieceContinue reading “NO CLASS CLEANSING of DOWNTOWN TUCSON”


  by Brian Flagg, Thanks to Dave Slutes and Richard Oseran from Club Congress and to everyone who attended! It wasn’t a totally packed house but it definitely wasn’t empty. Rich Hopkins and the Sand Rubies opened with a blistering set of Sand Rubies classics, in addition to the old Ringo Starr song ‘Post cards.’Continue reading “THANKSGIVING CONCERT at CLUB CONGRESS a Big Success!”


by Brian Flagg, The new school board, along with their new superintendent, H.T. Sanchez, seem to be fighting for families instead of against them. It’s a real breath of fresh air. Mr. Sanchez is standing up to a so-called national desegregation expert, William Hawley, who thinks that Carrillo and Davis elementary schools, and Pueblo HighContinue reading “H.T. SANCHEZ: FIGHTING FOR FAMILIES IN TUSD”

Casa Maria Thanksgiving Benefit Concert

Hola companeros de Casa Maria! This Friday, Nov.22 we will be celebrating our annual CASA MARIA THANKSGIVING BENEFIT at CLUB CONGRESS!!! Come celebrate with Brian Flagg and all the volunteers and friends of Casa Maria this day of Gracias! The admission will be $5.00 or free if you are friends of Casa Maria and haveContinue reading “Casa Maria Thanksgiving Benefit Concert”

Lessons I’ve Learned from Riding the Bus

by Ellen Courtney One way to see how the other half lives is to ride the bus.  A few years back, I was a regular commuter on Sun Tran, and I’ve traveled back and forth to El Paso on the “dog” (the Greyhound) a number of times in the past couple of years.  I confessContinue reading “Lessons I’ve Learned from Riding the Bus”

Pancho Medina Honors a Nacozari Hero

by Kassandra Manriquez Maquina 501 is a corrido that jogs Pancho Medina’s memory of his father and is the inspiration behind his Dia de los Muertos altar. Pancho Medina is the Minister of Culture at Casa Maria as well as a local artist and activist. Over a century ago, Jesus Garcia, a railroad brakeman wasContinue reading “Pancho Medina Honors a Nacozari Hero”