YOU CAN’T HONOR CHAVEZ WITH COMMUNITY SERVICE AND MORE CHARITY…

By Brian Flagg, Contrary to the op-ed in today’s Star, this is not how you honor Cesar Chavez. He was a great labor ORGANIZER. His work was rooted in the experience of oppressed Brown workers, specifically farm workers. His life was about analyzing the power structure that oppressed his people and ORGANIZING to force politiciansContinue reading “YOU CAN’T HONOR CHAVEZ WITH COMMUNITY SERVICE AND MORE CHARITY…”

MY WEEKEND AT CASA MARIA

by Cesar (Big Cesar) Aguirre My usual weekend, going to Tucson from Ajo and helping out at Casa Maria when I can. This past weekend my son unexpectedly asked me to join him for a book study gathering at Brian’s. I was hesitant to go but I did anyway (my best move of the day).Continue reading “MY WEEKEND AT CASA MARIA”

Archbishop Oscar Romero (15 August 1917 – 24 March 1980)

This week marks the 35th anniversary of the martyrdom of  Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. “His love of people who were poor, his faithfulness to the Gospel, led him to confront the people who had become captive to their own wealth and power. Risking his life day after day, he spoke out and walkedContinue reading “Archbishop Oscar Romero (15 August 1917 – 24 March 1980)”

Needed: Someone to articulate a new vision for economic justice for Pima County (TREO, the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, and the Downtown partnership need not apply)

(Chuck Huckelberry, County Administrator) By Brian Flagg, My feeling is that any and all of you concerned with the Liberation of the People owe it to yourself to read Inside Tucson Business. Seriously. How else are you going to know what the enemy (it’s nothing personal,) is thinking and doing? They did a little blurbContinue reading “Needed: Someone to articulate a new vision for economic justice for Pima County (TREO, the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, and the Downtown partnership need not apply)”

HOMELESSNESS POVERTY & HUMAN SUFFERING IN TUCSON

By Brian Flagg, Contrary to what the media promotes, the issue ain’t John McLane. Yes, he was stupid and he got busted for pot. And he has some big skeletons in his closet. The real issue is that all those dream pods in the downtown streets have raised the issue of the sin of massiveContinue reading “HOMELESSNESS POVERTY & HUMAN SUFFERING IN TUCSON”

I turned 60 on Monday, February 16

By Brian Flagg, It really pissed me off, for weeks leading up to the day. I successfully avoided celebrations and instead went by myself to camp and read and walk into Cochise Stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains east of Benson. It was the most perfect and most sacred place I could go to. I spentContinue reading “I turned 60 on Monday, February 16”

A LITTLE INSPIRATION FROM…

A LITTLE INSPIRATION FROM… Pedro Arrupe Superior General of the Society of Jesus (1907-1991) Pedro Arrupe, who was elected Superior General of the Jesuits in 1965, oversaw a renewal of the Society so profound that he is revered by many Jesuits as a “second founder.” Specifically, he was instrumental in defining the modern mission ofContinue reading “A LITTLE INSPIRATION FROM…”