TREO EXPLOITING WORKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER?

By Brian Flagg, So, TREO (Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities) has now changed its name to Sun Corridor Inc.? (Page 1 Star May, 20, 2015). Seems to me like an admission that they are acknowledging that they are largely useless and mostly incompetent and making a change in their brand name is something that makes themContinue reading “TREO EXPLOITING WORKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER?”

ONE COUNCILMANS QUEST TO PUNISH TRANSIT AND ENRICH DOWNTOWN DEVELOPERS

By Jimmy Ojeda Shame on Councilman Kozachik for trying once again to balance the budget on the backs of the poor! According to him the City of Tucson should prioritize and move in the right direction, by increasing bus fares and cutting services. In his last newsletter dated May 11, 2015 he wrote: “We haveContinue reading “ONE COUNCILMANS QUEST TO PUNISH TRANSIT AND ENRICH DOWNTOWN DEVELOPERS”

A LESS THAN COMFORTABLE JESUIT NOVICE COMES TO TUCSON!

By Jack McLinden – May 2015 I’m a Jesuit novice (aka Catholic priest-in-training), and I’m traveling on my “pilgrimage” right now, which has led me to Casa Maria! The Jesuits send us out one-by-one with $35 and a one-way bus ticket, and tell us to come back in a month. The pilgrimage is all aboutContinue reading “A LESS THAN COMFORTABLE JESUIT NOVICE COMES TO TUCSON!”

POPE FRANCIS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

By Brian Flagg, We here at Casa Maria are eagerly anticipating the Holy Father’s upcoming encyclical on environmental issues such as climate change. Pope Francis said recently that it was practically finished but needed only to be translated into various languages before it could be published. Hopefully it will read something like this cartoon from theContinue reading “POPE FRANCIS ON CLIMATE CHANGE”

President maduro of venezuela is a cool guy

By: Jimmy Ojeda What’s the difference between President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela and President Barack Obama? Can you imagine President Barack Obama driving a local bus? Maduro, a former bus driver, likes to be behind the wheel himself and is proud of his modest beginnings. What would happen if a poor person threw a mangoContinue reading “President maduro of venezuela is a cool guy”

The Pima County Bond Election – True Democracy in Action

Pima County Bond Committee at work By Brian Flagg, Join us Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 8:30 a.m. at the County Supervisor Meeting. The Supervisors will be voting on whether to put an $815 million bond package on the November ballot. We at Casa Maria feel that a YES vote by the Supervisors is important forContinue reading “The Pima County Bond Election – True Democracy in Action”

MY BEEF WITH TESTING

by Cesar Aguirre Last night I was organizing things in my room when I ran across an article I was quoted in regarding standardized testing and parents’ right to opt-out http://tucson.com/news/local/education/more-parents-see-standardized-tests-as-harmful/article_489549a5-5dfa-5a7b-9324-1065d37866bc.html. The one thing I must say before I go on is that, despite what the title says, I am not against testing. I onlyContinue reading “MY BEEF WITH TESTING”