URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO SAVE OUR BARRIOS…

Sign the letter and Show up at the City Council Offices!  Thanks be to God, the Pima Area Labor Federation (PALF) and Jobs with Justice (J w J) have jumped on board and energized the Barrio Neighborhood Coalition’s campaign to get the cities of Tucson and South Tucson to declare a Moratorium on GPLETs! ONContinue reading “URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO SAVE OUR BARRIOS…”

AZ’s Disastrous Education System

by Roxanna Valenzuela Last week my daughter began online classes. She is now in seventh grade; I can’t believe how time flies. Obtaining a high-quality education is paramount to minimizing the exposure to COVID-19, but we must postpone traditional learning for the safety of everyone. Most people I know have always struggled to survive inContinue reading “AZ’s Disastrous Education System”

The Housing Market: Some Profit, Most Suffer While the Pandemic Rages On

By Brian Flagg I am Pissed- During this time of uncertainty and suffering due to the pandemic, many continue to pad their already too-fat wallets while a tsunami of evictions/foreclosures is looming ever closer on the horizon. For us here in South Tucson it seems obvious that the solution to the gentrification of the oneContinue reading “The Housing Market: Some Profit, Most Suffer While the Pandemic Rages On”

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!”