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”
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RIP Pastora Enma
Last night we lost a spiritual giant, a powerful leader, and a dedicated Casa Maria volunteer, Enma Orellan (La Pastora) due to COVID-19. We are deeply saddened by her passing and would like to commemorate her memory. She was the director of the Salvation Army Youth Center almost next door to Casa Maria for manyContinue reading “RIP Pastora Enma”
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”
Kareem is the greatest, most dominant and most conscious player in the history of basketball.
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-05-30/dont-understand-the-protests-what-youre-seeing-is-people-pushed-to-the-edge Kareem es el jugador más grande, dominante y consciente en la historia del baloncesto. -Brian Flagg Read this article!
Sacrificing the Many for the Privilege of a Few
by Gene Martinez Historically, crises have consistently exposed deeper realities of power and inequity that have always been present but are either disregarded or otherwise hidden during ordinary times. The COVID -19 pandemic has done just that. It is not just a health crisis; it is a crisis rooted in our very system of capitalism.Continue reading “Sacrificing the Many for the Privilege of a Few”
IT’S ALL POLITICAL!
by Cesar Aguirre A few months ago, before the pandemic hit, I got together with the family to watch the super bowl. My brother-in-law was sitting next to me when he received a text. Out loud he read the message, “‘Do you support Bernie?’ Oh hell no!” I leaned over curiously, hoping to spark meaningfulContinue reading “IT’S ALL POLITICAL!”
Medical care for all
Last week I received a notification that El Rio Community Health Center would be doing free COVID-19 tests. I decided to set appointments for my mom and me. As I was making our appointments my mom stopped me to say she wasn’t going. Irritated I asked her why, she said, even ifContinue reading “Medical care for all”
Our community needs to take on this attitude, no? That housing is a most basic human need just like health care. My prayer is that the damned pandemic might slap into peoples consciousness the need for “a massive investment in public housing and anti-gentrification community land trust”, starting right here in South Tucson! Check outContinue reading “Gentrification Crisis”