We received the following from our contributor Judy Ray and thought that it might be ...
In a direct action held last Thursday at the Ronstadt Transit Center, members of the ...
The gun goes off in about two weeks We can’t guess why? where? or who? ...
Though currently on hold, the Tucson City Council has been for some months now considering ...
[Ed. Note — The following is an open letter to the “Road Runner” — Patrick ...
The Tucson Urban Agricultural Zoning Amendment looks solid and well written, with language that leaves it flexible and open to changes as they become needed by growers. I like that it addresses the sale of food to both neighbors and stores/farmer’s markets which is hugely important. I signed a petition for the amendment (below) and […]
“There will be many poems written in the shape of a grenade” —John Haines They’re in a helicopter or a Hummer or a plane with an open bay for the firing and dropping of weapons and a soldier accidentally drops a grenade and it rolls across the floor and explodes taking both legs and an […]
Hardy Ray Grant, 77, best known in Tucson as sculptor of the John F. Kennedy bust which he donated to the city of Tucson in 1964, died of heart failure June 26, 2015. Hardy was born in Texas but grew up in California with his mother after his parents divorced. His artistic abilities were noted […]
No matter who Freddy Batt Sosa was, the 22-year-old’s shooting death by Tucson police in May two years ago deserves a more thorough public accounting than it has received. Because there is no government release or, in some cases, required accounting of the number of people killed by police in the U.S., journalist D. Brian […]
In this letter directed to the Tucson City Attorney on June 19, 2015, John Cooper of Occupy Public Land continues to defend the right of homeless people to sleep on the sidewalk downtown and continues to call the city to task for depriving the economically disenfranchised of their constitutional rights. For a summary of the […]
In its eagerness to rid its showcase downtown of the reality of homelessness, the City of Tucson is endangering the lives and health of those many homeless who are based in the downtown. After first closing Veinte de Agosto park just in time for the heatwave’s arrival on Monday — closing off one area of […]
Yes, the park is closed, sealed and sanitized, but they can’t close the sidewalks. City officials might think that closing Veinte de Agosto Park to human beings has rid them of the problem of homeless people in downtown Tucson, but they need only look at the continued presence of protesting homeless and just plain homeless […]