January 23, 2018 Dear Devoted Reader, For a number of years now I have been describing and protesting the intentional degradation of Pima County Public Library as a library (that is, a place that should first and foremost have a variety of books and magazines, as opposed to a place that has meeting rooms, “entrepreneurial […]
Pima County Supervisor Richard Elías is arguing that creating a state-authorized, taxpayer-subsidized “free-trade zone” to bring Monsanto Corporation to Pima County is the wrong kind of economic development for our county not only because of the relatively few people their local operation would employ but also because of their long record of environmental mismanagement and […]
Even though the Tucson’s bus strike is over, the Bus Rider’s Union wants the City Council to end its contact with Transdev Corporation, who manages the bus service. In this video, which was created during the strike, reveals the power hierarchy of our local bus system. Do we want our city’s transportation to be managed […]
If you don’t like random surveillance, or if you think that the privatization of the prison system was a bad idea, then you should be against the red light cameras. Because the red-light cameras aren’t owned by the Tucson Police Department. They aren’t run by TPD. Instead American Traffic Solutions, a corporation, runs the entire […]
We received the following from our contributor Judy Ray and thought that it might be of interest to our readers—Ed A unique collection of historical art posters titled Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism, comes to Tucson October 10 through 27. Including posters from the Montgomery Bus Boycott, United Farm Workers grape and lettuce boycotts, […]
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 […]
Service workers from around town and adjunct faculty members from the university joined forces to fight for a livable wage and salary in a rally on April 15 that took place at the University of Arizona. After the rally, Doctress Neutopia interviews Green Party members about what is happening with the Greens on campus.