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Tucson’s Broadway Boulevard Is Plenty Wide Enough. Let’s Save It, and the World While We’re at It!

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN What a marvelous turnout it was the other night at the large Sabbar Shrine Temple on South Tucson Boulevard! It’s amazing how many intelligent and concerned citizens can turn out to massage an important issue, in this case whether Broadway Boulevard, one of Tucson’s major east-west traffic arteries, should be widened to […]

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Remembering the Community Vision for the Ronstadt Center

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN In a week in which City Councilmember Shirley Scott proposed a two million dollar cutback to Tucson public transit, she and others who are tempted to start dismantling our already inadequate public transit system would do well to remember the April 2nd “Community Vision for the Ronstadt Transit Center” event at The […]

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Brian Flagg addressing members of the Bus Riders Union on February 5

Activist Alert Interview with Brian Flagg of Casa Maria and the Bus Rider’s Union

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Brian Flagg has been an activist with Catholic Charities in Sacramento and Tucson, and with Casa Maria for upwards of thirty years. For the last year and a half he has been working with a mainly poor group of residents, the bus riders in Tucson and Pima County, to form a union […]

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Bus Riders Union Rally at Ronstadt Center

Bus Riders Union Protests Possible Moving of Downtown Transit Center

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The Tucson Bus Riders Union put on an impressive show of force on Monday, October 22, when some sixty members and supporters turned out for a demonstration downtown to raise the alarm over negotiations that could lead to the closing of the downtown Ronstadt Transit Center. Indeed, though the Arizona Daily Star […]

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