The City of Tucson’s initiative to increase city sales tax by 1/2 per cent over the next five years raised serious issues for me. In principle, I usually oppose sales taxes and increases thereof as regressive taxes that hit poor people, most of whose income is applied to subsistence consumption needs to which sales taxes […]
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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 […]
Guerrilla theater from the Tucson Occupy Players, presenting the problem of no public bathrooms in Downtown Tucson.
More than 200 Tucson taxi drivers hired by AAA Transportation/Yellow Cab are employees, not independent contractors, and therefore eligible for union representation according to an October ruling by National Labor Relations Board Regional (NLRB) director Cornele A. Overstreet. This historic decision is based on a determination that the drivers’ opportunities for loss or gain are […]
Photos of the “Safe Park” encampment of the activist homeless at Veinte de Agosto Park at Church and Congress in downtown Tucson. See also What Does a Homeless Protest Look Like?
A news digest of recent activities of the Occupy movement Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people’s student loan debt (CNN — September 17) Marking the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the group’s Strike Debt initiative announced Wednesday it has abolished $3.8 million worth of private student loan debt since January. It […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On Saturday, May 24th, the Third Anti-GMO Rally was held at Reid Park in Tucson. About three hundred souls, aged from seventy-plus to recently-born, marched from Reid Park at 22nd Street and Country Club, to 22nd Street and Randolph Way, with signs and positive energy and songs. On the way back, we […]