Ronstadt Transit Center Redevelopment

A picture of Ronstadt Transit Center at night

The City of Tucson has been in the process of a redevelopment of the Ronstadt Transit Center – the downtown hub for the city bus system — since the fall of 2013. They conducted a series of stakeholder meetings in early 2014, put out a Request for Qualifications and have now received preliminary proposals from …

Read moreRonstadt Transit Center Redevelopment

Peru: Discriminatory Labor Law Repealed

Demonstration in Lima, Peru

LIMA, Peru—In a major victory for young workers, on January 26, 2015, the Peruvian Congress repealed its own Youth Labor Regime, Law No. 30288, best known locally as the “Ley Pulpín” or “Squid Law” in English, a reference to the stranglehold many-armed corporations have on labor and particularly young labor. This Law, which went into effect on …

Read morePeru: Discriminatory Labor Law Repealed

A Review of Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Book cover of Capital in the Twenty-first Century

Capital in the Twenty-first Century by Thomas Picketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer. 685 pages. Cambridge, MA and London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University, 2014. (Original: Le capital au XXI siècle, Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 2013.) Capital in the Twenty-first Century is probably the most important book published in 2014 from the perspective of the …

Read moreA Review of Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Occupy Updates

Imaga of Occupy poster: "We are the 99% -- We will not be ignored -- We stand in solidarity with Madrid, San Francisco, Madison, [and it lists many more cities]

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 …

Read moreOccupy Updates