Bus Riders Union Engages in Direct Action (Photo Essay + Blog Post)

In a direct action held last Thursday at the Ronstadt Transit Center, members of the Tucson Bus Riders Union boarded a bus without paying their fares as a part of a campaign to pressure the city to take action to end the bus strike. Events transpired as follows (a fuller description of the events and …

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Harassing the Homeless

Picture of "Park Closed to the Public" sign

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 …

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Tim Steller asks Jon McLane: “But what about Mrs. Tolstoy?”

Picture of Safe Park in Tucson

In an episode of the old TV series Dragnet, an aspiring writer is having minor scrapes with the law because he is ignoring his financial responsibilities, especially to his wife. As he explains to Sgt. Joe Friday, he is having these troubles because he must focus his energy on trying to write a great novel …

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