this is sad but also i'm so proud of casa libre, kristen, tc, and the other folks involved.
the tragedy isn't (just) that casa libre is closing, the tragedy is that we live in a society that has such diseased priorities.
i hope that the heartache our community feels around this significant loss becomes a catalyst for finding more effective ways to organize and demand that our representatives fund what we need e.g. spaces for beauty, reflection, and spaces where folks that are typically marginalized by society at large can be safe to create, speak and share.
if this pain leads to more awareness and therefore response about the crisis of priorities in our community then the decision to close casa libre becomes a true gift, albeit a devastating one.
Rule breakers? Ask the Clintons.
Slouching towards Baltimore. Thank you mayor.
You DESERVE to be deported, you are HERE illegally, you have STOLEN real Americans tax money to put you thru school - and probably taken BENEFITS that real American (read that as Legal Citizens Who Pay Taxes) should be getting.. Yeah, Im Latino.. and YOU are Illegal, Period.
I want mining companies to be watched,monitored, and regulated constantly. We are destroying the earth. I have a close relative who is an engineer at a mine. They know exactly what they are doing when they continually circumvent rules for more money. It is game ... how many rules they can break without getting caught and who they can pay off to get what they want.
No growth, no jobs, no future. 4 more years! If we can make 5th poorest city in America, I'm quite confident that the 'progressive' agenda continued can make you 1st!
Without my tax dollars and income.
I am always amused when city kids see a small piece of what the rest of us grew up with.
I came up with this dish for the cup about 6 years ago... Your welcome hotel Congress!
So here I am, a family man (Family of Six), business owner (Construction and Maintenance Contractor) moving to Arizona from Texas DFW area. I looked at some property today in the Three Points area. Found just utter beauty in the land and mountain ranges surrounding the area. Thought to myself, "I can make this work, the land was rough (Meaning not well maintained by the current resident) but the potential was there. Now after researching and finding articles like this definitely makes the common sense part of my mind say "Brother, this is a black hole and not worth risking your family in". I am a recovering addict. I know all to well the toll drugs takes draining the life of a small community. The only way you can save it is to actively engage each resident in participating in facing the problem. You can't just blame the government's lack of Intrest. You have start at the local level and make it attractive for the government officials to believe it's worth devoting their efforts. If they see articles like this, well, they are left their own beliefs that this community is best left to denigrate and implode as it has proven to do. I've seen communities turn around their reputations by rallying together, rolling up their sleeves, and drawing a line taking on the battle head on going door to door if needed. Getting good families to help, and letting the bad folks know their days are limited. The town sounds like it needs to develop a police force of its own and have the schools incorporate functions that involves the community and family members. I honestly felt something special while I was in the area and the land's spirit was enticing. I want to believe that there's good there but I find it hard to risk my family and kids to such a environment. Please if there is anything more on a positive note about Three Points let me know. Thanks!!
Dear Independent: I don't understand. What criteria are you referring to? Casa Libre's money went to supporting and promoting poetry, an art by any measure. Who are you referring to collecting what checks to exclude whom? Do you agree that our community benefits from every opportunity offered to learn to communicate clearly, or even poetically?
to all the assholes who are defending meat eating... I dare you to watch the movie Earthlings while you are eating your next burger. If you wanna continue eating, you're probably a sociopath. cool.
With liberals everything is grey. I still can't believe we can get them to go on a green light. It must be so confusing.
Wow. They've sure got that entitlement thing down.
C'mon Chris, Safier's remark is pretty bland compared with the exchanges shared on the ADS site before it was gutted. You and I locked horns on plenty of occasions but always respectfully. With Augusta now out of the picture, it seems Kathy Arnold et.al. are still using the same playbook even as the price of copper has plummeted and demand in China dwindling with its economy tanking.
Care to bet the debate rages for another 5 years with the recent court decision against the mine's ADEQ permits?
Best regards amigo,
Harry Red Dog
Can't argue with that "logic," David W. Death to democracy!
In reading the Tucson Weekly comments policy I noticed that the administrator will remove any obscene, racist or bigoted comments.
After reading the final paragraph of Dav id Safier's article, I assume that this policy does not extend to editorial authors.
Most DREAMers like Dario have lived here ever since they were small children. They are residents in every sense of the word and should pay in-state tuition just as all other residents do.
It makes no sense to deny our residents an education. The education of DREAMers will benefit them, our communities and our economy.
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