April 2018

Editorial

One law at a time leads to fascism

  On March 3, Perla Morales-Luna was walking near her home in National City, CA, a suburb of San Diego, with her three young daughters when Border Patrol agents suddenly rolled up in a van. The agents roughly pulled Morales-Luna …

Ending homelessness

The articles below show homeless people unifying, forming encampments where they take care of one another and demanding their right to housing. As one …

No democracy in Texas

  “In March, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Senate Bill 4, the state of Texas’ unjust Sanctuary Cities Law. The law forces elected officials, from the governor to justices of the peace, to turn immigrants over to …

What if there was unity?

I am a member of ‘First They Came for The Homeless.’ I joined this group in October 2016. When I first started with ‘First They Came for The Homeless,’ I was a wreck …

A city’s secret dealings laid bare by courts

  ST. PETERSBURG, FL — A Florida appeals court ruled that the City of St. Petersburg violated Florida’s Sunshine Law when it reached a decision to amend a city ordinance at a meeting that was not open to the public. …

visionary

he has his precious
stash of books

out on the pavement
in the cold night

We do not belong!

You do not belong here. Those are the signs strategically posted throughout my city to remind people who have nowhere to belong that we don’t care about them …

Water: will you be allowed to have any?

The articles below are stories from water and environmental struggles in Flint, West Virginia, St. Louis, and Baltimore. With these stories we continue to expose …

Greed threatens fresh water in Baltimore

The Maryland House of Delegates recently passed a bill halting the sale of homes and businesses for failure to pay a water bill. Although this bill was effectively …

Earth Day: A new perspective

April 22nd will mark the 48th anniversary of Earth Day. A day of global awareness of our planet and the impact and relationship we have with our life giving Mother Earth …

Standing up for the rights of us all

I came to the U.S. when I was one year old from Mexico with my mom and brother. As we attempted to cross the desert, we were abandoned by our guide. Not only did we …

Why young miners are getting Black Lung

Chuck Nelson, a retired 4th generation coal miner with almost 30 years underground, speaks with the People’s Tribune about the resurgence in Black Lung, the disease …

Expanded and improved Medicare for all

On February 23, the Jane Addams Senior Caucus led a march of more than 60 people to Congressman Mike Quigley’s office in Chicago, demanding that he represent the …

The Janus case is a call to arms for unions

On February 26, the Supreme Court heard the Janus vs. AFSCME case. Mark Janus sued AFSCME claiming that unions do not represent his political interests and that payment …

The Kids Heard the Sound

  The kids heard the sound Looking all around Suddenly blood on the ground Time to make a change She’s only seventeen But I’m listening Time to make a change Her best friend died She was buried today Only sixteen …

The fall of a great man

I regret to inform you that my father Juan Torres has passed away. My father had written articles about the death march in Texas. No one knew the valley more than him …