Jan-Feb 2021

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Far right still a threat: Fight for democracy must continue

Assault on the US Capitol

The attack on democracy that took place Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C., was ominous in itself, and it has set the stage for more ominous things to come. The fight against dictatorship has entered a new stage. The people’s …

Editorial

Earthshaking victory in Georgia

protester for justice

Below are voices from some of the many individuals and groups who helped make the Georgia victory possible. “The victories of Senators-elect Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock would not have been possible without the strong investment of grassroots donors, labor …

Covid relief for workers or handout to corporations?

cartoon of mcconnell

As Covid-19 continues to ravage the country, with the highest death count ever, overwhelming the healthcare system, destroying jobs and the families dependent on those paychecks, Congress finally came up with another compromised “stimulus” bill. The $900 billion bill includes …

Georgia: A New South

demonstration in Georgia

Excerpts from talk by Seth Rosen of Sunrise Movement, Georgia: “For many of us, this election was about a new growing vibrant diverse South . . .  about learning from and working with the black organizers who have been doing …

The great divide: Our health care crisis

health care workers who have died from Covid

Cathy Talbott of the People’s Tribune interviewed Trisha Springstead, R.N., Panacea, Florida, on her experiences working with Covid-19 patients in today’s failing healthcare system. This is Part One. “When I first started nursing in California, a lot of the hospitals …

Remembering Joliet nurses’ Covid strike

Editor’s note: On July 18, a 34-year-old healthcare worker named Pat Meade interviewed with Radio Free Labor about her ongoing strike as a member of the Illinois Nurses Association’s 720-member local in Joliet, Illinois. What follows are notes from her …

No Justice for Flint in $600 million settlement

Cynthia Haynes with her son Daniel at Flint press conference

The following is an abridged version of a statement by the Flint Democracy Defense League. FLINT, MI — The State of Michigan has dealt yet another blow to the residents of Flint with the recently announced $600 million so-called compensatory …

Pursuing hope in mayoral campaign in rural southern town

Deanna Miller Berry

Deanna Miller Berry, fighter, advocate, activist and people’s mayoral candidate in Denmark, SC tells the People’s Tribune why she is running. I run because I realize the power of the people. And it’s the people who pay the price for …

ICE operations in San Diego countered by community organizing

Protesting President Trump’s immigration policies

SAN DIEGO, CA – In December, the American Friends Service Committee’s (AFSC) US-Mexico Border Program released “Countering ICE’s Abusive Practices with Community Resiliency: Testimonies from San Diego,” a report that profiles how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducts its operations …