June 2019

Cover Story

Stop 55,000 immigrant kids from becoming homeless

As many as 108,000 people in 25,000 households, including 55,000 children, could become homeless as a result of the Trump administration’s proposed rule changes governing public housing, published in the Federal Register on May 10, 2019. The …

Editorial

The foul smell of William Barr’s contempt

The worst thing the Attorney General did this spring had nothing to do with the Mueller report On May 1, U.S. Attorney General William Barr vigorously defended his handling of the Mueller investigation in a defiant appearance before the …

June Teenth, 2019: Freedom Day!

On June 19, 1862, Congress outlawed chattel slavery in all territories of the U.S. (not yet states). On that same day, three years later, June 19 …

The right to housing vs. profit

The Logan Square community in Chicago recently packed into a meeting just a quarter-mile from a homeless encampment. This public hearing to get 100 …

I feel safer on the streets

During the past year, Eve Garrow, policy analyst and advocate for the ACLU Foundation of Southern California did an investigation of three Southern …

‘This camp was a home!’

So the Ross Camp was evicted today. A home to upwards of 200 people, an “unsanctioned encampment” in the words of the City. I was there for the large …

No Displacement without Placement

On May 1, 2019, 145 residents of Sacramento’s Stockton Blvd Encampment, and advocates, were greeted with a raid carried out by approximately 150 …

Fighting for the Earth and humanity

On this page we continue our coverage of the fight for to save the Earth and humanity from corporate destruction. – The editors ‘We’re going to #change the debate,’ says …

The Scars of Appalachia

I recently spent a lovely afternoon with a couple of lifetime Blacksburg, Virginia residents directly effected by the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) …

Flint braces for a long hot summer

In 2018, the Michigan Department of Human Services reported 28 known cases of Legionella disease in Flint. So far this year there are eight cases, but …

People challenge new anti-protest laws

Since the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016, the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, among others, have funded model …

It’s Mother’s Day at the Border

It was a sunny day on the Playas of Tijuana side of the border wall where it meets the ocean. Members of DREAMer’s Mom’s gather next to the wall under …

Testament

Now they’re caging our babies and quoting the Bible
The same scriptures that slave-owners used to claim justifiable
Chaining and shipping human beings by the millions
In the bottoms of boats, ripping parents from children, …