February 2017

Cover Story

The people say no to a government of, for and by billionaires

  In January in Portland, Ore., Karen Batts, 52, froze to death in a parking garage. She had been evicted from a downtown Portland apartment building in October for being overdue on paying $338 in monthly rent. Also in January, …

Editorial

Nationalize healthcare as a human right

  The fight for quality affordable healthcare for all as a human right is once again heating up. Demonstrations and rallies are taking place across the country against repeal of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and in defense of Medicare …

Homelessness shows we need a new society

We have a dying system that’s throwing millions of us to the curb and will not care for us unless we demand it. Just look at the number of our fellow human beings left to …

gypsy woman

gypsy woman
went downstairs
into the station with
her cardboard sign

Marching for a New World

On January 21, millions of women, grandmothers, mothers, daughters, families with men pushing babies in strollers, and young people, turned out to protest in cities …

The truth about fracking, Part 2

Not only is fracking unsafe and secret, it is often done by major water supplies. When the chemically induced water is retrieved – and only about 30% is actually brought back – it …

Save the Earth from the corporations

In a single day, Trump green-lit the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines, which threatens the land and water for millions of people while making …

The battle ahead for healthcare

“We spend more per person on healthcare than the next 10 biggest spending nations. You’d think we’d have better healthcare outcomes. We don’t. The Affordable Care Act …

Voices in the fight for healthcare for all

“The coming attacks on Medicaid, Medicare, the Affordable Care Act (Obamcare) plans, veterans’ healthcare and even employer-based plans must be opposed. While some mainstream …

Sanctuary Cities: Defending our neighbors

Merced County advocates are gearing up to face a Trump administration. On December 15, 2016, about 35 members came to a presentation at the Merced Multi-Cultural Arts …

Build Kindness Not Walls

The mass marches all over the US expressed an overwhelming sentiment that the American people will not allow themselves to be divided by hate, and will …

Student poem

They try to fit us into the mold of the perfect student.
They try to create the leaders we already have in the new
generation. But don’t they see they aren’t working with the
generations now? We’re not the same.

The American Nightmare

Welcome to the
“America dream”, where
the President uses drones
to kill people, …