Nov-Dec 2018

Cover Story

2018 Election: A wave of resistance

  Six years ago, Lucy McBath was a Delta flight attendant in Marietta, Georgia. On November 23, 2012, she learned that her 17-year-old son had been shot and killed by a white man at a gas station because of the …

Editorial

Climate crisis demands revolutionary change

  A dire warning to the world to drastically change the course of our future within 12 years before irreversible climate changes are unleashed was issued in the 2018 IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report. The report assessed 6000 …

Some of the wins in the midterm elections:

More than 100 women will go to Congress next year! Women understood that someone had to stand up. In part women were driven by the Trump effect, but also because of …

Flint still paying the price

Flint resident Jassmine McBride [seated] contracted Legionnaires’ disease in 2014. It is a severe form of pneumonia caused by bacteria-infected mist, probably linked to the …

Stop corporate polluters like Veolia

Cathy Talbott of the People’s Tribune interviewed Rev. Michael Atty of United Congregations of Metro-East (UCM), a peace and social justice organization, about …

California Burning

Propelled by gale-force winds, the sparks and embers swept rapidly down the hillsides and across the highways a year ago, jumping from ridge to ridge across five counties …

Where do we go from here?

Sitting in this beautiful meadow in the foothills of the West Virginia Appalachian Mountains always brings me peace. Watching the brown butterflies mingle with …

‘It’s time to be true organizers’

The local government needs to stop policies and ordinances that seek to shuffle around, keep out of sight or incriminate the displaced population in the Bay Area. Seniors …

‘Mommy, what’s a Tuff Shed?’

With over 2,000 human beings living in our streets, the City of Oakland has started installing Tuff Sheds (pre-fab utility sheds) at several of the 200+ tent camps as a …

Baltimore fight for housing moves forward

The 2015 Baltimore uprising after Freddie Gray’s death on Baltimore’s West Side got people talking about Baltimore’s poor. Under the banner of “Fair Development,” a number …

Sweep Up

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Why the violent acts against the people?

On October 24, a white man in Jeffersontown, KY gunned down two black senior citizens at a grocery store just minutes after he tried to enter a black church. Three days …

Millions flee California deadly fires

California. Fires burned a football field a second . . . people trying to escape were burnt alive in their cars . . . Hundreds of people are missing. Hundreds . . . Think about …

I Know Her from the Neighborhood

She is your mother and my mother too
I know her from the neighborhood
She phones her son through the jailhouse glass
I know her from the neighborhood
She lies awake til her daughters come home
I know her from the neighborhood

Why are caravans heading to the US?

Members of the caravan of migrants and asylum seekers from Central America are revealing why people are getting up and walking out of their countries, heading for …

The Fight for $15 Continues

Workers around the country, including this woman in Wisconsin, are standing up for their rights. An estimated 3.8 million people work in fast food restaurants. Even senior …

Let them drink LaCroix

  At Facebook, we have five different flavors of La Croix sparkling water, including Pamplemousse. We have four different flavors of Crystal Geyser sparkling water. We have seven different flavors of Hint water, and Watermelon Hint Fizz sparkling water. We …