September 2017

Editorial

“My health care shouldn’t be a market!”

“Without health care coverage I’m dead or bankrupt!” said one person in the audience. ”Health insurance as a for-profit business is immoral”, shouted out another, to applause …

Public education under attack: WHY?

A crisis is taking place in our educational system. Public schools are being closed or underfunded while for-profit private and charter schools get …

Homeless and tortured

Robert Allan Tigro Jr., lives on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico on the west coast of Florida. While in a Florida jail for a misdemeanor, he witnessed …

How Skid Row Saved My Life

I was standing on 6th and San Pedro on one leg after the police officers broke my leg then dumped me from jail. They call that police dumping. So I cried …

The people must control the water

Our demands are: No one should be denied water! No one should have to drink poisoned water! No one should be allowed to profit from water! …

There is no democracy in Texas

Manuel, please tell us about the dangers of this new bill (SB 4). Manuel Torres: The bill is against sanctuary cities. It is part of an executive order …

Death in the fields

On Sunday, August 6, Honesto Silva Ibarra, an H2A guest worker, passed away—the result of horrible working conditions on his job picking blueberries …

Too Old Young Men

We’re a couple of too old young men
Who keep going back, again and again
Calling each other on the phone
Time’s passed, neither leave it alone