October 2018

Cover Story

Elections 2018: Our lives and the planet are in the balance!

  “We’re suffering. We’re dying. Our kids aren’t being properly educated. Our water is poisoned. Our air is sickening. You deserve better.” This cry from the heart was uttered by Kerri Evelyn Harris while she was a candidate for the …

Editorial

Socialism: Not just a good idea, but a necessity

According to an old story from the mid-20th century, Henry Ford II and UAW President Walter Reuther toured a newly built automated Ford motors plant in Cleveland, Ohio together. As they gazed upon the labor replacing machines …

Fighting for Earth, fighting for humanity

In a passionate showing of will to save humanity and save the Earth from corporate destruction, on September 8 in San Francisco, 30,000 people joined hundreds of …

Thanks to photographers and cartoonists

The People’s Tribune thanks the many photo journalists and cartoonists who share their work. Without these contributions, the paper could not promote the face of …

How to House the Homeless Tomorrow!

  A cooperative solution is key to re-creating community! Oakland Homeless Green Team Program: ◆ In Oakland by last count, 150 people were housed in Tuff Sheds with no running water, while 1,000 new homeless people set up camp on …

On Community

Community . . . a unity, harmony of sights and sounds that resounds and echoes as it flows all our pain and woes, it knows one another as Sister, and Brother… it speaks as …

“I am and will be Other”

“I am and will be Other, until I write you into my heart and make you see my home as what it is. Just another extension of your own home. For there is no them; there is …

Hunger in America

According to the USDA, U.S. meat producers now have 2.5 billion pounds of surplus meat while U.S. dairy producers have 1.39 billion pounds of surplus cheese and they’re …

The Murder of Dylan Hartsfeld

When Bob Frank and John Murry released their critically acclaimed album, World Without End, in 2006, Frank told me “These are murder ballads based on true stories …

Nebraska is changing

  CHADRON, NE — The Chicago revolutionary poet/songwriter Adam Gottlieb stopped in at the northwest Nebraska Panhandle town of Chadron as part of his western states tour supporting the release of his EP, Cicada Season. On August 3, Gottlieb performed …

The ‘Tears of Hate’ Arcane

My tears last night
seeing my brothers
and sisters in GI Jews
were not only theirs
shed 73 years ago
outside liberated nazi
concentration camps,

Will we have fascism or democracy?

The assault on immigrants gets worse by the day. In recent months we have seen government rule changes that allow more immigrants to be detained and denied their …

Congress – Hands off our Social Security

Social Security was passed in 1935 to provide a form of economic security to address the need to support workers after the end of their work lives with resources provided …

Letter to the Editor: Medicare cuts

“Yes. HR 676 Medicare for All is THE solution! It is the only plan that will cover every person in the USA for 100% of the cost of every medical need for life. It will put an end …

Prison activists speak about Black August

This is an interview following an event in Los Angeles, CA during the month of August, which is referred to as Black August, that commemorates the loss of many prison …

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, Familiar? Now our demons …