February 2019

Cover Story

Shutdown: Government makes war on workers

  The truth of this shutdown is that it’s actually not about a wall. … The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms. – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, …

Editorial

Homeless demand housing, not death on the streets!

  A homeless encampment in Seattle is raided and razed with nothing offered to the people who lived there. The Village, an Oakland, CA, tent community for women and children, organized by its residents, is also broken up and people …

People speak out about the shutdown

“I don’t know how I will pay the $250 a month for my son’s medication [for ADHD]. My husband and I have put ourselves on a macaroni and cheese and grilled cheese …

Why is helping people a crime?

Now we face prison for caring for one another… while government abandons us. An Indiana school superintendent faces felony charges for using her son’s insurance to obtain …

The homeless fight for us all

On this page are a collection of articles that illustrate the ongoing fight that the homeless, along with supporters, are waging. They are demanding an end to …

Homeless protesters occupy People’s Park

In defense of trees and people’s lives, a group of people from ‘First they came for the indigenous’ and ‘First they came for the homeless’ and other supporters, mostly …

down a wet alley

down a wet alley
from a bright ATM
someone curled-up sleeps
with nothing over him

‘A dangerous trajectory’

Othering, verbal and physical assaults, laughing at victims of economic displacement, wanting to strip people of their possessions and their dignity, describing people …

A poisoned southern town fights for clean water

  Editor’s note: Deanna Miller Berry of Denmark Citizens for Safe Water speaks with the People’s Tribune about the fight for safe water in Denmark, SC. The article was written prior to the city’s highly successful “Water for Humanity” protest …

Save the Earth. Save Humanity

  On these pages are stories of the peoples’ fight to save the Earth and humanity from corporate destruction. Please send your stories to info@peoplestribune.org or contact us at 800-691-6888   Congress: Fund the Black Lung Disability Fund!   A poisoned …

For a Green New Deal in the Rust Belt

On January 18, workers in Detroit rallied to demand Mayor Duggan and Detroit City Council, and Mayor Majewski and Hamtramck City Council take control of the …

Report from the Border

In December I traveled to the San Diego-Tijuana border where I had the honor of participating in “Love Knows No Borders”—an interfaith action sponsored by the American Friends …

The fight for justice for Laquan continues

What happened in the Jason Van Dyke sentencing (sentencing him to just six years and nine months) was a clear and blatant expression of the fact that the powers that …

Voices of Chicago’s candidates

“My first priority is that the status quo of housing is unbridled development, which is not meeting the needs of most residents. In a community like the 49th Ward …

Mayoral candidate seeks peace in Chicago

Tamar Manasseh is a mother who has had enough. She has entered the Chicago mayor’s race as a write-in candidate. Tamar understands nothing can change in the city …

GM should respect workers, says autoworker

I think the protest is beautiful. The energy level is beautiful. The amount of community support that we’re getting from Canada, from union brothers and sisters from …

Louisiana Jim Crow law overturned

These are excerpts from an interview by Joseph Peery with Belinda Parker Brown, President of Louisiana United International, about their recent victory in overturning the …

In Memoriam: Dave Arian 1946 – 2019

  It is with a deep sense of loss that we report that longtime union leader and revolutionary Dave Arian passed this last January 2. There is much that can be said about Dave. He was appointed to the Los …

Donate to prisoner subscription fund

The People’s Tribune mails complimentary subscriptions to prisoners. The paper is a bright light for those who are behind bars. Won’t you donate $20 or more to fund a prisoner’s subscription? This note from a prisoner says it all: “Season’s …

Voices from the border, Donate & Book speakers

Won’t you donate today for a special edition of the People’s Tribune and Tribuno del Pueblo? The edition will carry the voices of the migrants and also those who recently visited the border to express their solidarity with the people …

SPEAKERS FOR A NEW AMERICA

Our speakers bring a message of hope and the possibility of creating a new society whose wealth benefits all. Speakers discuss: • Fighting Criminalization of the Homeless • Defense of the Immigrants • Water Belongs to the People • Women …