April 2019

Cover Story

Youth lead the fight to save the earth

  With a sense of urgency youth are in the lead: marching, speaking out, occupying congressional offices in DC and state legislatures, and planning climate strikes around the world demanding governments adopt a plan to get off of fossil fuels …

Editorial

Homelessness rises with gentrification and skyrocketing rents

Every day, 4 year-old Austin Perrine, in a red satin superhero cape, hands out chicken sandwiches to homeless men and women outside a Birmingham, Alabama shelter. On his shirt are the words “Show Love.” His father, who goes …

Is your tap water safe?

Yearly from 1982 to 2015, between 9 million and 45 million Americans got their drinking water from a source that violated the standards of the Environmental …

Detroit water shutoffs are over 100,000

In 1914, when Henry Ford advertised the first $5 a day opportunity for those willing to work on the assembly line, blue collar workers eventually fought and won …

Stabilizing the Earth and humanity

“When we set about … reclaiming the earth, becoming part of the earth again, I think that will be a real accomplishment … to rebuild the earth, to clean it up, …

When our children woke up to the nightmare

“Flint was not only the birthplace of GM. This is where brave and radical and disobedient Flint autoworkers demanded a fair share of our prosperity. The American …

H2O: cool water

We here on the shores of one of the world’s largest reserves of fresh water, Lake Michigan, are also in need of free, cool, clear, clean water. As the nation …

The fight to End Homelessness

  Homelessness rises with gentrification and skyrocketing rents   Death in the streets, clichés from the Mayor   Could all your possessions fit into one Hefty bag?   ‘His spirit light will continue to shine’   Donate to the People’s …

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On these pages we continue our monthly coverage of voices of, by, and for the homeless. Today, millions in this nation of plenty face rising poverty, evictions …

Stephon Clark Lives

On March 18, 2018, Sacramento Police drew their guns and killed Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s back yard. Officers had been dispatched to Meadowview, one of …

Chicagoans fight for their future

This election will be different! That was the hope of millions of Chicagoans as they turned towards the April 2nd runoffs, which were under way as this is …

Voices from the Border

Speakers who recently returned from the border to express their solidarity with the Caravans are available to speak. Speakers bring the voices of the migrants …

Not one more deportation!

Joaquin Sotelo Tarin of Merced County, a decorated U.S. Naval veteran of the Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan campaigns of 2001 to 2006, narrowly avoided deportation …

Military Budget: They Gotta Be Kidding

The U.S. defense budget for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, 2018, is $716 billion. It’s one of the biggest defense budgets in modern American history. And …

We demand justice in Benton Harbor

The fight in Benton Harbor is a war, not a conflict. It is about whether Americans will have prosperity and democracy or live in poverty under the heel of corporate …

Massacre in New Zealand

People at the Chicago Memorial Service for the 51 Muslim victims of the massacre in New Zealand express their unity against hate. “Speeches condemning the …

So Many Words

They come to most forums
Say many words
Coiffed with intimations of home
Empty, ruling class promises.

Stop the America war on Venezuela

In 1995, a handful of Venezuelans lived in luxury, while 66% of Venezuelans were living below the poverty line. In 1998, Venezuelans elected a government that they believed would put the poorest Venezuelans first. They approved a new constitution which, …