May 2017

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Water Wars: Trump’s EPA will create more Flints

  America is heading for a showdown between the corporations and the American people. Corporate owner Warren Buffett gave notice in 2006 when he said, “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, …

Editorial

Unity forged in the fight for human needs and rights

Society is going through epochal changes. We live in a time of revolutionary transition from an economy based on securing a living through working for wages to one based on robotics, which makes human labor unnecessary …

Stop Gifting Nestlé, Governor Snyder!

This just in: The Oscebla Township Planning Commission just denied the water permit for Nestlés. Evidently, the (growing) push back from activists all over the state …

March for Science

Across the nation and world, thousands of scientists and their supporters convened on Earth Day to defend science against proposed government cuts. “Basic scientific …

The movement for clean water grows

On these pages are stories from the nationwide battle for clean water. From Flint to Standing Rock to West Virginia to the pipeline fights that are erupting in rural …

Blood on the Mountain

Blood on the Mountain is a searing investigation into the economic and environmental injustices resulting from coal company control in West Virginia. The documentary …

International gathering of social movements on water

Attend the 2nd International Gathering of Social Movements on Water; plus the 2nd Legal and Legislative Summit on Water Discuss Water Rights: Reports, Analysis, Documentation, Solutions, Strategies, June 8-11, Detroit, MI Sponsored by Michigan Welfare Rights Organization/Lydo Pro Bono Legal/Legislative …

Families living in storage units

Fiesta Flea Market is classified as a commercial vending establishment for sellers. The site includes almost 100 storage units which are used as living quarters as well as for sellers in a Texas community …

Bureaucratic nightmare for seniors

In Franz Kafka’s novel, The Castle, a land surveyor, as ordered, leaves his home, travels a great distance, and arrives at his ruler’s village to discover his services …

What does “community” mean?

To some people, “the community” means “the people who live here” and to others it means “the people who pay to live here.” To me, a community is not a group of people …

Stopping eviction of 92 year old vet

On April 6, renters protested the cruel and senseless eviction of 92-year old Paul Mayer from his apartment of 44 years. A tsunami of evictions is sweeping San Jose …

2017: The significance of May Day

May Day signifies a very important moment for the working class. It’s a time to examine our experience and put forward a program and vision of what needs to be done …

Facing a jobs ‘apocalypse’

Bruce Taylor is one of the biggest growers in California. Never a great friend of the workers whose labor has made his fortune, he told the AgTech Innovation Forum in …

Hope lies in those who survive suffering

I have never been more optimistic about the future of our planet than I am today. My hope is not rooted in the moral monstrosity that is mainstream America but in the people …

Bees

Lead in Flint water
Poison in Syrian air
Cancer in the dirt,
Cancer on the airwaves,
Tumors in the White House.

“Voices of Benton Harbor”

  “The People’s Tribune is right on time! I thank you for your healthcare articles. I live this. They took my Medicaid. I’ve been fighting my case for six months.”— Charles Williams, Benton Harbor Editor’s note: Read the following related …

Surveillance self-defense

I’m a tech worker living in Chicago. In the past few years I’ve been on a mission to teach activists, journalists, and lawyers how to protect themselves against electronic …