November 2017

Cover Story

When the homeless resist, the system trembles

Homeless people all across America are refusing to disappear. Cast off by the economy, vilified by the news media, and targeted by the police, they are still standing up to fight for their right to exist. In Chicago, residents of …

Editorial

Government busy helping the rich while the people suffer

  In times of crisis and disasters, we, the people, want to help each other. But the disasters we are facing are so huge they require the government to mobilize society’s resources to help, and we and the Earth are …

Parkersburg, West Virginia is burning

Parkersburg, WV is burning. And the plastics and chemical warehouse that’s been on fire for more than a week has a long history of environmental violations, violations …

Houston, we got a problem!

The water has subsided, and debris is still being removed from the worst hurricane in North American history. Through it all, volunteers flooded in to Houston from …

Chicago Tent City eviction

“This is a lifelong fight,” said Carol Aldape, recently evicted resident of the Tent City under the viaducts in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. “This is something our children will …

Homeless demand their rights

The city says it can’t afford to supply homeless encampments with port-a-potties because they are using the money for hepatitis A vaccines. Hepatitis is breaking out everywhere …

We can have healthcare for all

After the failure in July of the Trumpcare bills, which would have set up the destruction of Medicaid and Medicare as we know them, the battlefield has shifted. Trump has signed …

What single payer really means

Our choice is publicly run “Expanded and Improved Medicare For All” or privately run “Public Health Insurance.” This choice is not just an academic discussion over which …

Let There Be Respite

Comes November rain.
HERE/THERE WITHER/WHERE? IN/OUT?
Streets. Doorways. Sidewalks.

Humans Need Not Apply

Two horses in the early nineteen hundreds begin contemplating new technology. One worries that all these new mechanical horses may put them out of work. The other …