July 2017

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People’s candidates challenge corporate parties

  “I don’t care if the DNC (Democratic National Committee) backs me or not. This is a people-funded campaign,” says Paula Swearengin who’s running against the coal industry’s spokesperson, Senator (Joe) Manchin (D) in West Virginia’s upcoming primary. “They are …

Editorial

As the World Burns: Climate Change in Trump’s America

  When President Trump recently walked away from the Paris climate agreement, the world was outraged and appalled, as are most of the people in the U.S. Increasingly people are understanding the peril we and the planet are in as …

The plan to dismantle Medicaid

Disabled people and supporters gathered June 22 inside the U.S. Capitol to protest proposed cuts to Medicaid in the Senate healthcare bill. “My child is going to die and my family …

Defending those with the least is key to victory

  A homeless mother called a shelter hotline only to be told that if she and her kids had nowhere safe to sleep, she’d be reported to the city’s Child and Family Services Agency for Investigation into abuse and neglect. …

The fight for water rights

The stories below are from the nationwide battle for clean and affordable water. These fights, all of which are butting up against corporate power, did not begin with Trump—but are escalating rapidly …

A mighty movement is arising to end homelessness

A mighty movement to end homelessness is arising in this country and all over the world. An important part of this movement is alive in the tent communities and other actions that defy the rulers’ …

Bulldozer hits homeless man sleeping in tent

While asleep in his tent a man living under a freeway in West Oakland was hit and dragged by the city’s heavy-equipment bulldozer (like the bulldozer pictured above). The city said it was “removing garbage” …

Humans for hope

Lindsay Gerhardt founded Humans For Hope in December of 2016. This organization sets up carts or tables full of donations to give away to homeless people living on the streets …

Right to Survive!

Pitch-A-Tent is an direct action by the houseless advocate organization R2S (Right 2 Survive). R2S became aware of an ordinance passed by the city officials that allows people …

why?

why can’t he sit inside
who found a cup with
a little coffee in it
and settled into
the cafe armchair?

Next steps in the battle for renters’ rights

A massive “Renter Power” movement is arising in California and elsewhere in response to skyrocketing rents for millions of Americans. It has won some spectacular gains, like the …

Historic tenant victory in San Jose

CA —San Jose, CA has approved historic just-cause eviction and anti-displacement protections for renters after a two-year campaign to improve a decades-long unenforced rental …

Report from Uptown Tent City

In the Chicago neighborhood of Uptown, under the viaducts of Lake Shore Drive, there are encampments, “Tent City” or “Uptown Tent City”, they are called. The homeless …

The front porch leads to the truth

The 2nd International Gathering of Social Movements on Water has now passed into history. The Gathering was a great accomplishment and a tremendous success. …

Atlantic City fighting for water and democracy

Atlantic City (AC) saw its economy stumble with the general decline in the nation’s economy in recent decades, and with the fall-off in the city’s casino gambling industry since 2006 …

Texans demand democracy

On May 7, the Texas legislature and Governor Greg Abbott signed into law SB-4 which criminalizes law enforcement who do not comply with requests to hold detained immigrants for …

‘We’re all under attack!’

Two recent cases in the Los Angeles area show that the government’s attack on “undocumented criminals” is a threat to the rights of immigrants, and even citizens. Unless a broad …

How I became a political prisoner

I am Reverend Edward Pinkney, a national and community activist, who tragically, became a political prisoner in the state of Michigan on December 15, 2014. I was sent to prison …

Give Us This Day

It’s morning. June 10, 2017. I just learned that among the previous day’s gun violence is the shooting death of Xavier Joy 23, a college graduate who returned to Chicago to work with …

People’s Tribune Sub Drive is Coming Up!

As a reader of the People’s Tribune you know our sole purpose is to give voice and offer a vision of a just society to those who are in the forefront of the fight for everyone’s survival today. We are …

Emergency: Dead on Arrival in Georgia

Georgia Blue Cross and Blue Shield recently announced it would no longer cover ‘non-emergency’ visits to emergency rooms in the State. Anthem’s BC/BS will determine when …