PEOPLE’S TRIBUNE MISSION
An economic system that doesn’t feed, clothe and house its people must be and will be overturned and replaced with a system that meets the needs of the people. To that end, this paper is a tribune of those struggling to create such a new economic system. It is a vehicle to bring the movement together, to create a vision of a better world and a strategy to achieve it.
Labor-replacing electronic technology is permanently eliminating jobs and destroying the foundation of the capitalist system. The people’s needs can only be met by building a cooperative society where the socially necessary means of production are owned by society, not by the corporations.
We welcome articles and artwork from those who are engaged in the struggle to build a new society that is of, by and for the people. We rely on readers and contributors to fund and distribute this paper.
The People’s Tribune, formerly published by the League of Revolutionaries for a New America, is now an independent newspaper with an editorial board basedin Chicago.
Articles that are unsigned, such as the cover story and editorials, reflect the views of the editorial board. Bylined articles reflect the views of the authors, and may or may not reflect the views of the editorial board.
Deadlines for articles and art: The deadline for articles, photographs and other art is the first of each month for the issue that comes out at the beginning of the following month. For example, the deadline for the June issue is May 1. Articles should be as short as possible, and no longer than 500 words. We reserve the right to edit articles to conform to space limitations.
Bob Lee is a professional journalist, writer and editor, and is the editor of the People’s Tribune. He first started writing for and distributing the People’s Tribune in 1980, and joined the editorial board in 1987.
Sandra Reid has been an editorial board member since 1992, and serves as Production Manager. She is also the founder and coordinator of Speakers for a New America, a speakers bureau affiliated with the People’s Tribune and its sister publication, the Tribuno del Pueblo.
San Francisco poet Sarah Menefee is a long-time homeless rights activist, an active member of OccupySF, and a founding member of the League of Revolutionaries for a New America and the Revolutionary Poets Brigade. Her latest collections of poetry are Human Star and In Your Fish Helmet.
Cathy Talbott is a former telephone operator, a job lost to automation. She was a homeless mother of two who fought for welfare rights. As co-host of a weekly community radio program out of Carbondale, IL, “Occupy the Airwaves,” she uses the pages of the People’s Tribune to educate her audience on the issues facing the new section of workers created by electronic production.
A photojournalist, Daymon J. Hartley has contributed to the People’s Tribune for over three decades. As a staff photographer for the Detroit Free Press, and now a freelancer, he has worked in every facet of photography, from Detroit to the Middle East to Central America to Occupy Wall Street
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