Archive: April 2013

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Federal deficit: The corporations caused it, let them pay

Federal deficit: The corporations caused it, let them pay

  The corporate mouthpieces are telling us that  “entitlement” programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid must be cut to reduce the federal budget deficit. They tell us the deficit is the people’s fault and we have to be impoverished …


In Defense of the Earth: The People vs Corporate Plunder

In Defense of the Earth: The People vs Corporate Plunder

  The blows of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, and a summer of floods, severe droughts and monster forest fires, left the people of this country reeling. Now huge blizzards add insult to injury. And still the politicians continue …

School Closings in Chicago: The Fight Continues

Save Our Schools

  On March 4 the latest round in the war on Chicago public education ended, with the last of the hearings on school closings. Erica Clark (Parents 4 Teachers) pointed out at a Feb. 13, 2013 press conference: Chicago Public …

National campaign asks if college will be free or for-profit

  Budget cuts have slashed college workforces and denied hundreds of thousands of students the seats they worked for.  Yet some faculty and staff leaders claim that budgets are controlled by legislatures, not by union contracts, so their unions can’t …

Proud to be in the Green Party

Proud to be in the Green Party

  Interview with John Gonzalez Jr.  For the People’s Tribune, Sandy Perry interviewed John Gonzalez Jr., who was recently elected Treasurer of the Philadelphia Green Party. Along with Glenn Davis and Tara Colon, he recently won election to the Green …

Illinois: Vote Green in the 2nd District!

Vote Green

  The Illinois Green Party nominated LeAlan Jones in December 2012 to run for the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District shortly after that seat was vacated by Jesse Jackson, Jr. Jones is campaigning in a special …

Michigan: Fight for democracy

Martial Law

  Having voted down Proposal 1 in the Nov. 6 election, the people of Michigan said “NO” to the Emergency Manager (EM) Law—Public Act 4. But the government of Michigan represents the rich for-profit corporations, and the varied global interests …

Lack of Healthcare Spreads

Medicare For All

  United Auto Worker VEBAs are a symptom of the disease The disease is the spreading lack of healthcare for tens of millions of people in this country.  The Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) is a symptom of this disease. …

New Draconian School Policy for Welfare recipients

End Corporate Welfare

  On October 1, 2012, Michigan’s Governor Snyder, through Maura D. Corrigan, his Director of the Department of Human Services (DHS), has implemented a new school attendance policy for families receiving the Family Independent Program (FIP). The policy requires full-time …

A Tall Order from a Tall Union Man

No Right to Work

  I told myself I was done kicking dead horses, sleeping giants, and inanimate movements. And then Right To Work For Less came to Michigan like a fiery cross staked in front of my house. At the capitol in Lansing, …

Why is the price of gasoline so high?

Why is gas so high?

  Today, the average car owner spends $3,000 per year on gasoline. Pain at the pump? It’s more than that. It’s highway robbery combined with imperial politics camouflaged by propaganda that borders on the downright silly. A few years back …

Eaarth: Making a life on a tough new planet


  Book Review You must read this book! In it, the founder of the environmental group delivers the bad news that global warming has already altered earth’s climate in ways that cannot be reversed, and that drastic action is …

Memorial to Sheridan Talbott, a fighter for a better world

Sheridan Talbott

  The movement for a better world lost a committed comrade and friend, Saturday, February 23 when Sheridan Talbott of Southern Illinois took his last breath. Growing up, as Sheridan often said, on the wrong side of Lafayette Street in …

Poverty and the Profit Motive

Imagine Sharing a World

  Disparity is all around us, pocketed by great bunkers of wealth. Fortified swimming pools and Rolls Royces share the same intersections as shopping cart homeless. Invisible to all, poverty is everywhere. The common theme we see from California to …

Cabrini Green evictions

Cabrini Green evictions

  March 6, 2013 marks the 156th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision in which Chief Justice Roger B. Taney declared that African Americans “had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that …

Cross-Border unity against corporate partnerships

No Human Being is Illegal

  A movement of movements is re-uniting across the globe to say “ENOUGH!” to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—an international proposal being pushed by the Obama administration at the behest of big corporations that would spread NAFTA-style trade and investment rules …

Benton Harbor and Detroit are under a vicious fascist attack

No Emergency Manager, Make the Banks Pay

  The majority of the African-American people in Michigan are under the fascist newEmergency Manager law. But we are all threatened by this legislation.  It will sweep through the stateand country if we do not stop them. TheLaw undermines the …


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