Archive: April 2014

Cover Story

Save the Earth from Corporations!

  We are fast approaching a point of no return. The weather extremes caused by burning fossil fuels will continue to worsen, causing drought, floods, and more killer storms. Our fresh water supplies are fast disappearing as they are privatized …

Editorial

Rulers cultivate a fascist culture

  As technology continues to replace labor in production, the global market is shrinking, resulting in increased competition amongst capitalist countries for market share and control of resources such as oil and gas. This competition can also take a military …

Stop Closing Our Schools!

Houston Independent School District (HISD), the largest school district in Texas, is planning to vote to close five schools on March 13, 2014. Of the five schools, four are predominately African American …

Tar Sands activists vow to continue the fight

The People’s Tribune interviews Vicci Hamlin, one of three women convicted of felony charges in their protest to stop the expansion of tar sands pipelines—before the next oil …

Reclaim the Earth

We are at a political crossroad. Climate change is real. Artic ice is melting, destructive storms, drought, floods, and extreme temperature fluctuations are now common around the …

American Slaves

Welcome to America
where corporations are people,
money talks, the government poisons …

Moral Monday fights on in Georgia

We were all inspired by North Carolina’s launch of the Moral Monday movement last year, and as 2014 approached, many of us in Georgia came to believe that the Moral …

City of Detroit retirees’ healthcare slashed

When severe cuts to retiree health care are included, former city workers are likely to recover no more than about 30% of what the city says they are owed. The city proposed paying less than …

Readers respond to People’s Tribune articles

During the Great Depression my grandmother, the poorest of the poorest of poor, still fed the homeless from her back door. We only had a Great Recession, I’m afraid to say that I am ashamed …

How Can We Live Free?

From the moment you are born till the moment you die…
The meter is ticking and you must pay to survive.
The medicine man is no longer free, …

Homeowners Fight Attempts to Brand Them Criminals

Fifteen homeowners who have fought foreclosure for five years called a town meeting at the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Ontario, CA on March 8 where they invited a civil rights organization …

Benton Harbor under the new face of Jim Crow

The new face of Jim Crow is all across the county of Berrien in Michigan. The prosecutor, sheriff, County Clerk’s Office and the Mayor, James Hightower of Benton Harbor, are making it harder and …

Flint Activists put Emergency Manager on notice

On March 3, 2014, activists from the Democracy Defense League called out Flint’s Emergency Manager, Darnell Earley, and Mayor Dayne Walling, by reading a rebuttal statement after the mayor’s …