Archive: January 2014

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FOOD: Corporations profit, millions starve

Our world is abundant. Nature provides. Technology provides. Yet more and more Americans are going hungry. Why? The question of hunger, food production and food usage is entering the public debate. This is coupled with attacks on basic safety net pieces …

Low-wage workers point the way forward!

The People’s Tribune opens its pages to the low-wage workers who are fighting for their survival by standing up to a global capitalist class that reaps billions off their labor. Many of these courageous workers are developing into the kind …

My experience inside Quicken Loans

My first thought when entering the Quicken Loans offices in Detroit was: “This has to be a cult.” Everyone seemed so happy and excited—manically so—to be working; …

The Education Fight

On these pages we are publishing stories on the fight for education in America. An education system is needed that does what education is supposed to do: that creates a cultured, thinking person who can analyze the world and take …

Fight for quality education in New Orleans

The People’s Tribune’s Joseph Peery interviewed DJ Markey, a leading advocate in the fight for equal quality education in New Orleans. This is part two of a two-part interview …

The Morality Deficit in Georgia

The state of Georgia is now ranked the number one “business-friendly” state in the nation. Tax abatements, incentives and credits have combined to lure companies to Georgia …

Moral Monday’s day in court

Last summer, thousands of North Carolina residents showed up every Monday at the state capitol to protest laws that the Tea Party-dominated Republican Party was …

Coming Together For a Better Society

I am a formerly homeless man, husband, and father. I grew up in a rural area in Virginia called Ordinary. Poverty was something people just didn’t talk about. I was taught …

Freedom of speech Thursday

Freedom of Speech Thursday (FOST) is more than a moniker or a reference to the 1st Amendment. It is a collective of unique individuals freely and authentically expressing …

Should Whirlpool pay taxes?

The question is: should Whirlpool pay taxes and water bills? Benton Harbor residents must pay taxes and water bills. Why shouldn’t Whirlpool, with its annual 2012 …

Message For The People

On Oct. 10, 2013, Mayor James Hightower told the Herald Palladium that the city income tax legislation on the ballot in the November, 2013 election may be illegal. A majority …

Where Are You?

YOU JUST WONDER WHY
YOU SAY IT’S A LIE
I SHOW YOU THE HOMELESS
YOU PASS ON THE STREET

How the State Uses the Internet to Monitor the Peoples

Off the Network: Peoples Tribune Interview with Ulises Mejias, Associate Professor of communications studies at State University of New York, College at Oswego, and author of Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World (University of Minnesota Press, 2013). The book …