Archive: January 2019

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Outrage over attacks on migrants and refugees

As this issue of the People’s Tribune goes to press, a caravan of 7,000 Central American men, women and children is in Tijuana, Mexico, seeking asylum in the U.S. They are hungry …

The caravan: questions and answers

In light of all the recent misinformation that has been flooding the corporate airwaves concerning the caravan that has arrived at our southern border, let’s …

‘When we’re all together’

I’ve been on the streets five years now, my wife and I together on the streets for three years. We’ve been swept about 300 times in those three years, Comin’ in in the middle …

Google dictatorship: more homelessness

On December 4, after ejecting dozens of protesters and arresting eight, the San Jose City Council banned the public from its meeting, locked the doors to City …

This Is Real Life

This is real life. Scene from inside the “faith-based” Rescue Mission homeless shelter in Tennessee: “I should have had my camera out to photograph a man kissing …

A regular fixture

A regular fixture:
A hefty bag
Of her belongings
And a cushion to sit on
Around the corner

People of poisoned town want relocation

It’s been almost two years since the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) stepped foot back into the small former coal town of Minden, WV, regarding a decades long …

Flint court case claims at risk

Giving new meaning to snatching Victory from the jaws of defeat, the Michigan Republican legislature is using the lame-duck session to undo the gains made by …

What Will Be Left?

What will be left when the last
Gasp of breath leaves the last coal
Miners lips, or the last roughneck
Slips into the black death? …

Baltimore bans water privatization

On Election Day, November 6th, 77% of the voters in Baltimore approved Question E, a charter amendment that declared their water system to be a “permanent, inalienable asset …

Homelessness: No Llores (Do Not Cry)

I will refrain from using her name. She is a working mother, a homeowner, and a resident Angelino, so if you are a working mother, a homeowner, and a lower …

Medicaid in the Crosshairs

The elections left little doubt that universal healthcare remains an unmet necessity. From passage of Medicaid expansion referendums in three ‘red states’ to …

Murderous healthcare ruling demands action

Look out! They’re trying to steal your healthcare again! Just before Christmas a Texas federal judge ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional because …

Ruth Anna Buffalo makes history

Ruth Anna Buffalo (above) made history as the first Native American Democratic woman to be elected to North Dakota’s state legislature, 27th District. In a shocking …

“Heartbreak World”

Heartbreak World
Outside in the cold
Toes tightly clench the blanket
On the foot of a little girl
So cold they cease to feel