Archive: July 2018

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Children in cages: Which side are you on?

  Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents and putting them in cages has run into a buzz saw recently. Millions of Americans, from urban young people to suburban moms to fathers in small towns, are outraged. On …

Editorial

Explosive UN report exposes extreme poverty in America

  In May, Professor Philip Alston, special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights for the United Nations, was invited by the U.S. federal government to look at whether extreme poverty in America undermines the enjoyment of human rights by its …

What kind of America do we want?

Some of us are unaware of the brutal role the US government has played in forcing families to flee their countries and embark on the perilous journey …

Stop Detroit’s water shutoffs!

The Michigan Poor People’s Campaign gathered in Detroit with a message for city officials. Sylvia Orduño (center) tells the crowd: “We are here for affordable …

Buzzing the Blues

  Do bees know their own troubles? Can they buzz the blues for our dying world? I wish I could tell them we’re sorry, but too many think murder is all part of God’s plan and we can just build …

Poor People’s March on Washington, DC

On June 2 the Poor People’s March on Washington, DC gathered in Kensington, Philadelphia—the poorest district in Philadelphia—to march to Washington, DC …

Becoming a new and unsettling force

The American people are outraged at the ruling elites’ insistence that workers must live with increasing austerity in the midst of record corporate profits …

Diary of a protest

Memorial Day weekend and it was hot in the city hall parking lot. I was here to join the protest of the Senior PGA tournament, which is played on what some …

‘I see mothers bury their sons’

Antwon Rose was just 17 when his life ended on June 19 in East Pittsburgh, PA. Officer Michael Rosfeld fatally shot him three times as he ran from a traffic stop …

Return to the Peoples!

As a founding member of the World Poetry Movement in Medellin, Colombia in 2011 and the Revolutionary Poets Brigade of San Francisco in 2009, I was …