Archive: June-July 2020

Editorial

Tulsa’s racist rally: Trump must go!

  A president who fails to lead during the pandemic ravaging the country. Who spreads harmful disinformation and whips up ugly, divisive hatred. Who refuses to protect the lives of people while driving them into economic insecurity. And, now, when …

The life of homeless people

I have to steal to get by
I have to panhandle to get by
Where’s my house
Where’s my food
I get tired of sandwiches and fruit …

Solidarity in the fight for Black Lives Matter

“Daddy changed the world,” said Gianna, George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter.” Gianna’s mother, solidarityRoxie Washington said, “He will never see her grow up, graduate, …

Covid-19 kills people in prisons

Paris Thomas was a vibrant teenager, but at the age of 14 he started dropping his pencil, comb, and food. He started to struggle in school with his studies. …

Voices from the fight

“The reason the buildings are. … burning [is] because the people here in Minnesota are saying to the people of New York, to the people of California …

Will we let more people become homeless?

Millions of renters are facing the possibility of becoming unhoused as the crisis has left them jobless and unable to pay rent. The limited federal, state and …

Whiskey and News

  I poured myself a glass of whiskey and set about the task of reading the day’s news. But soon I had to stop because it made me want to drink my whole bottle and I need this one to …

Health care is a right

As the Illinois Single-Payer Coalition says, “We know that the roots of the [Covid-19] emergency stem from a deeper and much longer-term crisis—that of …

What do we do when the jobs vanish?

Momentum Machines, based in San Francisco, has a robot that serves 400 hamburgers per hour. The company’s cofounder, Alexandros Vardakostas …

What makes the People’s Tribune special?

  A People’s Tribune reader and contributor recently included this in a Facebook post: “I have been working with the People’s Tribune /Tribuno Del Pueblo. What makes this news source special is that it contains perspectives from a very diverse …

For the Little Ones

Don’t let anyone tell you
that you have your whole
life to do something.
Perhaps Trayvon, Mike
& Tamir were told the