Archive: March 2013

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Economic disaster coming: Time to bail out the people

Cartoon by Andy Willis

The corporate media and politicians claim the US economy is in a “slow but steady recovery,” but the average person knows better. And the people are rightly asking, “Where’s our bailout?” Wages and benefits continue to fall, the price of …

Time for Oversight of Drones

Time For Oversight on Drones

  RAMONA, CA—Every Thursday one can see a demonstration at the General Atomics plant in Poway CA, home of the Predator drone.  The demonstrators are from the San Diego Veterans For Peace and their supporters. The goal of enlightening the …

Demonstrators demand justice for unarmed man slain by deputies

Demonstratos Demand Justice

  Over 100 demonstrators marched through Compton on Jan. 26 to protest the killing of Jose de la Trinidad by sheriff’s deputies. Converging on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Compton station, protesters demanded justice, not only for the Trinidad …

Vigil offers a vision of peace

Vigil Offers Vision

  COACHELLA VALLEY, CA—On January 21, 2013 the visions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy, and Mahatma Gandhi were remembered and their words were spoken to a new audience and brought to life again.  While their powerful words …

Foul Water and Fracked Politics, Part II

Foul Water and Fracked Politics

Part 1 of this article appeared in the February, 2013 edition of the People’s Tribune. CROSSVILLE, IL— It is full speed ahead for corporate exploitation of Southern Illinois if the hydro-fracking industry bill passes. Fracking is the process of extracting …

Interview with LeAlan M. Jones

LeAlan M. Jones

Illinois Green Party Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives For the People’s Tribune, Allen Harris interviewed LeAlan M. Jones of Chicago who is the Green Party candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2nd District of Illinois. He …

Homeless kids speak out in film

Homeless Kids

  CARBONDALE, IL—The “Babes of Wrath” tour of the southwestern states, a 5,000 mile journey to raise community awareness of homelessness, especially its effects on children and families, is taking Diane Nilan and Pat LaMarche along the same route John …

A People’s Party based on People’s Needs

A Peoples Party

Interview with Tara Colon For the People’s Tribune, Sandy Peery interviewed Tara Colon. She is a mother of five and served as the Spanish Language Outreach Organizer for the Green Party during the 2012 Jill Stein-Cheri Honkala campaign. People’s Tribune: …

California’s Prop 37: Lies Buy an Election

California Prop 37

With $45 million of false advertising, giant food corporations defeated California’s Proposition 37 SONOMA COUNTY, CA— A month before last fall’s elections, California Proposition 37 (requiring genetically modified food to be labeled as such) enjoyed a lead of more than …

Cabrini Green Evictions

“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” ~Abraham Lincoln. Today, fundamental rights taken for granted by most Americans are routinely denied to public housing residents.Nowhere is this more …

Robots, jobs, and the new economy

Robots Jobs and the New Economy

In recent months, the mainstream press has been extensively covering the impact of robotics on unemployment and the jobless recovery. Technology is replacing human labor in a big way, oftentimes permanently replacing jobs. Robots have been replacing manufacturing jobs for …

100 thousand Poets: Poetry demonstrates its power

100 Thousand Poets

The Movement 100 Thousand Poets for Change Stays Vibrantly Alive   SANTA ROSA, CA—The global movement of cultural activists calling themselves 100 Thousand Poets for Change is not waiting for its annual weekend of events in September. Instead, it is …

Life suicided, Life sentenced

Life suicided, Life sentenced

I expect you recently read
that more American soldiers
—men and women both—
killed themselves
in Afghanistan last year
than were killed in physical
combat in the war there.

Triangle Fire Memorial Design Competition Opens For Entries

Triangle Fire Memorial

  As America approaches the 102nd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of March 25, 1911, the “fire that changed America,” it is worth noting that the same disregard for worker safety that made that preventable fire such a …

Good Riddance To Emergency Manager Joseph Harris

Good Riddance to Emergency Manager

After several tumultuous years, Joseph Harris, the Emergency Financial Manager in Benton Harbor, Michigan, is finally gone. He was a total failure. Joseph Harris made several false statements and made several federal and state violations. He also increased the budget …

Once More, Ayibobo!

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — On the eve of the 3rd anniversary of one of the most horrific earthquakes in modern times, in which more that 220,000 Haitians lost their lives, the Revolutionary Poets Brigade of San Francisco held a fundraising …

Obama’s Inaugural II

There were politicians, poets, puffery, promises, the public,
The holy, rich and powerful were there. School kids, scarred
Veterans of last week’s, current and far away years’
Social, political and martial wars. Choirs, cheers, bands,
The press, ruffles and flourishes of rhetoric.