Archive: March 2015

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Riches for the few: poverty for the many

Oxfam reported recently that 80 ultra-wealthy individuals collectively hold the same amount of wealth as the world’s 3.6 billion poorest people. At the same time, the wealth of the world’s poorest 50 percent has fallen. Oxfam also noted that, if …

Editorial

International Women’s Day: Women at the forefront

  Women today are embedded in every sphere of economic, social and political life. There are 22 nations with women as heads of state, prime ministers, or presidents. Ten on the list of the eighty wealthiest individuals in the world …

Water struggle is a life or death matter

It is with profound sadness that I report the passing of Ms. Nicole Cannon, one of the chief plaintiffs in the Federal case in front of Judge Rhodes, to institute a temporary …

What is a Cooperative Society?

As of February, 2015, there are 2,089 billionaires in the world and growing—537 of them live in the US. The Internet and media abounds with their happy faces, subliminally messaging, “this could be you” —each one a poster child for …

From Ferguson to the Rio Grande Valley

National guardsmen, State Police, Border Patrol, FBI and local law enforcement special taskforces are patrolling a 100-mile strip of land terrorizing the populace! Is this Ferguson, …

The Homeless Are Human Beings, Too!

When did you become homeless? Tina Chappell: In 2011. After the kids’ father died in a car crash I went town to town looking for work. I had to go into the shelter system (you can …

Skid Row from a woman’s perspective

International, educated, articulate and proud, yet she is also living in a mission in Skid Row—downtown Los Angeles. This proud euro-Black queen defined herself as …

Living on the Edge of Silicon Valley

It is clear to we who struggle to live and work in San Jose that the high tech industry we helped build no longer has any use for us. Although we once assembled mother …

Community saves school

Nestled cozily just outside of the city of North Little Rock, is the unincorporated community of McAlmont. Primarily, the area is populated by socially and economically deprived …

“Service Please”

Don’t ask me why I took it there
Because I didn’t
This capitalist system put me
In this predicament
At the bottom of the pyramid
A second to last class citizen

Vet freezes while utility company profits

What kind of society allows a human being to freeze to death because they cannot pay a gas bill? John Skelley, 69 —a Vietnam veteran — suffered a horrible and unnecessary death. He froze to death in his Michigan home …

Free Rev. Edward Pinkney!

As a result of ongoing efforts to promote awareness of the struggle of Rev. Edward Pinkney and that of the people in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and elsewhere, the Central Coordinating Committee (CCC) for the Freeing Of Rev. Edward Pinkney, has …

Community leader jailed for challenging corporate rule

The ruling class has always gone after the leaders of the movement. But we must remember that when they first tried to arrest Rev. Edward Pinkney they surrounded the block where he lives, blocked off his street to traffic and …

Rev. Edward Pinkney speaks out from prison

It is our constitutional duty as American citizens to hold our elected officials accountable for their work, action and inaction of wrongdoing, which includes judges. …

Voices from Benton Harbor, MI

“I was subpoenaed by the Prosecutor, but I flipped the script on them and I defended Rev. Pinkney. In early February, I took part in a march organized by Andrews University …