Archive: March 2016

Cover Story

Why are they poisoning our children?

  Tammy Loren, a mother of four who lives in Flint, recently told the New York Times, “My trust in everybody is completely gone, out the door. We’ve been lied to so much, and these aren’t little white lies. These …

Editorial

The elections and demands of dispossessed

With election season upon us, the role of government is being debated by the American people. With so many struggling to survive, the question of government’s responsibility for the people’s well-being is on the national …

As things get worse . . .

More and more calls are coming into the MI Welfare Rights office from parents who are searching for answers where there are no answers. They call because they have reached the 5-year (60 months) cap that allowed unemployed …

San Jose renters struggling to survive

Renters in San Jose continue to live under enormous pressures from egregious rents and a lack of enforcement around tenant concerns with unsafe living …

Nationwide solidarity with Flint

In the face of government inaction, individuals, organizations, unions, doctors and many others are rallying in the defense of the people of Flint. Here are some …

STAY WOKE

says the young
woman’s sign
the youth are waking up
and getting ready
to bring a new thing in …

Chicago declares war on teachers

Chicago’s mayor, his school board chief and the governor of Illinois are trying to force a Chicago teachers strike this spring. Why? Because they want …

Detroit: A tale of two cities

The Detroit after bankruptcy report depends on whose view one accepts. Representatives from Wall Street and the corporations called it a success on …

next time you’re in Chicago

next time you’re in Chicago
ride the 155 bus
look around at the faces
young and old, so beautiful
— they reflect the whole globe —

Corporations own America!

Corporate interests, not the people, for all intents and purposes now own America. Moneyed interests control the political process and routinely pour millions …

Voices from Benton Harbor

“There’s an inequality problem here. There’s no due process. There’s judges sitting here for years locking up 15-year-olds living in extreme poverty. …

Free Rev. Pinkney!

Defender of the poor and a political prisoner—Rev. Pinkney sounded the alarm early on about the threat of the iron fist of the emergency manager system …