Archive: March 2017

Cover Story

Coming together to resist the politics of hate

At this writing, it has been almost six weeks since President Trump was inaugurated, and protests in opposition to him continue with no let-up in sight. Emotions run high. “Hope not …

Editorial

Guarantee a home for everyone

Tent encampments are springing up all over America, from cities to rural areas: at the feet of new shining high rise towers in cities like San Francisco, along creeks outside small towns. People seek shelter in doorways and down in …

Why I am joining the March for Science

I have been a working research scientist for almost 50 years. I will join the March for Science in opposition to the current threat to science and scientific theory …

Stability first, says homeless leader

What does it take to get off the streets? Money? Affordable housing? Employment? Of course the answer is yes, but none of those things is the first step …

Young and homeless in America

This young woman is one of an uncounted number of young people who find themselves without a future in America. More and more of our youth find …

Homeless movement speaks out!

The American people are morally outraged that in this vastly powerful and wealthy country people in the millions become and stay homeless, dying …

Homeless die outside Sacramento City Hall

People march to protest the cruel deaths of two homeless men who died at the entrance to Sacramento City Hall as they huddled without blankets. Homeless people …

Trump picks ‘Big Oil’ rep to run E.P.A.

Ever hated an organization or agency so bad you wished you could run it so you could make it fit your and your buddies’ needs? Scott Pruitt did. The E.P.A. kept him from allowing his fracking buddies to destroy Oklahoma, …

No justice, no water peace in Flint, MI

Flint, MI resident Lela McGee-Harvey, co-founder, Operation Unification Inc/Village, passionately spoke truth to power to elected officials at the Flint City Council after ..

Why water is becoming unaffordable

“If water rates continue rising at projected amounts, the number of U.S. households unable to afford water could triple in five years, to nearly 36 percent, finds new …

Nationalize healthcare as a human right

The fight for quality affordable healthcare for all as a human right is once again heating up. Demonstrations and rallies are taking place across the …

Guarantee health care for everyone

The threat to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and replace it with something unknown has millions living in fear of losing their health insurance …

Texas: The fight for the arts

My art can be described as bringing a piece of street art indoors—whether it be a museum or your living room wall. In the past, graffiti artists have painted on. …

Soldier of Truth

Phillip A. Bassett‘s new book, Soldier of Truth, is about the author’s eyewitness account of the persecution of Rev. Edward Pinkney for his leadership in a fight against …

From ‘Where the Suburb Dams the City’

My parents minted their love in the mountains got coaxed back by relatives who lied about dying instead of just saying “I miss you”— they were chosen by you, Chicago …

REFUGEES

Amici, friends, immigrants,
welcome to the land of broken hearts.
Your heart is – for different reasons,
or the same as mine – broken.

Rise up and speak from your heart!

In 2009, four members of the League of Revolutionaries for a New America in San Francisco, California, created the first Revolutionary Poets Brigade …

Letters from our readers

The People’s Tribune received many comments on our January, 2017 edition entitled: Trump: Why He Can’t and Won’t Bring Jobs Back.” …

We all know

We all know it takes a whole lot of wildness
For pain to gain and conquer the mind
To keep it thoughtless
Throughout its time
Of living