Archive: March 2021

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Growing Movement Demands Action to Help Jobless, Hungry, Homeless

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America is in crisis. The ex-president who sent a lynch mob to attack the U.S. Capitol has escaped impeachment — and just received a hero’s welcome at a festival of right-wing political operatives. The total number of coronavirus deaths in …

World Water Day March 22!

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Broad coalition urges Biden to halt water and utility shutoffs For World Water Day, 2021, we highlight the effort of a coalition of over 600 environmental, rights and religious groups who urged Joe Biden to mandate an immediate National Moratorium …

We are the Women in a Pandemic

woman and Georgia Elections

  Women’s liberation is humanity’sInternational Women’s Day March 8 We are women always. We take care of humanity. We are called to serve again. We learn from the working women, we learn from each other, we take care of each …

Karen Lewis: a fighting leader

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Below is an excerpt from an article by Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle about the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) which includes a remembrance of the late Karen Lewis, former president of the CTU. “Of all the times for us to remember what the …

Is the Flint settlement protecting our children or the powerful?

Flint water tower

Editor’s note: Below are excerpts from a press conference held in front of the Flint Water Plant days before a Federal Judge gave preliminary approval to the $600 million settlement. The struggle continues for restorative justice before final approval of …

Water Webinars are coming to your town via Zoom!

protesting water shut-offs

In March, the People’s Tribune, water warriors, and grassroots groups engaged in the fight for water as a human right across the country will be launching water webinars. Topics include: Native Americans, water blessers and the fight for water rights; …

The struggle fighting repression and state violence

Detroit Will Breathe protest

The Black Lives Matter movement has captured the attention of the whole world. Below we bring you a story from a leader of Detroit Will Breathe about the fight to end racism and police terror.  — The Editors DETROIT, MI …

‘We are not gonna stop fighting,’ say strikers for $15

Worker in Durham North Carolina demanding 15 minimum wage

The following are excerpts from an article by Jake Johnson, published in Common Dreams on February 16, 2021, prior to Congress removing the $15 minimum wage bill from the stimulus bill; plus information from press releases. Fast food workers and …

Minimum wage work ethic?

Chicago teachers support Fight for 15 workers

WEST VA — When I came home from the military, I worked in a lumber mill for minimum wage. It was the hardest work I’ve ever done. [People’s] fears are the same unfounded fears that have never materialized any time …

Freedom Ride for Housing in Los Angeles: Make Some Noise!

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LOS ANGELES — In January, the Services Not Sweeps Coalition and other groups held a car caravan of 200 vehicles to gentrifying developments in Los Angeles County and to three large encampments in MacArthur Park, Echo Park Lake and Hollywood. …

Texas: Bitter Cold, No Heat, No Water – WHY?

Food line in Austin

AUSTIN, TX — In the 1930’s, Texas designed its own electric grid to avoid federal regulations. It’s cut off from the rest of the US power grid, so it can’t borrow power from other states as all other states can. …

Frigid Texas Prisons: Broken Toilets, Disgusting Food, Few Blankets

Polunsky Unit in Livingston

Below are excerpts from an article by Keri Blakinger, published by The Marshall Project. “Prisoners are defecating in paper bags and overflowing toilets, there aren’t enough extra blankets to go around, and mess hall kitchens are churning out half-rations of …

Take action: Stop the reopening of immigrant child detention center!

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The Biden administration recently announced that it plans to reopen a detention center for migrant children in Homestead, Florida—essentially imprisoning children who have come to the U.S. seeking refuge. Many are fleeing violence and poverty and seeking asylum in the …

Shouldn’t vaccines be publicly owned?

Vaccine injection being prepared

We the people paid a lot of the up-front development costs for the vaccines, but the drug companies own them and get all the profits, and we can’t even all get vaccinated. This in the wake of the horrifying number …