Archive: May 2019

Cover Story

Pipeline fighters defend earth and liberty

  “You think we live in a democracy? The federal government will not protect you.” “I’m angry because I feel that private citizens no longer have rights; the country is now controlled by big business.” “They are taking our renewable …

Editorial

Reunite families, stop the deportations

  In mid-April, Laura Maradiaga-Alvarado, an 11-year-old girl now in Houston, received a deportation order terrorizing her and her family. Laura faced deportation back to El Salvador, a country that she had fled with her mother and sister for fear …

‘Life is a marathon, not a sprint’

On April 11, in the African American tradition, a homecoming took place for Ermias Asghedom (aka Nipsey Hussle), who had been shot and killed in the Hyde …

Freedom of speech and the Assange arrest

Regardless of how anyone feels about Julian Assange or Wikileaks, Assange’s arrest and the plan to extradite him to the US for trial threatens everyone’s …

Chicago elections: A sleeping giant awakens

A specter haunts the ruling circles of Chicago: the specter of a working class that cannot find a job in a city that no longer works. Seventy percent of that working class sat out …

There’s no democracy in Texas

Senate Bill 9 is part of another anti-working-class pro-fascist legislation that has passed the State Senate and is now sweeping the Texas House …

Voices from Benton Harbor

  Whirlpool has destroyed our community, [with] tactics used in gentrification across the United States. We only have one high school and they have torn that down and apart to coincide with the name change they plan to implement for …