Archive: November 2015

Cover Story

Attacks on the homeless threaten all of us

  An overwhelming majority of the American people want to see the problem of homelessness solved. They consider it insane that people continue to die in the streets when millions of houses stand empty. Under this capitalist system, the billionaire …

Editorial

We Can Provide Health Care to Everyone

  If we need any more reasons to nationalize health care so it can be guaranteed to all, the horror stories in America surrounding the cost and availability of prescription drugs provide many examples. The cost of a drug for …

Lessons learned in the moment

Thinking about lessons I’ve learned over the last eight years and, I ask, “Why do I care and fight so much?” I’ve been labeled an everything you can think of, …

Poet to the Poor

Who will be the poet to the poor
For the abused, used, confused
Who aren’t even aware
They have a hope and a prayer
Who will be the poet to the poor

“Tasers equal torture!”

Members of the public recently lined up to testify before the Berkeley City Council at a hearing on the Berkeley Police Department’s desire to acquire tasers as …

People’s Tribune gets good response!

  The People’s Tribune is an invaluable tool to help educate and unify workers around the vision of a new cooperative society where the abundance new electronic technology is producing is shared by all, not owned by a handful of billionaires. …

Rest in power, Pirate Mike!

Michael Clift [‘Pirate Mike’], homeless veteran, member of Veterans for Peace and founding member of OccupySF, was struck and killed October 30 on a Texas highway …

The Real Cost of Water

  MERCED, CA — In the midst of a drought, and with wells on small farms and towns throughout the Central California Valley running out of water, oil and gas companies have been legally and illegally dumping chemical laden waste …

Will machine produced wealth be shared? asks scientist

  “If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed. Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the …

What is Socialism?

  Today, many people are talking about socialism. This discussion is happening now because many of us are coming to the conclusion that the capitalist system is dying. More people than ever are open to discussing new ways of organizing …

Benton Harbor votes out mayor!

I think the election process was really good. Mayor James Hightower was voted out! Marcus Muhammad won. It shows that people are awakening. …

New voter ID laws aimed at the poor

“ROLL TIDE ROLL” is the clarion call in Alabama to cheer on the University of Alabama football team. But due to budget cuts in Alabama’s general fund …

“State managers” ordered to run South Texas school district

  Progreso,Texas in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas has been slapped with an order from the Texas Education Association for the installation of “state managers” to run the Progreso School District, which has been the victim of bribery, …