Archive: September 2014

Cover Story

Our youth need a future

An 11-year-old girl murdered by a stray bullet while at a sleep over, a 12-year old-boy killed in a drive by while at the store shopping for candy and a 16-year-old boy killed by police who said he had a …

Editorial

Super Poverty — Super Abundance

For the first time in history, the human species is now capable of producing a super abundance of all goods and services. Today it is possible to eliminate hunger and poverty and distribute …

Today It’s Ferguson. Tomorrow It’s You

Two young men leisurely walk down the street in their Ferguson, Missouri community. The police ride up and moments later one of the young men, college-bound 18-year-old Michael Brown …

Ferguson, MO: “All We Want Is Justice”

Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown, recent high school graduate, should have begun college August 11. Instead he is now a statistic. Stopped as he walked in the street with a friend on his …

Every school, every student

A publicly owned education system is needed that guarantees all the funding necessary for every school to serve every student. This will help us reach our ultimate goal—a cooperative society, where everyone’s needs are met and where we can truly …

Battle Lines at the AFT Convention

In July I attended the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Convention in Los Angeles as a delegate for the Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU). Our local passed a resolution rejecting the …

Faculty face nation-wide threat

This July, corporate outsourcing came to Jackson College, west of Detroit, MI. It became the sixth Michigan college to bring in EDUStaff to hire “adjunct” (that is, part-time) faculty. …

Dear Reader,

If I could give the strength
of all the extra-
ordinary people I know
to you:

Water wars in Detroit, MI

The People’s Tribune’s Sandy Reid interviewed Sylvia Orduño, an organizer with the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (MWRO.) The MWRO are among those in the forefront of …

Nurse says water crisis shows bankrupt system

My name is John Armelagos. I’m a Registered Nurse for 29 years; an officer of the National Nurses United and Michigan Nurses Association, and a former, but still proud, 10-year member …

Homelessness is the sign of a broken system

Silicon Valley now boasts the richest corporations in the world and the largest homeless encampment in the continental United States. A temporary expansion of local hi-tech …

“We’ve got to shake things up”

I was in the State Legislature for fifteen years as a Democrat, but I’ve always been in favor of third parties, because we need to get more voices and more choices out there. In my …

It’s Time For Music To Save our Schools

American education is approaching a critical turning point. Culture is being stripped from our curriculum as fast as computers are replacing instructors. Humanity has entered a …

Immigration: We must all stand together!

America is angry! The humanitarian crisis along our southwest borders and the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas has created polarity amongst the American working class to the …

“Healthcare for All” is a strategy

In reality, “Healthcare for All” is not a reform of “Healthcare for Some.” It is a strategy to establish a healthcare system to meet the healthcare needs of everyone in this country. “Medicare …

Leader Jailed for Peaceful Protest

On July 10, Mary Ann Grady Flores was sentenced to 12 months in jail for photographing a peace protest at the entrance to Hancock Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, New York. …

DIEGO DELEO

An 80 year-old
compagno poet,
same age as me
but victimof that
horrific Ellis Act
is Diego Deleo. …

The death of Comrade William H. Watkins

Another giant has fallen. Dr. William H. Watkins, life long proletarian revolutionary intellectual, died the evening of August 5th 2014. Comrade Watkins was, for thirty-five years, a contributor ..

Victory for the people!

A Berrien County judge ruled that the contested Benton Harbor recall election against the corporate allied Mayor James Hightower will go forward! But we can’t let up. Rev Edward Pinkney, a …

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