Archive: August 2013

Editorial

Forced starvation in a world of plenty

From the Editors Editor’s note: Since this article was written, the House passed a bill to subsidize agribusiness and deleted the food stamp section from the bill. On June 20, the House of Representatives voted down the Farm Bill with its cruel $20.5 …

Economic democracy is key to real freedom

The American people have always held high the ideal of democracy, and fought and died for it. From the American Revolution and the abolition of slavery after the Civil War

Immigration Reform, 2013

Today’s immigration debates are occurring in an environment of enforced austerity at home, where even previously comfortable U.S. born workers…

Chicago: School wars continue

In recent weeks the unelected and corporate sponsored Chicago school board has stepped up its attack on the public schools. In addition to the…

Los Angeles city elections

The campaigning for the L.A. City Mayor and a number of other offices and Propositions is over. Now that the dust has settled, we find that Los Angeles City Councilman, Eric Garcetti has clearly won over his opponent…

The People’s Streets

I write to you today with hope that somehow you will see
the lies they spread before our eyes we can not just let be
we must rise up, we must fight back, we mustn’t let them win…

Green shadow cabinet at the Left Forum

As protesters in Istanbul flooded the streets in opposition to a plan to destroy a beloved city park and erect a shopping mall in its place, a protest that evolved into a call for political representation and freedom from an authoritarian…