Category: Homelessness/Housing

Help get the People’s Tribune out to the homeless!

August 2015

Homelessness is a stark example of the degeneration of an economic system based on the private property of a billionaire owning class. Automation is replacing workers …

Homeless in fight for their survival

August 2015

In New York City they might find temporary housing—New York has beds for about 60% of its 50,000 homeless residents, lodging many in filthy …

Letter to the Editor: Police killing of pregnant Mom

August 2015

“Thank you for your story on Jeanetta Riley [pictured above]. I knew Jeanetta. She had a good heart and did not deserve to go out like this. …

Let us put humanity first! says formerly homeless woman

August 2015

I have been homeless for the past three years, just moving out of homelessness recently. I’m here to talk to you about my personal experiences …

Grassroots movement of homeless is forming

August 2015

A statewide grass roots movement of homeless people, formerly homeless, and their supporters is forming in Florida to resist those who …

Abundance of food while people starve

August 2015

If you had to make a choice between buying food or paying your bills, what choice would you make? This is the dilemma millions of Americans …

From racial division to class unity

August 2015

There is an old saying, “a hungry belly has no color.” This is the reality the ruling class fears. While starving the workers it no longer needs …

The Chicago pension struggle and beyond

July 2015

Illinois, and particularly Chicago, are notorious for their brazen addiction to wealth, corruption and waste. Meanwhile, there are now over 20,000 homeless students in Chicago Public Schools …

International Social Movements Gathering on Water and Affordable Housing, Detroit, MI

June 2015

“In 2012 the city stopped sending out water bills. Now residents are getting water bills for thousands of dollars. The bills are attached to your property …

Water struggles: Assault on poor galvanizes response

June 2015

As State Chairperson of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, I am reminded that in the State Capitol in Lansing stands a bronze statue of …