Category: Cover Story

Elections 2018: Our lives and the planet are in the balance!

October 2018

  “We’re suffering. We’re dying. Our kids aren’t being properly educated. Our water is poisoned. Our air is sickening. You deserve better.” This cry from the heart was uttered by Kerri Evelyn Harris while she was a candidate for the …

Taking the fight to the polls: Voters, candidates, activists demand government serve peoples needs

August 2018

This year, the political primary season has become a summer of discontent. In June, the stunning victory of a 28-year-old working-class woman over a New York City political hack caught the attention of the entire country …

Children in cages: Which side are you on?

July 2018

  Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents and putting them in cages has run into a buzz saw recently. Millions of Americans, from urban young people to suburban moms to fathers in small towns, are outraged. On …

Why is housing not a right?

June 2018

  HUD Director Ben Carson, a Trump appointee, recently proposed that rents in subsidized HUD housing be tripled, leaving the poorest households with a mere $50 of their benefits after rent! HUD has been scaling back on public housing for …

Elections: The people light a fire under the corporate government

May 2018

The American people are standing up. Teachers are striking. Students are mobilizing. The homeless are organizing. Whether the issue is water, homelessness, environmental destruction, low wages, lack of jobs, poverty, police violence and other violence, healthcare, immigrant …

Youth To Politicians: ‘Represent us or get out’

April 2018

“This is not an issue of Democrats versus Republicans. It’s about human lives, student lives; it is an issue with the morality of humanity, not about a political debate between two …

Our youth demand: Stop the killing

March 2018

The recent killing of Florida high school students has shocked the country’s conscience and galvanized young people especially. Students are planning a national march and school walkouts. America’s youth are …

No blank check for billionaires

February 2018

  When Trump proposed a budget last year that would cut programs for the poor, a woman in Mississippi described to a reporter how she was barely living each month on a $735 disability check and $56 in food stamps. …

Billionaire Tax Cut = More Hungry Children

December 2017

  The corporate tax cut bill that bulldozed through Congress late in 2017 was yet another crushing burden that “the 1 percent” loaded onto the backs of the American people, millions of whom are already suffering. The House and Senate …

When the homeless resist, the system trembles

November 2017

Homeless people all across America are refusing to disappear. Cast off by the economy, vilified by the news media, and targeted by the police, they are still standing up to fight for their right to exist. In Chicago, residents of …