Category: Cover Story

Healthcare battle: ‘We won’t let our people die’

August 2017

As we go to press, Congress is still arguing over healthcare. The bottom line is that we, the people, need healthcare for all, no exceptions. At a minimum we need a single-payer system. But none of the recent Republican bills are …

People’s candidates challenge corporate parties

July 2017

  “I don’t care if the DNC (Democratic National Committee) backs me or not. This is a people-funded campaign,” says Paula Swearengin who’s running against the coal industry’s spokesperson, Senator (Joe) Manchin (D) in West Virginia’s upcoming primary. “They are …

Anger boils over at denial of healthcare

May 2017

  At a town hall by Rep. Tom Reed (R-New York), a woman angrily told him, “I’m a veteran and I have single-payer and it has saved my life four times. There is no profit [for private insurance companies] in …

Water Wars: Trump’s EPA will create more Flints

May 2017

  America is heading for a showdown between the corporations and the American people. Corporate owner Warren Buffett gave notice in 2006 when he said, “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, …

Standing up to the attack on our lives and the planet

April 2017

  In a recent townhall meeting with a member of Congress in Arkansas, thousands of people turned out to demand that the government do something to guarantee everyone has healthcare. One woman told the congressman at the townhall that she …

Coming together to resist the politics of hate

March 2017

At this writing, it has been almost six weeks since President Trump was inaugurated, and protests in opposition to him continue with no let-up in sight. Emotions run high. “Hope not …

The people say no to a government of, for and by billionaires

February 2017

  In January in Portland, Ore., Karen Batts, 52, froze to death in a parking garage. She had been evicted from a downtown Portland apartment building in October for being overdue on paying $338 in monthly rent. Also in January, …

Trump: why he can’t and won’t bring jobs back

January 2017

So, is it possible, can jobs be brought back? At the top of the list of Donald Trump’s promises to the American people is that he will bring jobs …

The struggle for democracy in America intensifies

November 2016

The 2016 presidential election was one of the most divisive in our country’s history. This is no surprise, given the economic, moral, and political crisis we face …

Elections 2016: The people demand a humane society

October 2016

America, indeed the entire world, is in crisis. Since World War II, developments in technology have revolutionized how we produce the necessities of life. Electronic production is rapidly eliminating human labor in all sectors …