Category: Cover Story

Youth lead global fight for “System Change, Not Climate Change”

October 2019

CHICAGO, IL — “The oceans are rising—and so are we!” That defiant chant shouted by thousands of marchers summed up the mood during the massive Global Climate Strike September 20. More than 4 million people took part in the 2,500 …

Social movements drive 2020 elections

September 2019

Outside the second Democratic Presidential debates in Detroit, various groups took to the streets to march, rally, and protest to articulate their demands. The spirit of the rally centered on the burning issues facing workers. Climate …

Grassroots force issues into presidential campaign

July 2019

  Shouts of “Yes! Yes!” and cars honking support. Enthusiastic waves from passersby. That’s what greeted Southern nurses in bright red union T-shirts as they chanted “Medicare for all!” in late June. The demonstrators were rallying outside the Arsht Center …

Stop 55,000 immigrant kids from becoming homeless

June 2019

As many as 108,000 people in 25,000 households, including 55,000 children, could become homeless as a result of the Trump administration’s proposed rule changes governing public housing, published in the Federal Register on May 10, 2019. The …

Pipeline fighters defend earth and liberty

May 2019

  “You think we live in a democracy? The federal government will not protect you.” “I’m angry because I feel that private citizens no longer have rights; the country is now controlled by big business.” “They are taking our renewable …

Youth lead the fight to save the earth

April 2019

  With a sense of urgency youth are in the lead: marching, speaking out, occupying congressional offices in DC and state legislatures, and planning climate strikes around the world demanding governments adopt a plan to get off of fossil fuels …

Healthcare national emergency: the fight is on

March 2019

  It is no surprise that health care was the No.1 issue in the midterm elections and promises to remain the most important issue in the 2020 campaigns as the fight for health care heats up. In the midterms, 60% …

Shutdown: Government makes war on workers

February 2019

  The truth of this shutdown is that it’s actually not about a wall. … The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms. – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, …

Outrage over attacks on migrants and refugees

January 2019

As this issue of the People’s Tribune goes to press, a caravan of 7,000 Central American men, women and children is in Tijuana, Mexico, seeking asylum in the U.S. They are hungry …

2018 Election: A wave of resistance

November 2018

  Six years ago, Lucy McBath was a Delta flight attendant in Marietta, Georgia. On November 23, 2012, she learned that her 17-year-old son had been shot and killed by a white man at a gas station because of the …