Category: Cover Story

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 …

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 …