Category: Cover Story

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 …

Disasters: Why are the people being abandoned?

October 2017

The damage, injuries, deaths and government abandonment of people after the recent hurricanes that slammed Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and elsewhere are just the first blow from the storms. The next blow will come …

Charlottesville: Uniting in the fight for our common humanity

September 2017

In the wake of the hatred and violence exhibited by a group of fascists who reared their ugly heads in Charlottesville, people of all colors and nationalities stepped forward across the country …

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, …