Category: Cover Story

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 …

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 …