Category: Editorial

Government busy helping the rich while the people suffer

November 2017

  In times of crisis and disasters, we, the people, want to help each other. But the disasters we are facing are so huge they require the government to mobilize society’s resources to help, and we and the Earth are …

DACA: No human being is illegal

October 2017

  You can see the passion in the signs the Dreamers hold at demonstrations, with such slogans as “Undocumented and Unafraid” and “Keep Families Together.” One Dreamer said, “We do not want any legislation that throws our parents under the …

“My health care shouldn’t be a market!”

September 2017

“Without health care coverage I’m dead or bankrupt!” said one person in the audience. ”Health insurance as a for-profit business is immoral”, shouted out another, to applause …

Stop the murder and torture of immigrants

August 2017

Ten people are dead after dozens, including children, were locked by smugglers inside a sweltering tractor trailer and discovered at a San Antonio, Texas Walmart. More than 30 people suffered serious injuries, including brain …

As the World Burns: Climate Change in Trump’s America

July 2017

  When President Trump recently walked away from the Paris climate agreement, the world was outraged and appalled, as are most of the people in the U.S. Increasingly people are understanding the peril we and the planet are in as …

3 Years Too Long: Fear, Anger, and Resistance Grows Over Flint Water Crisis

May 2017

  Editor’s note: As we go to press, the Flint City Council passed a “bandaid” ordinance which enacts a one-year Moratorium on Water Liens. Meanwhile, the struggle continues for Suspension of Water Shutoffs and paying for poison. Despite millions of …

Unity forged in the fight for human needs and rights

May 2017

Society is going through epochal changes. We live in a time of revolutionary transition from an economy based on securing a living through working for wages to one based on robotics, which makes human labor unnecessary …

Corporate control of energy is killing us

April 2017

  One of Trump’s first acts as president was to green-light the Dakota Access Pipeline, threatening the drinking water of millions of people. For months, millions of taxpayer dollars were spent attacking Water Protectors so that oil corporations could build …

Guarantee a home for everyone

March 2017

Tent encampments are springing up all over America, from cities to rural areas: at the feet of new shining high rise towers in cities like San Francisco, along creeks outside small towns. People seek shelter in doorways and down in …

Nationalize healthcare as a human right

February 2017

  The fight for quality affordable healthcare for all as a human right is once again heating up. Demonstrations and rallies are taking place across the country against repeal of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and in defense of Medicare …