Category: Editorial

Homeless demand housing, not death on the streets!

February 2019

  A homeless encampment in Seattle is raided and razed with nothing offered to the people who lived there. The Village, an Oakland, CA, tent community for women and children, organized by its residents, is also broken up and people …

GM robs the public treasury while workers suffer

January 2019

In the face of record profits, General Motors (GM) announced on November 26, during the start of the Christmas Holiday, plans to end production at five plants in the U.S. and …

Climate crisis demands revolutionary change

November 2018

  A dire warning to the world to drastically change the course of our future within 12 years before irreversible climate changes are unleashed was issued in the 2018 IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report. The report assessed 6000 …

Socialism: Not just a good idea, but a necessity

October 2018

According to an old story from the mid-20th century, Henry Ford II and UAW President Walter Reuther toured a newly built automated Ford motors plant in Cleveland, Ohio together. As they gazed upon the labor replacing machines …

Government declares war on education!

August 2018

  The national debate around K-12 education is boiling to the surface again, with teachers striking and threatening to strike again this fall, and other education workers, parents and students demonstrating massive support for them. The underlying issue is whether …

Explosive UN report exposes extreme poverty in America

July 2018

  In May, Professor Philip Alston, special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights for the United Nations, was invited by the U.S. federal government to look at whether extreme poverty in America undermines the enjoyment of human rights by its …

Medicaid work requirements are a death sentence

June 2018

In a story posted on talkpoverty.org, Kristen Arant described how she contemplated suicide because she had no health insurance to help her cope with her opioid addiction. Finally getting Medicaid, she said, literally saved her …

May Day 2018: Teachers say education fight is a ‘turning point’

May 2018

A striking Oklahoma teacher called the mushrooming struggle around public education “a turning point.” She is right. This year we have seen sweeping, rolling statewide strikes by teachers that began in West Virginia and spread to Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee …

One law at a time leads to fascism

April 2018

  On March 3, Perla Morales-Luna was walking near her home in National City, CA, a suburb of San Diego, with her three young daughters when Border Patrol agents suddenly rolled up in a van. The agents roughly pulled Morales-Luna …

Keep Water Public

March 2018

Water. There is no life without it. Despite covering about 70% of the Earth’s surface, only 3% of it is fresh and suitable for drinking. Over one billion people lack access to water and another 2.7 billion find it scarce for at least …