Category: Editorial

The foul smell of William Barr’s contempt

June 2019

The worst thing the Attorney General did this spring had nothing to do with the Mueller report On May 1, U.S. Attorney General William Barr vigorously defended his handling of the Mueller investigation in a defiant appearance before the …

Reunite families, stop the deportations

May 2019

  In mid-April, Laura Maradiaga-Alvarado, an 11-year-old girl now in Houston, received a deportation order terrorizing her and her family. Laura faced deportation back to El Salvador, a country that she had fled with her mother and sister for fear …

Homelessness rises with gentrification and skyrocketing rents

April 2019

Every day, 4 year-old Austin Perrine, in a red satin superhero cape, hands out chicken sandwiches to homeless men and women outside a Birmingham, Alabama shelter. On his shirt are the words “Show Love.” His father, who goes …

Billionaires, not immigrants, are the real threat

March 2019

Listening to the words coming out of the White House, we have a real emergency on our hands. Rapists, drug lords, and criminal masterminds are threatening the livelihoods of America’s working class. But the offenders who most …

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 …