Category: Editorial

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 …

Housing for all or death in the killing cold

February 2018

As vicious winter storms blasted across the Eastern and Central US, with murderous temperatures comparable to those on Mars, unsheltered people froze to death in the …

2018: Let’s build the revolution for a new society

December 2017

  It is a New Year and every “New Year” we make resolutions and declare how we will better ourselves and our lives in the next twelve months. We look back on the previous year to analyze whether or not …

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 …