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Archive: April | May 2012

G8, Poverty, & Immigration

G8, Poverty, & Immigrationphoto
Tribuno Del Pueblo  |  Issue: April | May 2012

The G8 meets to keep the global economy firmly in the hands of the capitalist elite The watchdogs of the biggest world economies will hold a summit at Camp David May 18-19, meeting as the Group of Eight (G8). The heads of state are faced with the task of restructuring the system of corporate private […]

Murder of 17 Year-Old Shows Face of Fascism

Murder of 17 Year-Old Shows Face of Fascism photo
Editorial  |  Issue: April | May 2012

Outrage is growing across the country over the February 26 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Throughout American history, the capitalists have kept control by dividing the common people along lines of color and nationality and pitting people against each other. Trayvon Martin’s murder must be seen in this context and in the […]

Drones within borders

Drones within borders photo
Tribuno Del Pueblo  |  Issue: April | May 2012

New weapon against workers The US government has used drones (small unmanned airplanes) against rebels in countries like Pakistan and against immigrants trying to cross the Canadian and Mexican borders into the US. Now, not only is the government beginning to use drones against American citizens, but also, Congress passed a law signed by the […]

What Does It Mean to Take Over the Corporations?

What Does It Mean to Take Over the Corporations? photo
Tribuno Del Pueblo  |  Issue: April | May 2012

Article first printed in our sister publication, People’s Tribune. Since the advent of the Occupy Wall Street movement, our readers have been asking us, “What does it mean to take over the corporations?” In any far-reaching political struggle, slogans anticipate or precede political demands. They are meant to point the way towards an indispensable goal […]

Workers of the World, Unite

Workers of the World, Unite photo
Tribuno Del Pueblo  |  Issue: April | May 2012

Since the early 1970’s, the capitalist oligarchs at the head of the world’s largest corporations have significantly changed the character of the world’s economy. After two world wars that pitted one nation’s capitalists against another’s, they scuttled their system of protected national and colonial markets (as in the British Empire). Leaving their colonies in the […]

Border brutality

Pedro Rios |  Issue:

Video: Need to Know, April 20, 2012: Crossing the line | Need to Know | PBS Fifteen years ago on May 20, Esequiel Hernandez, a young goat herder tending to his family’s livestock, was shot and killed by a platoon of U.S. Marines on a drug interdiction covert operation along the Redford, Texas border with […]

Immigrant rights activists rally to block a ‘Guantanamo in the cornfields’

Samuel Barnett |  Issue:

CRETE, ILLINOIS — More than 200 supporters of immigrant rights marched on Palm Sunday to the site of a proposed for-profit immigrant detention center in the small village south of Chicago. Local activists and area residents were joined by a coalition of Chicago-based organizations who set out on foot Friday, March 30, from Our Lady […]

‘Beyond Borders’

Dave Ransom |  Issue:

Hanging on the hated wall between Mexico and the U.S., David Bacon’s photographs may help bring it down. Eighteen big blowups of migration photographs by California photographer David Bacon now hang on the border wall next to the gate between Mexicali, in Mexico, and Calexico, in the United States. They hang next to the traffic […]

‘The Vision of the Artist Should Be to Change the World’

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Issue:

David Bacon’s migrant-worker photos on the border wall are part of a long tradition of documentary photography as a tool in social struggle. “They’re a call to action; they’re not just documenting reality,” he told the Tribuno del Pueblo. He cites an iconic 1930s photograph taken on the San Francisco waterfront showing longshoremen in the […]

Moving Forward! May Day 2012

by the Editors |  Issue:

Our struggles can no longer be contained by national boundaries, fighting one another in the interests of capital and the corporations. Our fight is for a new world, where the people own and control the technology of production and use it to cooperatively produce food, housing, health care, and everything else we need for a […]