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Archive: August | September 2015

LA’s Working Poor Struggle for a Dignified Life

LA's Working Poor Struggle for a Dignified Life
Gregory Lewis  |  Issue: August | September 2015

  Los Angeles, CA—On July 21, 2015 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to increase the minimum wage to $15. L.A. is the largest city in the United States to have a law to raise the minimum wage to $15.00. The raise will start at $10.25 in July 2016 with annual increases to […]

The Fight for $15 and Occupy — Waves in a Continuing Struggle

Fight for $ 15 is gaining strength
Tribuno del Pueblo  |  Issue: August | September 2015

  On April 15, 2015, fast-food workers held rallies in 236 U.S. cities in their biggest protest yet for higher pay and union rights. In addition, tens of thousands of people from 40 countries across the globe came together for fair wages and the right to organize and as a part of the Fight for […]

‘The Right to a Roof’

Un hombre sin hogar que se sienta en el parque
Dave Ransom  |  Issue: August | September 2015

  A grassroots housing movement takes shape in California’s North Bay The message couldn’t have been clearer or more disgustingly in your face.

Business Leader Fears ‘Serious Consequences’

Dave Ransom |  Issue: August | September 2015

‘Housing is a right,’ she says Sonoma is not the only county in the Bay Area where a movement is erupting over high rents, low vacancies, and the eviction of a whole economic class of tenants. Protestors recently jammed the San Francisco City Hall demanding an end to evictions from the the city’s Mission District, […]

International Social Movements Gathering on Water and Affordable Housing, Detroit, MI

Water and Affordable Housing
Tribuno Del Pueblo  |  Issue: August | September 2015

  Editor’s note: On this page we bring you some of the voices from the unprecedented and inspiring International Social Movements Gathering on Water and Affordable Housing, held in Detroit Michigan in May. In this conference, people came together to share experiences nationally and worldwide on the struggle to make access to clean water and […]

Puerto Rico: Enclave of Latin American Drug Trafficking

otra víctima de la dependencia de abuso o narcotráfico ilegal
Pedro A. Rivera  |  Issue: August | September 2015

  At the beginning of July this year, two senators in the current colonial government of Puerto Rico made a proposal to decriminalize people or groups involved in cases of overdoses of illegal substances, pointing out that at least 100 persons die every year from opiate overdoses.  This estimate, very high compared to that of […]

Sanctuary Cities Under Siege After Murder on Pier

undocumented immigrants get into the hands of ICE
Michelle Cordova H.  |  Issue: August | September 2015

  The murder of Kathryn Steinle on pier 14 San Francisco on June 1 allegedly at the hands of Juan Francisco López Sánchez, an undocumented Mexican immigrant deported 5 times, has ignited the debate over sanctuary cities, and the militarization of the Mexican border.

The Revival in Philly (US Social Forum)

Alex Suárez en la marcha
Alex Suarez  |  Issue: August | September 2015

  TAMPA, FL —Meeting with Immortal Technique, and Rebel Diaz, may have been the highlight of a trip I took from Florida to Philadelphia to be at this summer’s US Social Forum;  after however my encounter with them was brief. When you meet them, you see they are activists just like you. I met many […]

TEXAS: Elections Time, “Here We Go Again”

Hundreds Conduct Civil Disobedience to Protest Raids and Deportations
Manuel Torres  |  Issue: August | September 2015

  Rio Grande Valley–Once again the election campaigns are gearing up for November 2016. Nationally we see the presidential campaigning from the Democratic and Republican parties, who together have over 10 candidates.  Locally here in the “Valley of Tears,” as the Rio Grande Valley in Texas is known, there will be local, state and county […]