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Archive: February | March 2013

“What do we want? RESPECT! When do we want it? NOW!

“What do we want? RESPECT! When do we want it? NOW!photo
Chuck Parker  |  Issue: February | March 2013

Walmart Workers Forging a New Labor Movement Walmart workers are embroiled in a ferocious fight to unionize and fight against low wages and harassment. It’s an important fight for all workers, but especially Latinos. Walmart is the largest employer of Latinos in the U.S. The Walton family, owners of the Walmart Corporation, rank among the […]

Government Becomes Tool of the Corporations

Government Becomes Tool of the Corporations photo
EDITORIAL  |  Issue: February | March 2013

“Right to Work” Law means low wages While for a long time there have been ebbs and flows in the battle between employers and unions, something new has appeared on the battlefield. An old tool—the so-called “right to work” law—has suddenly been sharpened in a new way, as shown by a surprise action of the […]

Houstonians Protest Racist Slumlord

Houstonians Protest Racist Slumlord photo
Lucía Gonzalez, Alianza Mexicana  |  Issue: February | March 2013

HOUSTON—For almost a year, Martina Grifaldo and Monica Rodriguez, President and Vice President respectively of Alianza Mexicana, an organization formed by Mexican origin residents in Houston, Texas, led efforts to give voice to primarily Latino immigrant tenants in apartment complexes.   Monica Rodriguez herself, lived in one of these complexes, the Rock Springs Apartments, for over […]

Big Capital is Moving into Single-family Housing Investments

Big Capital is Moving into Single-family Housing Investments photo
Dave Ransom  |  Issue: February | March 2013

A quiet coup at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Don’t look now, but one or another of the richest men in the U.S. may be your landlord, if not now then soon. Some of the oligarchy’s biggest bankers and hedge-fund operators have carried out a quiet coup at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government […]

Poetry Demonstrates Its Power

Poetry Demonstrates Its Power photo
Susan C. Lamont  |  Issue: February | March 2013

The Movement 100 Thousand Poets for Change Stays Vibrantly Alive The global movement of cultural activists calling themselves 100 Thousand Poets for Change is not waiting for its annual weekend of events in September. Instead, it is vibrantly alive from California to India. Does poetry have power? Can it be a a voice for justice? […]

“Right to Work” Law and Latinos

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Issue:

The rights of immigrant workers in the U.S. have long been closely tied to the progress of so-called “right to work” laws and the second-class status of the southwest.  After the U.S. Civil War, the oligarchy developed and maintained the agricultural South and Southwest as low-wage areas. Later this tactic was threatened as the U.S. […]

Foreclosed Homes have Become Investment Opportunities to the 1%

Dave Ransom |  Issue:

“Some of the biggest names on Wall Street are lining up to become landlords to cash-strapped Americans,” writes the Wall Street Journal. No joke. One of the chief architects of the subprime-mortgage industry and its collapse recently left his bank to start up a billion-dollar hedge fund and become your landlord. At the big investment […]

Cross-Border Unity Against the TPP

Arthur Stamoulis, Citizens Trade Campaign |  Issue:

A movement of movements is re-uniting across the globe to say “ENOUGH!” to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—an international proposal being pushed by the Obama administration at the behest of big corporations that would spread NAFTA-style trade and investment rules throughout the Pacific Rim. “It’s impossible to overstate how devastating NAFTA has been to working people […]

Black History Month – Black-Latino Unity Key to Working Class Unity

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Issue:

With the start of a new year it is fitting to look back at history to see where we have been in order to get our bearings as to where we are headed. U.S. history is permeated by the effects of African American slavery, and the injustices and inequities perpetrated upon the descendents of former […]

Petition to the President Barack Obama

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Issue:

Dear President Barack Obama: With this letter I am requesting your support to approve a human and fair immigration reform. The United States of America is a country formed by many immigrants all around the world. The majority of immigrants respect the laws in this country, they are hard working and good people. They came […]