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Archive: January 2015

Ayotzinapa is our Ferguson

Missing Students Poster
From the Editors  |  Issue: January 2015

  Just as Ayotzinapa, Guerrero has been a wake-up call for Mexico, drawing the necessary comparisons and conclusions of what has been happening in the U.S. should be for the rest of us. There is a class war going on, and our youth in particular are in the line of fire. The failed Drug War […]

Playing Politics with Immigrant Lives

Immigrant Rally
From the Editors  |  Issue: January 2015

  To line Latinos up behind the Democrats in 2016, Obama is offering limited legality to a few The immigrant population in the U.S. is a vibrant, hopeful, fighting community. Immigrants want what everyone else wants – economic rights, democracy and health care for all. Since 2006, when millions of immigrants and their supporters took […]

On the Significance of the Rev. Edward Pinkney Trial

From the Editors, People’s Tribune |  Issue: January 2015

It was a sad day for justice in America. Rev. Edward Pinkney, a staunch leader in the struggle for justice and for the needs of the poorest workers in the community of Benton Harbor, MI, was convicted of changing dates on petitions for the recall of a mayor that the community believes is a “yes […]

Water Belongs to the People

From the Editors, People’s Tribune |  Issue: January 2015

Water, that precious life giving force. Without it, life on earth would be impossible. Two-thirds of the planet is covered by it. Our bodies are mostly made up of it. Beyond three days without water we humans die. In spite of these facts, corporations are privatizing water and denying it to whoever can’t pay for […]

Celebrating Rodolfo Chavez’s Life

Rodolfo Chavez
Tribuno del Pueblo Editorial Board  |  Issue: January 2015

  Abril 8, 1953 – octubre 30, 2014 Rodolfo Chavez was born on April 8, 1953 in Yuridia, Guanajuato, Mexico. Rodolfo graduated from the Universidad de Queretaro with a civil engineering degree in 1973. Rodolfo immigrated to Chicago in 1991. No human being lives in isolation. The significance of any life is described not only […]

Mexico Darkens to the Disappearance of 43 Students

Missing Students Graphic
Michelle Córdova H.  |  Issue: January 2015

  The Mexican government is facing its greatest crisis, shocking society over the disappearance of 43 students last September when teaching students were heading to Iguala to solicit funds, conjuring the memory of the student massacre in Tlatelolco in 1968. The incident has highlighted the close relationship between civilian authorities and police with drug cartels […]

Happy Holidays America: Welcome to a Police State!

Ferguson Protest
Adrian C. Garcia  |  Issue: January 2015

On the eve of the Grand Jury verdict for Darren Wilson, young protestors marched in the Shaw neighborhood in St. Louis, where Vonderrit Myers Jr., 18, was shot and killed by police just 2 months after Mike Brown was killed in Ferguson, MO. Protestors shut down traffic. Some protestors marched with the American flag upside down, a sign of distress.

Narco State Part II

Mexican Police Officer
Arturo Gómez Santamaría  |  Issue: January 2015

  The Sinaloa Cartel surpasses the power of Pablo Escobar of Colombia and other drug traffickers, who shook the foundations of their society while threatening the citizenry and the state. This grouping, in full global expansion, is the most powerful in the history of the world drug trade. It is a true transnational crime organization. […]

Walmart Retaliates – Workers Step Up Organizing

Walmart Protesters
Chuck Parker  |  Issue: January 2015

  During September and October Walmart retaliated against several workers who have been playing a leading role in their efforts to win $15 an hour and full-time schedules — by firing them. Three workers at the Crenshaw store in Los Angeles were terminated in late September, and Graciela Blancas at the store in La Quinta, […]

We, the People, Beat Chevron in Richmond, Calif.

Dave Ransom |  Issue: January 2015

On election day, Eduardo Martinez and his friends and supporters beat Chevron 5-0 in a major test of the power of We, the People, against the increasingly exposed American oligarchy. They got themselves elected to the Richmond (Calif.) City Council, where they are now the overwhelming majority. They won despite Chevron’s throwing more than $3.1 […]

Homeless are Human Beings Also

Yolanda Catzalco |  Issue: January 2015

On my walks along Mission Street in the predominantly Latino neighborhood of San Francisco, I find many homeless people who live on the streets. Some are Latinos, African Americans, Anglo Americans, Asians, Filipinos, and Native Americans. Some are young, and some are old. These people don’t choose to be homeless. Those that sleep on the […]

Chicanas in Ferguson Missouri

Michael Brown protests
Laura García  |  Issue: January 2015

  On the week end of October 10 – 13, 2014, Laura García, editor of the Tribuno del Pueblo joined thousands in marching for justice for all. This March sent out the message to the world: Not one more. It was here that she interviewed Sandra Galicia and Lulú Martínez. Tribuno del Pueblo (TP): Why […]

Ferguson: The Impact of Class on Race

From the Editors, People’s Tribune |  Issue: January 2015

The murder of black, unarmed Michael Brown by white Police Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, created a massive national and international response. The police would not allow the parents to claim or cover the body and Michael Brown’s corpse lay unattended in the street for over three and a half hours. When demonstrators gathered […]


Roque Dalton (El Salvador) - Translated from Spanish by Jack Hirschman |  Issue: January 2015

In the name of those washing others’ clothes (and cleaning others’ filth from the whiteness) In the name of those caring for others’ children (and selling their labor power in the form of maternal love and humiliations) In the name of those living in another’s house (which isn’t even a kind belly but a tomb […]