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Archive: November | December 2017

The right to stay with our families!

Dreamers keep fighting
from the Editors  |  Issue: November | December 2017

An injury to one, is an injury to all     America was built by immigrants from all over the world. This includes those forced into slavery and brought against their will. It includes the Native Americans who were first to arrive. Oppression, exploitation, and brutality have been part of this history, and they continue. […]

We are all in this together

Earthquake in Mexico
from the Editors  |  Issue: November | December 2017

  Times of crisis and natural disasters bring out the best and the worst in humanity. The natural human impulse is to reach out and help those in need. It has become clear however, that those who are helping the most are not the ones who are in control of government. Numerous instances abound of […]

A country living in fear

Manifestación a favor de DACA
Gloria Meneses-Sandoval  |  Issue: November | December 2017

  SAN FRANCISCO – On September 18, the House Minority Leader, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, was not allowed to speak at a news conference when protesting DREAMers drowned her out with demands to protect all 11 million undocumented immigrants, not just the 800,000 DREAMers under DACA. The DREAMers were concerned about a deal that was struck […]

What is on the people’s agenda?

West Humboldt Park de Chicago
Arielle Maldonado  |  Issue: November | December 2017

   (This is an excerpt from a blog post by Arielle Maldonado, leader and founder of the Healing Corner in the Humboldt Park and West Side neighborhoods of Chicago) As a community, we need to focus our energy on the legislative damage being perpetrated against us stemming from the whims of politicians and their governmental […]

Apocalypse: A new Beginning

from the Editors |  Issue: November | December 2017

Natural disasters expose, once again, that our rulers are no longer fit to rule. We can do it much better. In recent days and weeks we have witnessed massive devastation and death in Juchitan, Oaxaca and Mexico City from earthquakes, monster storms doing the same to Houston, Texas, portions of Florida, and the entire Puerto […]

Chicago hip-hop community organizes to aid Puerto Rico and Mexico victims

Comunidad de hip hop en solidaridad
Gabriel Carrasquillo Jr.  |  Issue: November | December 2017

  My name is Gabriel Carrasquillo Jr. I am also known in the graffiti world as Flash, a member of Artistic Bombing Crew, one of the oldest graffiti crews from Chicago. I am a member of Renegades of Funk, a group of elders now preserving Chicago Hip-Hop history. I was given the name Flash for […]

‘That’s why I bring flowers’

Old woman of 86 years
from the Editors  |  Issue: November | December 2017

Oaxaca earthquake brings out the best in us     We had hardly been in San Mateo del Mar for about 10 minutes when a small, old lady came up to us carrying a small bundle of white flowers. She asked us to please accompany her to her house. We were there to take a […]

In Los Angeles, 600,000 expected to apply for just 2,400 Section 8 vouchers

Campamento para personas sin hogar
Dave Ransom  |  Issue: November | December 2017

Housing emergency much larger than the 90,000 living on the streets     Officials expect more than 600,000 Angelenos to apply for just 2,400 Section 8 housing vouchers later this month. That’s all that will become available when they open the waiting list for the first time since 2004. People at the bottom of the […]

Section 8 vouchers for all who qualify!

from the Editors |  Issue: November | December 2017

Food and water are humanity’s first priority. Clothing and a roof over your head come next. In human — humane — society, these are fundamental rights. We do our best to assure that everybody has these basics. In a mass society, that’s what government is for — or at least what it should be for. […]

Hurricane María has changed the face of Puerto Rico forever

Ilustración hecha por Eric J. Garcia
Juanita Irazarry  |  Issue: November | December 2017

  The physical infrastructure of the island will eventually be repaired. And much of it likely will be better than the decaying and outdated power grid that was already struggling before the hurricane. But the big question is: Who will the improvements be for? Significant numbers of Puerto Ricans were already moving to the States […]

Rerza Nekumanesh interview about the Mesa Verde Detention Center

Interview by Eduardo Castro |  Issue: November | December 2017

Reza Nekumanesh, Executive Director of Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno is interviewed by Eduardo Castro for the Tribuno del Pueblo. The center is a non-profit organization that promotes a variety of religious and cultural programs and services. EC: What is your opinion of ICE’s detention center? RN: ICE’s agenda is to keep immigrants from doing […]

Texans march against the border wall and SB-4

Cientos marchan en protesta contra el muro
Jose Torres and Manuel Torres  |  Issue: November | December 2017

  On August 12, over 700 hundred people gathered at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. They marched along the Rio Grande River Texas/Mexico border. The purpose of the gathering was to protest the continued efforts of the Trump administration to build a wall that will divide two countries and their people. It […]