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Archive: September | October 2013

Dream Defenders: Youth movement points the way forward

Dream Defenders: Youth movement points the way forwardphoto
Cathy Talbott  |  Issue: September | October 2013

A new student movement has sprung up in response to Trayvon Martin’s murder and the subsequent acquittal of his killer, George Zimmerman. The Dream Defenders, a multi-racial human rights organization dedicated to defeating systemic inequalities in our communities through direct action, nonviolent civil disobedience, and rational organizing, coalesced about six weeks after the murder of […]

Immigration Reform Debate

Immigration Reform Debate photo
by the Editors  |  Issue: September | October 2013

  We marched, we protested and we dreamed for a better future for our families and ourselves. We dreamed of a future in which we would not be criminalized, not be treated as second class citizens, have labor rights and where our sons and daughters could aspire to go to a university and have a […]

September 16 was part of an epoch of revolution

September 16 was part of an epoch of revolution photo
Salvador Sandoval M.D.  |  Issue: September | October 2013

  The 16th of September is traditionally celebrated as Mexican Independence Day. On that day in 1810, the parish Priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla gave the famous “Grito de Dolores” that sparked the War for Independence, which led to the end of over 3 centuries of Spanish rule. The Mexican War of Independence took place […]

A Movement, Not a Moment

A Movement, Not a Moment photo
Melissa I. Hassard  |  Issue: September | October 2013

  North Carolina’s ‘Moral Mondays’ Draw Thousands to Oppose Its Right-Wing Legislature The summer of 2013 in North Carolina was one of mild temperatures, record rains and a political movement that took the state, and the nation, by storm. While the world watched, each Monday since April 29th saw growing numbers of North Carolinians flocking […]

Puerto Rico/Chicago: One enemy, many trenches of struggle

Puerto Rico/Chicago: One enemy, many trenches of struggle photo
Pedro Angel Rivera  |  Issue: September | October 2013

  Fired up with anger when he heard that his school was scheduled for closing, 9-year-old third grader Asean Johnson became the first of our proletarian collective protestors to voice demands when he told members of the Chicago Public Schools’ Board: “Let the community speak, let the teachers speak, let the students speak, let the […]

North Carolina Farm Workers Join ‘Moral Mondays’

Dave Ransom |  Issue: September | October 2013

“We are here because they are trying to take from those who are poor for the benefit of the rich,” said Ramon, a longtime member of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) at a Moral Monday demonstration in Raleigh, N.C., this summer. “Education, health care, voting rights—all these things they are trying to take from […]

We are at a turning point

from the Editors |  Issue: September | October 2013

We are at a turning point Across decades-old racial divides, our class — the working class — is beginning to unite We are at a turning point. Something very serious, very significant, very beneficial for our class — the working class — is under way. For a good many years, the Tribuno del Pueblo has […]

Stop the corporations: Educate all children

from the Editors |  Issue: September | October 2013

  As schools get ready to open this year, angry and frustrated parents and teachers stormed out of the latest hearings on Chicago’s austerity budget. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) closed 49 elementary schools this year. Then CPS cut the budgets of the remaining schools by $68 million, and then laid off at least 3,000 teachers […]

California’s Government Expels The Schools!

Steve Teixeira |  Issue: September | October 2013

For years, California schools and colleges have kicked out thousands of students, putting them at the mercy of private employers or the military.  Now, state and federal officials are also pushing whole schools and colleges into the hands of private companies.  These attacks on free, quality public education will only be defeated if students, faculty, […]

The historical significance of the murder of Trayvon Martin

From the Editors of our sister publication People’s Tribune |  Issue: September | October 2013

  The murderer of Trayvon Martin has been set free. A shocked and angry people have taken to the streets in protest. Articles condemning the on-going racism and injustice fill the social media while the president calls for calm and a respect for law.  We are seeing the beginnings of a new stage of a […]

San Jose Beats Back a Bully

Robin Yeamans |  Issue: September | October 2013

  Undersheriff Backtracks on Postcard-Only Mail After Multi-Racial Protest In San Jose, Undersheriff John Hirokawa couldn’t stop himself from smirking last May, as he told a crowded room of opponents that he knew his new mail policy, limiting incoming mail to postcards at the county jail, would provoke a “firestorm” of protest — but it […]

California: Multi-racial Prisoners on Hunger Strike

Robin Yeamans |  Issue: September | October 2013

On July 8, 2013, 30,0000 California prisoners began a hunger strike.  They have five core demands: End long-term solitary confinement Abolish de-briefing, change gang validation criteria End group punishment Provide educational, vocational and self-help programs Provide adequate nutritious food The strike has been guided by a 2012 Agreement to End Hostilities, issued by the multiracial […]

Immigration Rights Groups Concerned Over Inactive Congress

Edgar Castro, Comité Latino |  Issue: September | October 2013

  A little more than a month ago, the Senate handed the responsibility for passing immigration reform to Congress, and not much of anything has happened. It appears that they’re reluctant to respond to citizenry requests for “a path to citizenship.”  It is as if the insistence of groups advocating for immigration reform would be […]

Interview with an Immigration Activist

Gloria M. Sandoval |  Issue: September | October 2013

Interview with Adriana F., a leader with MOP (Merced Organizing Project). She has been living in the U.S. for 20 years and after much sacrifice, she and her husband reached the goal of buying their own home, only to lose it during the foreclosure crisis as did thousands of other immigrants. She has decided to […]

The caravan to citizenship

Augusto Rocha, Comité Latino |  Issue: September | October 2013

Comité Latino participated in the Caravana hacia la ciudadania (caravan to citizenship). Comite Latino and members of other local groups, such as Occupy Coachella Valley, departed on Wednesday at 3a.m. from Coachella to Bakersfield to put pressure on Republican Congressman McCarthy. The Comité, and dozens of California organizations, and hundreds of people put pressure on […]