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Archive: September | October 2016

Friendship Park’s #LetThemHug Campaign in San Diego-Tijuana

Parque de la Amistad
Pedro Rios  |  Issue: September | October 2016

  On most Saturdays and Sundays, people hike the 1.5 miles to arrive at Friendship Park, the southwestern most corner of the U.S. border with Mexico. From all over the United States and from throughout Mexico, Friendship Park is where families gather to see each other, albeit with the border fence between them. Visits on […]

Voting is not the only solution

gente de este país
Marú Mora Villalpando  |  Issue: September | October 2016

  The idea that voting alone will solve the problems we face as a country is a common one, and now that we face a terrible choice during this electoral season, this “solution” is presented to us as the only way out to a fascist future under the GOP candidate. There are several problems with […]

“The status quo doesn’t work”

People’s Tribune / Tribuno del Pueblo |  Issue: September | October 2016

The Peoples Tribune interviewed Eddie Cisneros, President of Students for Bernie at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. Eddie was elected to be a Sanders delegate and attended the Democratic National Convention in July. Peoples Tribune: Why did you start Students for Bernie? Eddie Cisneros: The first time I heard Bernie speak, I said to […]

What can Latinos expect from the presidential elections of 2016?

for the Editors |  Issue: September | October 2016

This electoral campaign reveals an unprecedented crisis and splits within the established Democratic and Republican parties. We have two of the most unpopular establishment candidates ever to choose from. Additionally, Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein are getting unprecedented coverage due to popular dissatisfaction with the establishment candidates. On one hand stands […]

Mothers Against Senseless Killing Promote a New Vision

Protesta por el asesinato policial
Andy and Leslie Willis  |  Issue: September | October 2016

  CHICAGO, IL — Chicago is not only a tale of two cities—the Magnificent Mile vs. poverty stricken neighborhoods—it’s also the tale of two visions. One vision is to secure our city with military-style police who terrorize dispossessed communities. The other vision is to have sharing and nurturing neighborhoods where resources become the property of […]

We Need to Sharpen Our Analysis

Gonzalo, G1 of Rebel Diaz |  Issue: September | October 2016

CHICAGO, IL — The state killed Malcolm X when his OAAU group began building beyond the black community… Martin was killed after he started talking anti-capitalism building with the white anti-war movement and the Chicano farmworkers struggle…Chairman Fred Hampton was assassinated as his Rainbow Coalition was beginning to make multiracial solidarity in Chicago a reality… […]

Desperate for Change: Interview with Cheri Honkala

People’s Tribune |  Issue: September | October 2016

Editor’s note: After the March for Our Lives and the Democratic National Convention, the People’s Tribune interviewed Cheri Honkala, the director of the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign. People’s Tribune: Describe the poverty in Philadelphia and around the country that you addressed with the March for Our Lives. Cheri Honkala: Poverty is devastating Philadelphia. […]

The Talk of the Country

Protesta contra la brutalidad policial
Gloria M. Sandoval  |  Issue: September | October 2016

  Black Lives Matter!  White Lives Matter!  All Lives Matter!  Blue Lives Matter!  The most recent killings of young black men and now five police officers has exploded in dialogue and frustration across social media and protests throughout the country.  The debates/discussion about whether there has been more numbers of whites than blacks that have […]

Who’s at the controls?

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Issue: September | October 2016

Participants at protests against police brutality will include those hurt by the violence or deaths; those who are seeking to give support for or against; to those who intentionally want to obstruct the developing unity among those that are most affected.  This is not a time to take sides, but to demand justice and accountability.  […]

We Are One

Eban Morales |  Issue: September | October 2016

HIGHLAND PARK, MI — My heart has been heavy for weeks now as I visualize first-hand the tragedies of this war waged upon the people.  But I am not the only one. The people are agitated as their consciousness is being awakened. But consciousness comes with a price, because once awakened and your mind aware, […]

In Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation

Standing Rock Sioux Nation
Tribuno Del Pueblo  |  Issue: September | October 2016

  As we go to press, the Standing Rock Sioux Nation together with 90 tribal nations and their supporters are fighting to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The pipeline’s route threatens the tribe’s drinking water and would disturb sacred and cultural sites. In Facebook, activist Linda Black Elk wrote: On Friday […]

Unpopular Proposition 1 is on ballot again in Hidalgo County, Texas

Manuel Torres |  Issue: September | October 2016

We are living under hard times. The Rio Grande Valley is one of the poorest regions in the whole country.  But we pay one of the highest tax rates in Texas. Two years ago, in 2014, state Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, with a PAC set up by the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, Texas, […]