Following the Renuncia Ricky uprising, people’s assemblies are mushrooming in cities and towns across Puerto Rico.
CHICAGO — The winds of change blowing across America have hit the Windy City with gale force. Chicagoans are sick of the status quo.
Chicagoans usher in a new generation of freedom fighters who understand the time is now to give the people the power to decide how they are policed.
In 1886, workers were protesting exploitation and demanded an 8-hour workday. Today, workers continue to protest exploitation but in other areas.
The 2018 election campaign made what is good in America better and what’s bad in America worse. We have to build on the unity that was forged.
The triumph of AMLO is the triumph of social movements, which for the last 30 years have been fighting for change in the country from the left.
The Mexican people have taken a first step in the fight for justice and equality. Build new infrastructure and institutions and govern.
The Democrats all over Texas came out not in waves or bandwagons, just like any other primary election in Texas. Ever since Reconstruction minorities all over the south, Texas included, have been left out of the voting process either by fear or the poll tax. Nowadays, it’s no ID. No vote! That’s why Texas […]
Tax reform is what Trump signed into law in December and many legislators who supported and voted for it are now planning to seek re-election in 2018 and beyond. Most people in the United States do not know what it was all about! Lobbyists and the Treasury Department are still trying to decipher it. Basically, […]
(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 […]
What Texas governor Greg Abbott is trying to do is bring the people of Texas to its knees. In the first Legislative session, he was able to pass Senate Bill 4, the “anti-sanctuary cities bill,” which becomes law on September 1. Meanwhile, he is up for re-election and is courting the “Hispanic” vote here in […]
Immigrants are not footballs! On July 20, two U.S. senators, a Republican and a Democrat, introduced the DREAM Act of 2017 which would create a pathway to citizenship for thousands of immigrants brought to the United States as young children. There have been many bipartisan attempts at passing the DREAM Act. Not to […]
The city of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are being afforded a special opportunity on March 21t to step out of politics as usual. Fraud has become the common practice of the 197th District’s representatives. Leslie Acosta, the former state representative, resigned on January 3, having secretly pleaded guilty to money laundering. Acosta’s […]
CHICAGO, IL – Through the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration has left millions of undocumented workers more exposed and thus more vulnerable to deportation by the Trump administration. A new part of the Affordable Care Act that just went into effect in 2016 requires some employers to provide the names and Social Security […]
The U.S. government is being openly, blatently, brutally taken over by big capitalists — the American oligarchy. Previously — with presidents like the Bushes, Clinton and Obama— the capitalists worked behind the scenes, putting their money behind politicians who did their bidding. Now the mask is off. Chief among the capitalists taking political power directly […]
As difficult as it may seem, we are witnessing the birth pangs of a new society. No one can deny that we are living in times of momentous and tumultuous change. Everything we have known and loved about America seems turned upside down. Democratic rights are trampled. Women’s and minority rights are threatened. The […]
From his annoying tweeting to executive orders, President Trump is adjusting to just how much power he can have over the country in converting it toward a fascist state. His first order of business on January 20th, inauguration day, was to sign an executive order dealing with the Affordable Care Act, the so-called Obamacare, […]
Ramsey Muñiz is an incarcerated Hispanic political activist who ran for governor of Texas in 1972 and 1974, each time as the nominee of the Raza Unida Party. He lost both elections to the Democrat Dolph Briscoe, a wealthy banker and landowner from Uvalde, Texas. He is the first Hispanic to have his name appear […]
Hidalgo County voters have shown the rich politicos that we are united against higher taxes. The rich politicos had lost once in 2014 by a larger margin (111,000 voted no; 44,000 voted yes). They supposed we had not been properly “educated” about the issue so they introduced it again. They insisted on this proposition […]
The U.S. has entered a political crisis. The oligarchy is attempting to divide us. We can win only if we unite. “Not my president!” With this slogan, thousands of people from New York to California, Minnesota to Texas — men and women, young and old, Latino, African American, and Anglo —have taken to the […]
Editors’ note: Marú Mora Villalpando is a pro-immigrant right activist in Washington State. After years of activity in defense of the rights of the undocumented immigrant, she herself came out and announced her status. In 2013 she joined the local #Not1More deportation campaign to plan a civil disobedience action. On Feb 24, 2014, she […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
At first Donald Trump’s campaign caused outrage at his anti-Mexican attacks, but people thought of him as a clown impossible to elect. Now people are taking the situation more seriously and saying that Trump is stirring up a growing fascist movement. What is fascism? Fascism is a political form of state power. It is the […]
As the election approaches, our Tribuno audience faces difficult choices. After eight years of failed promises for immigration reform, do we support Hillary Clinton just because Trump, the Republican candidate, seems so bad? Advanced technology and globalization are wiping out millions of jobs, both in the home countries of immigrants and in the U.S. […]
Financial crisis and un-payable debt headings have become the ideological media propaganda regarding the social and economic problems that cage Puerto Ricans within our colonial archipelago. According to the most recent reports, the notorious International Monetary Fund, a financial henchman against indebted countries throughout the world, Puerto Rico should look at itself in the […]
What is really at stake today is democracy: in the new era, which class will rule These are revolutionary times, quite unlike any most of us alive today have ever experienced before. Underlying the politics of the 2016 presidential elections are profound — revolutionary — economic changes driven by the introduction of labor-replacing technology and […]
Both major parties — Democrat and Republican — are in crisis The 2016 presidential election is like no other seen in living memory. Both of the major political parties—Democrat and Republican—are in crisis. People angry over abandonment by government and the existing establishment are drawn towards new faces seen as offering fresh new solutions […]
Our struggle is not only for immigration reform, our struggle is for equality The threat from the candidacy of Donald Trump comes at a time when undocumented immigrants are in the most vulnerable and precarious situation since 2005. They face the most aggressive persecution of the Obama administration in eight years, as evidenced by the […]
Editor’s note: The People’s Tribune (our sister publication) interviewed Richard Monje, Vice President of Workers United, about May Day, 2016—the international workers holiday. On the significance of May Day, 2016 “May Day presents the opportunity to examine what is happening to the working class—with technology replacing labor. After the 2008 depression, working families were devastated […]
The global oligarchy is moving to enforce a stranglehold on the peoples of the world, as seen in the Trump presidential campaign and the financial disaster in Puerto Rico. The workers of the world are struggling to take the offensive in this battle. Donald Trump steps forth as hangman of democracy. He began his […]
There is a revolution going on not only in the United States, but all over the world. The revolution and changes in the economy are influencing the capitalists and their politics in the United States and abroad. We are seeing changes that we have never witnessed before: increase of extremely wealthy, corporate individuals while […]
No single event really gives rise to an idea, unless nurtured and fostered by institutions, conditions, and repetition. To see a parallel to Trump’s popularity, one can look back to the election of 1828 and the introduction of whites-only “Jacksonian democracy.” It is a good place to begin to answer the question asked every election […]
The clown prince of real estate, Donald Trump, has traded his most famous catchphrase, “You’re Fired!” for one more fitting to a 2016 presidential campaign: “Make America Great Again.” Trump — racist, misogynist, and American huckster extraordinaire — makes an appeal to people who feel America has been made ungreat. The threats to America’s […]
Editor’s note: Reader Francisco Reyes responds to a People’s Tribune article entitled, “Attack on Immigrants Aims to Cultivate a Fascist Movement” in its August, 2015 issue. Can I sue Donald Trump for defamation of character?
TAMPA, FL — Trump’s latest call for pogroms against about 12 million people, including “anchor babies” who are half this amount, and deporting all undocumented workers in the U.S., is unconstitutional to say the least. The fact is that the most people ever deported in a year in the U.S. was under Obama. But who […]
While seeing U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump talk to reporter Jorge Ramos like a dog outraged Latinos and decent Americans, many in the U.S. have been fooled into thinking he has some kind of solution to their problems. The idea of a strong man persona with answers and a fascist appeal is presented as […]
Rio Grande Valley–Once again the election campaigns are gearing up for November 2016. Nationally we see the presidential campaigning from the Democratic and Republican parties, who together have over 10 candidates. Locally here in the “Valley of Tears,” as the Rio Grande Valley in Texas is known, there will be local, state and county […]
CHICAGO, IL — On February 24, the workers won, and money lost. Against all odds, the workers stood firm and forced a runoff election. Neither the endorsements of President Obama and Luis Gutierrez, a war chest of over a $15 million did not help Rahm Emmanuel the contending candidate or deter the people from […]
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 […]
While Latinos aren’t surprised that the US government would use terrorist tactics, Americans are just learning this. Continuing a long history of oppression of South America, in July 2013, the US government in a warlike move against Bolivia forced down a plane carrying the president, Evo Morales. They didn’t do this by sending fighter jets […]
Luis J. Rodriguez for Governor The Luis J. Rodriguez campaign for California governor is heating up! After fielding teams of supporters, we obtained close to 5,000 signatures of registered voters and fund donations in a little more than two months to make the June 3 primary ballot. The only Green Party endorsed candidate for […]
If the Republicans field enough candidates in the June primary to severely split their vote, Green Party gubernatorial candidate Luis Rodriguez could place second and face a run-off with Governor Jerry Brown. That would be an important step in the battle for a political party of, by, and for the 99 percent—as the oligarchy changes […]
Luis J. Rodriguez for California Governor Tribuno del Pueblo: What is your program to eliminate poverty? Luis J. Rodriguez: California is the richest state in the nation and the 8th largest economy in the world. Yet it has the worse poverty rate of any state—almost 24 percent. There are close to 9 million poor […]
The Moral Monday Movement gathered together a growing movement across the South on February 8 in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a massive rally estimated to be between 80,000-100,000 people. Sparked by the North Carolina Moral Monday movement, the movement is spreading and growing in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee and other states. The rally […]