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Movement to politicians: Step up or step aside!

from the Editors |  Issue: August 2021

We can rely on the power of the growing movement to keep the pressure on the government to serve the needs of the people. That fight is well on its way.

The pandemic and mental health

Gloria Meneses-Sandoval |  Issue: April 2021

One of the most obvious effects of the pandemic is the loss of jobs, income, housing/evictions, no healthcare, or food insecurity.

The battle against the coronavirus

Vincent Rangel |  Issue: February 2021

The battle against the coronavirus is not going to be an easy battle to fight. It’s going to take a lot of sacrifice.

Big Pharma and the pandemic

from the Editors |  Issue: February 2021

Already a highly lucrative endeavor before the pandemic, Big Pharma (the large pharmaceutical companies) has maneuvered itself to seize further advantages.

Pandemic Adversely impacts Latino Community

Raul Pickett |  Issue: October 2020

There is great distress within the Mexican American community that the pandemic will increasingly have a major adverse impact on our community.

Yakima Valley: The strike ended but the fight continues

Laura Garcia interviews Edgar Franks, Organizing Director of the Farmworkers Union Familias Unidas por la Justicia. |  Issue: July 2020

All the striking workers agreed on their demands – protection from the coronavirus, payment for working in dangerous conditions, and no retaliation.

Let’s fight like hell for the USA we want!

From the Editors |  Issue: October | November 2019

Our country has crossed a point of no return. It is either worsening division, fascist repression and killings or we unite based on what we have in common.

Mental Health: millenials and Gen Z

Ada Marys |  Issue: October | November 2019

Mental health has been stigmatized as something that must never be talked about. Millenials and Gen Z are more open about their mental health.

Milwaukee substitute teachers in a hunger strike

Interview by People’s Tribune/Tribuno del Pueblo |  Issue: June | July 2018

Editor’s note: Alex Brower, Substitute Teacher President, Milwaukee Teachers Education Association (MTEA) is interviewed below by the People’s Tribune/Tribuno del Pueblo on Day 12 of hunger strike.  He began his hunger strike on May 3. People’s Tribune / Tribuno del Pueblo: Alex, tell our readers why you are on a hunger strike. Alex Brower: Right […]

Toward the Chicago Poor People’s Conference in 2018

From the editors |  Issue: February | March 2018

Basing ourselves in the long history for justice and on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, we announce our plan to build citywide organizations in Chicago around the following five-point basic agenda. These five points are not meant to fully represent all our areas of concern, but they serve as a unifying beginning […]

Cheri Honkala: Another Philadelphia is coming

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Issue: March 2017

  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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

What will P.R.O.M.E.S.A. impose on Puerto Rico?

Pedro Angel Rivera |  Issue: May | June 2016

  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 […]

The Forces behind the 2016 Presidential Elections

from the Editors |  Issue: May | June 2016

  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 […]

The Revival in Philly (US Social Forum)

Alex Suarez |  Issue: August | September 2015

  TAMPA, FL —Meeting with Immortal Technique, and Rebel Diaz, may have been the highlight of a trip I took from Florida to Philadelphia to be at this summer’s US Social Forum;  after however my encounter with them was brief. When you meet them, you see they are activists just like you. I met many […]

The Rise of Civil Disobedience: Why?

John Slaughter |  Issue: June | July 2014

  In North Carolina a growing movement has arisen to confront a government and political structure that are standing in the way of the people receiving even the most basic necessities of life. In the course of their protests and demands for justice and a moral society, over 900 were arrested. These acts of civil […]

Imagine a New California

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Issue: March | April 2014

  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 […]

“Forward Together – Not one step back!”

John Slallugher |  Issue: March | April 2014

  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 […]

Roadblocks in North Carolina

Melissa Hassard |  Issue: January | February 2014

The state’s unpopular General Assembly is making it hard for people without health insurance to get it One out of every six people in North Carolina doesn’t have health insurance — the people least able to pay for doctors, medicine, and hospitals when they need them. And that’s not counting the undocumented immigrants. Bucking the […]