The fight to cancel the rent, stop evictions, and house the homeless is a fight for a society where everyone is guaranteed a decent life.
People’s Tribune’s Bob Lee interviewed Antonio Gutiérrez, cofounder of Chicago’s Autonomous Tenants Union (ATU) and a tenant organizer with ATU.
Just before spring, something new bloomed. Homeless people and their neighbors in Los Angeles launched a campaign to take over vacant state-owned homes.
The pandemic has created a crisis of unheard-of proportions, massive layoffs of workers, and the near total shutdown of the U.S. capitalist economy.
In Oakland, a concrete battle for housing as a human right has broken out led by Moms4 Housing, a collective of insecurely housed mothers.
EDITORIAL: Zero tolerance policy towards migrants and refugees, now it’s been proposed for the Homeless
Trump administration proposes to round up houseless people and put them in concentration camps or to banish them to the desert.
Overtaxed homeowners, threatened renters and the homeless unite in common cause. Housing is a human right that all deserve, and it must come first.
Grassroots members and leaders from six Santa Clara County tenants’ unions convened to organize the South Bay Tenants Assembly in mid-March in San Jose.
May God bless the vulnerable, the disabled, the elderly, the children. May government officials elected by the people provide for peoples’ needs.
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 […]
I spoke with Carlos Castro from the Chicago neighborhood of Humboldt Park about the upcoming Chicago Poor Peoples Conference. Carlos is a longtime community organizer and activist. I asked him why we needed such a conference. Carlos Castro: With all the abuse from the police department in the city, lack of housing, with the […]
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. […]
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 […]
DONNA, TX – Following the issuance of an eviction notice by the city, the tenants living in storage units at Fiesta Flea Market have made plans to move out. Though Fiesta Flea Market is classified as a commercial vending establishment for sellers, some storage units are used as living quarters. The media was called after […]
The “First They Came for the Homeless” California speaking tour brought together some key leaders of the movement against homelessness. The April 22-24 tour was named after a grouping of houseless people that emerged from Occupy San Francisco and then organized a series of dramatic encampments confronting political officials in Berkeley. The name is […]
Benefiting from it may require a political earthquake as well It’s a technological solution to the housing crisis — now and forever. A San Francisco company is build-ing 400 square-foot houses for just over $10,000. Not only that, it takes less than a day. That’s because of a revolutionary breakthrough in construction technology, 3D printing — […]
With all the scandal and controversy surrounding President Trump’s first months in office, talk of war and terrorist attacks abroad, and state sponsored vicious attacks on the defenseless here at home — it is easy to get lost in the details. As a consequence, we don’t see what is underlying the rapidly changing political […]
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 […]
LOS ANGELES, CA — “One in three homeless people in Los Angeles County are women. … The total of more than 14,000 women is a 55% increase from 2013. The number of women camped out in RVs, tents, and lean-tos has doubled in the last three years,” reports the Los Angeles Times on October […]
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 […]
Nothing so clearly demonstrates the failure of modern capitalism as its inability to keep a roof over people’s heads. And there is no reason to expect the “free market” to solve the problem — which, after all, it is creating. “If I don’t raise my rents,” one landlord asserted recently, “I leave money on the […]
Corporate landlords push millions into the streets, but a movement rises to confront them As the number of people that landlords are driving into the streets rises to crisis levels, the cities of Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle — and the whole state of Hawaii — have declared housing emergencies. The politicians are taking […]
In an economy based on private property, government serves the owners of the means of production, who in our society are primarily the large banks and corporations. When those corporations begin to rely on automated production instead of human labor, they no longer pay the wages necessary for people to buy the bare necessities […]
Pope Francis calls for putting the poor and the planet first. What does it mean? A pope who speaks for the poor and the planet and says he wants to clean house in the Catholic Church, getting rid of the glitz and glamour and putting priests back on the street in sandals. What does […]
Contrary to what we may think, this country does not have a homeless problem. In fact, in East Harlem, NY many buildings are purposefully kept empty by their landlords. Foreclosed upon homes coast to coast are vacant and boarded up, now owned by banks. Therefore we don’t have a “homeless” problem. There are plenty […]
SAN JOSE, CA — It is clear to we who struggle to live and work in San Jose that the high tech industry we helped build no longer has any use for us. Although we once assembled mother boards in our homes and worked in computer component factories, we, the working class of San […]