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Toward the Chicago Poor People’s Conference in 2018

From the editors |  Edición: 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 […]

A new chapter in the Dreamers movement

From the editors |  Edición: February | March 2018

When President Trump rescinded DACA, a new chapter of the Dreamers movement began. The Dreamers are using what they’ve learned. They will use their presence in every corner of the country to mobilize. When the Dreamers say, “We are here to stay,” they don’t just mean this literally. They also mean that their voices will […]

What to expect in 2018

From the editors |  Edición: February | March 2018

The assault of the billionaires will continue, but we are beginning to form the battle lines 2017 was a year of tremendous upheaval, with never-ending assaults on the democratic rights and human dignity and safety of women, children, immigrants, Native Americans, and the poor in general. The attacks continue as ICE actions to deport leaders […]

Undocumented immigrant rights leader targeted for deportation

From the editors |  Edición: February | March 2018

Editor’s note: the following are excerpts from a press release and interview about the targeting for deportation of an undocumented immigrant rights leader, Marú Mora Villalpando. She is an activist, organizer, immigrant, and mother in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. She has lived in the United States for more than 25 years. Maru […]

We stand by our leaders!

From the editors |  Edición: February | March 2018

  The repressive apparatus of the State, which includes ICE, is quietly singling out and attacking our leaders wherever they emerge. Leaders of the immigrant community and their support networks are currently in the bull’s-eye. This is happening despite the fact that a majority of U.S. citizens favor amnesty and a path to citizenship. It […]

Section 8 vouchers for all who qualify!

from the Editors |  Edición: November | December 2017

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. […]

‘That’s why I bring flowers’

from the Editors |  Edición: November | December 2017

Oaxaca earthquake brings out the best in us     We had hardly been in San Mateo del Mar for about 10 minutes when a small, old lady came up to us carrying a small bundle of white flowers. She asked us to please accompany her to her house. We were there to take a […]

Apocalypse: A new Beginning

from the Editors |  Edición: November | December 2017

Natural disasters expose, once again, that our rulers are no longer fit to rule. We can do it much better. In recent days and weeks we have witnessed massive devastation and death in Juchitan, Oaxaca and Mexico City from earthquakes, monster storms doing the same to Houston, Texas, portions of Florida, and the entire Puerto […]

At Texas capitol, 15 young women turn their Quinceañera into protest of SB 4

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Edición: September | October 2017

  AUSTIN, TX – On July 19, a group of 15 teenage girls, dressed in brightly colored gowns, stood in front of the Texas State Capitol to participate in one of Latin American culture’s most cherished traditions: the quinceañera.     But this quinceañera was more than simply a coming-of-age celebration. Instead, it was a […]

Immigrants: scapegoat for economic ills

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Edición: September | October 2017

Ten people are dead after dozens, including children, were locked by smugglers inside a sweltering tractor-trailer. The truck was found at a San Antonio, TX Walmart. This horrific event testifies to how desperate people are to find work to feed their families and the imminent danger they face in doing so. The smugglers have been […]

Trump’s first deportee: Guadalupe García de Rayos

From the editors |  Edición: March 2017

  “The only crime my mother committed was to go to work to give a better life for her children,” commented Jacqueline (14 years old) of Guadalupe García de Rayos, 35, one of the first causalities of Trump’s war on immigrants. She was seprated from Jacqueline, su hijo Angel, 16, and her spouse. Guadalupe had […]

Cheri Honkala: Another Philadelphia is coming

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Edición: 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 […]

Mexico’s masses stand up!

María Emma Herrera |  Edición: March 2017

At the beginning of his presidential term, Enrique Peña Nieto, the president of Mexico, presented an initiative called Reforma Energética (Energy Reform), which promised to be more competitive and reduce the prices of the product. On the contrary, in December 2016, the 20% increase in the price of gasoline (magna, premium and diesel) was announced […]

Trump’s cabinet: the oligarchy seizes power

From the Editors |  Edición: March 2017

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 […]

Blood in the Water

Heather Ann Thompson |  Edición: December | January 2017

  The Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy On September 9, 1971, nearly 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York to protest years of mistreatment. Holding guards and civilian employees hostage, the prisoners negotiated with officials for improved conditions during the four long days and nights that followed. […]

Tribute to Ramón Chunky Sánchez (1951-2016)

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Edición: December | January 2017

  You were essential to our movement, as necessary as the colorful murals that embellish the columns of Chicano Park; the son you gave us narrated our struggle for dignity, [you were] always a conscious master interpreting the anecdotes that will be the annals of our times. Ramón Chunky Sánchez, until we disappear, you will […]

Ramsey Muñiz

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Edición: December | January 2017

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 […]

Free Ramsey Muñiz:

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Edición: December | January 2017

There are certain myths about the United States that need to be exploded. One such myth says that there are no political prisoners in this country. The fascist dictator Benito Mussolini once said that if a lie is repeated often enough it will soon be accepted as a truth. The United States claims there is […]

In Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Edición: 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 […]

Who’s at the controls?

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Edición: 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.  […]