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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.  […]

Trump and Elections Stir Up Fascist Movement

From the Editors |  Edición: July | August 2016

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 […]

What is socialism?

from the Editors |  Edición: May | June 2016

Contrary to what we are told, socialism is not about simply adding more social programs, nor is it a fascist dictatorship.  The Merriam-Webster dictionary makes clear that socialism is an economic system, and a stepping-stone to a society based on cooperation where the wealth of society is distributed according to need. It states: [Socialism is] […]

An Injury to One is an Injury to All

Tribuno del Pueblo Editorial Board |  Edición: October | November 2015

The attack on immigrants in America is relentless. We must draw a line now. It is not possible—and our rulers are well aware—to have a democratic society when any sector of the working class is denied their humanity and isolated from the rest. And, that’s the point. Capitalism is a dying system. With its permanent […]

Nelson Peery

from the Editors |  Edición: October | November 2015

  Dear Readers, It is with great sorrow that we inform you that our beloved comrade, Nelson Peery, contributor and friend of the Tribuno del Pueblo, died on September 6, 2015, in Chicago at the age of 92.

Rev. Pinkney Jailed for Being a Spokesperson for the Poor

From the People’s Tribune Editorial Board |  Edición: October | November 2015

Rev. Edward Pinkney, convicted without evidence of changing dates on petitions in a Benton Harbor, MI recall election of corporate-backed Mayor James Hightower, has filed motions to be released from prison pending the appeal of his conviction. That the powers that be in the area, controlled by the giant Whirlpool Corporation, have refused to allow […]

International Social Movements Gathering on Water and Affordable Housing, Detroit, MI

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Edición: August | September 2015

  Editor’s note: On this page we bring you some of the voices from the unprecedented and inspiring International Social Movements Gathering on Water and Affordable Housing, held in Detroit Michigan in May. In this conference, people came together to share experiences nationally and worldwide on the struggle to make access to clean water and […]

The Families of “Los 43” come to the U.S.

Juan Torres |  Edición: June | July 2015

  McAllen, Texas— On March 17, 2015, marching two by two, families and supporters of “Los 43”Mexican prep-college students forced to disappearance and murder in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. The march was composed of parents, clergy, lawyers, professors, pro-immigrant groupings, students, veterans and labor groups from day laborers to domestic immigrant workers. After listening to the […]

From Ferguson to the Rio Grande Valley

Juan Torres and Manuel Torres |  Edición: April | May 2015

  WESLACO, TX — National guards, State Police, Border Patrol, FBI and local law enforcement special taskforces are patrolling a 100-mile strip of land terrorizing the populace! Is this Ferguson, Missouri? No! It’s the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, the poorest area in the United States where the U.S. government, with the excuse that […]