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June | July 2018

Volume 45, Number 3

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Don't Be Fooled - Our Human Right Is To Remain With Family!

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Published: September 2017

America was built by immigrants from all over the world. This includes those forced into slavery and brought against their will. It includes the Native Americans who were already here. Oppression, exploitation, and brutality have been part of this history, and it continues. Let's be clear, America was not built by corporations. The sweat and tears of our ancestors is what built America.

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Attorney General Sessions ‘not shedding tears’ that 160 kids are left without a parent in Tennessee raids

Manifestantes contra incursiones de ICE
Gloria Meneses-Sandoval  |  Issue: June | July 2018

  On April 5, 2018 in a joint raid involving ICE, Homeland Security, the IRS Criminal Investigation Division and Tennessee Highway Patrol, 97 workers were arrested at the Southeastern Provision slaughterhouse in Bean Station, TN. In a blatant and immoral separation of families, these raids left 160 kids without a parent. What’s to become of […]

Central New York State acts in defense of immigrants

Arte por KATIE JO SUDDABY
Dave Ransom  |  Issue: June | July 2018

  Where communities opposed slave-catchers in 1850, they rally against ICE raids today Marcial de Leon Aguilar was milking cows in a Central New York barn early April 19, when he was surrounded by armed ICE agents in street clothes, thrown up against the wall, loudly interrogated, and arrested — as two of his children […]

In the hard struggle of revolution

cartoon by Andy Willis
Tribuno Del Pueblo  |  Issue: June | July 2018

  We are in a worldwide revolution that dwarfs the American Revolution of 1776. Despite the din and chatter of sex scandals, probes of foreign meddling in our elections, saber-rattling over North Korea, trade wars with China, destabilization of the Middle East and support of murderous regimes around the world, the relentless attack on our […]

The moral side of the American workers

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Issue: June | July 2018

We have all seen the social face of fascism breaking into churches and schools and roaming through streets and rural roads in America. Fascism. To the immigrant population, fascism has the face of the ICE and border patrol agents. The ruling class is using its billionaire propaganda machine to foment a fascist culture that blames […]

Teachers wave strike: A turning point

hunger strike
Richard Monje  |  Issue: June | July 2018

A striking Oklahoma teacher called the mushrooming struggle around public education “a turning point.” She is right. And it’s a turning point about more than education.     This year we have seen sweeping, rolling statewide strikes by teachers that began in West Virginia and spread to Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arizona, with stirrings in […]

Students march to stop public education funding cuts in Puerto Rico

Alex Cohen |  Issue: June | July 2018

LOUIS, MO – Today I marched with students from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) to a place where the federal fiscal control board signed off on plans to cut funding for public education, and close campuses and schools across the island. Once the march reached the convention hall two rows of police formed behind […]

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 […]

Half of jobs can be automated now

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Issue: June | July 2018

While the oligarchy debates, el pueblo pays the price “What are my grandkids going to do?” — David Patterson, winner of 2018 Touring Award. Even a winner of the year’s top prize in computing worries about oncoming joblessness in a society that rewards only work for pay. Google’s David Patterson hopes we figure it out […]

‘Big data’ makes enough-for-all economy possible

Dave Ransom |  Issue: June | July 2018

Most important question — Who will own the robots? Now for the good news. Speaking to a Los Angeles policy institute recently, a prominent Chinese legal scholar, Feng Xiang, concluded that artificial intelligence (AI) is “the most momentous challenge” facing society today. Harvard-trained Feng is a professor at Beijing’s Tsinghua University, China’s top technology university […]

Water for Flint, not Nestlé

Marcha en Lansing, MI
Flint correspondent for the People’s Tribune  |  Issue: June | July 2018

  FLINT, MI — Claiming that the water is now safe, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has launched a surprise attack on the long-suffering residents of Flint, Michigan. When they announced that the state-funded water centers a.k.a. (PODS) where bottled water is distributed would close. Panic and desperation set in across the city […]

Californians fight for clean and accesible water

Ryan Jensen - Community Water Center |  Issue: June | July 2018

Everyone knows about Flint. But there’s a lesser-known drinking water crisis in rural California which predominantly impacts low-income communities of color. An estimated 1 million Californians in 300 communities are exposed to unsafe levels of contaminants in their drinking water every year. The problem is so extensive that California was the first state in the […]

Rev. Edward Pinkney wins again

Rev. Edward Pinkney  |  Issue: June | July 2018

  BENTON HARBOR, MI — Let the truth be told. I, Rev. Edward Pinkney was charged in Berrien County, Michigan with five felony counts of election forgery under Michigan Compiled Law (MCL) 937, and six misdemeanor counts of making a false statement in a certificate of recall of a recall petition under MCL 168.957 for […]

The community in solidarity with Pilsen Alliance

Pilsen Alliance
Tribuno Del Pueblo  |  Issue: June | July 2018

  Last week, someone smashed the exterior window of the Pilsen Alliance office. We are thankful no community members, staff, or volunteers were in the office at the time of the incident. Although the damage was costly, when placed in the context of a larger system of racial and economic injustice, this incident is minor. […]

Undocumented military veteran granted citizenship

Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana
Eduardo Castro - Viet Nam veteran  |  Issue: June | July 2018

  FRESNO, CA — On April 13, Comrade Hector Barajas, a decorated U.S. Army paratrooper, was allowed to return to the United States. He participated in a ceremony that allowed him to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. After his honorable discharge in 2001, he was later charged with shooting a gun at a car. As […]

Poor People’s Campaign launches 40 days of action

Poor People's Campaign
Tribuno Del Pueblo  |  Issue: June | July 2018

  On May 13, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, launched 40 days of nonviolent direct action across the country to confront systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and the nation’s distorted moral narrative. Actions involving thousands of people were held in Washington, D.C., and in 35 state capitals. […]

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