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The People's Tribune is devoted to the proposition that an economic system that can't or won't feed, clothe and house its people ought to be and will be changed. To that end, this paper is a tribune of the people. It is the voice of millions struggling for survival. It strives to educate politically those millions on the basis of their own experience. It is a tribune to bring them together, to create a vision of a better world, and a strategy to achieve it.
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August 2005 Issue:

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Cover Story

Workers Face Challenge of Vanishing Jobs - Situation of Michigan Auto Workers Shows Problem Facing All of Us

FLINT, Mich. — In 1976, the state of Michigan passed P.A. 198, which allowed local cities and townships to grant corporations 50 percent tax abatements over a 12-year period to invest in a given municipality. In 1998, another state law was passed that allows companies in economically distressed areas (such as Flint) to seek 100 percent tax breaks on new personal property such as equipment and machinery. These were touted as incentives to create jobs, and one would think that, after millions upon millions of dollars, localities across the state, especially Flint, would be brimming with jobs.

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Editorial

Don't Let Them Take Our Movement Away From Us

The American people have fought heroically over the years for a better world. But each time their movement has gotten off the ground, leaders who were chosen for the people rather than by them have led the movement away from its democratic course and back to the interests of the ruling class.

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Also In this Issue:

The Corporate Looting of California

Will The Poor Always Be With Us?

Whirlpool Has Sucked the Life Out of Benton Harbor

Ohio Campaign for Health Care Could Spark Needed Debate

Mental Health Workers Strike to Get Out of Poverty

Music Reviews: Motion Movement

A New Segregation ... Of The Poor

To Be Heard

Crisis of Housing: Detroit Housing Commission Taken Over By US Government

The Music That Was Industry:
A Review of Luis Rodriguez's Music of the Mill

Speakers for a New America Presents: The Justice Tour - Voices from the Rust Belt

People's Tribune Radio:
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