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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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October 2005 Issue:

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Cover Story

The Lessons of Katrina:
Why the government has abandoned the poor


Katrina didn't start the government's war on the poor; that war had been under way for years. Katrina just ripped the covers off a system that has no use for people it cannot exploit to make a profit.
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Editorial

Making the government responsible:
Nationalize energy


Once Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast, the price of gasoline shot up to $5.37 a gallon in that area. Bankers investing in oil warned of shortages. Oil companies rationed some gas deliveries. Stations raised prices. President Bush released gas from the government's Strategic Petroleum Reserves, but it was purposely not enough to stop the price gouging. Profits soared.
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Also In this Issue:

Notes from inside New Orleans

Government committed crimes against humanity in New Orleans

Nurses report their experience as caregivers in the Gulf Coast 'war'

Benton Harbor, Mich: The next New Orleans?

Detroit City Council grassroots candidate wins a major victory

What kind of world is possible?

Spirit of the Revolution: The cries of our people

Still Invisible: Displaced immigrant workers are pretty much on their own after Katrina