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Speak truth to power: an evening of protest poetry
October 6, 7-9 pm
Chicago, IL
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What is Democracy?

Facing the upcoming November elections, and given the attack on voting rights seen in the last Presidential election, the parade of corrupt corporate candidates from both parties, and the blatant attack on grassroots candidates who seek to represent the poor, we have to pose the question: do we live under a true democracy? Many will quickly say yes, referring to our "right to vote and free speech." But, what is democracy?


Cover Story

Katrina's aftermath reveals fight for a New America without poverty

At the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and as the midterm congressional elections approach, it's more clear than ever that the Democrats are no different than the Republicans when it comes to representing the interests of the poor.

Problems persist up and down the Gulf Coast, but New Orleans remains the glaring example. The poor are still locked out of New Orleans, and the National Guard has been brought in to make sure it stays that way. Tens of thousands of people languish in FEMA trailer parks that the residents describe as being like prisons. Plans to redevelop New Orleans without the poor are proceeding with the blessing of both Democratic and Republican politicians.


Also In this Issue:

Spirit of the Revolution: Is Florida becoming the meanest state in the US?

Readers respond to 'Work Ethic' column

FEMA Trailer Parks Are Like Prisons

Speakers for a New America - from New Orleans

'Immigrant rights are human rights!'

People's Tribune Radio Programs

'The heat is on Smithfield'

What is the significance of unity for the new class of poor?

Facing forced buyouts, severance packages and bankruptcy: Autoworkers Refuse to Retreat

Retiree tells UAW convention: 'We should have a vote when our rights or benefits are at stake'

Community demands justice around police shooting of youth in Chicago's Cabrini Green

Detroit Labor Party Rallies for Benton Harbor Warrior

Fresno Police Kill Unarmed Man, Community Groups Express Outrage

Privatizing Public Schools in Oakland

Resurrection City, 2006

Police Terrorize Benton Harbor Woman

Are you still using a court-appointed attorney?