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October 2008 Issue:

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Elections 2008: Let’s Declare Our independence from the Corporations

In 1953, General Motors chief executive Charles E. “Engine Charlie” Wilson famously declared, “…what was good for the country was good for General Motors and vice versa…” That quote was immediately adapted and marketed by corporate media to become the popularly spoken slogan, “What’s good for General Motors is good for America.” And why not, they argued. GM at the time was the biggest and most profitable company in the world, directly employing 600,000 workers. It dominated the automobile manufacturing industry.......  more

From the Editors:

Why the Bailout Won't Work and What We Need to Do
As this edition of the People's Tribune goes to press, the government has just approved the $700 billion bailout of the banks and other wealthy speculators. Among the people there is a mixture of anger and fear - anger that the speculators are being bailed out, and fear over where the economy is headed.

The government is trying desperately to save a dying economic system. We must also see that the corporations are moving to gain complete control of our society and run it entirely in their interests.
To understand why the proposed bailout won't work and is not in the workers' interest, we need to see what is really at the root of the crisis.  more


Also In this Issue:

The 'Job' Crisis: Cause and Solution

Elections 2008: Let’s Declare Our independence from the Corporations

Making a Difference For Jesus..... Helping The Homeless, In a Hurting World


Interview With Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney

Green Party Vice Presidental Candidate Speaks

National Welfare Rights Union Adopts Eight Position Points to  Dismantle U.S. poverty

Golf Course Developer Begins Destruction Of Park

Comments From Participants at the National  Welfare Rights Union Convention

Speakers for a New America

A War Budget Leave Every Child Behind

A Poem by Ryan Endicott

Why the Bailout Won't Work and What We Need to Do

New Orleans Residents Protest Shelter Conditions During Gustav Evacuation

Offensive Against Gentrification In San Francisco

An Update On the Franklin Situation

They Devour Widows’ Houses

Interview With Rev. Edward Pinkney Who Is In Prison

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