From work and wages with a place to live; to no work, no wages, no home and
no food is the slide from economic and social stability to absolute poverty. Today,
millions of Americans are experiencing this horror for the first time in their lives....
Except perhaps for food and water, there are few things more basic to
life in a civilized society than having utilities in your home—the ability to heat,
cool, and light your home and cook your meals and have the most basic necessity: water...
Agneta Falk and I were invited to participate in the Al-Marbid International
Poetry Festival in Basra, Iraq. After much bureaucracy, we received our visas. On the way
in we went through checkpoints and noted that a car proceeding ours had armed Iraqi.....
Last month I described a meeting that took place in New York City to plan
nationwide direct actions to make housing a realized human right. About 40 people from
13 cities discussed doing vacant property takeovers simultaneously throughout.....
On March 17th Detroit School District Emergency Financial Manager, Robert
Bobb, appointed by Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm, said to be on President
Obama’s short list for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, announced that on
top of the 29 schools closed last year.....
For too long, the tired refrain of ‘too much government spending’ has
been used to try and shut down any type of social reform, and instead, to exonerate the
free market, with all of it’s supposed magic. Well now, with the excess of the....
New data released by RealtyTrac on March 11 shows that America is facing a
new wave of up to seven million home foreclosures in 2010 and 2011. Many of these seven
million owners are already behind in payments and eligible for foreclosure....
I’m a homeowner in Georgia. After losing my job in 2009, and
obtaining employment that paid significantly less, I immediately called One West Bank
to apply for a loan modification. I was told I qualified for the HAMP modification....
The fascistic law passed recently by the state of Arizona authorizing
state and local police to demand documents from anyone they "reasonably
suspect" might be undocumented escalates the assault on immigrant workers to a
new level, and in the process escalates....
On March 30, 2010 hundreds of low—income residents and supporters,
including over 50 Los Angeles Community Action Network members, came together in City
Council chambers to urge action on LA’s housing crisis.....
The "NEW" GM is on a public relations campaign, bragging about
the repayment of $8 Billion in loans with interest back to the government. But the smoke
and mirrors does little to reassure the displaced autoworker or the retiree who is losing
some of their healthcare. In reality....
The People’s Water Board is a coalition fighting for public water,
water conservation and protection, and access to water for all people. The
People’s Water Board has been attending the monthly meetings of the Board of
Commissioners of the DWSD....
Sentences halfway written
By a little girl
Who in mass heard
That purgatory is worse than hell....
The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign launched the March to
Fulfill the Dream on April 4th, the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s
assassination. It’s a 2,300—mile caravan from New Orleans to the U.S. Social
Forum (USSF) in Detroit, visiting 29 cities.....
Simuel Ramey is out in the streets with the People’s Tribune every
day. He feels it is his duty to bring the people the truth. What follows are quotes
from Simuel about the situation we face and the message he brings.....
I been saying this for a minute and will most likely do a show on this later
this week. But as the economy worsens and the gap between the Have and Have Nots widens
we are going to have some serious problems. One disturbing note is that an estimated.....
The People’s Tribune brings clarity to the growing movement. It unites
revolutionaries around a vision of a better world and a strategy to achieve it. It has no
paid staff and gets no corporate grants. The paper is financed solely by subscriptions,
bundle orders from readers....
Editors note: The following are excerpts from an interview with Velma Wade,
a Cabrini Green resident for more than thirty years. She lost her three year old
grandson in 2008 when an 800 pound gate fell on him, an accident that many residents......
Last week at about 8:30 a.m. I was drinking a coffee and walking down
Niles Ave. here in St. Joseph, Michigan, because my car was being fixed at St. Joe Auto.
As I walked by Ace Plumbing, there was a homeless man that had about three blankets or so piled around him....
The Benton Harbor NAACP has been working with the homeless in a combination
court—watching program. It has been a tremendous success. We are also trying to
take the court system to the neighborhood. We want court sessions for the homeless.....
The American Legislative Exchange Council recently released the "Rich
States, Poor States" report which ranks each state according to competitiveness and
economic outlook. Michigan ranked dead last in economic performance. Gov. Granholm....
The America the world admired, studied and strove to emulate, was an
America of vision and visionaries. The vision of a country where all are created equal
and a government that derives its power from the people is immortal....