The US Social Forum 2010 is a significant step in the US movement building process
and bottom-up struggle toward social and economic transformation. 18,000 organizers, activists,
revolutionaries, and movement builders converged in Detroit, June 22-26 to declare another world
The media – the press, the Internet, radio and television — is full of statistics and
commentary concerning the fragile condition of the economy. For example the weekly paper Stateline
writes that “More than 15 million Americans are unemployed....
The murder of unarmed Oscar Grant by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer was not
just another killing of a young black man by a white cop. Many saw it that way after a jury convicted the cop of involuntary manslaughter, the lightest.....
CHICAGO — Soon after the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) gave 30-day eviction
notices to the families left in 1230 N. Larrabee, a federal judge put an indefinite moratorium on
the evictions. The CHA then descended upon.....
The signing of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law (SB1070) in April, followed by the
banning of ethnic studies in the state’s public schools, has unleashed a fury of controversy
across the country and around the world......
What is more powerful than the terrifying sound of bullets ripping through the walls
and windows of SWU’s Solidarity house? The love and solidarity of thousands of “companeros” who
share your work and your dream that “… a better world is possible.”.....
“In Respect to all, and great Honor to those who gave their best to make life for the
Homeless people across the Nation a little better, and wishing them success in their continued Journey through out the universe.” – Al Williams....
The U.S. Social Forum will be held in Detroit, July/August, 22-26. Thousands of activists from around the country will be attending to meet one another and to discuss
“another world is possible.”...
The US Supreme Court in January, 2010, declared void a federal law forbidding
last-minute political attack ads by corporations and labor unions within 30 days of a primary
election in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Comm’n....
The U.S. Social Forum was held in Detroit, June, 22-26. Thousands of activists from
around the country attended to meet one another and to discuss “another world is possible.”....
The whole world is undergoing a profound economic revolution. The economic foundation
of society is being transformed from the previous industrial period, which was based on giant
factories that employed masses of workers, to.....
Over 20,000 community organizers from all across the country converged at the United
States Social Forum (USSF) in Detroit from June 22-26. The political tone of the gathering was set on June 20, when the March to Fulfill the Dream, which.....
“The Black workers had absolute loyalty to the Ford Motor Company back in the 1930s.
They had no reason to be loyal to a union that still had by-laws with Jim Crow clauses in it. At
Ford Motor Company, the Blacks were not just confined.....
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....
In the heart of West Virginia, there is a piece of land that has been dedicated as a
park. This park exists on the top of Kayford Mountain. The park is an island in the sky because
all around the mountain there exists only craters.....
I feel it's impossible to understand the meaning of May Day without first
understanding the struggles endured by the working class for a better quality of life.
Specifically the struggle for the eight-hour work.....
My daughter Madisyn was diagnosed with a very rare vascular abnormality called Sturge
Weber Syndrome after she experienced a stroke-like episode while she was on the playground with
her first grade classmates. Until that life changing.....
Margaret Flowers, M.D., is a doctor on a mission for single payer healthcare -- an
expansion of medicare for all. She spoke at the recent USSF, in Detroit on the need for
independence from the Republican or Democratic parties....
Saginaw, MI — UAW members at Nexteer Automotive (formerly GM Steering Gear, then
Delphi) are clear. The Healthcare legislation passed this winter at best did NOTHING to stop
employers from dropping healthcare coverage for....
Poem for the Practical Dreamers....
We were all told to apply for the wonderful HAMP program that would help us save our
homes. Well the Banks are using this very program to force homeowners into foreclosure so they can
capitalize on the Shared Loss Agreement in place.....
I discovered in Little Rock, Arkansas some organizations that are tackling the
problem we face in society about the lack of funding for special interest groups. I attended aCorporate and Government Interests Merging, says Dorothy Pinkney
few charity basketball games spear-headed by a .....
My name is Gregory Rolle. Most people call me “G.W.”, and you may as well. I am
heartened that you have reached out to the Homeless Leadership Network. I am by no means the
leader or spokesperson for that group, but being.....
Here in Nashville, Tenn., the homeless situation is extremely bad and far worse then in Benton Harbor, Mich., where I am from. Nashville is a much bigger city but, outside Nashville,
all the towns are little rural farm towns.....
Dorothy, what do you think about the state giving the
Whirlpool Corporation tax incentives for a new $87 million office building and consolidation
Mary E. Carter (age 75) of Benton Harbor, MI died Sunday, July 11, 2010 in Grand
Rapids, MI. Mary was a true hero and warrior......
The People's Tribune has been asked to write about why some, (but by no means all) of America's poor turn against their brothers and sisters and line up with corporate America.....