As the recession deepens, the ruling class moves to find ways to protect their wealth. To do so they must shift the
economic consequences of the recession to the backs of the people. One of the ways of achieving this is through the
The recent “bipartisan” proposals to cut the federal deficit are a threat to the welfare of the American people. To
respond in a way that safeguards the people’s interests, we first have to recognize that the people have separate
economic and political interests from those of ....
We are thrilled to announce that Antonio Ocampo walked out of the New Orleans Federal courthouse a free
man on November 15, after spending 97 days in illegal custody on an expired immigration detainer. The Chief Federal
Judge ordered his immediate release after ....
In the biblical book of Jeremiah, as the Israelites are being carried away to captivity in Babylon, God
advises them to seek the Shalom of the country they are being carried off to. I am thinking that in this context, “Shalom” not only means peace — which is its .....
All eyes seemed to be on Cabrini Green as the last family was evicted from 1230 N. Burling on
Thursday, December 9, 2010. Local and national news media covered the story, most reminding us of the gangs, drugs,
and crime, etc., with descriptions like ......
Well, Washington, DC has a new mayor — Vincent Gray — who took office on January 2nd, 2011. Various
grassroots organizers from labor unions to those concerned with poverty and homelessness spoke out against former mayor Adrian Fenty calling him a “one-term mayor” ....
As the season of caring winds to an end, some of us unfortunately are struggling with the devastation
of the changes in the system. They have no happy tidings to be singing about, because they are too busy hustling
and bustling daily to find their next ....
Recently, the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization listed a small article in a local paper asking
affected persons to contact the office should they need information about how to avoid utility shut offs. The office
is receiving more than 50-60 calls per hour, ....
Owners of corporations are clear about reasons for installing the latest automation and robotics
technologies in their firms. One report on robots.com gives five reasons to automate: 1) Combat Off-shoring, 2)
Prepare for Skilled Worker Shortage, ....
January 15, 2011 marks the 82nd anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Though many
speeches will be made, few will address the troubling parallels between the role played by the FBI then and its
current campaign to intimidate, smear and ....
Los Angeles City Council people Janice Hahn and Richard Alarcón addressed the media to denounce
retaliatory evictions issued by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) prior to an expected
appearance by HACLA CEO Rudy Montiel in ....
A remarkable Skype conference was held Nov. 9, at which three New York City peace grannies and a California
highschool peace class spoke at length with seven members of the Afghan Youth Peace Conference (AYPC) in a mutual
desire to end the war in Afghanistan ....
When you have to
Terrify your own
People into giving
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My name is Aaron Smith and I am 29. I am a Juvenile lifer. I was locked up at 17, back in 1998. I am
one of hundreds of juvenile lifers with no possibility of parole. I am in the Pennsylvania State Prison Of S.C.I —
Huntington. I am like many of the other juvenile .....
October 2010: One supposed “suicide” each day. October 2-5: Three “suicides” in four days. August 2009:
Two supposed “suicides”. A mental patient murders a transient who was in jail for vandalism (why is a mental patient in population? .....
“The Oscar Grant killing was a senseless execution that was racially instigated, and a result of police tactics that
make excessive force, brutality, and even murder a common occurrence when police deal with young Black men and other
men of color.” http://www.twitter.com/kevchoice .....
Here in Nashville, Tennessee, there are so many homeless and many are from other parts of the U.S. When
I was at the Bridge Ministry run by Candy Christmas, I met a man who had a lucrative law business, but because of the
economy, his law business folded up .....
The People’s Tribune brings clarity to the growing movement. It unites
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NEW ORLEANS — We had hurricane Katrina in 2005. And since that time we have been trying to bring people
home, but people can’t get home and houses are still boarded up. The original grant from the Federal Road Home
Program given to the state of Louisiana .....
After the feeding of the homeless on November 20, 2010, (see photo) good news followed two weeks later
that the long-awaited lawsuit of the Black farmers’ class action suit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture has
been settled. THANK GOD!!! The suit claimed ....
Homelessness is a major problem in the United States and throughout the world. It is estimated that 100
million people are homeless worldwide. How can a person survive day by day not knowing if they will have something to
eat or a place to sleep that night? ....
Almost seven million people are behind on their mortgages or are already in foreclosure. The banks have
seized the homes of over six million more families. Added to these dire statistics are the thousands of homeless
people who walk the streets every ....