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November/December 2011

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The question is simple: Are we going to live under corporate domination, or will we have a free and prosperous society of, by and for the people? The corporations are destroying society in their scramble .... read

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic .... read

I bring you greetings from poor and homeless people across the United States of America. I come to you today as a woman who has been arrested over two hundred times in the fight for the basic necessities .... read

With 354,000 deportations of Mexicans in 2010 alone, and over 1,000,000 total since taking office, the Obama administration has nearly doubled the immigration enforcement actions taken during the Bush Era .... read

Immigrant rights advocates have become an assortment of strange bedfellows. Politicians, police chiefs, businesses and unions, religious, community and civil-rights organizations .... read

Dickerson’s lecture began with the bold statement, “We need to grasp that economics is not just a part of human life, it is every part of human life.” He followed that with, “when the economy changes .... read

In the September/October 2011 edition of the Chicago Reporter, there appeared two investigative articles and an editor's note questioning the use of the Chicago Housing Authority .... read

The foundation on which workers live has changed forever. Gone are the middle income producing jobs that used to be tied to auto-manufacturing.  Gone are the benefits that workers fought so hard .... read

One of the more prominent themes at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was immigration. With the world facing increased poverty as the rich get richer, filmmakers are examining the .... read

Occupy Wall Street Detroit is at Grand Circus Park in Detroit. There are about 100 protesters from the Greater Detroit area and about 50 tents are set up. The police aren’t bothering them .... read

People from across Southern Illinois are gathering on a regular basis in Carbondale in solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement going on in New York, across the country and across the world .... read

We are citizens of the Flint area. We come from all walks of life. We are not affiliated with any political party. We each bring different views, skills, and experiences to the movement .... read

The People's Tribune is devoting the following pages to coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests sweeping the nation. The demand of the Occupy Wall Street movement for a just and .... read

On September 17, 2011, Occupy the San Francisco Financial District kicked off in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, at 555 California Street, outside the Bank of America building, aka the “Wall Street of the West.” .... read

What will it take to bring about a new society? Society is transformed when something qualitatively new is added to the economy that disrupts the existing economy. Economic revolution begets .... read

Marching protesters fill the roads
Tent cities line the streets in rows
They are taking back the land that has been stolen .... read

When Occupy Oakland took over the plaza in front of City Hall, they renamed it “Oscar Grant Plaza” in honor of the man who was murdered by BART police in 2009. Young people put their bodies on the line .... read

With Occupy Wall Street demonstrators encamped in New York City since September, and occupations developing nationwide, protesters are now encountering efforts from corporate media outlets and politicians .... read

From morning till night, police stayed in and around us as we gathered in Cesar Chavez Park. At midnight fourteen of us chose to OCCUPY the park in an attempt to exercise our First Amendment freedom to .... read

The Occupy Wall Street protests have spread to over 1400 cities in the U.S., involving over 250,000 people. The powerful corporate media has tried, unsuccessfully, to smother the movement .... read

Preamble: We hold this truth to be self-evident, that the 99% deserve equal rights, equal protections, equal access, and equal opportunity as the 1% who benefit disproportionately from the .... read

Upon arriving to Dewey Square across from the Boston Federal Reserve, I could see that Occupy Boston was going to be something. I could only estimate the crowd to be around 300 people waving signs, chanting, .... read

Despite a media blackout, word spread like wildfire. The Internet made the main stream media obsolete. Yes, I heard about Occupy Wall Street and so did everyone else across the country. Calls went out .... read

Two days of rain has not quelled the energy of the “Occupy Los Angeles” sit-in demonstration occurring at City Hall. However, it helps when your city officials got your back. .... read

Stop the Machine led a march through the streets of the capital which culminated at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where some people ascended the front steps and began to demand job-creation so vehemently .... read

As the second largest employer in the U.S. (second only to WalMart) and with the country’s largest single-employer union membership (over 575,000 largely union workers), the U.S. Postal Service .... read

I bring you greetings from my home in the sky. Life is wonderful here. I have everything that any human being could possibly want. There is no government harassment, no segregation, and no class warfare .... read

The researchers from the National Institute of Aging used Medicare records from 2000 to 2007 to identify what would qualify as "burdensome" and unnecessary transitions of care: uprooting sick .... read

The People’s Tribune, its staff and contributors join progressive Americans in paying tribute to and mourning the passing of Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth. A founder of the Southern .... read

A battle’s brewing over online courses in public universities. In October, the University of California lecturer’s union (UC-AFT) won the right to bargain over the impact of online instruction .... read

The Federal Department of Education clearly intends for their flagship program, Race to the Top to serve not only as a springboard for a major overhaul of the public education system, but also .... read

U.S public education is designed to meet the labor needs of the capitalist class. During the industrial era, public education guaranteed a supply of educated workers to design .... read

The people of the world, especially the people of the United States, are again approaching an historical fork in the road. Yet this is one of history transforming proportions. Robotics and globalization .... read

“The capitalist system is moving into crisis because computerized production is making fifty cars today with five workers. Fifty industrial workers are making five cars. The workers cannot reproduce .... read

“My first involvement was in 1968-9. I was a young man. I was driven by the Civil Rights Movement and the kind of struggle that no longer exists today. I want to place everything in that framework .... read

Michigan is a great observation point for the corporate takeover of America. The duly elected officials in Benton Harbor were effectively fired—terminated and replaced with a Emergency Financial .... read

Michigan is a great observation point for the corporate takeover of America. The duly elected officials in Benton Harbor were effectively fired—terminated and replaced with a Emergency Financial .... read






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