Which way for US education? How is it possible to foreclose on . . . the homeless? Isn’t it time to nationalize the energy industries and prosecute the criminals who run them now? These and many other stories can be found in the June People’s Tribune, which focuses on the causes of the 20,000 activists who, at the time of publication, were on their way to the epicenter of the manufacturing rust belt depression, Detroit. The paper not only examines the questions that the growing movements have been posing, but brings out some of their answers as well. Click here to get to the People’s Tribune web site!
The following poem, from the June issue, accompanies the article entitled: “Defense of the Immigrant is the Path to Democracy for All”:
who came over a desert of his own bones
who came thru the burning heart of his own survival
who came to plant illegal kisses on the smallest cheek
who died coming
and then outlived his own dying
to bring his decency
into the factories of prisons
to unlock them with his simply human
and that was his offense
in the place he graces
with simple human beauty
with his coming and being: hermano!
y tu hermana