Biden Plans to Order Prisoners Released during COVID Pandemic Back to Prison

Photo credit: Martin do Nascimento for The Texas Tribune By Sandra Harris This week, the Biden administration has declared that thousands of federal prisoners released during the COVID-19 pandemic would be required to return to prison once the federal declaration of emergency passes. Federal law passed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic allowed prisoners to serve either the remaining 10 percent or six months … Continue reading Biden Plans to Order Prisoners Released during COVID Pandemic Back to Prison

Brazil: Protests across Country Denounce the Genocidal Military Government of Bolsonaro

By David Martinez Tens of thousands demonstrated across Brazil this past Saturday against the genocidal military government of fascist president Jair Bolsonaro. As reported by Brazilian revolutionary newspaper A Nova Democracia (AND), demonstrations took place in over 200 cities and towns, with the wide participation of the Brazilian people, including workers, students, unions, and people’s organizations. Protesters raised demands for the COVID-19 vaccine, jobs, and … Continue reading Brazil: Protests across Country Denounce the Genocidal Military Government of Bolsonaro

Colombia: Mass Uprising Erupts in Response to Government’s Economic Crisis Measures

Photo credit: El Comunero Prensa By Jakob Stein Combative protests across Colombia have captured the attention of the world as the masses have risen furiously against the attempts of Old State to increase taxes in order to push onto the people the burden of the deepening crisis of bureaucratic capitalism, made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. The protests began on April 28 in response to … Continue reading Colombia: Mass Uprising Erupts in Response to Government’s Economic Crisis Measures

Letter to the Editors: How Do We Deal with Conspiracy Theories?

Dear Tribune of the People Editorial Board, I have often struggled with other working-class people around conspiracy theories. In the wake of the large public health crisis going on in the US, I have often heard of conspiracy theories like the idea that “COVID-19 was made in a Chinese lab,” or that “the government is putting chips in COVID-19 vaccines in order to monitor us,” … Continue reading Letter to the Editors: How Do We Deal with Conspiracy Theories?

Worker Correspondents: Ford Plant Uses Safety Protocol to Retaliate Against Workers

By Jakob Stein Management at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant has been using safety protocols, especially those around COVID-19, as a pretext to retaliate against workers whom they have personal issues with. The general attitude of management with regard to these ‘violations’ has been guilty until proven innocent, with workers being punished for not wearing masks when they were in fact wearing them, or … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Ford Plant Uses Safety Protocol to Retaliate Against Workers

Worker Correspondents: Houston EMT and ER Technicians Overworked and Unprotected

Photo credit: Godofredo A. Vásquez, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer By Eli Blackhart Tribune of the People spoke with a healthcare worker in Houston who works as an EMT and Emergency Room (ER) Technician. The medic detailed unsafe working conditions, increased workload, and a lack of support from healthcare companies. During the peak of the pandemic, the lack of healthcare workers resulted in only one … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Houston EMT and ER Technicians Overworked and Unprotected

Worker Correspondents: Nurses Speak Out Against Low Staffing and Poor Hospital Conditions

By Serran Soledad Tribune of the People interviewed two nurses at Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) in Ventura, California, about uncompromising staffing practices and poor work conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic. Both nurses participated in a caravan protest Wednesday morning, which sought to hold local hospital administration’s accountable for their negligence that puts healthcare workers and patients at greater risk of contracting the virus. “We … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Nurses Speak Out Against Low Staffing and Poor Hospital Conditions

Worker Correspondents: Covid Nurse Expresses Need to Organize

By Henry Underwood A nurse who works in a Covid-19 ward at Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin recently spoke with Tribune about high patient-to-nurse ratios, under-staffing, and the necessity to organize for better pay and working conditions. “When the pandemic first started, we begged for specialty pay or hazard pay. … They refused. They all said no,” she told Tribune. Despite a sharp increase … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Covid Nurse Expresses Need to Organize

Worker Correspondents: ‘Sustainable’ Agricultural Facility Denies Pandemic Sick Pay

Photo: The Boscovich family, Company owners (Source: Boscovich Farms) By Serran Soledad Tribune of the People interviewed a worker correspondent from Boskovich Farms about conditions at the agricultural company’s Oxnard, California facility, where workers have been denied sick pay in the wake of multiple Covid-19 outbreaks throughout the 2020 work year. Boskovich Farms earns an annual revenue of $30 million and is advertised as an … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: ‘Sustainable’ Agricultural Facility Denies Pandemic Sick Pay

COVID-19 Relief Added to Budget of US Imperialism

Photo credit: Ken Cedeno By Brian Martel On Monday, Congress passed a 5,593 page omnibus spending bill which allocates a total of $2.3 trillion. This year, $900 billion in coronavirus aid has been added on top of the US imperialism’s ever-increasing federal spending. The bill includes $6.2 billion in “foreign military financing,” $3.3 billion of which is allocated for Israel, which is on top of … Continue reading COVID-19 Relief Added to Budget of US Imperialism