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

Photo credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images 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 … Continue reading Letter to the Editors: How Do We Deal with Conspiracy Theories?

Letter to the Editors: The Best We Can Do is Not Enough

Photo: An abandoned homeless camp in Austin during the February winter storm Letter from a reader of Tribune of the People: I was a member of an organization that housed every unsheltered person in San Marcos during the winter storm that shut down Texas for a week. We had contacts with the community of unsheltered people in San Marcos that let us find everyone who … Continue reading Letter to the Editors: The Best We Can Do is Not Enough

Letter to the Editor: What Can a Community Do to Combat those who Seek to Criminalize Poverty?

Dear Editorial Board, What can a community do to combat those who seek to criminalize poverty? Once again the Travis County GOP is seeking to repeal the City of Austin’s camping ordinance (Section 9-4-11 of the Austin City Code). The Save Austin Now petition seeks to criminalize homelessness. Although it claims to be bipartisan, it is a Republican effort and is even registered at the Travis … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: What Can a Community Do to Combat those who Seek to Criminalize Poverty?

Letter to the Editors: How Do Revolutionaries Deal with Unions?

How should revolutionaries deal with unions? How should we deal with union reform movements like Labor Notes and movements to develop “union democracy” in unions? It seems as though workers who are initially politicized in the workplace want to develop a union or become affiliated to one. In my own workplace there has been a lot of excitement amongst a few workers about the news … Continue reading Letter to the Editors: How Do Revolutionaries Deal with Unions?

Letter to the Editors: How do we Restore the Fires of Revolution?

Dear Editorial Board, How do we restore the fires of revolution? Every week continues the income of murmurs in our streets, the Facebook events, and pop up art murals supporting Black Lives but the turn out has diminished massively. It has been over a month since our largest protest – when thousands of Austinites rallied at Huston-Tillotson University before marching to our Capitol and beyond. … Continue reading Letter to the Editors: How do we Restore the Fires of Revolution?

Letter to the Editor: How Do I Wholeheartedly Serve the People?

Hi Tribune, Thank you for providing an invaluable resource for those interested in frank, humble, sharp commentary on current events. I always learn when reading your articles. Recently, after reading your piece regarding two lines on the CHAZ [ed. Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone], I’m confronted with the issue I’ve been struggling with for some time and for which I’d like to ask your honest advice. … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: How Do I Wholeheartedly Serve the People?

Letter to the Editor: Two lines on ‘Autonomous Zones’

PHOTO: Capitol Hill in Seattle, with sign emulating Free Derry in Northern Ireland Tribune of the People received the following letter from a reader in Austin proposing an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in the model of the ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ)’ which has cropped up in Seattle. We have chosen to publish the letter below in the interests of encouraging discussion on important events, with our … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Two lines on ‘Autonomous Zones’