Dear Readers,

In many cities across the country you can find the People’s Weekly World at public libraries, coffee shops, bus stops, co-ops and laundromats. Our distributors pay for these copies and then leave stacks of the newspaper, each week, for all the voracious readers and activists that frequent these establishments. Many times it may seem like working-class elves deliver our newspaper to your favorite hangout every week, because you may not know, or even see, our distributors hard at work.

Starting next year, these kinds of “free and faceless” distributions will have to be cut back. The PWW doesn’t have the advertising base to be able to afford a “free” weekly distribution like that. And while we know that readers in cities like St. Paul/Minneapolis, Sacramento, Calif., Buffalo, N.Y., and Tucson, Ariz., enjoy having the PWW widely available, we simply can’t afford to keep doing it.

This is a heads-up for you. Don’t start 2008 without subscribing to the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo. Don’t be caught saying to yourself in January, “Boy, I miss that newspaper I used to read every week over my coffee.”

Subscribe today — for a mere 62 cents per issue. Don’t miss an issue. You need this newspaper, especially going into this intense election year. There will be lots of struggles and lots of political twists and turns as the multiracial labor and people’s movements fight to put the Bush agenda on the garbage heap of history. You need to know about these struggles because your local media won’t report on them. So subscribe today! Go to to subscribe online.

In solidarity,

Teresa Albano Editor



Teresa Albano
Teresa Albano

Teresa Albano is associate editor of People's World and an award-winning journalist. Born and raised in Chicago, Albano is a member of the Chicago News Guild-Communications Workers of America and has been covering political, labor and social justice issues for more than 25 years. Albano was the first woman editor-in-chief of People's World, 2003-2010, leading the transition from weekly print to daily online publishing and establishing PW's social media presence.

Albano lived in New York City for 13 years and has traveled throughout the United States and abroad, including to India, Cuba, Angola, Italy and to Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. She received awards from International Labor Communications Association, National Federation of Press Women and Illinois Woman Press Association, including its prestigious Silver Feather Award. Albano attends Northeastern Illinois University and recently received NEIU's Future Alumni Leader award. She will graduate in December 2016. 

Combining her passion for swimming and for social justice, she founded the blog, Swimming Social, during the 2016 Rio Games.