The People’s World is yours — own it!

I first encountered the Daily World, a predecessor to People’s World, at a rally to free Angela Davis in 1971. An elderly Black gentleman offered me a paper and we chatted a while. I worked in the Chicago Loop and happened upon the rally. Other papers were handed out, but the Daily World was the only real newspaper. The others I looked at went in the trash.

Over the years, I became a regular reader, subscriber, and financial supporter of People’s World and its predecessor editions. And I handed out thousands of papers at rallies, at factory entrances, and on neighborhood routes.

Back in March 2003, I joined the staff at the then People’s Weekly World print edition. My work was mostly behind the scenes, editing, vetting, designing, and producing pages for the printer. We had a basic online presence for years, but in January 2010, we launched our daily online edition replacing the weekly print edition.

At the end of 2021, I retired from the production team but never retired from being a supporter!

People’s World is now and has always been reader-supported, which leads me to ask: Will you support our work? We have many supporters who make small monthly contributions, but those really add up! These days, I live in a HUD senior building for low-income residents, but it’s not hard to set up a monthly sustainer as part of my budget. I want all of our readers to do this too!

When you support People’s World you join with hundreds of thousands of daily readers who are informed with valuable news and analysis, more important now than ever.

To paraphrase the words of Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath:

“We’ll be ever’where — wherever you look. Wherever they’s a fight so hungry people can eat, we’ll be there. Wherever they’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, we’ll be there. We’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re hungry an’ they know supper’s ready. An’ when our folks eat the stuff they raise an’ live in the houses they build — why, we’ll be there!”

Make your donation so we’ll always be there!

Barbara Russum

People’s World supporter


Barbara Russum
Barbara Russum

Barbara Russum is a longtime reader and supporter of People's World who worked in production and program support from 2003 to 2021. She is particularly impressed by the new, young writers who submit stories from their union organizing, campus work, and neighborhood actions. "I encourage everyone to read People's World, share articles on social media, and donate to support the work."