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Cold War Two

Do you think any American official is going to tell you the truth? by William Blum During Cold War One those of us in the left were often placed in the position where we had to defend the Soviet Union because the US government was using that country as a battering ram against us. Now…

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One Struggle, Many Fronts: Boycott HP!

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-L.A. As this issue of Change-Links was going to press, daily demonstrations were taking place in LA against police murders and against the massacres in Gaza. Increasingly, people are linking the two causes, recognizing that we live in a seamless empire where the same tear gas projectiles are used in Ferguson…

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Two Views on UTLA

Let’s Turn The Tide at LAUSD and UTLA! By Neil Chertcoff Education Activist – neil1947@sbcglobal.net The education of hundreds of thousands of students and the livelihoods of tens of thousands of educators and support personnel are on the line in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Years of budget cuts and corrupt sell-offs of…

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Night of Pain – Night of Rage

(column written 8/11/14) © 2014 Mumia Abu-Jamal Once again, a Black unarmed youth has been killed by a cop. And while the facts surrounding the shooting are presently unclear, what is clear is that a cop shot 18-year-old Michael Brown 8 times. According to at least one eyewitness, Brown was shot as he stood with his…

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Renewables and Recovery

By Kent Minault I want to talk here about the work being done by labor activists and environmentalists. Environmentalists are getting more and more concerned about job creation, and labor unions are looking more and more toward solar energy and mandated efficiency programs to keep their members working. This convergence of interests is creating policy…

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Capsule Reviews by Dancing Owl, AKA Chas. Fredricks

FILMS-upcoming, in current release or worthy of catching on the rebound: Mission Blue: Gripping documentary about humanity’s global destruction of our oceans, and the effort to stop it. Dolphin Tale 2: In this PR counterattack by the aquarium industry, we get to feel cute and cuddly while imprisoning an animal that has a bigger brain…

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Richest 1% Take Almost Half of World’s Wealth

(Editorial note: The following are excerpts from a recent report “Working for the Few” by Oxfam, an international organization working to end poverty, written by Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva and Nicholas Galasso. Oxfam began in 1942 as the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief to stop famine in Greece due to the Nazi military occupation. Oxfam works in…

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