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WAR: Murder Incorporated/America’s Favorite Pastime

MURDER INCORPORATED Book Two: America’s Favorite Pastime (Spoiler alert — It’s WAR!) “empire\genocide\manifest destiny” by Mumia Abu-Jamal and Stephen Vittoria, foreword by S. Brian Willson, Afterword by David Swanson; Prison Radio, POB 411074 San Francisco CA, 2019, $20 ISBN: 978-0-9989600-6-7 Reviewed by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA This second volume of a distinctly non-academic 3-book history…

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June 2019 Community Calendar

Change Links cannot publish without your support. Send in events, articles or poetry: http://change-links.org/submit/ Please subscribe. All event announcements are encouraged to donate $5.00 (per event), payable to AFGJ, mail to Change Links, PO Box 34236, Los Angeles, CA 90034. It keeps this publication solvent. We thank you in advance.   Peace vigils: http://change-links.org/ongoing-peace-vigils-and-community-programs/  …

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War on Truth

Chelsea Manning & Julian Assange: Political Prisoners of the Big Lie by Defending Rights & Dissent <info@rightsanddissent.org>   For the first time in US history, a publisher of information has been indicted under the Espionage Act. Hours ago, the DOJ announced they were bringing 17 Espionage Act charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This is…

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War on Women

We can’t wait another lifetime for reproductive rights by  Helen Gilbert, Radical Women, http://www.socialism.com Radical Women has been fighting for reproductive rights since our founding. We’re proud our earliest members worked with Black women from the anti-poverty program to hold one of Washington’s first rallies for legal abortion at the state capitol in Olympia. We’re…

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WAR on NATURE: Climate Catastrophe?

photo credit: (c) 2019 Peg Hunter Sunrise Movement demo, San Francisco Greenhouse Gas Concentrations in Atmosphere Are Accelerating by Richard Hunziker [excerpts from Counterpunch: https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/05/21/custers-last-stand-meets-global-warming/ A recent article in Arctic News on the outlook for global warming foresees a frightening scenario lurking right around the corner. Hopefully, the article’s premise of impending runaway global warming…

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Why Socialism

“Why Socialism?” by Albert Einstein, May 1949 condensed from the first issue of the socialist journal Monthly Review. According to Einstein, the profit motive of a capitalist society, in conjunction with competition among capitalists, leads to unnecessary cycles of booms and depressions, and ultimately encourages selfishness instead of cooperation. In addition, the educational system of…

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Op-Ed: What Will It Take to Save KPFK?

What Will It Take to Save KPFK? Op-Ed by Michael Novick, Grassroots Community Radio Coalition June 30 is the deadline to become a listener-sponsor of KPFK 90.7 FM, Pacifica radio for southern California, and qualify to run or vote in the upcoming elections for the local station board. You may not know this, even if…

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Lisa Lubow – Presente!

Lisa Lubow, Presente! 1954 – 2019 “Do not go gentle into that good night … Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” – Dylan Thomas After a eight-month fight against neuro-endocrine cancer, our comrade and co-founder of Converging Storms passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2019.  Converging Storms Action Network (CSAN) confronts the physics…

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Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective

Embassy Protection Collective: We’re Still Here And We’re Staying By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance   May 5, 2019 | , Newsletter https://popularresistance.org/embassy-protection-collective-were-still-here-and-were-staying/   The Embassy Protection Collective formed on April 10, the day after the Trump administration manipulated the Organization of American States (OAS) to change the rules so they could recognize their…

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Shut Aliso Canyon!

A long-awaited root cause analysis report of the 2015 Aliso Canyon blowout was released.   The report by Blade Energy Partners and the California Public Utilities Commission highlights gross negligence by SoCalGas and failure to conduct basic inspections to determine the safety of a highly dangerous operation at Aliso Canyon.1   Because of their negligence thousands…

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City Council May Allow Housing Tear-Down

by Bella De Soto, End Homelessness Now Coalition The City Council, less than two years after passing an ordinance to set strict limits on tearing down existing low-income housing without replacing it with even more such units, is about to carve out an exemption which it claims will allow only a single existing project, in…

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Sexist Stereotyped Robots Reflect Sexism in Tech

Sexist stereotyped robots: “I’d Blush If I Could” https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/05/1038691 Why do most voice assistants have female names, and why do they have submissive personalities? The answer, says a new report released on Friday by UNESCO, the UN’s Education, Science and Culture agency, is that there are hardly any women working in the technical teams that…

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Letters to the Editor: No Nukes!

Dear lovers of peace and a nuclear free world, For those skeptical about being able to finance a “Green New Deal,” there is a bill recently introduced into the House of Representatives that could provide that funding, if Congress would take it seriously. HR-2419, the “Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act, calls…

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Unsung Memorial Day Hero: Smedley Butler

A Likely MIA Name over Memorial Day Weekend Smedley Darlington Butler. It is a name you’re not likely to hear mentioned this Memorial Day Weekend. Who is he? A four-star USMC General who served 33-plus years in the US Marine Corps, won two Congressional Medals of Honor and is, at least arguably, the most beloved…

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Origin of May Day – International Workers Day

Brief Origins of May Day By Eric Chase Most people living in the United States know little about the International Workers’ Day of May Day. For many others there is an assumption that it is a holiday celebrated in state communist countries like Cuba or the former Soviet Union. Most Americans don’t realize that May…

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