American Sniper: Two Views (Excerpts)

by Chris Hedges American Sniper lionizes the most despicable aspects of U.S. society, the gun culture, blind adoration of the military, the belief we have a right as a Christian nation to exterminate the lesser breeds, a hyper-masculinity that banishes compassion, a denial of inconvenient facts. Many, especially white Americans trapped in a stagnant economy…

Poetry: Jessica M. Wilson

Origins Why are we concerned with origins when there is nothing we can do about where we come from because we already exist? Existencia. Is it clean? The moment we are born, we come out in a pool of blood, powdered skin raw from the pushing. We immediately are transported to a sink and cleansed…

March 2015 Calendar

Mar 1 – Sun: George Washington and the Founders’ Religion: 11a, Hollywood . $8. Center for Inquiry/LA, 4773 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood. 323.666.9797. <la@centerforinquiry.net>. <centerforinquiry.net/la>. Whom do government nuclear regulators really represent?: 2-3p, Irvine. Ron Rodarte talks about events that led to the shutdown of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.  Focus on the NRC, CPUC and…

Poetry: Maria Guardado

I am Maria Guardado. Torture survivor. And denouncing before the world I proclaim: It was not organized crime that tortured me! It was my enslaved brothers! Who are brainwashed at the School of the Americas so that they can torture, if this possible, their own dear mother. Who for having gained a conscience, fights for…

Prisoners want jobs

By Alex Krehbiel Marx wrote that there are two major classes, capitalists and workers.  The capitalists own businesses and the workers work for them.  There are other groups.  Small individual and family businesses, professionals who work for themselves like many doctors and lawyers, skilled trades workers are examples.  Another group are those who have been…

Letter to Editors: The Committee

The.committee.black.law@gmail.com January 25, 2015 CHANGE-LINKS P.O. BOX 34236 LOS ANGELES, CA 90034 Re: Community Sanctions Against ìGeneral TACO and Change-Links Support of Black Riders Greetings Members and Staff: It has come to our attention that Change-Links has provided copy space in both the print and electronic editions of Change-Links for recruitment for the Black Rider…

Teens Sue Government for Carbon Reductions, Climate Care

The Public Trust Doctrine says the government is a trustee of the resources that support our public welfare and survival, according to Prof. Mary C. Wood, author of a book on youth environmental activism. The doctrine requires our government to protect and maintain survival resources for future generations. Relying on this long-standing legal principle, young…

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