Politics

The Cold War Truth Commission

The Cold War Truth Commission by Rachel Bruhnke, Witness for Peace Southwest board member The first “Cold War Truth Commission” will take place on Saturday, December 9 at the Pico Union Project, 1153 Valencia St. 90015 (off Pico near DTLA) where organizers will put the Cold War on trial. We say “First” because we hope…

No Bombs! No Ban!

Change Links editorial cartoon by David Monkawa of Progressive Asian Network for Action (PANA) This will appear in the next print issue, but it’s too good to delay publication until then.  

Puerto Rico Turns to Collectives to Rebuild

Puerto Rico, abandoned by Trump and facing disaster capitalism looting by big business, turns to socialist and anarchist collectives to rebuild https://boingboing.net/2017/11/20/the-breaking-point.html Disaster capitalism depends on the idea that “There is No Alternative” and that the populace can only sit by passively while their infrastructure, government, homes and schools are hijacked and sold off to…

Trump Tax Plan Robs from the Poor to Give to the Rich

Reverse Robin Hood: Trump Tax Plan Robs from the Poor to Give to the Rich Data and text from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) [Editor’s notes in brackets] https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/reconciliationrecommendationssfc.pdf The combined distributional effect of the provisions estimated by …CBO, thus representing the total distributional effect of the bill, was calculated by subtracting the estimated…

Historic U.S. Activists Delegation to China

Historic U.S. Activists Delegation to China By Lee Siu Hin In July 2017, the first-of-its-kind US activists solidarity delegation to China, organized by the National Immigrant Solidarity Network and activist Lee Siu Hin, the long-time Chinese American activist, brought a dozen North American activists to Beijing and Shanghai to meet with Chinese  activists, officials, workers;…

Do the Homeless Deserve Dignity?

By Nia Asante There are 10 million residents in Los Angeles County. At least 45,000 people are homeless. I was one such person. Can you remember your first encounter with a homeless person?  I can. It was 1974,  I was 4 years old.  Our family vacation that summer was spent in Philadelphia and while strolling downtown…

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