Obama

Voters: Don’t Reward Bad Behavior

Voters: Don’t reward bad behavior! by Greg Foisie, CSULA graduate student US voters are often compartmentalized into groups: Democrats vs. Republicans; liberals vs. conservatives; alt right vs. progressives; and so on. For attempting to understand how average voters relate to our current presidential race, a better analysis could be seeing voters as either 1)benefiting or…

True Leadership is Locked Behind Prison Walls

True Leadership is Locked Behind Prison Walls by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action L.A. Across the country, thousands of prisoners have been striking and taking other non-violent direct actions to oppose prison slavery and other denials of their human rights that are taking place behind prison walls. They launched this action on the anniversary of the…

The President’s Leftovers

THE PRESIDENT’S “LEFTOVERS” By Rob Macon As the election approaches, President Obama prepares to walk the Oval Office one final time. Many agree Obama has done an outstanding job concerning the nation’s economy. Then there are what we can identify as “leftovers.” Leftovers are conditions prevailing during the Obama Administration, as well as past presidents,…

US Subverts Eritrea, “Africa’s Cuba”

U.S. Sets Stage for Libya-Like Regime Change in Eritrea, “Africa’s Cuba” by BAR executive editor Glen Ford “Eritrea’s fierce independence has put it in imperialism’s crosshairs.” The US is setting the stage for a so-called “humanitarian” military intervention against the small northeast African nation of Eritrea, under legal pretexts much like those used to justify…

The More Effective Evil

The More Effective Evil by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action In planning this issue of Change Links, we sought commentary on post-primary, pre-general election directions for the movement from progressive Democrats for Bernie, the Peace & Freedom Party, Freedom Socialist Party and anarchists, with little or no response. Instead we are running the information you see…

Election Over: 5 Hard Realities

Election Over: 5 Hard Realities Progressive Have to Face About Obama By Jeff Faux Democrats must start mobilizing their own agenda now. And the first step is to face the truth about Obama’s record. November 18, 2012  | Terrorized by the prospect of a complete takeover of the U.S. government by right-wing reactionaries—progressive Democrats swallowed…

Drone Warfare

Drone Warfare’s Deadly Civilian Toll: A Very Personal View I was minutes from ordering a drone strike on a Taliban insurgent – until I realised I was watching an Afghan child at play by James Jeffrey I find myself caught between the need to follow the drone debate and the need to avoid unpleasant memories…

Artful Liars

Artful Liars How Banks Cheat Bankers Smile as the Leave the White House   by CHRISTOPHER BRAUCHLI I think a lie with a purpose is wan iv the’ worst kind an’ the mos’ profitable. – Finley Peter Dunne On Lying There was something refreshing about Bernie Madoff.  He robbed Peters to pay Pauls and it…

Obama and Civil Liberties

How Obama became a civil libertarian’s nightmare by Steven Rosenfeld When Barack Obama took office, he was the civil liberties communitiesgreat hope. Obama, a former constitutional law professor, pledged to shutter the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and run a transparent and open government. But he has become a civil libertarian’s nightmare: a supposedly…

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