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Another Shocking Wealth Grab by the Rich — In Just One Year

by Paul Buchheit It was shown in a recent report that the richest Americans have made millions from their stock holdings since the recession.  1. Just 13 Americans Made More from Their Investments in 2013 than the Entire SNAP Budget Some wealthy Americans like to refer to themselves as “makers,” and food stamp recipients as “takers,” even though most of the latter are children, the elderly, or low-wage workers. Many of the [...]

By |2014-02-02T04:30:53-05:00January 31st, 2014|Independent Journalism, Paul Buchheit|0 Comments

The Perils of Progressive Media

by John Johnson Last month we got an email from the Getty Foundation. They demanded $350 from Change- Links, claiming that we used one of their photos on a page from our Website from about three months ago. On it, we’d ran an article about a homeless families. To illustrate it I chose a photo I found on the Web of a homeless family. A number of years ago the Getty empire [...]

By |2014-02-02T04:02:32-05:00January 31st, 2014|Editorial, Independent Media, John Johnson|0 Comments

Government That Surveilled MLK in Bid to Destroy Him — Wants Us to Trust Them

by Juan Cole Among the ironies of Barack Obama trying to sell us the gargantuan NSA domestic spying program is that such techniques of telephone surveillance were used against the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. in an attempt to destroy him and stop the Civil Rights movement. Had the republic's most notorious peeping tom, J. Edgar Hoover, succeeded in that quest, Obama might never have been president, or even served in Virginia [...]

By |2014-02-02T03:57:15-05:00January 31st, 2014|Free Speech, Human Rights, juan cole|0 Comments

Obama’s NSA ‘Reforms’ Are Little More Than a PR Attempt to Mollify the Public

Obama is draping the banner of change over the NSA status quo. Bulk surveillance that caused such outrage will remain in place by Glenn Greenwald In response to political scandal and public outrage, official Washington repeatedly uses the same well-worn tactic. It is the one that has been hauled out over decades in response to many of America's most significant political scandals. Predictably, it is the same one that shaped President Obama's [...]

By |2014-02-02T03:49:28-05:00January 31st, 2014|Glenn Greenwald, Health Care, Human Rights, Politics|0 Comments

Los Angeles AM Radio

Los Angeles AM radio took a deep drop when the owner of KFI and KTLK,  Clear Channel, took off the liberals on KTLK and replaced them with the same morons from KFI, like Rush Limbaugh, twice a day now.  So the only thing worth my car radio it is KPPC .and KPFK. You can see Tom Hartman on Free Speech TV, and listen to Randi Rhodes and Mike Malloy on the Internet.  [...]

By |2014-02-02T04:21:12-05:00January 30th, 2014|Commentary|0 Comments

America Is the Most Inhumane Developed Country on the Planet — Are We Going to Let It Stay That Way?

 This week marked the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What would it be like if people in the U.S. knew they had these rights? It was drafted by a commission of the United Nations that was chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt. The Convention became effective in 1951, the United States finally ratified it in 1988 and it was signed by President George H.W. Bush. What would [...]

By |2014-02-02T04:19:26-05:00January 30th, 2014|Human Rights, Independent Journalism|0 Comments

America The Most Inhumane

America Is the Most Inhumane Developed Country on the Planet — Are We Going to Let It Stay That Way? This week marked the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What would it be like if people in the U.S. knew they had these rights? Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/corgarashu December 14, 2013  | This week marked the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of [...]

The Perils of Progressive Media

The Perils of Progressive Media by John Johnson             Last month we got an email from the Getty Foundation. They demanded $350 from Change- Links, claiming that we used one of their photos on a page from our Website from about three months ago. On it, we’d ran an article about a homeless families. To illustrate it I chose a photo I found on the Web of a homeless family.                 A [...]

By |2014-01-03T21:01:04-05:00January 3rd, 2014|Democracy, Editorial, Independent Journalism, Politics|0 Comments

Poverty Nation

Poverty nation: How America created a low-wage work swamp For decades, both parties supplanted a push for higher wages with well-intended public aid. The result: calamity Joan Walsh   2013 is the year many Americans discovered the crisis of the working poor. It turns out it’s also the crisis of the welfare poor. That’s tough for us: Americans notoriously hate welfare, unless it’s called something else and/or benefits us personally. We think [...]

By |2014-01-31T22:05:11-05:00January 3rd, 2014|Economy|0 Comments

January Calendar

  January 2014 Calendar   Volunteer: Change-Links   Change-Links needs a VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR to assist John in bringing together people to determine the necessary resources for continuing CL with the permanent, reliable status it enjoyed for over 20 years. The VC will also gather volunteers to provide for monthly newspaper production, delivery & subscriptions, computer assistance for John, and development & fundraising. Hours will depend on need & availability and part of [...]

By |2014-01-09T01:02:07-05:00January 3rd, 2014|Calendar|0 Comments

US Drone Attack on Religious School Spurs Outrage in Pakistan

'Now no place is safe': Missile strike outside of tribal region likely to cause renewed protest across Pakistan - Common Dreams staff People gather at a seminary destroyed in a US drone strike in Hangu, Pakistan (Basit Gilani/EPA)For the first time in over five years, a U.S. drone attack has occured outside Pakistan's remote tribal regions, hitting one of the more populated provinces and stoking widespread anger over the continued U.S. drone [...]

By |2013-12-03T02:47:18-05:00December 3rd, 2013|Drones, Featured|0 Comments

Betraying Our Soldiers Wounded in Wars of Empire and Profit

Who is left to fight wars when they are not for national survival? Who dies and who survives with terrifying mental and physical wounds when armed conflict becomes a battle for hegemony, profit and spheres of influence? Tom Engelhardt, publisher of They Were Soldiers, describes how author Ann Jones "explores her relations with Americans from the time she was helping Afghan civilians with casualties caused by American convoys to the time, at [...]

By |2013-12-03T02:25:25-05:00December 3rd, 2013|Peace and War, Veterans|0 Comments
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