Supreme Court Wields Law as a Weapon in Class War on the Poor

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-L.A. The latest decisions by the dominant far-right majority on the Supreme Court underscore the reality that "lawfare" is a form of class warfare, in which bourgeois illusions that the courts offer any protection for the rights of poor and working people or of nature only serve to disarm people's movements. The courts, particularly the US Supreme Court, are a manifestation of the undemocratic nature of the [...]

July 2024 Change Links Community Calendar

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The New Red-Scare Black-List Targets Supporters of Palestine, Critics of Israel

from a blog post by Glenn Greenwald [Excerpt] Here's what Sullivan and Cromwell, which was one of the biggest and most influential law firms on the planet, based in Wall Street, is doing. Listen to this: Here, from The New York Times, yesterday: Sullivan & Cromwell, a 145-year-old firm that has counted Goldman Sachs and Amazon among its clients, says that, for job applicants, participation in a protest — on campus or [...]

Imperial Court for an Imperial President

© July 2024 by Mumia Abu-Jamal   Over half a century ago, U.S. President Richard M. Nixon told TV interviewer David Frost the following on May 19, 1977: “When the president does it, that means it is not illegal.” Of course, Nixon resigned in the face of the Watergate scandal.   Half a century has passed, and in the case Trump vs The United States, the Supreme Court has enshrined that [of [...]

Grassroots Community Radio Coalition Endorsements (paid ad)

Grassroots Community Radio Coalition Endorsements for KPFK Listener and Staff Delegates on the Local Station Board Listener Candidates Jack Neff Marisol Bielma Gina DeBaca JJack Artz Roberto Diaz Paul Pereira Denis P. Recendez Todd Williams Bella De Soto Diana Parmeter Sasha Karlik Ahjamu Makalani Ian Johnston Staff Candidates Ninel Centeno Brenda Martinez Jeanine Rohn These are candidates in our estimation, who support a community orientation, non-partisan political independence, a commitment to peace [...]

KPFK-Pacifica Delegate Elections underway

During each election process, each of the Pacifica Foundation’s five station signal areas across the country holds an election to select 12 delegates to the annual area meetings where the new and returning delegates jointly elect Station Representative Directors for the new term. All of the elected delegates additionally serve on a Local Station Board (LSB). The 12 constitute half of the local board, with the other half elected in alternate years. [...]

In Memoriam: Rev. James M. Lawson

Rev. Lawson, an apostle of non-violent struggle for human rights, labor dignity and justice, and the Black freedom movement, passed away last month at age 95. A third-generation Methodist minister, Lawson was born in 1928 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and earned his pastor’s license in 1947, during his senior year of high school. Not long after graduating, he was drafted into the U.S. military at the time of the Korean War but refused [...]

Natural allies in struggle — Palestinians and First Nations

In Australia, since the bombing of Gaza began in October 2023, there has been an outpouring of solidarity between First Nations people and Palestinians. Tens of thousands took to the streets on Invasion Day, where First Nations and Palestinian speakers shared the stage to demand the end to land theft and genocide in Australia, Palestine and across the globe. Each year on 26 January, Invasion Day rallies are held in protest of [...]

While US and allies pull the strings, Haitians suffer

Today, Haiti has been torn apart by violence and choked by poverty — a product of centuries of neo-colonialist manipulation by the United States, France, and Canada, and abetted by the U.N. Security Council. A “slow genocide” is how one writer put it. An apt description. In the first four months of 2024, over 300,000 civilians were displaced from their homes — over 2.5% of the 11.8 million inhabitants. And over 1,500 [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks to Student Encampment at U Penn

Address to the Students at the U Penn Palestine Solidarity Encampment by Mumia Abu-Jamal Sisters, comrades, what are you doing? What are all of you doing? And ahy are you being punished and threatened by the state? Think about that. If you think about it, you see, it is obvious as it is shocking. You are protesting against genocide, protesting against mega-violence, paid for, in large part, by American taxpayers who are [...]

Israel Subverts all International Laws and Rulings in its Attack against Rafah- All Out June 8 [A national convergence on the White House to stop the attacks on Rafah will take place June 8, and protests will take place around the country -- wear red.] At least 45 people, mostly women and children, were killed and scores of others were injured when Israel bombed a tent camp for displaced Palestinians in Rafah late in the evening on Sunday, May 26. The tent camp in Tal al-Sultan was [...]

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