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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

June 2024 Change Links Community Calendar

Change Links can’t publish without your support. Send items, articles or poems to changelinks2@gmail.com or via change-links.org/submit/ Please subscribe as well. Subscriptions to the print edition are $12/25/50 a year, low income, regular or sustainer (sliding scale), payable to “AFGJ,” our fiscal sponsor, with “Change Links” in the memo. All events announced are encouraged to donate $5 (per event), payable to AFGJ, mail to: Change Links, PO Box 34236, LA 90034. It [...]

Black in Gaza by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Black in Gaza © April 2024 by Mumia Abu-Jamal As the ruinous war continues to rage in Gaza, Black and Palestinian scholars continue to tell the untold stories of these oppressed peoples. One such scholar is Greg Thomas, the founder and editor of the journal Proud Flesh and author of several books on Black, gender and post-colonial studies. Children of a Black community in Gaza after the Israeli destruction of their home [...]

PDF of May 2024 issue of Change Links community calendar and progressive news

May 2024 Change Links Community Calendar

May 2024 Change Links Community Calendar Change Links can’t publish without your support. Send items, articles or poems to changelinks2@gmail.com or via change-links.org/submit/ Please subscribe as well. Subscriptions to the print edition are $12/25/50 a year, low income, regular or sustainer (sliding scale), payable to “AFGJ,” our fiscal sponsor, with “Change Links” in the memo. All events announced are encouraged to donate $5 (per event), payable to AFGJ, mail to: Change Links, [...]

Gwynn Gets A Win

© 2024 by Mumia Abu-Jamal Daniel Gwynn, a death row prisoner for almost 30 years, is now leaving death row and prison itself after his case was finally dismissed after the case fell apart. For almost 30 years Gwynn was subject to decades of solitary confinement under threat of imminent death and soul aching loneliness. Gwynn’s conviction stems from both a false confession and apparently tampering with witnesses by police and the [...]

“I Will No Longer Be Complicit in Genocide” – On The Martyrdom of Aaron Bushnell

“I Will No Longer Be Complicit in Genocide” - On The Martyrdom of Aaron Bushnell by Jesse Nevel, Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement and one of the Uhuru 3 federal indictees “Many of us like to ask ourselves, ‘What would I do if I was alive during slavery? Or the Jim Crow South? Or apartheid? What would I do if my country was committing genocide?’ The answer is, you’re doing it. [...]

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Mumia Abu-Jamal: The Quest for Abolition

© 2023 by Mumia Abu-Jamal How do we arrive at this place we call abolition? What are the roads to such a destination?  We arrive from the almost-lost lessons of history, shaped by generations of ancestors who struggled their whole lives for that rare breath of freedom and yearned with all their hearts that we, their progeny, would one day breathe free air. For abolition stems from the long, hard struggle against [...]

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