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 [...]

A Brief History of Kill Lists, From Langley to Lavender

A Brief History of Kill Lists, From Langley to Lavender by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies The Israeli online magazine +972 has published a detailed report on Israel’s use of an artificial intelligence (AI) system called “Lavender” to target thousands of Palestinian men in its bombing campaign in Gaza. When Israel attacked Gaza after October 7, the Lavender system had a database of 37,000 Palestinian men with suspected links to [...]

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, [...]

And They Call It Democracy..

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles/People Against Racist Terror (ARA-LA/PART) The quadrennial spectacle called the US presidential election is well-underway, with the candidates of the two major capitalist parties blatantly fore-ordained, and vying for who has the worse disapproval ratings. To say the election is rigged is a bad, discredited joke, thanks to the fascist con-man who lost the popular vote twice and nevertheless became the 45th pResident of the US, and [...]

Gathering for a World Social Alternative held in Venezuela

https://www.albatcp.org/en/2024/04/18/vice-president-venezuela-huge-imperial-threat-either-defeated/ Hundreds of members of trade unions, people’s movements, and left political parties from across the world attended. During the first two days of debate and discussion, panelists and participants discussed the pressing tasks of the left and progressive movements to organize the masses and confront the climate crisis, the rise of the right, imperialist attacks, and fortify internationalist solidarity. Speakers also emphasized the relationship between progressive governments and political projects and [...]

National Security Adviser advises business that war is still good business

According to a report in Breaking Defense, a news service for the "defense" industry (AKA the masters of war), "Even as the White House has pushed billions of dollars towards Ukraine and Israel, the American defense industry has been wary of standing up production capacity over fears that it will invest and then suddenly see government demand drop quickly." National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan assured investors and weapons manufacturers that they have [...]

The Incredible Disappearing Stock Market

The number of public owned stocks listed on US stock exchanges has declined almost 50% since 1996, with a slight uptick recently that probably won't last long. There are two main reasons for this -- private equity firms, so called vulture capitalists, putting up the money for operations like Space-X that are not subject to the regulations and required public financial accounting that publicly-held stock companies are required to provide, and even [...]

Climate Strike Los Angeles – April 19

YOUTH CLIMATE STRIKE LOS ANGELES & EXTINCTION REBELLION LOS ANGELES Again Call Upon The City Of Los Angeles To Fund, Develop, And Adopt  A Climate Action And Adaptation Plan! The City of Los Angeles consistently holds itself out as a beacon of progress in addressing our overlapping climate and biodiversity crises, proclaiming that we 'lead the way' with solutions. But too many of us – initially hopeful about our newly constituted post-Covid [...]

CLIMATE STRIKE L.A. – THE DEMANDS

We call upon the City Of Los Angeles to adopt a climate action and adaptation plan to include all of the urgent items listed below, or implement them now.  Please note, these items are not ‘food  for thought’ – –  these are our demands.   CLIMATE EMERGENCY #1 – We demand that the City of Los Angeles adopt a climate emergency bill package, creating a CEQA binding climate action and adaptation plan [...]

A I squared:

Artificial Intelligence: Product and Tool of American Imperialism by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA/People Against Racist Terror (ARA-LA/PART) Most of the fears expressed about A-I have focused on a couple of issues. There are fears of a fourth industrial revolution in which massive numbers of intellectual, professional, and creative workers are replaced by automatons, along with other skilled and unskilled "blue collar" workers like drivers, warehouse workers, clerks and others. On a more [...]

April 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 [...]

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