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 [...]

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 [...]

Global May Day 2024 – #1World1Struggle

Call to Action - Global May Day 2024 - #1World1Struggle The ideology of continuous economic growth dictates everything. Landlords, factory owners and investors – as part of the ruling class – ensure that their own power and wealth is protected at the expense of people of the working class and the environment. Some examples: Save Our Sperrins, labor struggles at garment factories worldwide and people struggling with impacts of climate change particularly [...]

“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. [...]

Two Upcoming Benefits for KPFK Radio

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Open Borders for Capital to Import Labor from Central America

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA As David Bacon reported in Truthout recently, the Biden Administration is paying US agribusiness to import temporary workers -- essentially braceros -- to toil for brief periods in the fields in the US before being sent back to their countries of origin, mainly in Central America. This program  drives down wages for all farmworkers, and then subsidizes not only the farm owners but even the middle-men, legalized [...]

January 2024 Community Calendar

See continuing and ongoing events at the end of the calendar.  Change Links cannot publish without your support. Send events, articles or poetry 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 [...]

Virginia Prisons Defy New State Law Against Solitary Confinement

by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson There was much fanfare about a new Virginia law that went into effect on March 23, 2023 that set specific limits on the use of solitary confinement in Virginia prisons.(1) Long before this law was enacted, VA prison officials and politicians had been lying to the public claiming solitary confinement no longer existed in their prisons. These lies came in response to public protests of the longstanding use [...]

Letter to the Editors: Social Security Cuts

Dear Editor, In 2023, the annual Cost of Living adjustment for Social Security was an increase of 8.7% . But it's 5.5% less in 2024!  In 2024, the actual C of L adjustment this year is only 3.2% (that's barely 1/3 of the increase last year). For instance, for my mother’s SS monthly benefit for 2024, that means a  $681.60 monthly loss. Representing less purchasing power, more hardship all around for tight [...]

In Memoriam: Reza Pour

Reza Jalali Pour “PRESENTE” March 6, 1938 - September 27, 2023, born in Tehran, Iran. He was a deeply caring father to his two adult children, Hamoon and Schyna Pour, and loving partner to Alise Sochaczewski, who all survived him. Reza was a child of the south end of Tehran’s neighborhood of Shahabad/Lalezar.  A good student, critical thinker, and Footballer. He began playing team football practicing at the well known Bashka (Gym) [...]

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