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 [...]

Poetry Corner: 80’s Sur Gaye, California

80's Sur Gaye, California © 2022 by Melisa Puga [Excerpt] I am from hot concrete and graffiti walls. A place where the taquerias, liquor stores and botanicas abound along with melanin and generational trauma. I am from The City of Azaleas. A place where electrical transmission towers line the way down Southern Ave to the LA River made of concrete. Not a lot of nature for a place that adopted a flower [...]

Poetry Corner: I Make Promises Before I Dream

I Make Promises Before I Dream [excerpt] © 2021 by Tongo Eisen-Martin   No unclaimed, cremated mothers this year Nor collateral white skin   No mothers folding clothes to a corporate park preamble No sons singing under the bright lights of a lumber yard   Quantum reaganomics and the tap steps of turning on a friend   New York trophy parts among the limbs of decent people   Being an enraged artist [...]

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Zapatistas Resist Paramilitary and State Attacks

In the celebration for its 25th anniversary, between December 31, 2018 and January 1, 2019, from the Caracol de La Realidad, in Zapatista Chiapas, the EZLN sent a clear and powerful message. After thousands of Zapatista militiamen, men and women, marched demonstrating their discipline and coordination, Subcomandante Moisés gave a speech that would resound to the National Palace. In addition to ratifying the anti-capitalist position and the commitment to the autonomy of [...]

Critical Race Theory and LA City Council Racism

Critical Race Theory is for the Children By Alicia Vargas The people of Los Ángeles have spoken— they expect three city council resignations. One down… When former L.A. City council member and president Nury Martínez had the audacity to believe stepping down from her role as city council President would provide sufficient absolution from her racist wrongdoings, the people of Los Ángeles got louder. And most of these Angelenos that are now [...]

November 2022 Community Calendar of Events

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 http://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 [...]

KPFK: Under New Management

and Open to the Community KPFK – Under New Management By Michael Novick, KPFK interim General Manager Change Links has carried many articles with my byline before, but this one is unique. I am writing to you as the new unpaid interim General Manager of KPFK. I was recently appointed to that position by the Pacifica Executive Director, Stephanie Wells. She and the Pacifica National Board determined that there was no money [...]

Peoples Summit for Democracy 2022

Peoples Summit June 8-10 at LATTC, in the tradition of each Summit of the Americas since the 2005 Mar Del Plata Summit, we, unionists, activists, grassroots organizations and progressive people of the Americas are calling for a People’s Summit to counter the 9th “Summit of the Americas” to be held in the US for the first time, here in Los Angeles, CA. The People’s Summit will host three days of art, music, [...]

June 2022 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 http://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 [...]

Support the A-G Ethnic Studies Requirement at the University of California

by the UC Ethnic Studies Faculty Council Starting in 1968, students at two public universities in California–first San Francisco State and then UC Berkeley–courageously led the way for the grassroots formation of ethnic studies by going on strike and shutting down their campuses despite police brutality and military repression. Well over half a century later, the University of California has at long last proposed an ethnic studies requirement that centers what has [...]

Poetry Corner: Matt Sedillo & Review of “City on the Second Floor”

POST (excerpt) By Matt Sedillo, from “City on the Second Floor)   Tomorrow doesn’t show up all at once But when it does Liquidate the pension Automate the factory Auction off the options Don’t worry bout me I worry free Free-lance contingency Smiling at your service to gig economy Side hustle, millennial, post industrial standard Hire me as an adjunct Fire me as contingent Into a city I cannot afford to live [...]

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