Cuba – Que Linda Es Cuba!

Cuba, Que Linda Es Cuba by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action LA I went to Cuba for the first time, as part of the 50th Venceremos Brigade, for two weeks in July and August, along with over 150 others, the largest solidarity delegation in many years. The visit was eye-opening about the on-going revolutionary process and humanitarian values of their socialist society. It inspired us to oppose the US embargo/blockade against Cuba, and to organize to demand that the US recognize and respect Cuban sovereignty and dignity, stop [...]

September 2019 Community Calendar

Change Links cannot publish without your support. Send events, articles or poetry to changelinks2@gmail.com or via https://change-links.org/submit/ Please subscribe. All events announced are encouraged to donate $5 (per event), payable to AFGJ, mail to Change Links, PO Box 34236, Los Angeles 90034. It helps keep this publication solvent. Thanks in advance. Peace vigils: https://change-links.org/ongoing-peace-vigils-and-community-programs/ Other Calendars: https://ocprogressiveevents.info/, https://la.indymedia.org/calendar/, httpss://www.facebook.com/pg/ieprogressivealliance/events/, https://www.activistsandiego.org/event, httpss://vcpjn.org/calendar/, httpss://echoparkfilmcenter.org KPFK 90.7 FM Non-Commercial Listener-Sponsored Pacifica Community Radio Local Station Board (LSB) election process is underway. In the current “LSB” Election, balloting began Aug 15 [...]

How Indigenous Peoples Won a Landmark Victory Protecting the Amazon From Oil Drilling

by Reynard Loki  httpss://independentmediainstitute.org/the-indigenous-resistance-to-big-oil-heats-up-in-ecuador/  httpss://www.opendemocracy.net/en/democraciaabierta/los-pueblos-ind%C3%ADgenas-han-ganado-una-victoria-hist%C3%B3rica-protegiendo-a-la-amazon%C3%ADa-del-extractivismo-en/ How Indigenous Peoples Won a Landmark Victory Protecting the Amazon From Oil Drilling The Waorani people of Ecuador won a historic lawsuit to save their homes—and the planet—from destruction. Source: Independent Media Institute. This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. On May 16, hundreds of Indigenous peoples traveled from different regions of the Ecuadorian Amazon to the capital city of Quito to demand respect for the April 26 historic court ruling, in [...]

Making Capitalism History

Making Capitalism History by Faramarz Farbod To perish or to radically transform the way we relate to one another and to nature, that is the question humanity has never had to face until now. The evidence backing the above assertion is strong and accumulating. Nevertheless, there remains a stubborn problem of awareness as many who understand the perils facing humanity fail to connect them to its source: the capitalist organization of planetary life. Failure to address this problem will only guarantee that the predictable future characterized by [...]

WAR on NATURE: Climate Catastrophe?

photo credit: (c) 2019 Peg Hunter Sunrise Movement demo, San Francisco Greenhouse Gas Concentrations in Atmosphere Are Accelerating by Richard Hunziker [excerpts from Counterpunch: httpss://www.counterpunch.org/2019/05/21/custers-last-stand-meets-global-warming/ A recent article in Arctic News on the outlook for global warming foresees a frightening scenario lurking right around the corner. Hopefully, the article’s premise of impending runaway global warming (“RGW”) is off the mark, by a lot. BTW… the worst-case scenario happens within one decade! Here’s a snippet: “… such a rise in greenhouse gas levels has historically corresponded with more [...]

Lisa Lubow – Presente!

Lisa Lubow, Presente! 1954 – 2019 “Do not go gentle into that good night … Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” – Dylan Thomas After a eight-month fight against neuro-endocrine cancer, our comrade and co-founder of Converging Storms passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2019.  Converging Storms Action Network (CSAN) confronts the physics of energy and the links of the climate crisis to unsustainable capitalist growth. Committed to social justice and political activism, Lisa grew up in Hollywood, earned a PhD from UCLA, followed her [...]

Shut Aliso Canyon!

A long-awaited root cause analysis report of the 2015 Aliso Canyon blowout was released.   The report by Blade Energy Partners and the California Public Utilities Commission highlights gross negligence by SoCalGas and failure to conduct basic inspections to determine the safety of a highly dangerous operation at Aliso Canyon.1   Because of their negligence thousands of families were sickened, relocated for months, saw school schedules disrupted and lost loved ones. Many still suffer the health effects today.   Call Governor Newsom at 855-971-2589 and urge him to [...]

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Beyond the Green New Deal: Eco-Socialism & De-Colonization

Beyond the Green New Deal -- Eco-Socialism & Decolonization by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles/People Against Racist Terror (ARA-LA/PART) Environmental catastrophes in southern Africa and in the US mid-west underscore the fact that life-threatening damage from capitalist-induced climate change is happening already. Hundreds died as a result of the cyclone in Mozambique and elsewhere, where the resultant flooding has caused an "inland sea". Record flooding in Nebraska and elsewhere has caused multi-million-dollars of destruction, and more flooding is anticipated. Native communities in South Dakota have been particularly [...]

Family Dairy Farming is Dying

Family dairy farming is dying By Jim Goodman   [Excerpts] httpss://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/dairy-farming-is-dying-after-40-years-im-out/2018/12/21/79cd63e4-0314-11e9-b6a9-0aa5c2fcc9e4_story.html Ed note: As of 2011 — as is true with much of the country's wealth — the top 10% of farms in size account for more than 70% of cropland in the United States; the top 2.2% take up more than a third. After 40 years of dairy farming, I sold my herd of cows this summer. The herd had been in my family since 1904; I know all 45 cows by name. I couldn’t find anyone [...]

Open Letter to the People of the United States from Venezuelan President Maduro

An Open Letter To The People Of The U.S. From President Nicolás Maduro By Nicolás Maduro Greetings. I am Nicolas Maduro, constitutional president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.  If I know anything, it is about the people, because just like you, I am a man of the people. I was born and raised in a poor neighborhood of Caracas. I was forged in the heat of popular and union struggles in a Venezuela submerged in exclusion and inequality. I am no tycoon; I am a worker [...]

Global Police State

By William I. Robinson, Prof of Sociology & Global and International Studies, UC Santa Barbara [excerpts] A global police state is emerging as capitalism descends into an unprecedented crisis, given the extent of ecological degradation and social deterioration, and the sheer scale of the means of violence deployed around the world. "Global police state" refers to three interrelated developments: 1. Ever more omnipresent systems of social control, repression and warfare to contain the real and potential rebellion of the global working class and 'surplus' humanity. 2. A [...]