Say NO! to Israeli Annexation & Occupation

Samidoun Network in occupied Palestine and in the diaspora has issued the following call, originally in Arabic. As an international network, we fully join in this call and urge all supporters and friends of Palestine to take action on 1 July in support of the mobilization taking place in Ramallah, occupied Palestine, to confront Israel’s declared plans for the annexation of much of the occupied West Bank of Palestine. We know that many Palestinians in exile and supporters of Palestine are, like Samidoun’s members, engaged in the [...]

L.A. Rallies for Peace, Against War on Iran

Rally for Peace at West L.A. Federal Building: Endless Protests Against DC’s Endless Wars By Ed Rampell As Emperor Trump cries havoc and lets loose and wags the dogs of war, nearly 200 peace protesters held a Jan. 9 antiwar rally outside Los Angeles’ symbol of Washington, the Federal Building located near UCLA in Westwood. A second simultaneous rally of nearly the same size was held outside City Hall in DTLA. City Hall rally against Trump bombing, war threat  The demonstrators ranged from Vietnam era stalwarts to [...]

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 [...]

POETRY CORNER: Sirens!

Sirens by Michael Novick   I live in the city of L.A. near Culver City's environs And any hour of every day, I am besieged by sirens.   Ambulances, paramedics, fire engines and cops -- each walk or bike ride I take, the wailing never stops.   When I try to cross the street, they go tearing through the light. And when I try to go to sleep, they go screaming through the night.   For weeks in Europe with hardly a claxon, I enjoyed the quiet. [...]

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 [...]

New LAPD Chief – Moore of the Same

Garcetti, Chief Moore & Police Comm. Soboroff New LAPD Chief- Moore of the Same by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action LA httpss://ara-la.tumblr.com/post/174935057110/new-lapd-chief-moore-of-the-same Following a search and recommendation of three top candidates by the Police Commission, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has named Asst. Chief Michel Moore (pronounced Michael) as his choice for LAPD Chief to replace Chuckie Beck, who is retiring early after unrelenting community criticism. Garcetti's choice is expected to be approved by the City Council, even though he comes out of the same mold as Beck, trained [...]

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition 6th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser

Join us for an evening to reflect, honor, and celebrate at the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition’s 6 year Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser on Saturday December 9, 2017 at 6 PM at Cielo Gallery located at 3201 Maple Ave. LA, CA 90011. Corner of Maple and 32nd. Come enjoy awesome Desi (South Asian) dinner, pick up a coalition t-shirt, and chill with eclectic beats by Yuca Soul. We are also super excited to honor some of our fellow movement warriors. Join us in sharing our collective appreciation! If [...]

No Bombs! No Ban!

Change Links editorial cartoon by David Monkawa of Progressive Asian Network for Action (PANA) This will appear in the next print issue, but it's too good to delay publication until then.  

Are We Headed Toward World War Three?

IS THE PLANET HEADED FOR A THIRD WORLD WAR? By Ron Spriestersbach For this article, I read eleven articles by eleven different authors. Nearly all of them raised the question of the day: Is the planet headed for World III? But there was one article which truly astounded and scared me. This was “The Warnings of a New World War” by Gilbert Doctorow, the European Coordinator of the American Committee for East West Accord, Ltd. (eastwestaccord@gmail.com) He discusses the late agreements on Syria between the US and [...]

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The President’s Leftovers

THE PRESIDENT'S “LEFTOVERS” By Rob Macon As the election approaches, President Obama prepares to walk the Oval Office one final time. Many agree Obama has done an outstanding job concerning the nation’s economy. Then there are what we can identify as “leftovers.” Leftovers are conditions prevailing during the Obama Administration, as well as past presidents, that the administration was unable to finish, leaving the next administration to solve such problems as poverty, TPP, money in politics, and racism, to name a few. Below is a list one [...]

The More Effective Evil

The More Effective Evil by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action In planning this issue of Change Links, we sought commentary on post-primary, pre-general election directions for the movement from progressive Democrats for Bernie, the Peace & Freedom Party, Freedom Socialist Party and anarchists, with little or no response. Instead we are running the information you see on our front page about proposed protests outside both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions this month in Cleveland and Philadelphia respectively. The first weekend in August the Green Party and the [...]

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