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 [...]

Big Contract Battles Ahead for Labor Unions in the New Year

Big Contract Battles Ahead for Unions in 2024 by Dan DiMaggio, Labor Notes Major contract fights in 2023 at UPS, the Big 3 automakers, and Hollywood studios set the tone for next year’s contract campaigns. Impressive gains and increased transparency got members of other unions asking, “Why can’t my union be like that?” The bar will be high. Many of the contracts expiring next year date from before the pandemic, and before [...]

HEALTH CARE for US Champions Single-Payer in California

CalCare - Single Payer Medicare coverage for all in California Health Care for US (HC4US) advocates for comprehensive, high-quality universal health care through single-payer public financing. Our goal is to guarantee health care as a human right for ALL California residents, advancing the larger fight for health care justice and energizing the implementation of national Single-Payer/Medicare for All. HC4US is a non-partisan, non-profit organization of volunteers. We partner with the California Nurses [...]

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 [...]

Argentina: IMF Director Congratulates Right-wing President-elect Javier Milei

Ultra-rightist wins run-off election After the defeat of the candidate supported by the International Monetary Fund (IMF),  the director of the IMF,  Kristaina Georgieva, congratulated on social networks the ultra right-winger Javier Milei, elected with 55.6% of the votes. In his victory speech, Milei had already confirmed that commitments will be fulfilled, in reference to the fraudulent debt with the IMF that strangles the country. The presidential ballot ended with a landslide [...]

By |2023-12-03T15:09:23-05:00December 3rd, 2023|Argentina, Economy, Elections, Latin America, News, Politics|0 Comments

Congolese Nobel Prize winner Mukwege runs for president

Congo's Nobel Prize winner Mukwege stages large presidential campaign rally Denis Mukwege, a Nobel-winning gynaecologist, staged a rally in his hometown recently, according to Agence France Press (AFP). He promised to end corruption and conflict if elected.  In the eastern city of Bukavu, the Nobel laureate doctor said he would use political power to "put an end to war, put an end to famine" and to fight graft.  "Today it is normal [...]

By |2023-12-03T15:04:43-05:00December 3rd, 2023|#MeToo, Africa, Economy, France, Health Care, News, Politics|0 Comments

November 2023 Change Links 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 [...]

Are We Safe In Our Homes?

LA Man Sues For Cell Tower Antenna Injuries Elijah Carder sustained serious injuries from wireless antennas installed by T-Mobile This could happen to anyone in our communities. Support those fighting for all of our health & safety. Carder has filed a case in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angele and is suing former landlord South Pasadena Heights Apartments and T-Mobile USA, Inc. for injuries, pain, negligence, and severe emotional [...]

A.I.’s Dirty Secret: It’s Powered by Digital Sweatshops

Millions of human workers in digital sweatshops power Artificial Intelligence by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA The current strikes by screen-writers and actors in the WGA and SAG-AFTRA have focused attention on the use of AI-- "Artificial Intelligence" using large language models by big corporations -- to try to automate creative jobs and other work, through the use of computers that can simulate voices, generate designs, and produce meaningful literary and analytical texts. [...]

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Red Horizons

by Mumia Abu-Jamal https://www.prisonradio.org/commentary/red-horizons/ The images were startling: New York City, summer 2023. Its horizon lit by a ruby-red sky, as sun light tries to shine through smoke and ash from Canada’s roaring fire season.   First came the shock that Canada had a “fire season.” I thought it had only four seasons. Second was learning that Canada had over four hundred fires, raging on its eastern forest shores.   Then the [...]

The End of Homeownership in Canada

For generations, middle-class Canadians have been sold on the promise of homeownership.  The promise was always flawed. Today it’s simply broken.                     https://macleans.ca/longforms/the-end-of-homeownership/      By Michelle Cyca [Excerpt - full article at link above] I was born in Vancouver in 1987, and I’ve lived here nearly all my life. Anyone of my generation who grew up in this city spent their youth hearing constantly about the twin dangers that imperiled our future: a [...]

By |2023-07-08T16:43:05-05:00July 8th, 2023|Banks, Canada, Capitalism, Economy, Homelessness, Housing|0 Comments
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