TEACHERS-AT-ARMS ©2018 Mumia Abu-Jamal   Teaching is one of the hardest jobs in America, for they perform one of the most challenging jobs -- teaching the young -- and they do so while being woefully underpaid. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median average wage for a teacher is $53,000 per year.  Given that most men are paid between $10 and $20 -thousand dollars more than women (and most US [...]

A New Way of Life Launches Jail Voter Registration Efforts

A New Way of Life Launches Jail Voter Registration Efforts By Christin Runkle Photos by Louisa St. Aubyn Last month, A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project (ANWOL) held its 6th annual training for volunteers wanting to undertake voter registration efforts in LA County jails. More than 50 volunteers came out to Watts Labor Community Action Center to learn from representatives of the County Registrar-Recorder’s office, who said the turnout was one [...]

Poetry Corner: The War in America

The War In America by Bill Crossman I didn’t see the war in America when I was four dressed in my soldier suit posing for photos on my Dad’s shoulder at the Carolina Base my eyes drawn past the barracks at Black men in stripes and shackles stumbling off the flatbed truck at the edge of the woods, their clanking chains in the turpentine pines around us laying a silence as Black [...]

Martin Luther King Jr Essay Contest

Martin Luther King Jr Essay Contest “What King’s Dream Means to Youth Today”   for elementary, middle, high school and college students, 600-800 words. All submissions electronically in .doc format to changelinks2@gmail.com. Submit by March 15. Winners in each category will appear in the April 2018 issue, 50th anniversary of MLK’s death.

Let’s Defend Dreamers and All Immigrants

by Christine Browning [from Freedom Socialist, Vol. 38, No. 6, December 2017-January 2018 https://www.socialism.com Monica is an enthusiastic young math major at Los Angeles City College (LACC). She is an undocumented immigrant brought here from Mexico at the age of five. She shoulders the primary care of her two younger brothers while her single mom works long hours, six days a week. At one time, they were homeless. Her name has been [...]

Resisting the Reproduction of the Rat Race

Child Rat Down By Chari de Dennis Our common everyday lives, speech and behaviors are culturally reproducing the very Rat Race ideology that the Resistance Movement opposes. Trump may be the top rat. But, look around us on all sides. There are more rats than voting machines being rigged. Capitalism has always counted upon competition among workers. Workers must “sell themselves piecemeal…like every other article of commerce, and are consequently exposed to [...]

Racist Provocateur Milo Yiannapoulos to Face Opposition at CSUF

White Supremacist Bigot and Provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at CSUF As Change Links was going to press, racist sexist provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at Cal State Fullerton on October 31. The CSUF community is having a unity block party to divert attention from Milo's speaking engagement, hosted by Students for Quality Education (SQE) and supported by many other campus groups. More than 5000 people signed an on-line petition [...]

Women’s “Equality”: The Criminalization of Women’s Trauma

August 26 is Women's Equality Day. US imperialism seems bent on "equalizing" the death rates and incarceration rates of women and men. According to Jenni Katzman, former Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, the rate of incarceration for women has been growing nearly twice as fast as that of men since 1985. White women without a college education dropped over six years in life expectancy since the "Great Recession" [...]

Communication and Coordination, A Step Towards Unification

Communication and Coordination, A Step Towards Unification      Change Links community calendar is seeking to help facilitate a process of communication and coordination among peoples' movements in southern California. We're proposing monthly open conference calls through which movement groups can touch base with each other, letting each other know about planned actions and reducing scheduling conflicts. Maybe we can begin to reinforce each other's efforts and communicate more constructively about differences and [...]

The Privatizers’ Masquerade, Profiteers Want Your Schools

UTLA is backing Steve Zimmer and Imelda Padilla (bottom row pictured above) for LAUSD School Board in the May 16 run-off against candidates backed by big money from Eli Broad and former Myor Riordan, who seek to take over the Board and turn the majority of LA public schools into charters. The Privatizers' Masquerade, Profiteers Want Your Schools by Neil Chertcoff, 19-year retired LAUSD Teacher, UTLA Member neil1947@sbcglobal.net UTLA is the 2nd [...]

Freedom of Speech Has Limits

Freedom of Speech Has Limits By Greg Foisie Ben Shapiro is a controversial public speaker whose presentations are seen as supporting racism and fear-mongering. Among other practices, Shapiro has employed race-baiting and scare tactics to sell his message that minorities are solely responsible for their own problems. Shapiro opposes what he labels as liberal, leftist influences in US post-secondary institutions. A number of his recent talks have been met with protest, including [...]

Racist flyers at UCLA part of a national neo-nazi offensive

httpss://www.propublica.org/article/a-2-for-1-for-racists-post-hateful-fliers-and-revel-in-the-news-coverage In a recent podcast, a figure in the "alt-right" [white supremacist] movement, Greg Johnson, publisher of the website Counter-Currents, spoke bluntly about the benefits of gaining media coverage. “We have very little in the way of force, but our enemies have all kinds of power,” Johnson claimed. “If we can get their neurosis working for us, that can multiply the effects of our activism tremendously. I think that’s a really valuable [...]

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