In Memoriam: Reza Pour

Reza Jalali Pour “PRESENTE” March 6, 1938 - September 27, 2023, born in Tehran, Iran. He was a deeply caring father to his two adult children, Hamoon and Schyna Pour, and loving partner to Alise Sochaczewski, who all survived him. Reza was a child of the south end of Tehran’s neighborhood of Shahabad/Lalezar.  A good student, critical thinker, and Footballer. He began playing team football practicing at the well known Bashka (Gym) [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: Free the Uhuru Three

© 10/2023 by Mumia Abu-Jamal “Free The Uhuru 3!”  -- Dismiss all charges.   Three major radical figures are in the crosshairs of the U.S. government allegedly for “unregistered foreign agents of a foreign government” – Russia. They are Chairman Omali Yeshitela, head of the African People’s Socialist Party, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, and two of his assistants: Penny Hess and Jesse Nevel. The three are charged with being unregistered agents because they [...]

Australian MPs Urge Dropping of Charges Against Julian Assange

As reported by Esther Iverem of WPFW’s On the Ground program, which recently aired on KPFK as part of the overnight Something’s Happening program, six Australian Members of Parliament, from various parties and independents, came to Washington DC to urge the Biden administration to drop its charges against Julian Assange and the US government efforts to win his extradition to and trial in the US on Espionage Act charges for his work [...]

Constant Lockdowns Are Having a Devastating Effect on Leonard Peltier’s Health, Cousin Says

Constant Lockdowns Are Having a Devastating Effect on Peltier’s Health, Cousin Says Excerpts from TruthOut   Paulette D’Auteuil-Robideau, Peltier’s cousin, lives in Gainesville, Florida, not far from Coleman. She serves on the board of the new Leonard Peltier Ad Hoc Committee, as well as of the Jericho Movement to Free All Political Prisoners. D’Auteuil-Robideau has traveled across the world to talk to audiences about Peltier and the plight of political prisoners, the [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Two-Tiered Justice System?

A two-tiered justice system? © by Mumia Abu-Jamal As soon as the latest charges against former U.S. President Donald Trump were announced, Trumpist acolytes began making claims about a two-tiered justice system ostensibly against Republicans. Such a claim can only be made by those who are blind, deaf, or dumb. They seemingly are blind to the many Black and Browns, who have peopled the phenomenon known as mass incarceration for at least [...]

Medical Proof of Black Mold at Women’s Huron Valley Prison in Michigan

Medical Proof of Black Mold at WHV by Naykima Hill 08/15/23 https://www.prisonradio.org/commentary/medical-proof-of-black-mold-at-whv/ My name is Naykima Hill, and I’m calling in regards to a few issues. But one I’m gonna deal with today is about my best friend Krystal Clark. When I called the radio station the first time, it was about our health and our maintain- the maintaining us here at Huron Valley Prison for women. I was telling you about [...]

Greetings to the United Nations International Independent Expert Mechanism Delegation

by Mumia Abu-Jamal Greetings to the UN delegation. Initially, I wish to thank the members of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, who prepared and filed an amicus brief in my case. And, of course, the delegation of jurists, lawyers, and scholars from the UN International Independent Expert Mechanism to Advance Racial Justice and Equality in Law Enforcement now visiting the United States. I specifically want to greet [...]

“Cracks in the Abode of Death”

“Cracks in the Abode of Death” by Mumia Abu-Jamal https://www.prisonradio.org/commentary/cracks-in-the-abode-of-death/ Few people really know the nature of death rows. It is used as a political prop by politicians and is thus a stepping stone to their gateway of power. But Death Row is really far more than that. It is a place where men and women and until recently even juveniles were sent to live and die in aching loneliness and despair. [...]

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Harry Belafonte, Anti-imperialist Human Rights Activist

Mainstream media obituaries of Harry Belafonte emphasize his breakthrough successes as a singer, actor, and producer of records, films, and television, but tend to limit their praise to his iconic public figure stature as an advocate of civil rights. In fact, Belafonte was an unreconstructed radical and socialist throughout his long life and career. Born in Harlem of West Indian immigrant parents in 1927, he lived in Jamaica with his grandmother from [...]

March 2023 Community Calendar

March 2023 Change Links Community Calendar Women’s History Month 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 [...]

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