Repression Escalates Against Campus Palestine Solidarity Movement Against Genocide, Apartheid

The National Guard and militarized police forces have been called out against campus encampments against genocide in Gaza at Columbia University in NY, USC here in Los Angeles, the University of Texas in "liberal" Austin, and elsewhere around the country. As Change Links went to press, racist, fascist Zionist thugs in large numbers entered the campus of UCLA and viciously attacked a pro-Palestinian, anti-genocide encampment there while campus police, private security guards [...]

Black in Gaza by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Black in Gaza © April 2024 by Mumia Abu-Jamal As the ruinous war continues to rage in Gaza, Black and Palestinian scholars continue to tell the untold stories of these oppressed peoples. One such scholar is Greg Thomas, the founder and editor of the journal Proud Flesh and author of several books on Black, gender and post-colonial studies. Children of a Black community in Gaza after the Israeli destruction of their home [...]

A Brief History of Kill Lists, From Langley to Lavender

A Brief History of Kill Lists, From Langley to Lavender by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies The Israeli online magazine +972 has published a detailed report on Israel’s use of an artificial intelligence (AI) system called “Lavender” to target thousands of Palestinian men in its bombing campaign in Gaza. When Israel attacked Gaza after October 7, the Lavender system had a database of 37,000 Palestinian men with suspected links to [...]

PDF of May 2024 issue of Change Links community calendar and progressive news

May 2024 Change Links Community Calendar

May 2024 Change Links Community Calendar Change Links can’t publish without your support. Send items, articles or poems to changelinks2@gmail.com or via 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 AFGJ, mail to: Change Links, [...]

Monthly Poetry Corner: Identity Card

Identity Card by Mahmoud Darwish [excerpt]   Put it on record. I am an Arab. Colour of hair: jet black. Colour of eyes: brown. My distinguishing features: On my head the `iqal cords over a keffiyeh Scratching him who touches it. My address: I'm from a village, remote, forgotten, Its streets without name And all its men in the fields and quarry. What's there to be angry about?   Put it on [...]

PDF of the April 2024 issue of Change Links

Julian Assange: Extradition deferred, not denied

UK ruling on Julian Assange ‘killing him slowly’, say free speech advocates By John T Psaropoulos for Al Jazeera [Excerpts] Free speech advocates and experts have criticized a British court judgment for failing to stop WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the US. Assange was ordered extradited from the United Kingdom in 2022 to face espionage charges in a court in Virginia in the US, and he has appealed that extradition. London’s [...]

“I Will No Longer Be Complicit in Genocide” – On The Martyrdom of Aaron Bushnell

“I Will No Longer Be Complicit in Genocide” - On The Martyrdom of Aaron Bushnell by Jesse Nevel, Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement and one of the Uhuru 3 federal indictees “Many of us like to ask ourselves, ‘What would I do if I was alive during slavery? Or the Jim Crow South? Or apartheid? What would I do if my country was committing genocide?’ The answer is, you’re doing it. [...]

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 [...]

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