Nuclear Extortion?  Abolish Nuclear Weapons

By Marcy Winograd and Medea Benjamin In a moment of candor, President Biden told Democratic Party contributors the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” is the highest since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, when the Soviet Union installed nuclear missiles in Cuba, 90 miles from Florida. Referring to Russian President Putin’s veiled threats to use short-range nuclear weapons in Ukraine, the President added it was the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis such [...]

Justice Deferred is Justice Denied

Mumia Denied a New Trial, Appeal in the Works By Noelle Hanrahan, prisonradio.org On October 26, 2022, a proposed order denying Mumia Abu-Jamal’s constitutional claims of jury bias and suppressed evidence was issued by Common Pleas court Judge Lucretia Clemons. Abu-Jamal’s defense petition had included newly discovered evidence buried in the prosecutor’s own files.  This evidence documented key witnesses receiving promises of money for their testimony and evidence of favorable treatment in [...]

Books: No Pasaran! Anti-Fascist Dispatches

No Pasarán! Antifascist Dispatches from a World in Crisis Shane Burley (Editor); Tal Lavin (Foreword); David Renton (Afterword) Publisher: AK Press  https://akpress.org Format: Book Binding: pb Pages: 564 Released: October 25, 2022 ISBN-13: 9781849354820   Now available for preorder. Order your copy now and receive a ¡No Pasarán! enamel pin with your copy. Both will ship as soon as the book is released! ¡No Pasarán! is an anthology of antifascist writing that [...]

Books: The Story of Anti-Racist Action

We Go Where They Go: The Story of Anti-Racist Action Authors: Shannon Clay, Lady, Kristin Schwartz, and Michael Staudenmaier • Foreword by Gord Hill Series: PM Press/Working Class History Published: 11/29/22 Format: Paperback/Hardcover Size: 6x9 Pages: 320 What does it mean to risk all for your beliefs? How do you fight an enemy in your midst? We Go Where They Go recounts the thrilling story of a massive forgotten youth movement that [...]

September 11th Is Here Again!

September 11 is Here Again by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA Sept. 11, 2001 is now farther in the past than the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were when the U.S. began escalating its aggressive military role in Vietnam. A full generation has come age since "9-11"; about 20% of the US population has been born since the US government responded by launching the War on Terror. US military doctrine has moved [...]

Vijay Prashad on Climate and Colonialism

Will this Fight Ever End?   Vijay Prashad: Well, first, I’ll say thanks to forcing me to come to Glasgow. When I walked the streets of cities like this, you know, Glasgow was the UK’s second most important city, beautiful streets, beautiful buildings, a gorgeous city, you know. It had Red Clydeside in 1919, the uprising to create a Soviet Scotland. But it was crushed, of course. When I see cities like [...]

Poetry Corner: To Roosevelt by Ruben Dario

To Roosevelt by Rubén Darío [Excerpt]   The United States is powerful and great. When they shake there's a deep tremor That passes through the enormous vertebrae of the Andes. If you cry out, it is heard like the roar of a lion. Hugo already said to Grant: "The stars are yours." (The Argentine sun barely shines And the Chilean star rises...) You are rich; You add to the cult of Hercules [...]

By |2022-09-01T12:10:05-05:00September 1st, 2022|Historical, Movements, Poetry Corner|0 Comments

Manufacturing Dissent to Contain a Compatible “Left”

US National Security State Censoring Anti-imperialists By Stansfield Smith https://popularresistance.org/us-national-security-state-censoring-anti-imperialists-to-control-compatible-left/ During the first cold war, the CIA poured money into funding and cultivating a pro-imperialist, anti-communist “compatible left.” Today, the US government uses social media to censor anti-war news outlets and activists. The oligarchic rulers of the United States use many tools to disrupt and disorganize the anti-war and anti-imperialist left. This article addresses three tactics: corporate control of the news media, [...]

Why so Much Hatred for Lula and Cristina?

Brazil and Argentina: Why so Much Hatred for Lula and Cristina? By Emir Sader https://resumen-english.org/2022/07/brazil-and-argentina-why-so-much-hatred-for-lula-and-cristina/ Photo: Bill Hackwell   The bourgeoisie has no heroes, according to Brecht. They have no intention of generating those heroes. They make the official history with their leaders, who have reached governments without arriving as heroes of the country. Even worse, the bourgeoisie has to oppose heroes who confront them. To these they dedicate hatred, without having [...]

Dr. Charles Mercieca, Presente!

Dr. Charles Mercieca Presente! b. 1933 - d. July 9th, 2022 Dr. Charles Mercieca spent most of his life doing academic work and traveling extensively in an effort to help bring about world peace through education. In addition, he revealed great interest in problems of human and social concern. He has also been an advocate of using human resources merely for positive and constructive purposes. He was born and raised on the [...]

By |2022-08-11T00:48:37-05:00August 11th, 2022|Activism, Education, Historical, In Memoriam|0 Comments

NATO and a War Foretold

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies As NATO holds its Summit in Madrid on June 28-30, the war in Ukraine is taking center stage. During a pre-Summit June 22 talk with Politico, NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg bragged about how well-prepared NATO was for this fight because, he said: “This was an invasion that was predicted, foreseen by our intelligence services.” Stoltenberg was talking about Western intelligence predictions in the [...]

July 2022 Community Calendar

July 2022 Community Events 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 [...]

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