Addicted to War

The US is not just a junkie, a war-addict, but a pusher, a drug-dealer getting others addicted to the fix of war and weaponry. by Ray Jones The US House of Representatives passed a measure last month requiring the automatic registration of men aged 18 to 26 for "selective service" -- that is, for potential military conscription.. It was part of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets out the [...]

Mexico’s Historic First Woman President

Mexico: Claudia Sheinbaum, the First Woman President By Victor Iván Gutiérrez on July 5, 2024 Claudia Sheinbaum’s resounding electoral victory on June 2 signified the majority support of the people of Mexico for the political project of the Fourth Transformation, which has been involved since 2018 in a dispute, in the face of various factors of power, to make the Mexican State the instrument of economic development, the defense of national sovereignty [...]

Natural allies in struggle — Palestinians and First Nations

In Australia, since the bombing of Gaza began in October 2023, there has been an outpouring of solidarity between First Nations people and Palestinians. Tens of thousands took to the streets on Invasion Day, where First Nations and Palestinian speakers shared the stage to demand the end to land theft and genocide in Australia, Palestine and across the globe. Each year on 26 January, Invasion Day rallies are held in protest of [...]

Israel Subverts all International Laws and Rulings in its Attack against Rafah- All Out June 8 [A national convergence on the White House to stop the attacks on Rafah will take place June 8, and protests will take place around the country -- wear red.] At least 45 people, mostly women and children, were killed and scores of others were injured when Israel bombed a tent camp for displaced Palestinians in Rafah late in the evening on Sunday, May 26. The tent camp in Tal al-Sultan was [...]

The Stonewall Rebellion and the Early Gay Liberation Movement in the US

June 28, 1969 marks the beginning of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of events between police and LGBTQ+ protesters which stretched over six days. It was not the first time police raided a gay bar, and it was not the first time LGBTQ+ people fought back, but the events that would unfold over the next six days would fundamentally change the discourse surrounding LGBTQ+ activism in the US. While Stonewall became well [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gathering for a World Social Alternative held in Venezuela Hundreds of members of trade unions, people’s movements, and left political parties from across the world attended. During the first two days of debate and discussion, panelists and participants discussed the pressing tasks of the left and progressive movements to organize the masses and confront the climate crisis, the rise of the right, imperialist attacks, and fortify internationalist solidarity. Speakers also emphasized the relationship between progressive governments and political projects and [...]

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