Open Borders for Capital to Import Labor from Central America

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA As David Bacon reported in Truthout recently, the Biden Administration is paying US agribusiness to import temporary workers -- essentially braceros -- to toil for brief periods in the fields in the US before being sent back to their countries of origin, mainly in Central America. This program  drives down wages for all farmworkers, and then subsidizes not only the farm owners but even the middle-men, legalized [...]

Joe Biden, Learn the Names of the Children You Are Killing

Open Letter to the President: Learn the Names of the Children You Are Killing by Norman Solomon [excerpts] To: President Joe Biden You’ve often spoken of how much you care about children and how terrible it is when they’re murdered. “Too many schools, too many everyday places have become killing fields,” you said at the White House last spring on the one-year anniversary of the school shooting in Uvalde. At the time [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: The Quest for Abolition

© 2023 by Mumia Abu-Jamal How do we arrive at this place we call abolition? What are the roads to such a destination?  We arrive from the almost-lost lessons of history, shaped by generations of ancestors who struggled their whole lives for that rare breath of freedom and yearned with all their hearts that we, their progeny, would one day breathe free air. For abolition stems from the long, hard struggle against [...]

Big Contract Battles Ahead for Labor Unions in the New Year

Big Contract Battles Ahead for Unions in 2024 by Dan DiMaggio, Labor Notes Major contract fights in 2023 at UPS, the Big 3 automakers, and Hollywood studios set the tone for next year’s contract campaigns. Impressive gains and increased transparency got members of other unions asking, “Why can’t my union be like that?” The bar will be high. Many of the contracts expiring next year date from before the pandemic, and before [...]

HEALTH CARE for US Champions Single-Payer in California

CalCare - Single Payer Medicare coverage for all in California Health Care for US (HC4US) advocates for comprehensive, high-quality universal health care through single-payer public financing. Our goal is to guarantee health care as a human right for ALL California residents, advancing the larger fight for health care justice and energizing the implementation of national Single-Payer/Medicare for All. HC4US is a non-partisan, non-profit organization of volunteers. We partner with the California Nurses [...]

Virginia Prisons Defy New State Law Against Solitary Confinement

by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson There was much fanfare about a new Virginia law that went into effect on March 23, 2023 that set specific limits on the use of solitary confinement in Virginia prisons.(1) Long before this law was enacted, VA prison officials and politicians had been lying to the public claiming solitary confinement no longer existed in their prisons. These lies came in response to public protests of the longstanding use [...]

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) [...]

Shut Down the Adelanto ICE Processing Center

CLUE and The Shut Down Adelanto Coalition invites you to join us in urging ICE and our members of Congress to move forward with the plans for closure of the Adelanto ICE Processing Center once and for all! On December 19th, 2023, ICE will be making their final decision on whether or not they will be closing the Adelanto ICE Processing Center. Below are THREE ways you can support! Please share within [...]

KPFK Seeking Temporary Home

Moving Sale Set for Dec. 16 at Station by Michael Novick, interim General Manager, KPFK 90.7 FM KPFK, the listener-sponsored free speech community-oriented Pacifica radio station in Southern California is seeking a new temporary home within the next two months, probably for a year or more. The building that houses the station and the offices and some of the collection of the Pacifica Radio Archives (PRA)  has been sold by the parent [...]

War Against the Fleas

© 2023 by Mumia Abu-Jamal Perhaps Israel’s most respected statesman, former diplomat, Abba Eban, once said, “Nobody does Israel any service by proclaiming its right to exist.” That was then, in 1981. The now is a new age, a new era. A time of Israel’s swing to the far right wing. It is once again a time of war, but to say it’s a war of Hamas versus Israel is somewhat disingenuous. [...]

December 2023 Change Links community 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 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 [...]

Congolese Nobel Prize winner Mukwege runs for president

Congo's Nobel Prize winner Mukwege stages large presidential campaign rally Denis Mukwege, a Nobel-winning gynaecologist, staged a rally in his hometown recently, according to Agence France Press (AFP). He promised to end corruption and conflict if elected.  In the eastern city of Bukavu, the Nobel laureate doctor said he would use political power to "put an end to war, put an end to famine" and to fight graft.  "Today it is normal [...]

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